The Center began as a play group for children,

in a single-family home in the Hancock Park section of Los Angeles in 1939. The original founders of this group, most of whom were professional psychoanalysts, were passionate about respecting the inner world of the child.

A year in the life of The Center

There's a lot happening at The Center throughout the year! See a few of our favorite events below, read about our featured news, or view the school calendar.