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Opening worlds and inspiring minds since 1957.

Now in its 62nd year, SEAL BEACH PLAYGROUP is a very special place where children ages 3-5 discover, explore, create and learn through play. Our program is designed to nurture each child’s desire to learn about their world and those in it.


Our co-op encourages community and supports both children and their families. In this parent-participation model, adults spend a few days a month in the classroom helping children develop a lifelong love of learning.


Seal Beach Playgroup admits students of any race, color and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


At Seal Beach Playgroup, children learn through:


  • Sensory and social interaction

  • Open-ended art, music, dress up, and read alouds,

  • Share buckets, cooking experiences, healthy snacks and outdoor play

  • Journal writing, yoga, and relaxation breathing

  • Guided drawings, letter recognition, celebrations, and discovery trips

  • Experiments, nature walks and thematic studies

Seal Beach Playgroup Friendship

“While we try to teach our children about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” —Angela Schwindt

Our play-based environment encourages children to:

  • Create, investigate, problem solve and interact with their environment

  • Play, imagine, manipulate materials, discover, and learn

  • Be active learners and to practice their skills under the supportive guidance of caring teachers.

  • Use their words rather than their hands, wait their turn, give to others, and to feel and believe they are unique and special.

  • Be kind, be safe and have fun. 

  • Share their feelings, listen to each other and care deeply for themselves and each other.

Seal Beach Playgroup learn through play

The best thing about memories is making them.

We Believe...

…that play is the seed and soul to a child’s learning. It is our responsibility to create a community that is eager to produce materials and nurture the moments for play to emerge.
It is through these experiences that each child progresses in their development and well-being. 
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