Friday, February 23, 2024

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Continue your journey with Riviera PlaySchool at our new L.A.B. – the place where social, emotional, intellectual, and creative growth thrives, designed for children grades K and Up.

Riviera PlaySchool, offers a humanistic, constructivist, and mindful Academic Enrichment program for the “whole child,” inspired by the best of Attachment Parenting, Bev Bos, Montessori, Waldorf, and Non-Violent Communication (NVC).  From home schooling families to public school enrollees, Riviera PlaySchool LAB classes are a wonderful resource for families looking for academic alternatives for their elementary-aged children.

We instruct children in the California standards with a project-based, academic rich, “learn by doing” approach that addresses a multitude of learning styles simultaneously and nurtures independent, critical thinking skills.

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******************ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS the week prior to the class start.    PHONE REGISTRATION is available up to the 2nd class meeting at (310)408-5616.******************

BIG KID’S DAY: grades K ~ 3rd, and younger siblings welcome!


We are just completing our first full year of Big Kid’s Day.  We began it last June, and that first summer was a huge success!  So far we have collaborated on planning and constructing a city, designing and building forts, brainstorming ideas for carnival attractions and then actually setting up and running it, putting together a fantastic scavenger hunt where we decided to find things with a variety of sensory qualities (something that stinks, something shiny, something gross, something tasty, etc.), we planned out and staged a huge obstacle course, and took turns running it in different ways: running, jumping, backwards, eyes closed and being guided, etc.); we listened to classic stories, made delicious cooking creations together and ate them while listening to classical stories, build tent citites on the bridle path, and in general had a lot of fun: parents and children alike.

All year around we have so much excitement and involvement from the kids. On carnival day, for example, we had a lego contest, bug rollercoaster, ticket booth, flower sale, painting booth, hairbeading booth, marble show, face painting, treasure hunt, lemonade stand ALL thought of and built by the kids. And we used “money” to buy tickets.  The way we all come together as a village to help our children AND to have fun together with our children is really in keeping with the original energy that created Riviera PlaySchool  It has been an incredible, enriching, and community-building experience!
Won’t you join us?

PRICE:  $15 per session (co-op) or $40 per session (drop off)

DAY & TIMES: Fridays, 2:00 ~ 5:00