Little Village Celebrates 70 years
In 1946, a small group of parents decided to form a cooperative nursery school in Los Angeles and Little Village Nursery School was born. Parent-members included some of the city’s most prominent psychoanalysts, including Ralph Greenson, Hannah Fenichel, Roz Wyman, Judd Marmor, and even Anna Freud as an advisor.
The school’s educators aim was to give parents confidence in their child-raising skills, not to take it away. This new approach required parent involvement and insisted on professionally trained teachers. There were support meetings for parents, professional development for teachers. The curriculum focused on developing social skills and developing through play.
Now seventy years later, Little Village remains remarkably true to its original mission and is a delightful haven for children with a friendly, involved community of parents and teachers.