Child Care

CHILD DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

QUALITY CHILD CARE BENEFITS THE WHOLE COMMUNITY

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.

FOR PARENTS & GUARDIANS

APPLY FOR CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE

 

  • Do you need help paying for child care or preschool?
  • Do you need child care before or after school?
  • Are you working, attending school, or looking for a job?
  • Are you receiving cash assistance or low-income benefits?

 

You may be eligible for free or low-cost child care for children under 13. Submit an application to determine if you meet need and eligibility criteria. Services are available regardless of immigration status.

 

Submit Application Form Online:

Download Application Form to Submit by E-mail or Mail:

Please send the completed application form to Kimberly Jimenez, Eligibility Coordinator, at kjimenez@iilosangeles.org.

IILA CHILD CARE SERVICES

Child Care Subsidy & Education Network By IILA

CHILD CARE SUBSIDY & EDUCATION NETWORK

IILA administers two voucher-based programs that reimburse the cost of child care for low-income families with children up to 13. Through CalWORKs and the Alternative Payment Programs (APPs), IILA provides assistance that allows parents to choose the child care that best suits their family’s need, including licensed child care centers (such as IILA’s own preschool centers), licensed family child care homes, or license-exempt care (like family members).

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

Child Care At IILA

IILA PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

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

Our program 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.

PRESCHOOL DIRECTORYADDRESSCONTACT
Aliso Pico Preschool1505 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA  90033
Tel (323) 269-6921
Fax (323) 269-6921
All Peoples Preschool822 East 20th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90011
Tel (213) 747-6357 ext. 140
Fax (213) 749-9409
Amistad Preschool2037 Lincoln Park Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Tel (323) 441-8718
Fax(323) 441-8718
Estrada Learning Center3225 Hunter Street
Los Angeles, CA 90023
Tel (323) 881-6780
Fax(323) 881-6780
La Santa Cruz Preschool2747 Whittier Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90023
Tel (323) 262-1123
Fax (323)262-1123
Las Flores Preschool1073 S. Eastman Ave. #211
Los Angeles, CA 90023
Tel (323) 980-5015
Fax (323) 980-5015
Lorena Terrace Alegria Preschool619 S. Lorena St. Room C-104
Los Angeles, CA 90023
Tel (323) 981-0081
Fax (323) 981-0081
Village Learning Center4001 N. Mission Road
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Tel (323) 225-0151
Fax (323) 225-0151
Vista Nueva Learning Center130 S La Fayette Park Place
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Tel (323) 284-6805
Fax (323) 284-6805

CHILD NUTRITION

IILA 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 freshly-cooked breakfasts, lunches, and snacks to IILA preschools and other child care centers throughout L.A.

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

Learn more about our Nutrition Division.