Child Care

Preschool & Educational Network

Preschool part-day and full-day 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.

The Family Child Care Education Network (FCCHEN) is an educational enrichment program for children ages 3-13. Educational subsidized services are offered to eligible families for free or at low-cost quality family childcare home settings.

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 school and adult success. Provides free or low-cost preschool education for children 2-5 years old.

Child Care Subsidy

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.

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

Having 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, and supports families in developing long-lasting familial and social benefits.

Child Nutrition

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

Our meals are served family-style, which reflects the holistic social mission of IILA. By modeling healthy practices and by making mealtimes enjoyable and social, children experience sharing, looking out for others, learning healthy portion sizes, and interacting with teachers and school personnel – all of these are powerful developmental milestones that shape their future eating habits and impact their overall health.