Author Speaking Events

Since Beyond The Brochure was published in September 2009 (1st Edition) and 2013 (2nd Edition) the authors (Anne, Christina and Porcha) have spoken at numerous L.A. and Pasadena area preschools on the topic of private elementary school admissions. We’ve also been featured speakers at events hosted by Momangeles, Club Mom Me and Beyond The Brochure. Sometimes a group of moms (or moms club) will host an event where we talk about admissions at a private home or a restaurant or club. All these events are where we connect with our readers–moms and dads who are considering private school for their kids. We enjoy meeting our readers! If you are interested in having Christina speak at your event in 2015, please contact me at csimon2007@gmail.com.

Partial list of preschools where Beyond The Brochure authors have been invited to speak:

  • 10th Street Preschool
  • Green Beginnings
  • Wagon Wheel
  • Brentwood Presbyterian
  • Beverly Hills Presbyterian
  • Pacific Oaks, Pasadena
  • Kehillat Israel
  • Branches Atelier
  • New School West
  • Sunshine Shack
  • Mary Alice O’Connor Family Center

We are also very proud to support local preschools and non-profits by donating copies of our book for school auctions and events.  If you are a preschool auction chairperson and would like us to donate one or two copies of Beyond The Brochure to your event, please contact Christina at csimon2007@gmail.com. We are pleased to have donated the book to the following preschool and charity fundraisers:

  • The African Millennium Foundation, Beverly Hills
  • Akiba Day Camp, Temple Akiba Los Angeles
  • All Saints Children’s Center, Pasadena
  • Aria Montessori, Pasadena
  • Bel Air Presbyterian Preschool
  • Beverly Hills Presbyterian Preschool, Beverly Hills
  • Beverly Glen Play Group, Los Angeles
  • Brentwood Presbyterian Preschool
  • Canyon Preschool, Hollywood
  • Christian Nursery School, Studio City
  • Circle of Children, Santa Monica
  • Crestwood Hills Cooperative Nursery School, Bel Air
  • The Country School, Studio City
  • Discovery Preschool, Tarzana
  • Encino Parents Nursery School
  • Evergreen Preschool, Santa Monica
  • The First School, Santa Monica
  • First United Methodist Church Preschool, Santa Monica
  • Fountain Day School, West Hollywood
  • The Growing Place, Santa Monica
  • Happyland Preschool, Culver City
  • It’s A Children’s World, Los Angeles
  • Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Center, Westside
  • KidSpace Museum, auction
  • Kigala Preschool, Santa Monica
  • Leo Baeck Temple-Early Childhood Center, Los Angeles
  • Maggy Haves School
  • Milestones Preschool, Marina Del Rey
  • Mt. Olive Lutheran Preschool, Santa Monica
  • Multiples Club of West Los Angeles
  • Oneonta Co-op Preschool, S. Pasadena
  • Pacific Palisades Presbyterian Nursery School
  • Temple Aliyah, Woodland Hills
  • The Sherman Oaks Nursery School, Sherman Oaks
  • St. Sebastian Preschool, West LA
  • Sunshine Daydreams, Culver City
  • Sunshine Preschool, Brentwood
  • University Parents Nursery School, UCLA
If you are a preschool director and would like a FREE copy for families at your preschool, please email Christina at csimon2007@gmail.com.