75th Anniversary!

Happy 75th anniversary to La Playa Cooperative! In 1948, a handful of parents gathered to begin a cooperative preschool, working together – with a teacher – to take care of their children and teach them through a play-based curriculum. The families began using backyards and eventually, an empty lot on Keystone Avenue in Culver City. […]

La Playa Sustainability Committee Report 22-23

Composting Program started October 2022 Established two bins and composting signage Almost all La Playa organic waste is now composted! At 6-month mark (April 4) we estimate: 230 lbs of organic waste diverted from landfills Generation of nutrient-rich soil  Reductions in CO2 Early childhood education regarding separating waste, including composting Circle Time by Danielle Worm […]

Building Empathy

Empathy is a very important topic of development at La Playa. We talk about it during our “parent talkovers.” And we practice it daily with the preschoolers. Empathy is our ability to imagine how another person is feeling in a specific situation and respond to them with care.  This takes a while for young children […]

The Quiet Space

We created a quiet space in our classroom. It is basically a table with a tablecloth on it (hanging down slightly to create a feeling of privacy). Underneath it we placed pillows and a cushiony rug.  Due to Covid we had removed many places where the children would be placed next to each other. We […]