Information for Parents about Santa Monica CA Child Care

Santa Monica Child Care Center and Preschool Informational Policies

For many Santa Monica child care and daycare centers, tuition is usually due in advance, and payment schedules are typically stated on a payment agreement contract. Parents should clearly identify payment information, schedules and potential late fees when considering a preschool and child care in Santa Monica CA. Tuition may also be required whether the child is in attendance or is absent. Late fees may also apply for payments not made according to the schedule and your child may not be permitted to attend preschools if the payment becomes delinquent for a certain period. At the discretion of the Santa Monica child care center, program schedules set up for your child must be maintained. Arrangements for different days and hours must usually be made in advance. For daycare and child care in Santa Monica CA there will be emergency procedures in place, and practiced on a regular basis. In addition, staff members will be certified in first aid and CPR. Preschool teachers periodically speak with children about what do in the event of an emergency e.g. fire and will practice drills to ensure children are adequately prepared. Santa Monica child care options are many and varied. There are child care providers that offer traditional preschool and kindergarten programs, full and half day preschools in Santa Monica CA, as well as infant care and before and after school care programs. Many Santa Monica childcare providers offer a specific type of learning approach or combination of learning approaches. For example, there are many child care providers that offer a developmental approach, an approach that is based on helping children thrive in learning and play. Other preschools in Santa Monica CA offer more formal approaches, including Montessori, Reggio Amelia. For more information about these approaches, please use the Resources section of our website.
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Bright Horizons at The Watergarden 
(310) 449-0047
1620 26th Street #1020, Santa Monica, CA  90404
Child Care Director: Mary Jane Escorpiso
Bright Horizons Family Solutions is the world's leading provider of high quality childcare and early education. Our programs empower children from infancy through kindergarten to become  ...
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Lighthouse Church Preschool 
(310) 264-8328
1424 Yale Street, Santa Monica, CA  90404
As part of the enrollment process for your child, please ensure that you obtain a clearance from your child's physician. For Santa Monica child care centers this will typically include disclosure of completed vaccinations, allergies and any conditions that will require special handling. ...
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Pilgrim Lutheran Church CDC 
(310) 829-4113
1730 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA  90403
A nutritious breakfast, snack and lunch each day that includes lots of fresh fruit and vegetables may be provided by some local preschools and child care facilities. Some even provide homemade meals. ...
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Circle of Children Preschool 
(310) 393-7731
1227 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA  90403
Most Santa Monica child care centers require an upfront, non-refundable registration fee for your child to be enrolled. In addition there may be a re-enrollment fee each year. Often there are sibling discounts available for multiple children. ...
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First Step Child Care Center 
(310) 399-8118
2650 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA  90405
As part of the enrollment process for your child, please ensure that you obtain a clearance from your child's physician. For Santa Monica child care centers this will typically include disclosure of completed vaccinations, allergies and any conditions that will require special handling. ...
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Gan Israel Preschool 
(310) 394-3200
1341 9th Street, Santa Monica, CA  90401
For child care in Santa Monica parents should always visit the center, preferably with your child before making a choice. In most cases you should call ahead to schedule a tour and to meet the directors and staff. ...
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Trinity Baptist Children's Center 
(310) 395-3282
1019 California Avenue, Santa Monica, CA  90403
Santa Monica child care centers and preschools offer many different learning approaches and combinations for parents to consider including Montessori, Play Based, Developmental and Teacher Led, Waldorf, Structured Learning with Play, Reggio Emilia and Piaget. ...
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The First School 
(310) 452-0095
1733 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA  90402
Many Santa Monica child care and daycare centers provide after school age care options. These programs can be very beneficial for assisting children to complete their homework and have great social interaction as well as physical exercise activities. ...
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Bright Start Learning Center 
(310) 315-9353
1501 17th Street, Santa Monica, CA  90404
A nutritious breakfast, snack and lunch each day that includes lots of fresh fruit and vegetables may be provided by some local preschools and child care facilities. Some even provide homemade meals. ...
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