La Playa Cooperative Nursery School is teaming up with Wild Child for a FREE community event! We believe in supporting and nurturing the children in our communities and the grownups who care for them. This is one way we’re able to share our love with the community! Join us! Our own musical maestro, Teacher Lauren, […]
Come join us for an afternoon of fun with La Playa Cooperative Nursery School and Wild Child! Bring family and friends for a boisterous music time with our teachers from La Playa. Then get the wiggles out with our friends from Wild Child! Friday, February 16th, 1pm, at Lindberg Park! A free event!
Happy New Year! We’re happy to head back to La Playa, where play is our focus – every day! Come visit us this year. We currently hold tours on the second Wednesday of the month at 10:00am. You’ll meet our teachers, tour our 8,000 sq. ft. facility, and even meet some of the other parents […]
Welcome to the new school year! Come join us for a FREE virtual event on Wednesday, August 23rd at 6:30pm pacific. Teacher Teri will share some helpful tips with parents sending their kids to preschool this year. Teri has over 30 years experience working with this age group and is the director of Culver City’s […]
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. […]
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 […]
In 1988, upon La Playa’s then-40th anniversary, Culver City’s City Council declared the week of April 25th as “La Playa Week.”We are still celebrating!This year, we held our 75th Anniversary party during La Playa Week!
La Playa Cooperative Nursery School was recently named the BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL in Culver City/West Los Angeles! The awards program hosted by Westside Today garnered more than 27,000 votes from around the community. La Playa was listed among some wonderful schools in the Los Angeles area and we’re so grateful to be nominated along with […]
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 […]
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 […]