September 18, 2010 - Leave a Response

We hope everyone is getting back into the school routine smoothly. We are excited to see so many familiar and new faces at our Educational therapy group titled ” HOMEWORK CLUB” each Tuesday from 4-5:30.

This is a complementary addition to students who get one on one support one day a week and then have them join a small group session working on the same goals and teaching at a higher level. they will  establish using the skills they have been taught on their own into practice and not rely on always needing that tutoring support year after year. It has been great to take the homework hassles out of the home and problem solve what and why those hassles take place.

The Boys and Girls club has expanded this fall from 12-5:00 each Saturday all year round.  We have restructured our programs curriculum in a different way this year. Each session begins with a group lesson dealing with a variety of issues. We base our curriculum on dealing with cognition as our gateway not behaviors. A few of the books we work from are: 1.The Social Success workbook by: Barbara Cooper, MPS and Nancy Widdows, MS. 2. What to do when you worry to much? by: Dawn Huebner, Ph.D 3. The anxiety workbooks by: Lisa M. Schab, LCSW 4. Coping with cliques by: Susan Sprague 5. Group exercises for enhancing social skills and self esteem by: Sirinam Khalsa. We end each session for a closing time that we call “Counsel”it is a time for us to reflect on our day and what our highs and lows were. We reappraise anything that may have come up doing that day that we need to revisit and problem solve the issue or event. We collaborate on what we can do differently next time we encounter a problem. We allow the kids to all take part in supporting each other and come up with the solutions together as a team.

THIS SATURDAY DONT MISS OUT: 9-25-10 we are all participating in HEAL THE BAY and volunteering some community service time for 1 hour to help clean up the beaches. We are also collecting plastic bottles and cans in our classroom to take to the recycling center to help raise money for a charity and save up for a special day trip as a group.


August 2nd updates

August 2, 2010 - Leave a Response

Our parent night has been changed to Monday August 30th from 6:30-8:30. you can read more about it on our monthly event page. All parents, friends, teachers, fellow professionals, and anyone interested.

Sergeant Pat Connelly was a huge hit on Saturday with all the kids and teens discussing safety, peer pressure, the importance of learning about risky behaviors, consequences, and decision making that can last a life time. He gave tips on how to say no the drugs and alcohol along with focusing on fundamental D.A.R.E. curriculum as he is one of the founding D.A.R.E officers. He will be back in a few weeks for another group lesson tailored for  high school and college age at an intensive level. More details to be announced. Call for more information.

We are excited to announce a new program “Teen Life Skills” starting in the fall  Wednesdays each week from 4-5:30. We will have more information up on our website in a few days.

Our Saturdays boys and girls club will be extending our hours from 11:00-5:00 beginning the first week of September.

Photo gallery should be up in the next week. This will be exciting so we can show what goes on in each of our programs


July 7, 2010 - Leave a Response

PARENT EDUCATION NIGHT: WEDNESDAY JULY 28TH  6:30-8:30/child care provided.

(free parking behind building) 12381  Wilshire blvd.#205 La, Ca. 90025

call for more details: 310-826-1829


12381 Wilshire blvd. #205 La, Ca.90025 (free parking behind building)

we are pleased to have Sergeant Connelly come visit our club this month. He will be speaking on safety, peer pressure, importance of staying in school, how to find the self-esteem most kids are lacking, and his personal story of his academic struggles, his struggle in finding a peer group of his own where he could fit in. As one of the founding D.A.R.E officers in the 80’s he will give a talk on the importance of staying away from drugs and alcohol and what to do when faced by the peer pressure.

We Welcome all families, friends, siblings, neighbors and anyone interested.

please call to RSVP or get more information: 310-826-1829

Welcome to the collaborative learning blog

June 26, 2010 - Leave a Response

Sign up for our summer programs or just come by for a tour.

Our boys and girls social skills is running all summer. You can create your own schedule to come and go to fit your child’s summer plans.

Our educational small group class is every Wednesday going all summer. Individual session are available for Educational therapy and Behavior therapy.

Coming soon: Sergant Pat Connelly will be visiting one of our Saturday sessions to give a talk on D.A.R.E as he is one of the founding D.A.R.E officers create with Chief Daryll Gates in the 1980’s