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.
"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
"Children were not born to walk. They were born to run-- barefoot, over rocks, through the water, through the mud. We need to give greater recognition to the energy and joy of children."~ Bev Bos
Incredibly Engaging, Nature-ful, and Engaging Hands-On Play and Experiential Learning, the
possibilities are limited only by our imaginations:
â??Imagination is more important than knowledge, for while knowledge points to all there is, imagination points to all there will be.â?? ~ Albert Einstein
Car washing station
Bug Collecting & Butterful Hatching
Fantasy role-play in the "cafÃ©/store"
Building stuff from other stuff
Nature Saunters and Rain Walks
Crafts requiring gluing, cutting, painting
Ride-on toys (large ride-on area)
Doll washing station
Water play in our "river"
Sand play with cars, trucks, dollsâ?¦
Farming and harvesting from our "Edible Classroom" with Organic mulberry, plum,
cherry, and apple trees, and a children's vegetable garden