Our Santa Monica Preschool
and North Hollywood Preschool
At Beginnings Learning Center, we offer child care programs for:
Each program is designed to socially, emotionally and academically prepare your child for kindergarten, while providing a safe, fun and loving environment for children.
We believe that a child’s family is his/her primary teacher, and the ideal initial school experience is one in which the child, his/her family and the teacher all work together to assure a quality experience for the child.
We are one big family at Beginnings.
Because children learn best when they are actively involved, classrooms include rich learning centers to explore. Self-directed investigations and play, build problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Our teachers supplement these experiences with large group activities that encourage socialization. We give children the foundations that prepare them for kindergarten and set them on a path of life-long learning.
Whether enrolled full or part-time, your child will benefit from Beginnings Learning Center programs. Our curriculum is based around the idea that every child is smart in his or her own way.
We focus on meeting each individual child’s developmental and educational needs. Children are guided and encouraged by our experienced teachers, and advance through each program at their own pace.
Each of our 4 classrooms offer low teacher-child ratio serving approximately 12 children with two teachers who work closely to facilitate children’s growth and learning.
Each of our classrooms is color coded.
- Blue room - Two year olds
- Yellow room - Three year olds
- Green and Orange room - Mixed age preschool classrooms for children ages four up to entry into Kindergarten
Our child care curriculum is designed around the principle of giving each child a solid education.
Each child will be attended to by caring educators who are trained in child development, giving them the tools they need to reach each child where they’re at developmentally, socially, emotionally and cognitively.
The classrooms have been designed to be fun and engaging, fueling your child’s desire to learn. From the blocks they stack to the stories they read, your child will be exposed to math, science and language everywhere.
As a parent you know how much easier it is to engage your child in a task if they’re enthusiastic about doing it. That’s why play is at the core of what we teach. When learning is fun, it becomes natural to want to learn more, thus building a good foundation for your child as they head towards kindergarten and beyond.
They understand - and teach - the six core skills in early literacy:
- Motivation and interest in books
- Awareness in how books work
- Knowing the names of things
- Being able to tell stories
- Recognizing letters and naming them
- Understanding the sound and rhythm of words, syllables and sentences
An understanding in child growth and development helps our teachers recognize - and address - any difficulties that a child may be having with learning; knowing that early intervention with learning problems is important.