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Preschools in Los Angeles for Launching Lifetime Learners

There are dozens of preschools in Los Angeles to choose from, with likely dozens of approaches to early childhood education. Preschool can help little ones develop their gross motor skills, social skills, and emotional skills, plus it’s wonderful to have additional sets of adults who care for them.

There are also many types of preschools to choose from, like Reggio-based preschools, Montessori schools, preschools with toddler programs, preschools that focus on play-based learning, or preschools that emphasize academics.

Preschool is such an important part of raising kids in the 21st Century, which makes choosing a preschool a very serious decision for parents. And no matter which one you choose, you’re sure to find one that’s right for your child in our list of terrific preschools in Los Angeles.

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Featured Preschools

Berkeley Hall School

Type: Middle School, Preschool, Private Elementary School


Berkeley Hall School is a private, coeducational school for students in preschool through grade 8. Rigorous academics in a supportive atmosphere and grounded character development allow students to become fearless scholars and conscientious citizens – gain a love of learning, leadership with social responsibility, creativity with moral integrity, and self-esteem with compassion for others and the environment.


Building Blocks Christian Academy

Type: Preschool, Religious Affiliation


We know you have many choices when it comes to choosing the first school experience for your child. At Building Blocks Christian Academy we are pleased to be able to provide the community of West LA with a quality early childhood program that exists to equip children with the essential building blocks for life – body, mind and spirit.

Our program blends play-based learning with hands-on academic experiences to prepare the children for the next level in their education. We provide a program that reflects the developmental level of each child through individual, small group and large group activities. We balance our day with both active and quiet time and indoor and outdoor play. We have a newly renovated classroom and a large outdoor space featuring a spacious grass yard and new playground equipment.

Building Blocks serves children ages 2.5-5 and is located in the Mar Vista neighborhood, convenient to Venice, Marina del Rey, Playa Vista and surrounding areas.


Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

Type: Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Preschool, Public Charter School


Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (“CNCA”) is a small network of seven high-performing, community-based, free public schools serving students from preschool through 12th grade. Our schools are recognized for providing a research-based curriculum with integrated support systems and stand-out enrichment offerings like our bilingual program option, music and dance enrichment, and college awareness and readiness support starting from the beginning. We are proud of our success and excited to welcome new students to our seven different campuses.

Our application window is open from October 12, 2021 to January 28, 2022. When more applications are received than space, we will hold a public lottery event on Friday, February 11, 2022. Our schools are tuition-free and open to all! There are no residential restrictions. School hours are typically from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with before and after school and extracurricular activities available starting at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. daily.

Process to Apply
• Submit an application to be included in the Feb. 11 lottery
Complete your application here.
• Need help? Call our Home Support Office at 213-417-3400 or email [email protected]

Enrollment Reminders and Details
• All new students (including siblings) must apply to enroll at CNCA
• When more applications are received than space, a public lottery event will take place on Feb. 28
• Our Virtual Enrollment Events can be found on our website under “Enroll” on the homepage (pre-registration required!) Virtual School Events – Enroll – Camino Nuevo Charter Academy
• See other important dates and details here: Application Deadline and Lottery – Enroll – Camino Nuevo Charter Academy
• All applications received AFTER January 28 will be added to the waitlist or accepted as space permits.

To learn more about CNCA visit our website, follow CNCASchools on Facebook or Instagram, or call our Home School Office at 213-417-3400.

We look forward to getting to know you and your family as you explore CNCA!


Hollywood Schoolhouse

Type: Preschool, Private Elementary School


Hollywood Schoolhouse knows, values, and encourages fearless curiosity. Through a blended program of innovative academics and structured learning, our diverse community inspires students to be academically strong, artistically proud, physically active, and socially grounded.


International School of Los Angeles

Type: International, Preschool, Private Elementary School


The International School of Los Angeles is a non-profit, independent, international school committed to bilingual education and academic excellence in a nurturing environment. The International School of Los Angeles offers a preschool through 12th grade curriculum that culminates in the French baccalauréat or the International Baccalaureate®’s Diploma Programme.

