Building community everyday...



1260 N. Vermont

Los Angeles, CA 90029

(secured, attached parking lot entrance: 4679 La Mirada Ave)



We are not just "a place where..." but,

"a people who."

People who are committed to families.

People who are passionate about learning.

People who are united by much more than which classroom we are enrolled in.






Research demonstrates that children learn in a myriad of ways.  Our lives prove this to be true.  Several curriculum approaches and Child Development theories inspire + inform the words we use and the activities we plan:


Reggio Emilia -

An innovative and inspiring approach which values each child as capable, strong, and resilient, rich with wonder and knowledge.  We acknowledge the deep curiosity innate within children that motivates their desire to understand their world and their place within it.  Being Reggio-inspired teachers moves us as facilitators to adapt to the needs and interests for each child as a contributing member to their family and society as a whole.

  • Collegial and relational-based provocative experiences

  • The importance accredited to environments and spaces

  • Affirmation of competencies in children and adults

  • Educational documentation

  • Listening

  • Progrettazione (flexible planning approach)

Montessori -

An educational philosophy characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical, and social development.  

  • Student choice of activity from within a prescribed range of options

  • Uninterrupted blocks of work time

  • A constructivist (Piaget, Vygotsky, Dewey, Bruner, etc) or "discovery" model, where students learn concepts from working with materials, rather than by direct instruction

  • Specialized educational materials

  • Liberal movement within the classroom


We are passionate about the value of creating rhythm and routine for our children.  We also acknowledge the importance of remaining flexible and spontaneous to best meet each child's needs, as well as for fun!  Here is how a typical day looks:


8:45 am - Gentle-start drop-off

9:00 am - Morning Meeting

9:20 am - Activity, large and small group, morning snack (indoor)

10:30 am - Activity, group and independent play (outdoor)

11:45 am - Reflection Circle

noon - pickup

12:15 pm - lunch 

1:00 pm - quiet time (nap, reading, art...)

2:30 pm - afternoon snack

3:00 pm - playground adventure

4:00 pm - afternoon pickup


Early drop-off and late pick-up are available on a case-by-case basis ...if it will support your family, we'll do our best to accommodate!




We hope that you will consider our school a place that your child and family can thrive. The admissions process has been created in a manner to give you a chance to know the school well before you apply. We want every family to feel assured that they have made the right choice for themselves and their child.

  1. The first step in the process is to schedule an individual parent tour with the Director Tim ( or Assistant Director Sandy ( 323.422.9690. This step does not include your child, but rather it is an opportunity for you to view the school in progress, to hear about our philosophy and program, and to have your questions answered.

  2. After the tour an application will be sent out via email along with any information discussed during the tour.

  3. Please complete the application packet, state the desired schedule for your child, and return it to the school with a $100 one time, non-refundable registration fee and a family photo. The director will review the application and a decision will be sent to you via email or phone.

  4. Once you have been admitted, to accept a place for your child at the preschool and to guarantee your child’s space and schedule in the school, please return the admissions agreement along with a $500 non-refundable deposit that will be applied to your child’s first tuition charges.

  5. The remainder of the enrollment packet will then be emailed to you and it must be completed 2 weeks before your child’s start day.

  6. A $30 earthquake fee is due at that time.

  7. A visiting day at the school for your child will be arranged for a time closer to the beginning of school.

  8. Summer and Fall Admissions decisions and admissions agreements will be emailed by mid-May. Waiting list families will receive updates as we know them.

    We look forward to meeting you and sharing the school with you. We think you will find it a wonderful place for children and families.