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The 2021-22 application for all grade levels will be available online on July 15, 2020.



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

    November 2, 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.

Children must turn 2 years old before July 1, 2021 to enter our 2021-2022 EC1 Program.

We do not accept applications for the EC2 Program because we do not increase the class size from the previous year's EC1 Program and rarely have openings. Kindergarten is a wonderful entry point for new families to attend The Center, and applications will be available for the 2022-23 Kindergarten in July 2022.

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  • IMPORTANT DATES

    July 15, 2020
    2021-22 Online Application Opens

    November 2, 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, 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 December or January. Children spend time playing, listening to a story, and doing some table activities while parents learn more about the Kindergarten program.

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  • IMPORTANT DATES

    July 15, 2020
    2021-22 Online Application Opens

    November 2, 2020

    Application deadline for 2021-2022 school year

    November - January
    Kindergarten screenings with children

    December - February
    Parent interviews

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

    March 15, 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. Our focus is on addressing different learning styles and developing collaborative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Openings in first through sixth grade occur occassionally if a current family moves away. Elementary School applicants are invited to spend a day at CEE between November and mid-March. Parent interviews are usually held on the day that the child visits. A Teacher Recommendation Form and Release of Records from the child’s current school are also required.

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  • IMPORTANT DATES

    July 15, 2020
    2021-22 Online Application Opens

    November 2, 2020

    Application deadline for 2021-2022 school year

    November - January
    Kindergarten screenings with children

    December - February
    Parent interviews

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

    March 15, 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.