Best Reggio Emilia Preschools in Culver City CA

Reggio Emilia Preschools in Culver City CA

Recent Reviews in Culver City CA

Maria Chavez Family Child Care

"Maria is very loving and took excellent care of our infant until 2 years old (we moved). I highly recommend her!"

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Mrs. Carmen Family Daycare

"It's always great to be able to find daycare you can trust. And we were very happy with our child's experience with Carmen and her staff."

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Other Reggio Emilia Preschools Near Culver City CA

The New School-West

The New School-West (NSW) is a private, non-sectarian school created... in an atmosphere of caring, respect, and acceptance for all people. We welcome everyone and are committed to a community that is free of bias and discrimination on the basis of race, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disabilities, or sexual orientation. By working together with our families, it is our goal to provide the safety net necessary to support each child's need to identify and express his or her feelings and develop the skills to problem solve collaboratively with peers. To do this effectively, we must be aware of the importance of recognizing behaviors and determining what they mean instead of labeling children with adjectives that judge them rather than help them. Because we place such importance to this, we offer a variety of parent gatherings to help connect us in a united philosophy of modeling positive interactions with each other. It is through our modeling that the children will learn to care for and respect each other as well as themselves. NSW has followed the guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) since its beginning in 1987. NAEYC believes that through a nurturing, high quality early childhood education (ECE) program, each child is given the opportunity to grow socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively and creatively. By incorporating developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) with individual awareness, children develop the understanding of concepts about themselves, others, and the world around them. Since 1996, NSW has been inspired by the Reggio approach and in 1999 began applying its principles which continue to influence how we learn together with our children, families, and surrounding community. The Reggio approach tells us that it's important to slow down, observe, listen, reflect and find meaning in everything we do. We have adjusted our schedules and our environments to accommodate for the necessary time we know children need to work through their ideas and our small group work is organized for extended thinking. That means teachers are working with the children to enhance learning with opportunities to revisit their work over an extended period of time. There are many opportunities for children to share their ideas and learn from each other as they negotiate their world.

Mejia Family Child Care

Curriculum: Infants (3 months to 24 months): We provide an infant... program for children from 3 to 24 months of age. A warm and loving environment will prevail in our children's rooms, where a ratio of 4: 1 (four infants and one adult) will allow our staff to provide individual attention to each child. Babies are fed through a variety of sensory experiences and movement. The importance of sleeping, feeding and playing routines for each infant are reflected in our care. In addition to their daily routines, our infants have a variety of programs including outdoor and indoor activities such as playing with new materials like non-toxic paint and participating in music and movement classes. The importance of communication between parents and staff is shown through a daily record of activities for each baby, including food intake and diaper routine, that is available for parents to review. Toddlers (24 months to 36 months): Our child care program offers 2 staff members who are highly qualified to care for children. Staff are engaged in a full curriculum to welcome the wonders that come with this age. The objective of this program is to teach children the basic rules and routines, while developing social skills and enjoying a variety of learning experiences. Children are introduced to practical life and sensory activities to develop motion control, respect for the environment, self-reliance and refine sensory perception. Children will also be introduced to concepts related to Language and Mathematics, using concrete materials. The Reggio Emilia approach is an integral part of this program that provides endless opportunities for children to explore creativity and imagination through long-term projects. Children (36 months to 48 months): Our child care program provides care for children 36 to 48 months of age, offering a challenging curriculum mixing both the Reggio Emilia method and the Methods Project approach to learning. This program expands on the first concepts of the project approach. Using a variety of materials, children absorb complex skills in Language Arts and Mathematics. Children continue to develop social skills as they participate in Methods Project, integrating all thematic areas, for example, Science, Visual Arts and Drama. Working on a Methods Project allows children to build and represent their knowledge through various forms of expression. As children collaborate and discuss new ideas with their peers, they are challenged to use their higher level of critical thinking skills as they find and explore various topics through long-term projects. To complement the program, music, extracurricular activities and Spanish are introduced by specialized teachers. Preschool (4 years of age): This program offers an exciting combination of Reggio Emilia’s method and Project Approach for learning. The Reggio Emilia’s method of education is based on the developmental needs of the child and freedom within limits, as well as a carefully prepared environment that guarantees exposure to materials and experiences. The materials for the classroom and the social environment are supportive of the child. The materials are multi-sensory, sequential and elicit self-correction, which facilitates learning. Everything a child sees, hears, feels and tastes improves the education of their mind. Project approach allows children to build and represent their knowledge through various forms of expression. As children collaborate and discuss new ideas with their classmates, they are challenged to use their higher level of critical thinking skills as they find and explore various topics through long-term projects. This is a self-directed learning environment.

City Kids LA

About Us City Kids is a place where parents, children, and early... education experts partner to provide exceptional learning opportunities in a safe and nurturing environment that: 1) Promotes responsible citizenship and respect of people, things, and places 2) Fosters risk-taking 3) Is student-led and teacher facilitated 4) Creates high expectations of students’ goals and aspirations 5) Values play, process, and partnership 6) Believes in the benefit of outdoor learning experiences City Kids is a school that will challenge your kids AND nurture them, a place that will value them as individuals AND teach them to collaborate; a place where they will learn to read, count, write AND are encouraged to ask questions, explore, and create. City Kids values nutrition and offer a vegetarian diet in-line with USDA standards providing the energy and nutrients young bodies and minds need to grow and develop. City Kids spends 50\% of school time learning outside in nature. They find joy in learning. Mission To create a learning environment that prepares students to become future innovators, globally responsible citizens, and mindful individuals. City Kids Pledge We are committed to providing a safe, nurturing and creative environment that emphasizes environmental responsibility, social-emotional learning, and offers project-based and global education experiences. We value diversity and actively celebrate individuality. We promise that every child will know they are valued at our school and in the world. We are devoted to implementing age-appropriate programs that are culturally relevant and tackle real-world problems with a commitment to helping our community. Philosophy • Focus on the children and everything else will follow. • Play is messy … so get dirty. • Ask Questions, Seek Answers, Discover and Repeat. • Take Risks • Our campus IS the city of Los Angeles. • Take the time to breathe… lots of time… in the grass rain or shine • Eating vegetables can change the world. • Go Barefoot • Create • Be Kind, Be Thoughtful, Be Generous, Be Open • Take care of our planet • Read Stories, Tell Stories, Listen to Stories

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