Babies, toddlers and children gather to play in a garden on Beachwood Drive (under Hollywood sign) in Los Angeles, CA. Five tall trees create a miniature forest for children.
A variety of enriching programs are offered throughout the year, inspired by the collective works of progressive and whole-child early childhood philosophies, particularly Waldorf Early Childhood. All classes are rooted in well-rounded, and largely open-ended, developmental play and emergent learning.
Playgroups are sensorial, and offer little ones constant opportunity to practice and develop all growing abilities. Groups are mixed-age and siblings are welcome. Parents create a nurturing community environment, keeping the children safe and free to imagine, play and learn, to discover and uncover the world.
Most groups offer direct contact with nature, crafts, songs, story and sensory integration.
Social and self awareness emerges, an emotional vocabulary develops, and children engage with one another. A nourishing atmosphere inwardly celebrates all for who they are and encourages interdependence.
Session fees vary and are non-refundable. Financial aid is available to families of need.
Drop-in, single classes are available; it is most beneficial for children to attend the full session.