Santa Monica Preschools

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Olguin Family Childcare

4126 Mclaughlin Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Starting at $300/wk

What we offer is a loving, safe, and educational environment for your child to grow. We will offer the very best care that we can for your child. We ask that, in turn, you help us by keeping us informed regarding any health concerns, favorite foods, fears, or special interests. We will share information about your child s growth and activities during the time spent in our program.
As a parent, you are the most important person in your child s world and we will make every effort to support you as a family. We understand how difficult it can be for working parents to balance all of their commitments and responsibilities in their lives. For this reason we strive to offer a program that will enrich your child s development while putting your mind at ease. We believe that self-esteem is a critical component to optimal growth in young children; we focus on developing the socialization and self-help skills needed to have a positive self-image. As a multi-cultural family, we understand the importance of multiple languages in the home, and in our childcare we strive to have a bilingual environment. Language acquisition skills are taught in English and Spanish. We will also do our best to assist your child in developing important values such as: love of learning, good manners, caring/sharing, patience, responsibility, compassion for self and others, as well as communication and teamwork.
We believe that children learn well through play and we will implement these important values throughout our day. We also offer daily preschool activities to help ready your child for Kindergarten. He/she will learn to recognize the alphabet, shapes, colors, numbers, as well as beginning reading and writing skills, if developmentally appropriate. We also work on name recognition and name writing.
The children are given the opportunity to explore, experiment, and create in a safe and nurturing environment. It is our goal to offer your family the quality childcare experience you deserve.
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FAQs for finding preschools in Santa Monica

What types of preschool can I find in Santa Monica, CA?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Santa Monica, CA. The first is a full-time preschool program that usually works well for parents working full-time shifts. The second is a part-time preschool program where you can enroll your child for 2-3 days per week and typically choose between a morning or afternoon shift. A part-time preschool can be a great option if you want to ease the transition of this new learning experience for your child. You can also check your options in Santa Monica, CA for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in Santa Monica, CA?
When you begin looking for preschools in Santa Monica, CA ask about the ratio of learning time to supervised play time so you can get a good sense of whether you believe your child's needs will be met. From there, ask about what a typical day consists of, what the safety protocols are and how discipline will be handled. Also, make sure to check directly with the preschool for information about their local licensing and credentials in Santa Monica, CA.
How can I find a preschool near me?
There are currently 32 preschools in Santa Monica, CA on Care.com and you can filter these local results by distance from your zip code. From there, you can compare between preschool programs by traditional facility-based preschools and private, in-home preschools. Be sure to check reviews from other families in Santa Monica, CA who have previously sent their kids to any of the preschools you are interested in.