Ever have a day reserved for your kid, and you imagine all the cool, stimulating things you could do with him or her, and all the important life lessons you're going to impart, and how the day is going to be wonderful and magical for your kid? Then the day comes around, and you spend half your time picking up toys, driving some place overpriced, and inevitably getting into some emotional standoff with your kid? Then you think, man, if only I had planned everything out a little better and been a little more patient... Andrea's school is just like how I would parent if I could devote my life to it. She gives my son the days I wish I could provide every day. She perfectly combines academic preparation, creative play, and developing social skills. She has endless patience and it's clear she loves what she's doing. In our case, our son came to Andrea's from an extremely academic public pre-K in Brooklyn. While he learned a lot of literacy, I knew I wanted something that would foster individuality, love of learning, and most importantly, the ability to get along with others. He gets all that with Andrea. Academically, she puts together fun little themes that last for a week or two. e.g.: snakes, birds, plants, food, families, etc. She then approaches the subject from multiple angles -- in the kid's art, in writing exercises, pretend play, reading to them, and so on. It's really great to see my son get all excited about something. I also really like her approach to literacy and math: namely, she sneaks it into her other activities. If they're drawing a picture of a bakery, she has them write out "cookies," then count them up. She also has them play a lot of games that involve counting and math, for example, dreidle, in which kids add, subtract, and divide by two. She also has a great music teacher who comes in twice a week. But the most important thing for me is her focus on social skills. Real social skills, not just obedience (like in my son's pre-K program). She really gets them to consider each other's feelings. She's all about negotiation and compromise, and is very accommodating of different types of personalities. She often alters her plans for the day to according to the mood of the group (e.g., if the kids are really into being outside, then they stay outside for longer, even if it means postponing some activity she had planned). She herself is very empathetic, and has a way of evading power struggles with kids. Situations don't escalate, they get diffused. Honestly, my only regret is that we weren't able to spend more time at her school. Seriously, all the kids there are "switched on" -- curious, active, engaged, cool.
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Creative Learning Preschool is a gem of a preschool on the Westside. We feel very fortunate to have found it in the midst of so many preschool choices in Los Angeles. Both of our sons have attended and had a wonderful experience. It is a safe and nurturing environment, with a high teacher-to-child ratio. The children are allowed to be themselves, while learning to problem-solve and negotiate. Our oldest son went to Andrea’s for a year and a half before starting Kindergarten. Our youngest has now been there for 2 ½ years and still looks forward to going to school every day. Andrea has a sincere and unique passion for teaching, which is apparent by the amount of time and energy she puts into planning the various themes for the children. Our 4-year old son has learned details about the human body, insects, plants, etc., that many children do not learn about until science class in elementary school. The themes are taught through fun and creative methods, including free-play, books, art projects, field trips, etc., which not only reinforces what is being taught, but, also allows for different types of learners to comprehend the information. The children are learning to read and write through their daily activities, games, etc. Andrea also teaches to a wide range of skill levels and ages. Our oldest is in 3rd grade, so, we have seen what is expected of Kindergartners and know that by the time our youngest son starts Kindergarten, he will be more than prepared. The children who attend Creative Learning have a tremendous head start when they begin elementary school.
If you are looking for a great preschool in a very fun and cool, safe, learning environment,then this school is perfect for you. I would say if I could I would love to keep my child at this school until she was 6 but I know that is impossible. My child has been at This school since January of this year 2011, and has already taught my child so much. The great part about the school is my child has learned everything based on having fun. Now what kid wouldn't love that?nnw Andrea and Nancy have taken alot of games, and role playing, music, and arts and crafts, along with many more and has shown that learning does not need to be boring. Some of the kids that have just previously left for kindergarden can already read and write many words, and that is incredible at the age of 5 years old. With school systems these days its hard to get that one on one teaching, so having your child at preschool like this is great for their social skills later on and confidence. I say if you are looking right now for a preschool then you really need to take a tour and have your child have a day to experience this preschool, as I think you will be amazed with how fun of enviornment it is. Also, the great part about it if your child is in diapers and still need some work on the potty training this is a great place for them to start as they are very accepting and will help. I am glad i found this preschool and I know you will be to.
