About Developing Minds

Developing Minds is an exciting, stimulating, and
comprehensive enrichment program for elementary school
students. We offer a variety of creative and challenging
after-school courses which are designed to develop and
strengthen critical-thinking skills, foster self-confidence,
and develop an inherent desire for learning.

Our bright, creative, and caring certified elementary
teaching staff are specialists in math, reading, and writing.
We are excited, enthusiastic, and anxious to enrich your
children utilizing a highly effective and innovative curricula.
Laurie Stern,
Director/Founder
About Us
About Laurie Stern

Laurie has taught elementary education for the last 15
years. For the past 12 years, she has been an educator in
the Manhattan Beach School District. She graduated from
the University of Pennsylvania earning a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Elementary Education. In addition, she has
earned a Master of Arts degree in Administration and
Supervision
Our Teachers

Unlike other enrichments programs, all of Developing
Minds teachers are state credentialed and experienced
teachers. The majority of our staff is certified as reading
specialists and/or has master’s degrees in education.
Our Classes

The small class size gives the children a chance for more
individualized attention by a certified teacher. Students
love coming to our classes because of the small class size,
nurturing staff and fun activities.