There were many things I liked about Green Beginning, from the warmth and enthusiasm of the staff, to the well thought-out classrooms, to the charming outdoor space. Walking in to the school I immediately got the thought that my children would love this place; the school facade is painted a happy shade of grass green and it's front yard is a filled with a large wooden climbing structure and slide, a wooden playhouse, a shaded grassy hill, an in-ground sandbox, and two charming gardens with flowers, fruit trees and produce planted and tended by the children and teachers. In the back of the school the outdoor play continues with a train table, a stage for imaginative play and a very sweet nook created to allow children the chance to play in smaller groups. This concept was one that Ms. Cabello spoke about with some passion. In many schools the children sit together in large groups, working on the same thing at the same time; at Green Beginning the children are encouraged to work together in groups of two or three which not only allows the children to develop friendships, but also allows for easier social interaction and give the teachers a chance to know the children more intimately. To a mother of twins, this was music to my ears! Additionally, one of the key philosophies of Green Beginnings is inspired by the Multiple Intelligences theories of Howard Gardner which emphasizes, in part, that different people have different ways of showing intelligence and each is to be honored and encouraged. If I were looking for a preschool for our twins, knowing that they could be somewhere where this was a basic mindset would be very appealing.
|the reading corner of the Sea Lion/Polar Bear room|
|blocks, puzzles music fill the shelves|
Green Beginning Preschool is located at:
3047-49 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
For General Information email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For School Touring and Enrollment information email: email@example.com
Tour days: Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
Update: I'm not the only one who likes this school; check out this October blog post from "The Little Seed".
|The wooden playhouse|
|Sweet little corner for hanging out with friends|
|One of the gardens with tons of tomatoes and marigolds|
|Beautiful redwood climbing structure (for every redwood cut, another was planted)|
|In the Pea Pod room|
|The kitchen area of the Sea Lion/Polar Bear room|
|The grassy knoll ;-)|
|Flowers, fruit trees and the "rainbow fence"|
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