The Center for Early Education began a 3 ½ year comprehensive redevelopment of our 2 ½ acre campus in 2016.


As of spring 2020, the project has been completed with the opening of the new field and lunch pavilion.
Two new school buildings connect to an existing building to create a single 100,000 SF building housing 540 students and 110 faculty and staff.

In addition to a full array of classrooms and learning spaces, the project includes new additional below-ground parking, rooftop playgrounds, a gymnasium, and a playfield. 

The architecture of the new campus is inspired by the spontaneous expression of children’s art: folded and cut-out paper, alphabet building blocks, brightly colored surfaces, and simplified, almost childlike profiles of things found in nature such as trees and flowers.
The second new building opened for students on September 3, 2019. The facility on Clinton Avenue now houses all early education programs, Kindergarten, first and second grades, administrative offices, and a rooftop playground, expanded underground parking and more.
This building forms the new entrance to school, featuring a five-story atrium that connects a vestibule at the new below-grade parking garage to the rooftop playgrounds at the fourth floor.
On January 6, 2020, The Center for Early Education marked an important moment in the Campus Enhancement Project, cutting the ribbon on the new central campus playfield, flanked by community plaza, shaded lunch pavilion, and handball courts.

Latest Updates

Summer 2020: The Campus Enhancement Project is complete with the opening of the field, lunch pavilion, and handball courts on ground level.

Fun Facts

List of 8 items.

  • 530 tons of ¾” rock was placed below the turf field using a truck mounted conveyor belt.

  • 675 cubic yards of concrete have been placed as of February 2020.

  • Constructing the La Cienega Building required 2,742 cubic yards of concrete at 4,000 pounds per cubic yard!

  • Padding under the turf is made from recycled rubber.

  • Rain water that falls on campus is diverted to storage cisterns and also collected within the planters around the play field for future use!

  • Constructing the Clinton Building required about 1,450 cubic yards of concrete at 4,000 pounds per cubic yard.

  • The La Cienega Building also included 420 tons of structural iron, and the Clinton Building includes 360 tons of structural steel.

  • The school's de-watering system is pumping 250 gallons of water from the settling tank on the site every 5 minutes (3,000 gallons per hour; 72,000 gallons per day)

The Center for Early Education, a socio-economically and culturally diverse independent school for children, toddlers through grade six, strives to graduate students who are joyful, resilient, life-long learners. The Center embraces a philosophy of education that combines a nurturing, inclusive learning environment with an increasingly challenging academic program that addresses the developmental needs of each child.