“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” - Dr. Seuss
Our programming and Reggio Emilia inspired environment allows for little people to organically cultivate relationships where they learn from one another and expose each other to experiences and perspectives beyond their own. This organic process helps our students develop a deep appreciation of humankind - something we feel is desperately necessary in the world outside our classroom today. Since her emergence into the industry over 20 years ago, Shaunte Taylor’s family childcare center has remained a staple in the community. Urban Little Farmers is a learning space between Culver City and South Los Angeles. We have invested in cultivating a safe enriching space for little people create the opportunity for them to develop into strong, productive, good citizens. We have built our program to stimulate imaginations, promote creation and creativity, and create room to make mistakes. We respect and value the differences in each child’s interests, developmental needs, learning style(s), and personality. We celebrate and value differences in our students. Our families, cultural experiences, racial and ethnic backgrounds make our learning experiences stronger.
Join the Urban Farmers community in four easy steps:
1. Explore our website
We’ve provided information about our philosophies and offerings to help you decide if our program may be right for your family.
2. Tour our school
Come see what makes Urban Farmers unique. Please schedule a tour by filling out the “Schedule Tour” form.
3. Submit an Enrollment Application
If you would like to enroll, please submit an application at www.wonderschool.com/urbanfarmers/apply – Please note that we require tours for all prospective families. Please do not submit an application if you have not toured.
After reviewing your application, we’ll send an enrollment invitation. Upon accepting your invitation, you’ll pay your deposit (usually equal to one month’s tuition), fill out enrollment documents and review our Parent Handbook.
Little Urban Farmers Learning Space has been in operation for over 20 years in the beautiful family friendly area on the boarder of Baldwin Hills and Culver City. Located at Rodeo and Cloverfield, this in-home program has an incredible backyard equipped with a garden for students to learn in. The outdoor space and garden is utilized to show students how to grow healthy food.
Providing the highest quality of early child care and education are responsibilities we take seriously. It is our goal, to foster a loving and caring atmosphere that emphasizes the development of the whole child: mind, body, and spirit. To nurture the “whole child”, we employ qualified teachers, who are dedicated to providing high quality learning opportunities through play and scholastic activities. Our program uses evidence-based curricula and classroom management strategies, to ensure your child is receiving the best possible educational experience. Given the demographic make-up of our community, a unique aspect of our program is that children participate in dual-language learning to encourage early language development in both Spanish and English. Children also participate in a multitude of cultural experiences such as learning how to play instruments and music from around the world, tasting different cultural foods, and taking field trips to local attractions aimed at instilling tolerance and cultural awareness in their developing minds.
Field trips and program activities
Field trips and nature walks are considered an important part of the educational program and will be taken periodically throughout our community. The staff will provide the adult supervision for these excursions as rendered at our facility. Children are required to wear the day care logo t-shirts when provided. You will be responsible for leaving your child’s car seat for scheduled trips. All children participate for any scheduled offsite field trip. If parents/legal guardians prefer that your child not attend the activity, you must find alternative childcare services for the day. For the safety of all children, you may be asked/required to accompany your child on field trips in order for your child to attend. If this is not possible, you will be responsible for making other childcare arrangements for that day.
Our approach to problem solving
We believe that having open communication is the foundation of building healthy relationships between staff and parents. In the event of differences, conflicts or concerns between a parent and a teacher, we encourage the parent to voice their concerns. The program director will intervene to find an agreeable solution for both parties.
Our approach to discipline
Spanking, hitting, slapping, shaking and so forth are not permitted in licensed centers or homes. The provider does not allow any form of corporal punishment. Staff guides children’s behavior by setting reasonable limits, being consistent, having a regular routine and by reinforcing behaviors to develop children’s self-esteem. We provide warm and loving care with the tool of redirecting any undesired behavior.
Teachers encourage the use of words among the children to solve their own conflicts and develop a sense of self-control. Some other techniques we may use are: Demonstrating appropriate behavior, Giving praise and positive reinforcement for desirable behaviors, Logical consequences, Problem solving and conflict resolution through words, Providing a quiet relaxed activity to help the child calm down and regroup. We strongly encourage parents to help develop consistency for the child by utilizing these techniques in your home.
We are a proud member of the Wonderschool network.
Wonderschool is a group of early childhood programs that combine the quality standards of the best child care centers with the warmth of an in-home program in your neighborhood.