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Riviera PlaySchool
A Mindful Garden Where Active Minds Blossom...
We Nurture Your Child's Beautiful Inner Nature

"Precious Jewel, you glow, you shine, reflecting all the
good things in the world. Just look at yourself!"
~ Maya Angelou

For only as we ourselves, as adults, actually move and
have our being in the state of love, can we be appropriate
models and guides for our children.
What we ARE teaches
the child far more than what we say, so we must BE
what we want our children to BECOME."
~ Joseph Chilton Pearce

Inspired by Attachment Parenting and Bev Bos, and
combining elements from Reggio Emilia, Montessori, Waldorf,
and Krishnamurti education, Riviera PlaySchool provides a
dynamic preschool and kindergarten program with unique and
stimulating hands-on activities in a beautiful park-like "open
studio" setting. Our school is located on a bridle path, in the
woodsy, upper Hollywood Riviera section of Redondo Beach.

Our school house, "the studio," provides a beautiful,
cozy space for dance, yoga, music making, dress-up, and
snuggling with books, while our grounds provide ample space
for hiking, farming, building, and messy, muddy, hands-on

In a serene, yet lively environment with organic edible
garden, numerous activity stations, and play structures, children develop their own plans and ideas,
often requesting materials or help to create his or her own vision or plan. Although there are group
activities the children are invited to, participation is not required.

Our PlaySchool facilitators are compassionate and loving, inspiring a cooperative and joyful environment.
We specialize in emotional and social coaching, transition from home, and toilet coaching.

Riviera PlaySchool is very special and easily accessible to Torrance, Palos Verdes, Hermosa,
Redondo and Manhattan Beaches -- there isn't another place like it in the South Bay!
Visit us today to experience it yourself!

"School is a place where one learns about totality, the wholeness of life. Academic excellence is
absolutely necessary, but a school is more than that. It is a place where the teacher and the
taught explore not only their outer world, the world of knowledge, but also their own thinking,
their behavior."
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Developmental, Humanistic,
Constructivist, and'Kid-Centric'
Preschool & Kindergarten

Ages 2 years to 6 years welcome
M ~ F, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
2 to 5-day programs offered.
Full day or half day programs
Drop-Off or 'Stay and Play' options
Ask about our Toddler Programs

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CPR and First Aid Certified
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