Monday, July 15, 2024

Browse our Community Resources and link to our favorite sites!

Parenting Resources

Awakened Heart Parenting – Parenting Support & Coaching Services

Center For Non-Violent Communications – Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is based on the principles of nonviolence– the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart.  Read the Riviera PlaySchool Blog at the CVNVC site, here.

The Echo Center (formerly Center for Nonviolent Education and Parenting)- At The Echo Center, we’re dedicated to reimagining the parent/child dynamic. We offer program participants a whole new way of looking at family building. We help people throughout the community move away from fear-based judging toward empathetic nurturing. And we’re all about raising children with care and building loving, respectful families. Join our movement.

Scott Noelle, The Daily Groove – The greatest gift you can give your children is to enjoy parenting them!


The Art Zone ~ A fun-filled and exciting arts-based environment where children’s creativity, experimentation, and the joys of artistic discovery are nurtured. 

Coach Derek Youth Sports – There is more to playing sports than just winning the game. It’s about learning life lessons like good sportsmanship, confidence and teamwork. Your child will have fun while developing sports skills, overall strength, coordination, teamwork and self-respect, in a positive and non-competitive environment.

Nick Young Music – Young Music Company visits preschool and elementary school programs and offers 30-minute classes.  We now offer more than 30 classes per week. We teach at many private schools in Manhattan Beach, Carson, Long Beach, Los Angeles and Orange County.

Teaching Resources

Turn The Page Press, Inc – Bev Bos – Renowned Early Childhood Education Expert. Your Home for Childrens Books : Music for Young Children : Unique Toys : Resource Material for Teachers & Parents

Local Moms’ Groups

Coming Soon…

Health & Nutrition

Satya Skin – Satya Skin offers scientifically made, powerful, gentle, natural products from The Vital Image. We’ve selected The Vital Image because it’s methods are totally people safe and planet friendly.


Da Vinci Schools – In August 2011, Da Vinci Schools opened the Da Vinci Innovation Academy, a dynamic new educational model for K-8 students that combines school-site instruction with home-based learning in a constructivist/ project-based learning in a compassionate, NVC-insired (non-punative) environment.

The Knowing Garden – a community Elementary school for the children and families of the Greater South Bay area. Open in September 2011, the school supports the development of the whole child through constructivist philosophy and the understanding that humans generate knowledge and meaning from an interaction between their experiences and their ideas.

Roseville Community Schools – Roseville Community School, in partnership with actively involved parents, strives to educate and support students to become confident, compassionate people who will be the thinkers, dreamers, and doers of tomorrow.

Oak Grove School – Krishnamurti Education in Ojai – Oak Grove is a progressive co-educational day and boarding school serving preschool through college preparatory high school students in beautiful Ojai, California.

Awesome Resources

Wonderland Photography – Alice Kuo Shippee Photography

B+L Communications – BLC, a marketing and PR company for the independent-minded.