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NATURE PRESCHOOL

Our Tribe plays by the Forest School Curriculum. We are a close-knit, loving community who honor each other’s individual gifts. Together, we play, explore, learn, and grow to enhance our powerful connection to self, others, and nature. We travel to various nature settings in local Santa Monica and Malibu.  Our families come from Venice, Santa Monica, and Pacific Palisades.

La Nature Kids
2016 5th St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Email: Lanaturekids.office@gmail.com
Phone: 909-809-4751
Online: https://lanaturekids.com/68-2/

Little Kitchen Academy is the key ingredient for an independent child! We are the first-of-its-kind Montessori-inspired cooking academy for kids ages 3 through teen focused on providing a safe, inspiring, and empowering space for children to identify, develop, and refine their senses. In each class, students learn how to make healthy, delicious meals from scratch to consumption — all while experimenting with math and science concepts, working on their reading skills, and polishing up their table manners.

Sessions of three-hour classes are organized by age group for up to 10 students per session (ages 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13+ years old), and are overseen by three instructors per class. The curriculum focuses on seasonal, locally grown, and organic produce and ingredients, and students enjoy the fruits of their labor for a “scratch to consumption” experience.

Give your child the gift of independence and practical life skills with Little Kitchen Academy! With only 10 spots per session, spaces will fill up fast! Register your child now!

Little Kitchen Academy
10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Email: lka7@littlekitchenacademy.com
Online: https://littlekitchenacademy.com/locations/century-city/

The International School of Los Angeles is an independent, international school that offers both a French immersion track from preschool through 12th grade and a separate international high school track preparing students for the International Baccalaureate®  Diploma Programme in grades 11–12.

 

We promise our students a future full of possibilities and opportunities that come from being outstanding bilingual critical thinkers who have access to two of the most rigorous academic credentials in the world. With a preschool-12th grade education delivered in an intimate, nurturing and diverse environment, our students become caring global citizens prepared to thrive in a changing world. 

 

With multiple Los Angeles-area campuses (Burbank, Los Feliz, Pasadena, and West Valley), the School welcomes over 1,000 students and has been instilling the love of learning through small classes and low student-to-teacher ratios since 1978. With over 65 nationalities and 40 spoken languages represented, students study and live in a diverse global community every day.

 

We invite you to book an informational event to learn more about the International School of Los Angeles. Our elementary school application deadline is November 30.

International School of Los Angeles
Online: https://www.internationalschool.la/

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CWCLA is an inclusive and diverse community with a passion for project-based learning, social-emotional learning, and fostering the whole child. All of our TK-8 schools rank among the top public schools in LAUSD, are tuition-free, and are committed to socio-economic, cultural and racial diversity.

CWCLA focuses on an academic program that prizes critical thinking, creativity and community building. At CWCLA, art, music, physical education & social-emotional development are core parts of the curriculum for all students. Social emotional development is taught with the same rigor as mathematics. Students gain explicit skills in how to resolve conflicts, manage emotions and have empathy. CWCLA takes a balanced approach, complementing the creative, project based and constructivist instruction with detailed assessments of each child. We know with precision how each child is performing & provide support to ensure each child builds a strong foundation in core skills.

CWCLA is committed to providing a challenging, experiential learning environment to develop students’ confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as true citizens of the world; preparing our students to emerge as a new generation of leaders – as trailblazers who are ready to tackle the future challenges in our world and surpass conceived limitations of what students, communities, parents, and schools can achieve. 

Citizens of the World Los Angeles
Online: https://cwclosangeles.org

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This Back-to-School, Find Your Style with See Kai Run™

Whether it’s the classroom, the playground, or a woodland trail, this Fall/Winter See Kai Run has your little one covered. Designed to promote heathy foot development, our award-winning shoes are lightweight, flexible and feature roomy toe-boxes, which allow little toes to wiggle and build strength.

This season’s sneakers feature, shimmers, woodland prints, glow-in-the-dark, shearling styles and more! Our Summit and FlexiRun™ collections are built for active play, are durable and best of all, machine washable.     

At See Kai Run you’ll find something for everyone. Check out our Dean Adapt styles, engineered to accommodate orthotics and custom insoles.  The extra-long closure straps can be cut so the Dean can fit any child.  Our Waterproof and Waterproof/Insulated styles will keep feet warm, dry and comfortable when the autumn weather turns wet and cold.   

Sign up for our email newsletter and text alerts to receive discount codes. 

