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
  • Intense co-participation of families
  • 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

Waldorf - 

Engage in domestic, practical and artistic activities that children can readily imitate (for example, baking, painting, gardening and handicrafts), adapting the work to the changing seasons and festivals of the year.

The teacher nurtures the children's power of imagination particular to the age. She does so by telling carefully selected stories and by encouraging free play. This free or fantasy play, in which children act out scenarios of their own creation, helps them to experience many aspects of life more deeply. When toys are used, they are made of natural materials. Pine cones, wood, cotton, silk, shells, stones and other objects from nature that the children themselves have collected are used in play and to beautify the room.

Sequencing, sensory integration, eye-hand coordination tracking, appreciating the beauty of language and other basic skills necessary for the foundation of academic excellence are fostered in Pre-K. In this truly natural, loving and creative environment, the children are given a range of activities and the structure that help them prepare for the next phase of school life.

BankStreet -

Also known as the developmental-interaction approach, this emphasizes the importance of a large variety of open-ended materials in the classroom and defines the role of the teacher in the classroom as a facilitator of learning. 

  • View every aspect of the school day is developmentally meaningful
  • Provide a balance between child and adult initiated activities
  • Support on-going staff training and parent involvement
  • Necessitates that teachers set goals, plan strategies for achieving them and follow-up to evaluate and revise them as necessary.

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!



January 3rd - First day back to school

January 16th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day (C)

January 25th - Parent Potluck (7:00pm)

February 20th - President's Day (C)

March 7th - Pajama Day

April 10th - Spring Break

May 29th - Memorial Day (C)

July 4th - Independence Day (C)

July 20th - Graduation

August 7th - First day of school

August 18th - Parent Sounding Board

September 21st - Rosh Hashana (C)

September 22nd - Rosh Hashana (C)

October 5th - Sukkot (C)

October 6th - Sukkot (C)

November 10th - Veteran's Day (C)

November 23rd - Thanksgiving (C)

November 24th - Thanksgiving (C)

December 15th - Winter SIng (6:30pm - 7:30pm)


January 8th - School resumes

January 15th - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (C)

February 19th - President's Day (C)

March 26th - Spring Break begins

April 2nd - School resumes

May 28th - Memorial Day (C)



August 8th - First day of school

September 5th - Labor Day (C)

September 13th - Parent Potluck

October 3rd - Rosh Hashanah (C)

October 4th - Rosh Hashanah (C)

October 7th - Movie night

October 12th - Yom Kippur (C)

October 17th - Sukkot (C)

October 18th - Sukkot (C)

October 24th - Sukkot (C)

October 25th - Sukkot (C)

November 11th - Veteran's Day (C)

November 23rd - Thanksgiving Luncheon

December 16th - Winter Sing (6:30pm - 7:30pm)


September 14th, 15th- observance of Rosh Hashanah

September 23rd - observance of Yom Kippur

Week of September 28th - Observance of Sukkot

November 11 - observance of Veterans Day

November 25 - Thanksgiving luncheon (half-day, no afternoon session)

November 26,27 - observance of Thanksgiving

December 18th - Winter break begins


January 4 - School resumes

January 18 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

February 2 - Teacher in-service (school not in-session)

February 15 - Presidents’ Day                      

Week of March 21 - Spring Break

April 14 - Teacher in-service

May 30 - Memorial Day

July 21 - graduation and transition day (half-day, no afternoon session)




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. 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. If you are then considering applying to the school, the next step is to attend an orientation meeting where the Director will speak and you can ask further questions. This is for parents only.
  3. ALL Orientation Meetings are at 5:30 p.m. – Summer and Fall 2016 orientation meetings will be in January and February 2016.
  4. The orientation meetings for Summer and Fall admission are Wednesday, January 21, 2016 and Monday, February 23,  2016.
  5. Applications are due Friday,  Feb. 26th.
  6. If you wish to apply, applications will be handed out at the orientation meeting.
  7. Please complete the application packet, state the desired schedule for your child, and return it to the school with a $150 registration fee and a family photo.
  8. Summer and Fall Admissions decisions and admissions agreements will be mailed by mid- March. Waiting list families will receive updates as we know them.
  9. If you wish to apply for a partial or full scholarship, please note that request in your application. However, applications decisions will be made first without consideration for financial need, then the scholarship will be considered once your child is accepted. The decision will be made on a case-by-case basis in a meeting with the Director.
  10. A visiting day at the school for your child will be arranged for a time closer to the beginning of school.
  11. 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.
  12. The remainder of the enrollment packet will then be mailed to you.
  13. It must be completed  2 weeks before your child’s starting day.
  14. A $30 earthquake fee is due at that time.

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.