With over 65 nationalities and 40 spoken languages represented across its multiple Los Angeles-area campuses (Burbank, Los Feliz, Pasadena, and West Valley), the School invites its students to study and live in a diverse global community every day.

The International School of Los Angeles is committed to the values of respect, excellence, and diversity, and to preparing students of all backgrounds to excel in and contribute to a global world. Since 1978, the School has been instilling the love of learning in all its students through small classes and low student-to-teacher ratios.

If you envision your child studying and learning in an intimate setting and growing up to be a confident, caring, and open-minded critical thinker who will thrive in a diverse, competitive world, book a tour today.

Five Locations in Los Angeles:

Burbank Campus (6th – 12th grade)
1105 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91506

Los Feliz Early Learning Center (preschool & pre-K)
2714 St George Street, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Los Feliz Campus (pre-K – 5th grade)
4155 Russell Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Pasadena Campus (preschool – 5th grade)
30 N. Marion Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106

West Valley Campus (preschool – 5th grade)
5933 Lindley Avenue, Tarzana, CA 91356



The IKAR Early Childhood Center

Type: Preschool


The IKAR ECC offers a developmental, play-based program infused with Judaic and social justice curricula. Our program embraces commitments to Judaic learning; an intro to conversational, liturgical, and written Hebrew; Reggio Emilia-inspired emergent learning; our partnership with the community of Katira, Uganda; and the practice of Tikkun Olam (taking care of the earth). We offer half day and full day options and are open to children ages 2-5. Families do not need to be Jewish to attend. We are open and operating safely and joyfully under strict COVID protocols. Located in Mid-City Los Angeles.


Wonder Preschool & Learning Center

Type: Preschool


Affordable preschool with full and part time schedules and a nurturing parent community to support families’ diverse needs. Our curriculum is play-based, research-driven and developmentally appropriate programming for 2 to 5 years old with special emphasis on social-emotional learning. COVID-19 precautions: ventilation system, stable cohorts, frequent hand-washing, weekly on-site testing, hourly site sanitation, daily cleaning in all areas.


Alphabetical List of Preschools

10th Street Preschool
1444 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-4088

1st Class Preparatory
3459 McManus Ave., Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 925-6394

A Kid’s Place
12306 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 390-0401
[email protected]

All Children Great and Small
4612 Welch Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 666-6154
[email protected]

Argo Navis
5517 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 447-5437
[email protected]

Beginnings Learning Center
North Hollywood Campus
5554 Cahuenga Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 855-5466

Beginnings Learning Center
Santa Monica Campus
1516 19th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404
(424) 425-3510

Bel Air Presbyterian Preschool
16221 Mulholland Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90049

Bridge Montessori Preschool
695 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024
(626) 817-2205
[email protected]

Bright Horizons at Ocean Park
3350 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

Bright Horizons At the Water Garden
1620 26th St., Ste. #1020 N., Santa Monica, CA 90404

Bright Horizons At UCLA
10861 Weyburn Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Bright Montessori School
3010 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039
[email protected]

Bubbles ’n Colors Bilingual Preschool
2147 Selby Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 441-0209
[email protected]

Building Blocks Christian Academy
3734 S. Centinela Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90066

California Wiz Kids
3734 Overland Ave., Los Angeles, CA US 90034
(310) 202-1566
[email protected]

Camelot Kids
2880 Rowena Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039
[email protected]

Cassidy Preschool
2122 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 829-5700
[email protected]

CHALK Preschool
19436 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 593-2244

Creative Center for Children
10547 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90025
(310) 475-9004

Creative Explorers
5711 W. 74th St., Los Angeles, CA 90045
(424) 227-9386
[email protected]

Creative Learning Academy
1718 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90062
[email protected]

Creative Mind Preschool
5262 Fountain Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 660-7529
[email protected]

Definitely Learning Infant Center & Preschool — Baldwin Hills
5100 Coliseum St., Los Angeles, CA 90016
[email protected]

