Abbot Kinney Kids
Philosophy & Bio
Abbot Kinney Kids believes that all children can grow up with a love for music and the arts. Research shows that music and art promotes brain development as well as social and emotional growth when taught in an open loving environment. At Abbot Kinney Kids we teach children social, cognitive and emotional skills needed for a healthy future. We achieve this by giving children a place to think freely as well as use their own ideas and feelings to create positive and lasting memories and friendships. Children are encouraged to learn from their experiences, their peers and their teachers, and as teachers we allow ourselves to learn from the children and allow the children to lead us in our exploration as teachers.
Toddler Based Program: Abbot Kinney kids is a toddler based program. We specialize in toddler transitioning and socialization. Our toddler group is a small class size (14) which allows more hands on learning. Using our music based curriculum we teach fine and gross motor skills, socialization and independence. We believe that this early toddler stage is an important time to teach independence and socialization, which will aid these children in future Preschool and Kindergarten settings.
Jessica Allen Owner/Director/Teacher
Jessica Allen, a Venice, California native, has dreamed of bringing her dream to life for many years. Jessica grew up with music, first learning piano and then cello. Jessica knows firsthand how influential music can be in a child’s life and how music can help children express themselves emotionally and socially. She began her love of teaching as a teen babysitter. Jessica realized she was meant to teach children and earned a degree from California State University Northridge in Child Development. After earning her degree Jessica has had many teaching experiences, including Nanny, Camp Counselor, Toddler Teacher and Pre-School Teacher. Now she has been able to accomplish her ultimate goal by creating Abbot Kinney Kids.