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AFTER PRESCHOOL: What are the best choices for your family?

June 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Parenting From Balance©

SUMMER WORKSHOP AT RIVIERA PLAYSCHOOL, AUGUST 24 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, in Redondo Beach, California

AFTER PRESCHOOL: supporting your child in the next transition ~what are the best choices for your family?”

 Topics covered will be:

Developmentally appropriate practices

Schooling options after preschool/nursery school

Academic kinders vs developmental kinders

Advocating for your child

When:             Tuesday, August 24, 6:30 to 8:30.
Where:          Riviera PlaySchool

Cost:               $10 per person for enrolled families, $20 per person for general public

RSVP:             by August 10, to Linda (310)408-5616

The Facilitators:

Laura Dotson LMFT, the mother of four adult children and the  grandmother of three, has over 30 years of varied experience working with  adults and children.   A long time staff member at Play Mountain Place she is currently the Psych. Consultant at Manhattan Beach Nursery School, a position she has held for 20 years.  Laura maintains a private practice in Marriage and Family therapy in the South Bay and holds a Masters Degree in Clinical psychology.  

Melody Elder M.A., the mother of an adult daughter, is a teacher and parent educator with over 30 years experience working with children and parents in nursery school, elementary school, and home-school settings.  She has taught parenting classes for South Bay Adult School and the Center for Positive Parenting and works part-time teaching and directing at Manhattan Beach Nursery School.  Melody maintains a private coaching practice in the South Bay where she facilitates parenting support groups as well as 1:1 coaching (  She holds a Master’s Degree in Education and in Spiritual Psychology and is a credentialed teacher in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education.

Riviera PlaySchool in Redondo Beach, CA
A Mindful program for the ‘Whole Child,’ inspired by the best of Attachment Parenting, Reggio Emilia, Bev Bos, Montessori, Waldorf and Non-Violent Communication.


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