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1332 6th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 393-2721


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Child Development Center is structured on the belief that we are an extension of the family. We provide a nurturing environment, building a sense of community among the children, parents, and staff. The YMCA curriculum is emergent, based on the belief that children need to be active participants in their own learning. Through this curriculum we foster a balance among the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual aspects of each child's development. Our staff facilitates, guides, and supports the child’s natural inclination to challenge themselves, explore, create, take risks, and play in an open-ended environment. The YMCA’s supportive approach to childcare goes beyond the individual child to the parent, the family, and the community.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school