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

By connecting the school curriculum with civic-minded projects, our school attempts to both reinforce learning happening the classroom and instill a strong sense of compassion and caring for others.

Community Service & Service Learning

Throughout a student's years at The Center, Service Learning and Community Service are thoughtfully embedded into curricular studies to help them internalize and practice CEE’s Core Values. Students learn about various social issues, including homelessness, hunger, and environmental conservation, through literature, research, and interactions with local and national organizations. They are empowered to publicize their causes and contribute in various meaningful ways. At CEE, students experience both!

Service Learning and Community Service support the caring and concern young people have for their world. Service Learning is a method of teaching that connects classroom lessons and skills with meaningful service to the community. Curriculum is always at the core of Service Learning. Community Service, on the other hand, can be performed at any time, for any reason, and is not necessarily tied to curriculum.
With the support of our Community Service parent volunteers, CEE collaborates with the school community to support various causes by organizing food, book, and clothing drives.

In addition to this effort, 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.