I am a former student of Creative Learning Centers in Los Angeles. It has been many, many years since I've attended. I was there from 1982-1989. I was there when there was only the ONE building at 2320 Martin Luther King Blvd across from Marla's Memory Lane. After graduating in 89, I went on to Transfiguration for seventh and eighth grades, From threre, St.Mary's and Crenshaw for high school. I served in the United States Navy for eight years and I am currently working on my BBA in Hospitality and Management from Hampton University. So for any parent that is considering placing their child in Mr and Mrs. Madison's care, you can be sure that your child is receiving exceptional and quality care. I am a product of Creative Learning Centers. I prominse that this school is the BEST!!! Now as a parent myself of two small children, if I was still living in Los Angeles, I would place my own kids there. Please consider CLC. Take care and God Bless.
My daughter stayed at this school for about 2 years. She was fully prepared for the Kindergarten after Andrea's school. Teachers were very friendly, like my own family. Andrea uses her biology background to teach kids about science and nature. Her enthusiasm of teaching kids is amazing and I feel she is tireless. School is well-organized, and gives kids a lot of possibilities in learning. From planting, harvesting, making orange juice, to dancing, music, and introducing different cultures, she did an amazing job to kids! My daughter learns how to be social in the school and make friends, and learns how to share their favors with other kids. This experience she had tremendously benefits what he does in the current school. I know that choosing a right school for your kid might be hard. But this is a type of school your kid should not miss.
I have been taking my children here since January 2008. I love this place, and so do my kids. My son is about to graduate from here in May, and I get a little emotional as I think about leaving for the last time. We love Teacher Carmen. She has more than adequately prepared our children for Kindergarten, and we know she truly cares about her class. my first review written for them: 2/1/09 Comments: My daughter loves going to school every day. She was one of the first babies in their infant care program and we plan on staying for preschool, too. The teachers are warm and friendly, and very compassionate about their jobs. I also love the kid friendly decor in each of the rooms. What a fun and happy place for kids to learn and grow!
I cant believe no one has rate this school, I will contact our alumni contact and have them rate this awsome school. This is school is the best, is caring and really involve with the student body, the education is great, the teachers are the best not to mention Martha the school cook that every day she makes the kids breakfast and lunch from scrach. Sister Ruth with her incedible patience teaches the kids how to tie their shoes,Sister Sena with her strict but loving attitude keeping the kids in line, the rest of th estaff is wonderful. My daughter was class of 2007 and still remembers this school and its staff dearly. I give this school a 110 % Thanks Divine Providence, Love The Bueno Family
Micheltorena Elementary is by far the best school I have been to. the atmosphere is amazing. the staff as well as the student body are very friendly and welcoming. the parents and pta are there to really help the students and each other. it has been alot of years since i haev seen a community working TOGETHER like this. usually the pta is just another competion where the kids obviously come second. not at micheltorena though. i have never seen a staff-student relationship with such trust before. this school is rich in the values that many school are lacking. HOORAY MICHELTORENA!!!!
Seeking quality care for your child is a frustrating task, but through Buckner Academy my family found peace. Our child recieved the attention that he needed and even more he was learning. His behavior improved and he made friends. We were so impressed with the teaching quality in which you can hardly find any where. Our son is now in public school for first grade and he's much more advanced for his grade level so we try to provide him more enrichment at home. Thank you Mrs. Wesley for your dedication and knowledge for reaching and teaching our son.
Wonderful daycare. Both our kids have been here since 6 weeks - from the infant room through the next two classrooms. Very loving, caring staff, the kids are always excited to go to school each day and the teachers make a fuss of them. They are always very helpful - I have been able to cloth diaper both babies here, and provide the food I want the babies to eat. Love the schedules that the babies are on in each room, and I like the structure for learning through play, music and other activities. Definitely the best daycare in the area.