We had a wonderful time celebrating Dads, Grandpas, Uncles, (and Moms too!) at our Father’s Day Breakfast this year! The staff prepared cooked-to-order eggs, bacon, chorizo, hash browns and more, along with fruit, yogurt, pound cake, juice and coffee to all the hungry celebrants. Dads enjoyed opening their surprises and catching up with the parents and other children, and the kids loved having them and sharing their school!
Thanks for coming!!!!
Graduation marks goodbyes but also new beginnings. It also reminds us how fast time flies by and how much these children have grown. While we honor our graduates, we also honor our teachers who prepared them for their journey after they leave our school. Teaching at The Nurtury is a community – it starts when they enter our program as two year olds. Their teachers during those earlier years are a huge part of their development. Our Pre-K program has strengthened their confidence and skills necessary to enter Kindergarten. We wish all of our graduates and their families a wonderful experience as they move on to the next chapter of their lives. We will miss all of you and we thank you for choosing The Nurtury for your child’s educational and social & emotional growth!
Our Annual Wine & Cheese Fundraising and Silent Auction Event was held on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Proceeds will go to The Nurtury Preschool to help support larger educational expenses such as outdoor furnitures, physical improvements and enrichment programs, just to name a few. Thank you to all of our current and incoming families for attending this event. We also want to thank our teachers for helping create the children’s auction items; they are priceless!
We are not offering our regular tours on Wednesday, May 23rd due to our morning rehearsal for Graduation Day.
We apologize for the inconvenience. Regular time for tours will resume the following Wednesday, May 30th.
The Nurtury Staff
Each year, we honor our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, mother figures and mothers to be during our Mother’s Day Breakfast. The children create a hand-made item/s to give to their mothers on this special day. Each gift is made with love and gratefulness to the woman who means so much to us. For those who have lost a mother, you are in our thoughts. Happy Mother’s Day!
The Nurtury is closed on Friday, May 4, 2018 due to electrical repairs on the entire building. We apologize for the inconvenience. You may send us an e-mail for any inquiries about our program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is important that our teachers share their traditions and cultural practices and incorporate it in our curriculum when it fits. Children’s Day is celebrated in Mexico every April 30th. Our teachers created a special event for the children to honor them on this day. The playground was decorated with colorful streamers and various stations were set up for activities such as Face Painting, Loteria, Ball Pit, Bean Bag Toss, Tattoo Art and the most awaited part of the event – the breaking of the Piñata. While we had music throughout the event, the children’s laughter dominated. We are grateful to provide different experiences for the children with the help of our diverse staff; and experience we can all enjoy and cherish.
Each year our Annual Easter Egg Hunt is held on Thursdays, a few days before Easter Sunday. The children are involved in the process as they color the eggs, make Easter-related art work throughout the weeks leading to the egg hunt. The children look forward to this event and all of our families and siblings are invited to join us. This year, the weather cooperated and sunshine was all over the place! Special thanks to our teachers, families and volunteers for making this happen every year.
Our Assistant Director, Michelle Krehl, volunteers for Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation (AHWF). It is through her where our partnership with the foundation flourished. Every third Friday of the month, a team of volunteers from AHWF comes to the school and bring a few dogs over to visit with the children. Their visits provide a unique experience for the children as they are exposed to animals, specifically dogs, on a regular basis. The dogs from AHWF are rescued from many Asian countries as well as local rescues. This experience allows the children to learn that compassion and kindness are not just meant for human beings, but also towards animals. The children are shown how to approach rescued dogs as well as how to walk them on a leash in an indoor setting. We are always grateful for the opportunity to partner with local businesses in our area.
The Nurtury will not have its regular tours on Wednesday December 20th and December 27th. Also, on Friday, December 22nd, The Nurtury will be closing at 4:00PM. We are closed for Winter Break beginning December 23 through January 1st. The school will re-open on Tuesday, January 2nd. Happy Holidays!
In light of the recent fire around the Getty/Skirball area this morning, The Nurtury will close at noon today, Wednesday, December 6, 2017. We apologize for inconvenience and late notice however the conditions around the area are constantly changing and we need to plan ahead; and the safety of the children and staff are our primary concern.
-The Nurtury Staff
The Nurtury Preschool is closed on Friday, November 10th, in observance of Veteran’s Day.
