Child Care


For many families, the high cost, limited availability, or inconvenient hours of child care centers can present major barriers to work. Through our child care centers and subsidized programs, the Child Development Division (CDD) provides the flexibility that is vital for parents working nontraditional hours, looking for a job, going to school, or looking for housing.

Access to quality and reliable child care allows parents who want to work to stay in the labor force, encourages the healthy development of young children, supports long-lasting familial bonds, and provides social benefits for the entire community.

Please send the completed application form to Kimberly Jimenez, Eligibility Coordinator, at


IILA’s part-day and full-day preschool programs prepare children for success by providing high quality childcare and education using the high scope curriculum, which is based on active learning and a child’s positive interactions with adults and peers. Studies show this curriculum promotes a child’s development and provides lasting benefits into adulthood.

Our preschool curriculum is a comprehensive model that addresses all areas of development through 8 content areas and 58 key developmental indicators (KDIs) – the skills and behaviors at each stage of development that pave the way for future success. Our preschools offer free or low-cost education for children 2-5 years old.


In addition to our own child care centers, IILA also administers two voucher-based programs that reimburse the cost of child care for low-income families with children up to 13 years old. Through CalWORKs and the Alternative Payments Program (APP), IILA provides assistance that allows parents to choose the child care arrangement that best suits their family’s need.

IILA also partners with providers in the Family Child Care Home Education Network (FCCHEN), an educational enrichment program for children ages 3-13. Subsidized services are offered to eligible families for free or at low cost in quality family childcare home settings, providing additional flexibility for parents.


The Child Nutrition Program ensures that children get the proper nutrition to thrive, learn, and succeed in school and beyond. Our on-site state-of-the-art commercial kitchen prepares and delivers 1 million freshly-cooked breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks each year to IILA preschools and other child care centers throughout Los Angeles.

Our meals are served family-style in order to model healthy practices and make mealtime fun, social and interactive. Children experience sharing, looking out for others, learning healthy portion sizes, and socializing with teachers and peers – powerful developmental milestones that shape their future eating habits and overall health.

Learn more about our Nutrition Division.

IILA Preschool Sites

Aliso Pico Preschool

1505 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA  90033

Tel (323) 269-6921
Fax (323) 269-6921

All Peoples Preschool

822 East 20th Street
Los Angeles, CA  90011

Tel (213) 747-6357 ext. 40
Fax (213) 749-9409

Amistad Preschool

2037 Lincoln Park Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90031

Tel (323) 441-8718
Fax (323) 441-8718

Estrada Learning Center

3225 Hunter Street
Los Angeles, CA 90023

Tel (323) 881-6780
Fax (323) 881-6780

La Santa Cruz Preschool

2747 Whittier Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90023

Tel (323) 262-1123
Fax (323)262-1123

Las Flores Preschool

1073 S. Eastman Ave. #211
Los Angeles, CA 90023

Tel (323) 980-5015
Fax (323) 980-5015

Lorena Terrace Alegria Preschool

619 S. Lorena St. Rm. C-104
Los Angeles, CA  90023

Tel (323) 981-0081
Fax (323) 981-0081

Village Learning Center

4001 N. Mission Road
Los Angeles, CA  90032

Tel (323) 225-0151
Fax (323) 225-0151

Vista Nueva Learning Center

130 S La Fayette Park Place
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Tel  (323) 284-6805
Fax (323) 284-6805