Reggio Inspired Preschool And Childhood Center

Instilling Curiosity, Creativity and Jewish Values.

Housed in the Heart of West Los Angeles, our open studio spaces are designed with unique environmental elements, offering children a holistic and peaceful oasis with a sense of belonging. Our community of children, families, and educators is dedicated to our young humans’ well-being, mindfully cultivating an atmosphere based on respect, trust and love.

Much More Than Just A School

Our Programs

Preschool (2-6)

Fostering independence and creativity in young minds

Outdoor/Nature Education

Exploring and respecting the natural world

Playgroup/Parent & Me (0-3)

Bonding and learning in a playful environment

Eco-Kids Summer Camp

Seasonal adventures that promote fun and friendship

All About Us

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is rooted in the belief that every child is a competent, curious, and creative individual. We embrace the Reggio-Emilia approach, renowned for its emphasis on child-led exploration and expression, and blend it seamlessly with the rich traditions and values of the Jewish heritage.

In addition, we incorporate the RIE philosophy that emphasizes respect for children as competent individuals. Through safe, exploratory environments and mindful interactions, we support their natural curiosity and learning, ensuring they feel valued and understood. This approach promotes their development, fostering a sense of security and lifelong learning.

Our Environment

We strive to make a nurturing and interactive environment. Our indoor-outdoor classrooms are dynamic learning spaces where imagination and inquiry are not just encouraged but are the foundation of our curriculum. We have a vegetable and plant garden with several animals on-site, including chickens, rabbits, and more. We also have a dynamic and well-packed art studio as well and a variety of innovative tools and games that facilitate children’s natural curiosity.

Our Core Values

We believe in the power of ‘mindfulness’ – a core aspect of our teaching – which enables children to develop a deep awareness of themselves, others, and their environment. We help children become aware of their feelings and voice their needs.

Our Educators

Our educators are more than teachers; they are facilitators of learning, co-explorers, and observers who respect each child’s individual learning process. Everything we do is a learning experience – from crafting nutritious organic snacks together to dealing with inevitable conflicts.

Our Commitment

Our commitment to a holistic approach – one that balances academic, social, emotional, and spiritual growth – prepares our children not just for school, but for life.

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What is the Reggio Emilia Approach?
The Reggio Emilia approach is an innovative and inspiring approach to early childhood education which values the child as strong, capable, and resilient; rich with wonder and knowledge. This approach emphasizes hands-on discovery learning that allows the child to use all their senses and all their languages to learn. Please check our about page to learn more about the Reggio Emilia approach and how we weave it into our program. 
How Does The Reggio Emilia Approach Integrate With Jewish Values And Education?
Our preschool and other programs seamlessly integrates the Reggio Emilia approach with Jewish values, focusing on respect, community, identity, and learning. We incorporate Jewish traditions, stories, and values into our daily activities, fostering a strong sense of Jewish identity along with a broad educational foundation.
How Do You Accommodate Children With Different Learning Styles And Needs?
We believe every child is unique, and our educators are trained to recognize and support different learning styles. Our environment and curriculum are designed to cater to a diverse range of needs, ensuring that each child receives personalized attention and support.
How are parents involved?
Parental Involvement Is Highly Encouraged In Our Preschool. We Host Family Nights, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Field Trip And An Annual Camping Trip For Families. We Also Invite Parents To Participate In Classroom Activities, Whether It’s Just A Few Minutes In The Morning Or Helping To Make Decorations For Our Children’s Sukkah. We Also Provide Regular Updates On Your Child’s Progress Via The Brightwheel App And Welcome Parental Feedback. There Are Different Parent Committee’s Parents Can Join To Be Involved In Ways That Fits Their Passion.
What Are Your Health And Safety Protocols?
The health and safety of our students and staff are paramount. We adhere to strict health and safety guidelines, including regular cleaning and sanitization, health checks, and maintaining a safe and secure environment for all.
How Does Your Preschool Celebrate Jewish Holidays?
Jewish holidays are celebrated with a variety of activities that are both fun and educational. We engage children in storytelling, arts and crafts, music, and special ceremonies, helping them understand and appreciate the significance of each holiday.
Do You Provide Kosher Food?
Yes, we have a kosher kitchen, with separate milk and meat sections. All foods we purchase are kosher certified and prepared kosher.
What Is An Atelier And How Does It Impact Children’s Education?

The concept of an “Atelier” in the educational sphere, particularly within the Reggio Emilia approach, represents a unique and pivotal element. Originating from the Italian word for an artist’s studio or workshop, in this context, it denotes a specially crafted space within a school that is dedicated to fostering creativity, exploration, and artistic expression. Integral to the Reggio Emilia philosophy, which emphasizes the environment as a crucial “third teacher,” the Atelier serves as a hub where children engage in creative exploration using a variety of materials and methods.

Central to the functioning of an Atelier is the role of the “Atelierista,” a teacher often with a background in the arts. This individual collaborates with children and other educators to weave creative thinking and artistic expression into the broader curriculum. The Atelier is outfitted with a diverse array of materials – ranging from traditional art supplies to unconventional items like recycled materials and natural objects. This variety encourages children to express themselves in numerous ways, prioritizing the creative process over the final product. The focus in the Atelier is on exploration, experimentation, and the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

The Atelier in a Reggio Emilia-inspired school is more than just an art studio; it’s a dynamic, collaborative environment. It promotes interaction and cooperation among children, facilitating the development of social and emotional skills. Moreover, the work and processes within the Atelier are often documented by educators, providing valuable insights into the children’s learning journeys and thought processes. This inclusive and accessible space is pivotal in nurturing every child’s ability to engage in creative expression, reflecting the Reggio Emilia philosophy’s commitment to holistic development through a nurturing and inspiring environment.

What Is The Indoor-Outdoor Environment Like And How Does It Affect The Children?
We have a large outdoor area that includes a vegetable and plant garden. We also are home to chicken, rabbits, tortoises, and other animals. Many of our indoor spaces blend seamlessly with the outdoor spaces, to provide a cohesive environment. Indoor and outdoor spaces in educational environments are both essential, each offering unique benefits for the holistic development of children. Indoors, structured learning is supported by resources like books, art supplies, and technology. This controlled environment is ideal for focused activities, fostering cognitive growth, creativity, and individual or small-group learning. Outdoor spaces, on the other hand, present a contrasting learning arena. Here, the natural world becomes a playground for exploration and discovery, encouraging hands-on learning. Activities like gardening or observing wildlife expand a child’s understanding of the environment, nurturing their curiosity and connection to nature. The physical and mental well-being of children is also significantly influenced by these spaces. Outdoors, the emphasis on physical activity – running, climbing, engaging in sports – aids in developing motor skills, strength, and overall health. This natural setting is known to reduce stress, enhancing mental well-being and encouraging imaginative play. Indoors, the environment is conducive to developing social skills, such as sharing, collaboration, and group participation, essential for emotional and social development. In essence, the blend of indoor and outdoor spaces in educational settings is vital. Indoors, a structured and resource-rich environment supports focused learning and social interaction. Outdoors, the freedom and interaction with nature foster physical health, creativity, and environmental awareness. Together, they provide a balanced and enriching experience, crucial for nurturing well-rounded, resilient, and adaptable individuals. This synergy of spaces is key in shaping the educational journey and overall development of children.

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