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Founder Karen Beninati, desiger/The Raw Design firm owner Bridgt Cardenas and celebrities who attended included: Rebecca Romijn (investor), Jerry O’Connell, their twin daughters Dolly and Charlie, Selma Blair and son Arthur, Julie Bowen and son Gustav Phillips, Lindsay Price and Curtis Stone.

Star studded Red carpet event was a private grand opening party for WeVillage, a flexible, first-class childcare beautifully designed by environmental designer Bridget Cardenas, owner of The Raw Design Firm, that made it’s California debut in Sherman Oaks. Guests were treated to parent and kid-friendly food & beverages, including food from California Pizza Kitchen and Plum Organics and a dessert bar from SusieCakes, beverages from Pressed Juicery and Bai Antioxidant Infusion Drinks, interactive activities including flower crown making from The Ivy Design, braid bar from GLAMSQUAD sing-a-longs in French and English led by the band Sophie Et Les Petits band (Sophie will be WeVillage’s French instructor too!), art projects led by WeVillage’s licensed teachers, the Etch A Sketch Man and backpack gift bags full of treats including complementary WeVillage memberships, hello kids toothpaste in natural watermelon, snacks from Plum Organics, BOOMCHICKAPOP and Barnana, stickers from Jagged Culture (who some of the fashionable kids in attendance including Selma Blair’s son) and more.

WeVillage is an award-winning, innovative and flexible childcare concept that provides a playful, yet advanced learning environment, where parents feel comfortable leaving their children and where children never want to leave. The center, featuring state-of-the-art design, courtesy of environmental designer Bridget Cardenas and her company Raw Design firm, and play-based curriculum, was established founded by Karen Beninati in Portland, Oregon in 2009 when she said, “I couldn’t find a beautiful space with high quality care that fit my schedule, so I decided to create it.”

There are currently four award-winning centers in the greater Portland area that have served over 10,000 children. Now, with help from investors like Rebecca Romijn and the support of friends like Julie Bowen and Selma Blair, she’s thrilled to bring the concept home to LA

The newest WeVillage center in Sherman Oaks, California will provide flexible childcare, part-time care, preschool, after school care as well as infant and toddler programs for children six weeks to 14-years-old.

A progressive childcare concept mixing cutting edge philosophy and elegance, WeVillage has crafted a flexible scheduling program, ensuring parents that their children are being well enriched and attended to in a multifaceted environment. Throughout the play-based programs, staff works hand-in-hand with the children choosing and personalizing their activities, based on their individual interests. The WeVillage teachers encourage children with interactive play while helping facilitate their individual social skills along the way.

WeVillage is located at 13335 Ventura Blvd. Los Angeles, CA.

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