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Pre-school Age License Child Care Centers

The goal of the State Licensed Child Care Program is to provide a safe, caring, and academically challenging environment in which children may develop their self esteem, creativity, learning, social skills through the use of age-appropriate activities and materials.

The Department's Licensed Child Care program operates 2 State-licensed child care facilities which provide full day care for pre-school children 2.5 to entry into kindergarten. Jim Gilliam Child Care Center has funding provided by California Department of Education for income eligible families. Ralph M. Parsons Pre-school offers the Los Angeles Universal Preschool Program for children that have turned four years of age on or before December 2.

Both programs will offer the Creative Curriculum method of teaching. Other specialized classes are available. For information please call the nearest center.

PS = Preschool, BC = Before Care, AC = After Care, SS = Schools Serviced
* = Government Grant Funded Facilities
* Select a facilities' name for more site specific information
Center Name Address Phone
Jim Gilliam Child Care CENTER * (PS)
- State Licensed Preschool
Hours: 7am to 6pm; Full-day Accepting Alternative Payment Programs (GAIN, CRYSTAL STAIRS, CALWORKS)
4000 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323) 291-5929
(323) 298-2130 Fax
Ralph M. Parsons Preschool
@ the EXPO Center 7:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Full day preschool, ages 2.5 through school age entry license #

Provide snacks and transportation
841 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(213) 763-5119
(213) 765-8330 Fax