Definitely Learning Infant Center & Preschool — Gramercy Park
9600 S. Western, Los Angeles, CA 90047
(323) 242-0769
[email protected]

Delaney Wright Fine Arts Preschool
6125 Carlos Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028
[email protected]

Dickinson C. Ross Preschool
806 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 863-9944
[email protected]

DIG Childhood Center
3840 Grand View Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066
(424) 289-9619
[email protected]

Discovery Preschool at LAUCC
5550 E. Atherton St., Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 596-2108

First Presbyterian Nursery School
1248 Second St., Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-9259
[email protected]

Foundations Preschools and Infant Care
2932 Halldale Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90018
(424) 625-5411

Fountain Day School
1128 N. Orange Grove Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 654-8958
[email protected]

Frederick Price Christian School
7901 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90044
(323) 565-4199

FUMC Preschool & Transitional Kindergarten
1008 11th St., Santa Monica, CA 90403
[email protected]

Future Stars Academy
2320 Pacific Coast Hwy., Lomita, CA 90717
(310) 530-0256
[email protected]

Gan Dalia Day Care
1748 S. Shenandoah St., Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 904-8732
[email protected]

Gan Malibu Preschool
22933 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-6573

Gan West
12053 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 391-9800
[email protected]

Glendale Bright Start Preschool
411 E. Colorado St., Glendale, CA 91205
(818) 244-2400

Great Beginnings Preschool
12052 Emelita Street, North Hollywood, CA 91607
(818) 763-5859
[email protected]

Green Beginning
3047 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 841-6100
[email protected]

Growing Place — Marine Park
1406 Marine St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 392-9737
[email protected]

Growing Place at Ocean Park
401 Ashland Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405
[email protected]

Happy Preschool
2314 Carmona Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 931-1150

Happyland Preschool
4045 Lafayette Pl., Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 839-3739

Kids Collective Preschool
4252 Inglewood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066
(866) 582-4288
[email protected]

Kids Town
1140 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 297-0038
[email protected]

Kinder Circle Preschool
11827 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 740-8798

LA First Montessori School
213 S. Hobart Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004
[email protected]

Lily Pad Preschool
12958 Short Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 306-6334
[email protected]

Little Hands Together Montessori Trilingual Preschool
11874 Juniette St., Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 894-8788
[email protected]

Little Paws Montessori
1341 N. Mansfield Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028
[email protected]

Los Feliz Nursery School
3401 Riverside Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 662-8300
[email protected]

Manhattan Beach Nursery School
1520 Nelson Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Maple Tree Academy
Santa Monica Campus
1814 14th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 314-1111
[email protected]

Milestones Preschool
317 W 64th St., Inglewood, CA 90302
(310) 677 5807

Montessori Academy Of Culver City
5881 Green Valley Cir., Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 215-3388

Milestones Preschool pictures
photos courtesy of Milestones Preschool

Morning Glory Preschool
2552 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90291
(310) 827-0502
[email protected]

Saint Gerard Majella Children’s Center
4461 Inglewood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 397-4863
[email protected]

St. John’s Nursery School
11000 National Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 477-0507

Sunshine Daydreams
3843 College Ave., Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 838-8851

The Canyon School, Inc.
1820 N. Las Palmas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 464-7507

The Children’s Place Preschool
235 Hill St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 399-6405
[email protected]

The Local Preschool
3462 Colonial Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 397-1936
[email protected]

Tivoli Rainbow Garden Preschool
4041 Huron Ave., Culver City, CA 90232

Treehouse Tots Preschool
5460 Inglewood Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 437-0329
[email protected]

Turning Point School
8780 National Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 841-2505
[email protected]

Village Tree Preschool
4235 Duquesne Ave., Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 204-5458
[email protected]

West Hollywood Children’s Academy
1030 N. Vista St., West Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 748-1656
[email protected]

Westchester Parents Nursery School
8619 Aviation Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 670-5522
[email protected]

Westside Neighborhood School
5401 Beethoven St., Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 574-8650
[email protected]

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