Thank you – The Nurtury Staff
Community building is important to us so whenever we get a chance to do so, we make sure we take the whole school with us. Our Annual Nurtury Halloween Parade occurred on Tuesday, October 31st. The weather was not very cooperative at first but luckily it was dry by the time we marched out on Ventura Boulevard and visited our local businesses for some trick-or-treating. Many of the businesses around our school have been in the community for more than twenty years. We are grateful that we are able to share our annual tradition with them and we are also thankful that they look forward to seeing us each year and handing out some goodies to the children. Thank you Sherman Oaks local business owners, we appreciate all of you!
Every fall, we hold our Annual Hop-A-Thon & Halloween Party Fundraising Event. Families, current students, alumni and special guests come and dress up in their favorite costumes. It is so much fun to see children enjoy a backyard style gathering with their friends. This is also a chance for families to get to know each other and also a few prospective ones. Events like this one allow for community building and to enjoy a relaxing time with each other. We would like to thank our gracious host, the Farrell-Curtis family, our of our committee chairs and members, our staff, our donors and everyone else who made this event a successful one. All funds raised will pay for fun, educational enrichment materials to enrich our indoor and outdoor areas as well as our scholarship fund.
Fall is a busy time at The Nurtury and our annual Pumpkin Patch Field trip kicks off all the fun and excitement. The Pumpkin Patch that we normally go to each year no longer exists so we went to Tina’s Pumpkin Patch for the first time this year. It was a lot bigger than we were used to with bounce houses, petting zoo and train rides! At The Nurtury, we value our local community and enjoy getting to know our area by walking around and visiting different businesses for field trips. This experience allowed us to walk around our local community and ride the local bus. There was so much excitement around the local bus ride on the way to and back along with the train ride experience at the Pumpkin Patch. Thank you to all our volunteers for joining us on this warm fall day and to Tina’s Pumpkin Patch for accommodating our visit on a different day!
Summer is officially over and a new school year has officially started. Each year, during the first week of October, we hold our annual Back-To-School Night for our all of our families. This is a chance for parents to learn more about our curriculum and any additional topics or focus they may include during the year. We have a child-centered curriculum and program so our approach to teaching concepts vary every year based on the interests and developmental growth of the children currently enrolled in the class. This also allows for new and returning families to get to know each other. The small group discussion for each class enables families to ask very specific questions about their child’s class and also interact with their child’s teacher/s. Aside from our philosophy and curriculum, Back-To-School Night also offers information about age-specific skills such as self-help, social-emotional, language, cognitive/problem-solving, gross and fine motor, Kindergarten-readiness, parent-teacher conferences, partnering with the school and teachers; and many more.
So much to do and so little time! Summertime gets very busy at The Nurtury with all of our walking field trips, Art Fest, Pick-Up N’ Play, Watermelon Party, Sand Castle day, etc. In such a modern world we live in, we want to create an environment similar to the feel of a backyard or home-life moments while the children enjoy being who they are at such a young age. Our Watermelon Party is a perfect example of this backyard and home-life experience. You can even include scientific concepts such as gravity; when the children sees the watermelon being dropped into the plastic pools. Our walking field trips keep the children active during the summer time aside from their regular outdoor activities. This also allows us to visit our local businesses and continue to be active members of our community.
Our Annual Nurtury Art Fest was a success! Each year, instead of doing our regular outdoor time for physical activities, we set up different art stations on our play yard as well as in the Art Studio and in the classroom for children to enjoy all the different types of art materials and media they can use. This year’s stations include Plunger Painting, Fly Swatter Painting (which turned into finger painting), Ball In A Box Painting, Easel Art (with various types of materials to use for paint such as textured roller brushes, Q Tips, etc), Collage Table, Building Table and Glow In The Dark Felt Painting. Self-expression is an important part of our school’s philosophy and what better way to do express it than art and get messy on this lovely summer morning! Thank you to all of our parents who carved out some time during their morning to be with us.
Each year we honor and celebrate our Dads (Grandpas, Uncles and everyone) with a Father’s Day Adventure show and an early dinner. We partner with Critter Squad each year and they bring different exotic animals for children and their Dads (Moms and anyone else are welcome to represent Dads who are unable to make it) to see and touch. Their Lead Animal Keeper also provides educational information regarding each animal. During this time, the children also create a special art project to give to their Dads (or Moms, Grandpas, Uncles) on this special day. The past couple of years we served homemade tacos, which has become a favorite, their choice of meat (beef or soy chorizo), chips and salsa and homemade fruit drinks. We love our Dads and we want to celebrate their presence in our lives! Until next year!
The Nurtury will not be offering tour this Wednesday, June 7 at 10AM. Unfortunately, we are short-staffed and we also have a field trip to the Library. We apologize for the inconvenience.