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Carousel Preschool and Infant Center

8333 Airport Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

(310) 216-6641


Carousel Preschool & Infant Center has been in operation since 1984 and provides early childhood education and care for the Los Angeles airport local community. Carousel serves children birth through 5 years old in a nurturing, stimulating, and family-centered environment, where the cultures and special needs of children and families are embraced and supported. Our school recognizes children’s needs to learn basic academic skills, explore the world around them, achieve independent living and thinking skills, enjoy the learning experience, and become responsible citizens in an ever-changing world.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our School program provides:
a nurturing environment which stimulates a child's natural interest and curiosity.
positive successful experiences which foster a healthy self-image.
an atmosphere of freedom and flexibility where children can choose, experiment, and initiate discoveries.
Excerpted from the preschool's website


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation