Helping others is at the core of the CEE student experience. The Center firmly believes that learning can be deepened through service.

Community Service & Service Learning

Throughout their years at The Center, community service experiences are thoughtfully embedded into curricular studies to help students internalize and practice CEE’s Core Values. Students learn about various social issues through literature, research, and interactions with local and national organizations. They are empowered to publicize their causes and contribute in various meaningful ways.
With the support of our Community Service parent volunteers, CEE collaborates with the school community to support various causes by organizing food, book, supply, and clothing drives.

In addition to this effort, in recent years, CEE has created a Whole School “Day of Service” where the entire school community (all students, faculty, and staff) can experience hands-on volunteerism and the joy of serving their community through organizations in the Los Angeles area. Students participate in over a dozen field trips in one single day and come back together afterward as a community to reflect on the day’s experience and bring our core values to life!

Some Recent Service Learning Partners

  • Alexandria House
  • Big Sunday
  • Baby2Baby
  • City Greens
  • Heal the Bay
  • Hollywood Food Coalition
  • Saban Community Clinic
  • Westside Food Bank
  • & more!

Sandwiches for the Hungry

Students make Sandwiches for the Hungry throughout the school year in one of The Center's longest-running Community Service opportunities. CEE provides sandwiches to the Hollywood Food Coalition through a partnership that has lasted for over three decades!
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, lifelong 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.