Preschool Child DrawingWelcome to Palisades Preschool, a reggio inspired Santa Monica preschool and early childhood school community of educators, children, ages 2.9 to 6 years of age, and their families.

Our Preschool’s Mission

Our mission is to serve the community by offering a preschool experience for children and adults that celebrates diversity, creativity and kindness. These values are embedded within a rich, child-centered curriculum that provides individuals and groups with opportunities to investigate and to express themselves through meaningful play.

General Information

The regular preschool day begins at 8:45 a.m. and ends between 1:00 and 1:40 p.m. We also offer Stay & Play between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. (Monday through Thursday) or children may be enrolled in one of our after school focus groups, organized in 10 week sessions. These small groups meet after school from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. as well (Monday through Thursday). Each Friday children are dismissed by 12:40 p.m. The preschool year begins in mid-August and ends in mid-June. We are closed for the month of July.

A simple breakfast snack and a healthy mid-morning snack are offered daily. Children share a lovely catered lunch prepared by a local chef in a commercial kitchen Monday through Thursday.

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