Education means making creators…you have to make inventors, innovators not conformists.Jean Piaget
Follow the childMaria Montessori
Kids Collective is a one of a kind, environmentally-focused preschool that combines both Montessori and Reggio Emilia philosophies in the foundation of its unique core curriculum. Located on a small Culver City street in a homey school setting, we are the only westside preschool in Los Angeles (Culver City, Mar Vista, Palms, Marina del Rey, Santa Monica) incorporating both the Montessori method and a Reggio inspired curriculum. Passionate followers of both learning styles, we at Kids Collective believe that exposing children to both the Montessori and Reggio Emilia methods enables them the opportunity to best absorb what’s needed for their personal growth and development. We focus on the process of learning, rather than the product.
Westside Preschool Combining Montessori and Reggio Approach
Ultimately, the basic concepts of such educational methods as Montessori, Reggio and the work of famed developmental psychologist Jean Piaget are similar, with child-centered exploration and discovery as the primary tools for learning. In both Montessori and Reggio methods, learning occurs as a result of experience, where the child instinctively knows what he or she needs to do. Our job as educators is to prepare the best environment for that child to thrive.
At Kids Collective preschoolers are encouraged to visit both classrooms, which exposes them to a complete learning environment. Our goal is to instill in them a love for learning that lasts a lifetime.