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11359 W Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA, 90066

Branches Atelier is committed to creating high-quality, creative, dynamic, educational programs for children, families and educators. We are a social constructivist program, inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education.

Based on our fundamental belief that children learn best when their work is meaningful and in a social context, we integrate all areas of curriculum though short-term explorations and long-term project . Children are viewed as protagonists in their learning and are encouraged to work in collaboration with their peers to co-construct new theories and ideas.


Parent / Teacher Education


Educators from around the world look at Branches Atelier as a model of the highest level of early childhood education available. They travel from all corners of the globe to attend the lectures and workshops by Patricia Hunter McGrath in which she shares her 20 years of experience working in Reggio inspired environments.

The workshops are designed to support the learning of all educators, from novices to master teachers. Topics include “Intro to Reggio”, material explorations, environment as a third teacher,  documentation, and community interactions.

Patricia Hunter McGrath consults locally, nationally and internationally with other schools and educators.  The teachers give workshops, mentor other teachers and consult with other schools.

Evening meetings offer parents an opportunity to explore a wide range of topics from parenting issues to current research on human development.


Branches Atelier Educator Tour

When:Wednesday, January 23, 9am to 4pm  

Where: Branches Atelier 11359 W. Washington Blvd. Culver City , CA 90066 

Space is limited to 15. Lunch is included.

We are happy to welcome you to experience a day of observation and reflection of our school. During our time together, you will have a guided tour of our school, observe in our classrooms and meet with teachers, parents and facilitators to gain a deeper understanding of the culture of our school.

This tour will cover the following:

  • How are the values of our school integrated through out the flow of the day?

  • How do the teachers engage children through the use of materials?

  • What role do reflection meetings play in the organization of the day? 

  • How are documentation tools used to support, uncover and develop children’s inquires?

  • How are parents involved in our school?

  • How are pedagogical team meetings used to uncover and support children's learning?

To secure your space, please download and complete the registration form and mail it in with your payment.

educator tour flyer 2019 

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