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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.

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Branches Atelier 2018/2019 Workshop Series: 

Observing and Analyzing the Social Structure in Children’s Play  

by Jane Broderick, Edd, of East Tennessee State University

Hosted by Branches Atelier

We are thrilled to have Dr. Jane Broderickto come to West LA to share her current research on children’s play. Through video, story and conversation, we will be examining how children use socio-dramatic play to explore the complex issues of power.

During this workshop, teachers will learn many strategies to support and deepen our understanding of children’s play. Together we also will determine who really has the power roles and how are these roles are played out again and again. This workshop will change the way we observe and understand the nuance of play and give us a much deeper understanding of the power of dramatic play to inform children's lives.

Date And Time

Thu, June 20, 2019

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT


$45 (plus Eventbrite fees)


Branches Atelier

11359 West Washington Blvd

Culver City, CA 90066

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