Toddler Program

The Toddler Program is a play-based program that focuses on social-emotional development and is both a transition to a school setting and a means to further the healthy separation between parent and child. Full-day and half-day options are available.

Children must turn two years old before July 1, 2021 to apply for our 2021-2022 Toddler Program.

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  • IMPORTANT DATES

    July 15, 2020
    2021-22 Online Application Opens

    December 15, 2020

    Application deadline for 2021-2022 school year

    October - January
    Interviews with parents only

    February 5, 2021
    Toddler and Early Childhood Admissions Decisions Emailed to Families

EC1 & EC2 Programs

The EC1 and EC2 Programs include indoor and outdoor activities organized around learning centers. Large and small group activities include storytime, movement, music and art, science, and library. Full-day and half-day options with before and after school daycare are available in EC1 while EC2 is a full-day program.

Children must turn 3 years old before July 1, 2021 to enter our 2021-2022 EC1 Program.

While we often do not have many spaces available at EC2, we accept applications for the EC2 Program. If spaces do not open at EC2, Kindergarten is a wonderful entry point for new families to attend The Center.

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  • IMPORTANT DATES

    July 15, 2020
    2021-22 Online Application Opens

    December 15, 2020

    Application deadline for 2021-2022 school year

    October - January
    Interviews with parents only

    February 5, 2021
    Toddler and Early Childhood Admissions Decisions Emailed to Families

Kindergarten

Kindergarten is a full day Elementary program. In Kindergarten, teachers introduce academic subjects including language arts, math, and social studies. In addition, Kindergartners go to teacher specialists for music, art, physical education, science, technology, and library.

Children must turn 5 years old before July 1, 2021 to enter our 2021-2022 Kindergarten Program.

Kindergarten Screening
In November, applicant families receive a Preschool Evaluation Form to be filled out by their child’s preschool. All students applying to Kindergarten will be invited to attend a Kindergarten Screening in January/February. Our screening helps us understand a child more fully and is considered in the context of the parent application, interview, and teacher evaluation form.

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  • IMPORTANT DATES

    July 15, 2020
    2021-22 Online Application Opens

    January 15, 2021

    Application deadline for 2021-2022 school year

    November - January
    Parent Interviews

    January - February
    Kindergarten Screenings

    March 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
    Shared Los Angeles Independent Elementary Schools Admissions Notification Date

    March 22, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
    Shared Los Angeles Independent Elementary Schools Admissions Family Decision Date (Enrollment Contracts Due)

Elementary

Throughout the elementary grades at The Center, we strive to provide a wide variety of experiences and approaches to learning. We teach to develop collaborative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills in an increasingly challenging academic program.

Elementary School applicants will participate in an indivdual academic screening as well as a group visit. A Teacher Recommendation Form from the child's current core teacher and Release of Records/Transcripts from the child’s current school are also required.

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  • IMPORTANT DATES

    July 15, 2020
    2021-22 Online Application Opens

    January 15, 2021

    Application deadline for 2021-2022 school year (Elementary only)

    December - February
    Parent Interviews

    January - February
    Student Screening and Group Visits (virtual or in-person)

    March 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
    Shared Los Angeles Independent Elementary Schools Admissions Notification Date

    March 22, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
    Shared Los Angeles Independent Elementary Schools Admissions Family Decision Date (Enrollment Contracts Due)
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.