Boys & Girls styles

Sizes 3-6 (Infant), 4-3Y (Toddler and Big Kid)

 

See Kai Run
Online: https://seekairun.com/

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EverWild engages and mentors children and families to develop a meaningful connection with the Earth. We offer a Forest Preschool and Kindergarten, and Nature Immersion Homeschool Enrichment Programs in Santa Clarita Valley, Thousand Oaks, Topanga/Palisades, Pasadena/Glendale, and Culver-West areas. Our programs encompass a Forest School philosophy and utilizes the Coyote Mentoring approach to create an “invisible school”. An emergent curriculum allows children to learn through explorations, play, and discoveries alongside qualified nature-based mentors.

Mentors capture your child’s curiosity, engage them with their natural gifts, and provide layers of opportunities for hands-on learning. Classes are 100% outdoors and rotate to several different nature destinations within their region.  The variety of landscapes will challenge your child, encourage safe risk-taking, and bring them to the edge of their awareness. They will go further into their experiences each class developing a deeper relationship with themselves, others, and the natural world.

As your child continues to spend more time in nature you will discover other areas of growth. All of which are backed by research, including: enhanced social and emotional skills, 21st-century skills, ecological literacy, health and wellbeing, academic outcomes, physical health, an increased desire to care for the planet.

EverWild
11901 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Email: info@everwildla.com
Phone: 424-210-7077
Online: https://everwildla.com

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Outside the Box – La Crescenta is a family-owned early childhood enrichment center, classroom, and resource for both new and experienced caregivers. We offer 1 hour “parent-and-me” (could also be a nanny, grandparent, etc) classes starting with babies 8 weeks old up to toddlers & young children 6 years old. The program combines a little bit of everything: music, sign language, Spanish, fine motor/gross motor exercise, and a variety of multi-sensory activities. Classes are unique, always changing, fun for both the adults & children, and very interactive – encouraging socialization, teamwork, problem solving, and parent/child bonding by giving them tools to enhance their development and learn while they play. We offer drop-in classes at the center as well as small private groups in the field, at a residence or park. 

 

We also host birthday parties and special events! We have a beautiful lobby where kids can play inside a giant tree, climb upstairs to the clubhouse, and draw on the chalkboard wall. 

 

We aim to live an educated, healthy, environmentally friendly, goal-driven life, to enhance the lives of our children through ourselves and for the betterment of our community for years to come.

Outside The Box
2550 Foothill Blvd
La Crescenta-Montrose, CA 91214
Email: Info@otblc.com
Phone: 7472557599
Online: https://otblc.com/

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Stratford School provides an unparalleled education where children are inspired to be creative problem-solvers, imaginative innovators and insightful, confident leaders. These 21st-century qualities provide children with the knowledge, confidence, and ingenuity to help them excel in future careers. Stratford’s accelerated curriculum from Preschool through Grade 8 emphasizes STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) while incorporating music, physical education, foreign language, and social skills development.

By combining a safe and nurturing learning environment, Stratford teachers ensure a stimulating and well-rounded program while cultivating a child’s natural joy of learning. All students are encouraged to participate actively in leadership, community service, and extracurricular activities.

Individual tours are scheduled throughout the year. Students are welcomed to enroll at any time during the school year, as long as there is space available in the desired program and the child is grade-level ready. Or schedule a virtual tour at www.stratfordschools.com/tours and discover a school where the extraordinary happens.

Learn more about our Mandarin Bilingual Preschool Program offered at our West Los Angeles and Altadena campus and Early Preschool at our Altadena campus only at http://www.stratfordschools.com.

Stratford School
Online: https://www.stratfordschools.com

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Gabb Wireless is a wireless network just for kids. We offer a mobile phone and watch that is void of web browsing, social media, and games but does include 14 essential apps like GPS, a camera, BlueTooth, and more. No parental controls are needed and service ranges from $20-$25 a month. Start today and get $30 OFF your first phone or watch!

Gabb Wireless
Online: https://www.gabbwireless.com/promo/30off?oid=2&affid=2

Child Care Resource Center’s (CCRC) award winning Head Start preschool is enrolling children ages zero to five in the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys!

A positive, high quality preschool environment awaits your little one and is led by dedicated Head Start teachers ready to share engaging and skill building experiences. Your family will also gain access to health, nutrition, and family services, as well as assistance with challenges related to mental health, special needs and other disabilities.

As a parent, we encourage you to become an advocate for your children as they go on to kindergarten and beyond. You’ll be invited to participate in trainings and workshops designed to increase parenting, communication and advocacy skills.

Our Head Start Birth to 5 program has a number of different components designed to meet your child at their stage of development. Discover how you can become part of CCRC’s Head Start family now! Click here to apply today!

Eligibility requirements must be met to enroll. For more information, please visit our website to learn more or call us at 818-717-4515.

Child Care Resource Center
Email: Communications@ccrcca.org
Phone: 8187174515
Online: https://www.ccrcca.org/

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