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Morning Glory Preschool

2552 Lincoln Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291

(310) 827-0502


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Describe how teachers work with children who are "behind," "excelling" or "different" from the majority of students.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our Mission at Morning Glory Preschool is to ensure that every child is seen, heard, and accepted as a unique and complex individual.
We believe that play is an important and necessary part of a child's cognitive development. Our teachers act primarily as observers and facilitators. They encourage the children to engage in understanding the world around them through hands-on activities, music, art, story telling and imaginative play. The teachers further the children's learning through direct conversation and open-ended questions.
We believe that providing a safe and loving environment our children will grow into self-sufficient, caring individuals and productive members of our society. Our ideas and practices are based on the constructivist, developmental perspective of theorists such as Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, and Maria Montessori.

A Typical Day

7:30 am to 9:00 am Free choice/inside activities
9:00 am to 10:00am Clean up, circle time, snack time
10:00 am to 11:00am Outdoor activities - Juniors and indoor curriculum activities - Seniors
10:45am to 11:30am Outdoor activities - Seniors and indoor curriculum activities - Juniors
11:30am to 12:15pm Clean up, wash hands, lunch time, story time
12:15pm Getting ready for nap or pick-up
12:30pm to 2:00pm Nap time
2:00pm to 4:30pm Wake-up time, indoor activities, circle time, snack time
4:40pm Outside activities
5:30pm School closes

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Please describe the ways in which you communicate with parents about their child, the school's learning goals, their child's progress, and activities parents can be doing outside of school to foster their child's development.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

The time a child takes to settle into the group and become accustomed to being left by parents vary enormously therefore we encourage parents to visit the school with the child a few times prior the starting day.