4000 South La Brea Avenue. Los Angeles, CA 90008
Council District: 
Neighborhood Service Area: 
South Los Angeles
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(323) 291-5929
(323) 290-3151
Email Address: 

Program Details

  • Eligibility Guidelines
    • Age: 2 to 6 years old
    • We will work with your child on potty readiness as needed
  • Hours of Operation
    • Preschool centers are open Monday through Friday from 7am to 6pm 
    • Closed on all city holidays
  • Cost/ Subsidy Programs
    • Scholarships may be available
    • We accept payments from all child care resources and referral agencies. 
    • California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and California Department of Education will provide funding for income eligible families
    • Waitlist
      • You will remain on the waitlist until a space becomes available
  • Nutrition
    • Breakfast and afternoon snacks provided. 
    • Lunch will be provided
    • We are mindful of children’s food allergies. 
  • Transportation 
    • No transportation is provided. 
  • Preschool Program and Curriculum
    • Creative Curriculum:
      The Recreation and Parks State Licensed Preschool Program uses the Creative Curriculum for Preschool Instruction Methods. Creative Curriculum, which was developed in 1966 by Diane Dodge, is a hands-on approach with an emphasis of learning in the environment, play, and STEAM based activities; there is also focus on creating accurate DRDP student progress assessments and preparing them for the next step.
      • Developmentally appropriate environment
      • STEAM focused activities
      • For preschool children ages 2 years to entry into kindergarten
      • 1:8 staff to child ratio


Our Centers

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Center Name Address Phone Tentative Opening*
- State Licensed Preschool #191871609
4000 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323) 291-5929
(323) 290-3151 Fax
Currently Open
Director: Micha Mims (micha.mims@lacity.org)
- State Licensed Preschool #198010126
841 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(213) 763-5119
(213) 765-8330 Fax
Currently Open
Victory Valley Child Care
Director: Brenda Shaw (brenda.shaw@lacity.org)
-State License 195700010
6451 Saint Clair Avenue North Hollywood, CA 91606 (818) 764-1679
(818) 764-1374 Fax
Currently Open
Branford Child Care Center
Director: Rosalyn Soils(rosalyn.soils@lacity.org)
-State License 197750141
13306 Branford Street Arleta, CA 91331 818-891-6205
818-891-1281 Fax
Currently Open
Van Ness Child Care Center -State License TBD 5720 2nd Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90043   Opening Soon
South Park Child Care Center -State License TBD 345 East 51st Street Los Angeles, CA 90011   TBD
Ira C. Massey Child Care Center -State License 195-7000-81 5001 Obama Boulevard  Los Angeles, CA 90016 323-290-2330 Opening Soon
Evergreen Child Care Center -State License 198-0211-84 211 S. Evergreen Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90033  323-263-2816 Opening Soon
Hubert Humphrey -State License TBD 12560 Fillmore Street Pacoima, CA 91331   TBD
Echo Child Care Center -State License TBD 515 Laveta Terrace Los Angeles, CA 90026   TBD
Downey Child Care -State License TBD 219 South Avenue 18 Los Angeles, CA 90031   Opening Soon
Banning Child Care Center -State License TBD 1331 Eubank Avenue Wilmington, CA 90744    EARLY 2024

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