Welcome to La Playa Cooperative


A Vibrant Learning Environment

At La Playa Cooperative Nursery School, you’ll find the creative and comfortable learning atmosphere you have been hoping for. Located in Culver City, our Preschool has been shaping minds and refining skills since 1948. We are privileged to teach students from all parts of the city, offering them a unique curriculum with plenty of educational and engaging activities. Contact us today to learn more!


Emphasizing Play, Social-Emotional Development, and Parent Education

Play is central to our philosophy. We believe that children learn best when they are creating their own experiences, whether it be in the sandbox or at the art table. Children are active explorers. They have an enthusiasm for life and this leads them to search around their world to make things happen. While they are interacting with their environment they make valuable connections that lead to learning.

In our environment you will see children actively involved in various areas. We have a block area, an art table, a dramatic play area, a Play-doh table, book shelves, a puzzle table and a great deal more set up on a daily basis. Outside we have art easels, a sandbox, a climbing structure (known as the cubes), tricycles, a water table and a number of other toys and materials for the children to play with.


Check out our newsletter for Fall 2020 to see the latest from La Playa Cooperative on having preschool during a pandemic, safe fall activities, a message from our teachers, book suggestions and a lot more!


“Not only have we found a wonderful, supportive community, we’ve also had the opportunity to watch our son grow into an empathetic, outgoing, and inquisitive little man who loves to learn!”

– Emmerson’s Mommy
“One of the things that I love about La Playa is that my children feel safe enough to be themselves and express themselves freely. Their feelings are honored and they are seen as individuals, who are met with respect and age appropriate care.”

– Nicole Sessions
“I’m not sure who has more fun playing at La Playa, me or my 2 little ones. They are constantly creative, confident, and wildly curious, and as a stay-at-home Papa, I get the support I need to be better, patient and nurturing.”

– Efrain Cuevas