Santa Monica Preschool and North Hollywood Preschool
At Beginnings Learning Center, we strive to be the best preschool in Santa Monica and North Hollywood -- because your children absolutely deserve the best. Our educators are trained in early child development, and have a deep appreciation for the individuality of each child.
Children are naturally curious and view the world around them with wonder. We harness their natural desire to explore their surroundings to engage their young minds, realizing that their curiosity is a key part in building their love of learning. When they gain understanding and achieve success at the smallest of tasks, their self-esteem soars. Their confidence then fuels their desire to learn even more, creating a cycle of excitement, engagement and learning about themselves, the world and their place in it.
Through numerous activities and ways to explore and engage with the world around them, each child is provided an opportunity to learn in a way that is age appropriate and that best suits them and their needs. This means that whether a child learns kinetically, visually or auditorily, they’re provided with a way to learn the skills they need as they mature.
Often, young children may feel unable to fully express themselves, leading to frustration and in some cases disruptive behavior. As young children have the opportunity to express themselves through manipulating clay, drawing with crayons or telling stories to their friends, they blossom and develop self-confidence and empathy.
Children love music and enjoy opportunities to get up and move around in the classroom. Having the opportunity to listen to music, play instruments, experiment with sound, and move their bodies is vital in early care. Music Class can help children develop their motor skills, improve their coordination and hone their listening skills.
Active learning is a core part of Curriculum for Excellence in the early years and is encouraged and supported by Curriculum for Excellence at the earliest learning stages and in early learning and childcare settings. It is a way for children to develop vital skills and knowledge and a positive attitude toward learning.
Beginnings Learning Center offers a wide variety of age-specific enrichment classes throughout the week, including Playball, Soccer, Karate, Yoga 4 Kids (4 and 5 year olds), Royal Ballet (Ages 3 and up), Creative Movement (2 and 3 year olds) and more. Classes are offered once a week for an 8 week session. The Children love these activities.
Our Daily Classroom Routines Include:
Children sit together and the teacher initiates a conversation about topics such as the weather ....
Children choose from a variety of different activities available in the different centers throughout the ....
During this time children will have the opportunity to incorporate what they learned at circle time ....
Children gather together to listen as the teacher tells a story or reads from a book. They look at the ....
Climbing, running, jumping, bouncing balls and crawling through tunnels helps children develop ....
There will be occasional variations in the daily routine for class trips related to special interests ....