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2414 Lake View Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039

(323) 661-1319
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April 30, 2015
Our family had a similarly negative experience to those described three years ago and those entered more recently. We found that one (of two) staff members consistently failed to uphold the school s principles of non-violent communication, and responded to any perceived threat (i.e. pointing out that they were not upholding the principles) by treating our family parents and child with incredible disregard on good days and petty aggression, sarcasm, or neglect on bad days. Although the director and some other families seemed to be aware of these intermittent but very serious problems that arise, no one was willing to take real action to correct them in regards to teaching staff; this could stem from the fact that some members hire this teacher for personal childcare. We spent a great deal of time trying to resolve our situation through the school s internal processes to no avail. Someone did report diapering neglect to DSS, however, and when we left midway through our first year, that investigation was in process. As difficult as this experience was, we met some wonderful families who supported our efforts to bring these issues to light and to whom we will be forever grateful.

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April 07, 2015
This preschool is a pretty idyllic place for our little one. The yard is open and outdoors (with lots of shade), and a really fun place to play and explore. Mud kitchen, hobbit house, the chicken, and a lovely little library, it's all there. One of the hardest things about being a part of a coop like this is the amount of work involved. At the same time, the work is also one of the more wonderful and rewarding things: since one of you (parents) is there for at least one day per week, you get to see everyone/everything in action. When we get together in the morning and at the end of of the day, we (the workday parents) get to talk through issues of the day--who needs an extra hand, stuff to be on the lookout for on the yard, etc. Why do I mention this? Because it's in these meetings that we get to see how much the directors' hearts are in their job, and how much they (and other parents!) care about your kid, and their kids. Take a look at the school's website for more info on its philosophy, admissions, etc. If it resonates with you, consider applying and coming by for a visit to see for yourself if it's a good fit.

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March 19, 2015
My daughter will be graduating from Rose Scharlin this June and my son will start in the fall. We couldn't be happier with the school- the grounds are amazing, the staff are loving and nurturing to the kids, and the sense of community you get from a co-op can't be beat. It is a LOT of work to be part of a co-op, but this one is worth it. The school focuses on play and learning collaborative conflict resolution through play. There are some straight up academics here and there- science lessons and experiments on the yard, letter of the day, etc. but mostly it's good, old-fashioned, get outside and play time.

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March 03, 2015
My family was part of Rose Scharlin for 5 years. Becoming part of this community was one of the best decisions my spouse and I made for our children, and for our family as a whole. Our children are thriving and we owe a large part of that to what they learned at Rose Scharlin. Our children are kind individuals who have learned to be empathetic toward their peers as they navigate elementary school. The two staff members, as well as the parent-teacher and all the parents on the yard everyday were wonderful role models for our children, as well as my spouse and I. We made lifelong friendships with other families and we learned a great deal about ourselves in regards to parenting. The two staff members give so much of themselves to the children and the community as a whole. They go above and beyond. My children loved going to this school and we loved sending them there.

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February 28, 2015
Our family was a part of this school for a long time - we really wanted to believe it was the 'magical' place some reviewers describe... but it was not. I encourage you to read the rich history of grievances and citations the city maintains - or ask RS to read them. The parents are the best thing about the school - and the best hope for its future. Dragging this school down are the two "Directors" who are, and lets not sugar coat this... terrible. Bullying is common, and tolerated. I have heard several conversations with the parent teacher and female director joking about and celebrating the bully culture. My children found the environment very stressful. The "Directors" did nothing to help integrate them into the school or make them feel more comfortable on the yard -they were left to negotiate the hostile social relationships on their own (at 3 years old) The bully culture extends to the parents. Several parents have left just this year - and leave year after year after being harassed, outcast, and bullied by the "Directors". This could be great if the parents were not too scared of the directors to vote them out... STAY AWAY!!!!!

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February 03, 2015
My child attended Rose Scharlin for three years, and our family is so grateful that we were part of such an involved community. The campus is magical. The staff are kind, diligent, and go above and beyond their job description. They truly love the children, and show it every day. My child is thriving in elementary school, and displays empathy, conflict resolution skills, and kindness toward others. I know the time our child spent at Rose Scharlin played a big role in who he is today.

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May 23, 2013
I love this school! As with being a member of any co-op, being an RS family is an entirely personal experience. So when someone expresses a complaint or complement, it is entirely based on the limited perspective of that one person's experience. So be it. So here's my take... This school has been everything I didn't know I was looking for in a preschool. My child thrives here, playing with such verve, I can't imagine him in anywhere else. The administration is dedicated to the students' needs, safety, and interests. The yard is full of joyful voices, thoughtful conversations, hugs, costumed bodies, and muddy faces. It has been a magical place for my family and I highly recommend being a member of this caring and exciting community of learners, both adult and child.

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December 13, 2012
I didn't read the comment with the axe to grind as it seems to have been deleted, but unfortunately i could imagine that it was more accurate than not. Though this school has magical potential, the administration (effective fall 2009) leaves much to be desired. The families are great but the teachers are not professional and allow their insecurities to run wild, negatively affecting the experiences of members they feel threatened by. Even worse, the needs of the children are subordinate to the needs of the ego of one of the teachers. A more enlightened staff would elevate the school and restore it to its child-centered roots. As it stands now those who want the best experience should try not to pay too much attention.

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January 25, 2009
One of the best pre-school experiences a child can have. Outdoors; Nature; Secluded; Animals; Choices; Progressive Curriculum; Attracts co-op families who are committed to all the childrens' upbringing - not just their own.

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Rose Scharlin Co-Op Nursery School
2414 Lake View Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90039
(323) 661-1319
Last modified Rose Scharlin Co-Op Nursery School is a Private school that serves grade PK
Rose Scharlin Co-Op Nursery School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top