Tuesday, March 21, 2017

WeVillage-Los Angeles, A Cool New Place to Drop Off the Kids!

We attended the grand opening of this flexible childcare facility in Sherman Oaks, CA (and loved it!)

When we visited the new WeVillage childcare center in Sherman Oaks we were greeted by a beautiful play space with enough detail to make parents smile and kids jump for joy!
WeVillage is a concept that was first introduced in Oregon by founder Karen Beninati.
She was a single mom who wanted to create a place where kids would receive the attention they deserved.
"Everywhere we'd go, the kids came second. The places for the adults were beautiful, the design was beautiful but nothing for the kids," said Beninati. "It was always some toys in the corner, a carpet and they deserve better than that."
So Beninati established WeVillage in 2009 and as it turns out, she was right!
Parents loved the concept, which mixes cutting edge philosophy and elegance and offers play-based programs for children six weeks to 14-years-old.
Among those parents was model and actress Rebecca Romjin whose twin daughters would ask her and husband Jerry O'Connell to drop them off at WeVillage whenever they were in Portland.
"I've been an active customer in Portland for four years and beating my head going, 'why don't we have this in Los Angeles!?'", said Romjin. "It's a dream for parents and for kids. It's almost like day camp but better, it's beautiful, it's activities, it's very interactive."
Romjin is an investor in WeVillage Sherman Oaks and we were excited to meet her and her beautiful family on Saturday!
Here are some more memories from the red carpet grand opening:

Selma Blair and son Arthur Saint Bleick attended the WeVillage Los Angeles grand opening

Among the many fun things to do, there's a Treehouse-type structure where kids can enjoy video games!

My husband and I are thrilled to have a new, safe and wonderful option for date night babysitting! The WeVillage teachers are more than just babysitters though! They are full-time accredited and licensed employees who are trained to encourage children with interactive play while helping facilitate their individual and social skills along the way.
Hope my kids meet your kids there one of these days...
WeVillage Los Angeles
13335 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
tel: 818-233-8218

Thanks for reading!

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