First Friends By the Sea

First Friends By the Sea

About Us

First Friends By The Sea is a very small and intimate “Reggio inspired” infant toddler program/day care located in secure and safe home in Kentwood. Located on the bluff above Playa Vista near LMU. First Friends long term goal is to provide the communities of The Marina, Playa Del Rey, Playa Vista, Westchester, Kentwood and surrounding West L.A. area with a personal program providing infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with a quality childcare program. First Friends By The Sea welcomes all children and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, nationality, or ethnic background.

Philosophy


We believe that every child is unique and develops at his/her own pace. Knowing this we believe that early childhood education is part of a crucial foundation for life, and is critical in a child’s physical, intellectual, cognitive, and emotional growth. Children need an environment where they feel loved, and feel safe physically, emotionally, and spiritually. First Friends practices a developmental and progressive philosophy in a home environment offering both child­ initiated and teacher ­directed activities. We believe children learn though play and exploration with direct experiences. Our curriculum is designed to enhance development of the whole child. Our home leads directly out to a big yard & patio w/ garden area, sand play, butterfly garden, chalk board and bikes. We take daily nature walks to local community garden for music and story time. Wednesday we walk to our local farmer's market. We also offer teacher directed and child initiated projects such as art, science, cooking, gardening, music and movement, early literacy(stories), block-building, and intro to languages

A Day at First Friends

The children can paint with different media, sculpt with clay, create with play dough, make a collage, draw, or explore science activities. The children may decide to build with blocks, play with manipulatives and puzzles, pretend with dramatic play and puppets, hear a story, or participate in a literacy activity and daily circle/music and movement time (using musical instuments), take a stroll in the neighboorhood, nature walk to our local community garden or visit the Farmers Market.

Business Hours

Schedule

Monday: 7:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday: 7:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday: 7:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday: 7:00am - 6:00pm

Friday: 7:00am - 6:00pm

Weekends: Closed

If you would like additional information,  contact our director

Full Day Programs
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9:00 AM - 3:00PM
5 Days available
3 Days available
2 Days available
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Extended Day
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7:00 AM - 6:00PM
5 Days available
3 Days available
2 Days available
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If you have any questions or need additional information,  contact our director

Tracie West

Tracie West

Director
(310) 227-9613

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Give us a call today (310) 227-9613

We serve the the communities of The Marina, Playa Del Rey, Playa Vista, El Segundo, Kentwood, Westchester and surrounding West L.A. area.

If you have questions or need additional information, please call or email us:

P: 310-227-9613

E: twestbythesea@aol.com