10th Street cultivates and grows kind, empathic, intellectually curious, intrinsically motivated serious learners who are willing to take learning risks in order to deepen their understanding and who believe in the beauty of doing ones personal best.
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We begin each year by building a solid foundation of caring grownups (parents and teachers) who share a generosity of spirit and kinship; who embrace joining together to learn, know and grow oneself and one another and who are committed to bringing and applying that knowledge to the world outside the Red Door.
10th Street Preschool is founded on the profound belief that young children learn best when allowed to engage in meaningful play in mixed-age groupings.
We build collaborative partnerships with parents and grandparents while providing parent education programs in a social, relaxed and intimate setting.
Our community is a combination of children, parents, teachers, alumni, grandparents, professionals, consultants and friends dedicated to providing support to our children and our community both inside and outside of our Red Door.
Taught by our founder, Cindy Wasson, who has 40 years of educational experience, children learn how to play together while parents learn how best to grow their parenting skills and trust their instincts.
Activities include: music and movement, storytime, sand and water play, puzzles, block building, imaginative play and snack.
11-19 Months: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM.
20-29 Months: 9:30 – 11:00 AM.
Little School helps children and their parents practice saying good-bye. Children learn to trust their teachers and discover their independence and autonomy as they play together in our self-contained classroom and our two outside yards.
Activities include sand and water play, art projects, snack, stories, music and dramatic play.
MWF or M-F
9 AM – 12 PM
T&TH or M-F
1 – 4 PM
Kindness, empathy, socialization skills and personal best are developed in our mixed-age group setting, which places together students of all ages and all countries.
We integrate each branch of play into our core social studies curriculum and promote creative forms of self-expression and study.
4, 5, or 7 hour programs
For children in their second and third year of preschool to facilitate their transition onto kindergarten.
Twice a week
45 minute sessions
We focus on the skills children need for success in kindergarten: Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science and Fine Arts.
Twice a week
9 Am – 2 PM
children join the mixed-aged preschool on alternating days
More time to practice, have fun and learn new skills in the environment they feel safe and comfortable.
Handwriting Without Tears
The children and teachers choose a theme for camp. Children will choose between a variety of activities, including sand and water play, science investigation, drama, bike riding, free play, story telling, music and movement.
10th Street Preschool is dedicated to helping children make two milestone transitions, first from their home to their school, and then, from toddler to kindergarten.
Children learn best when they are engaged in meaningful, mixed-age play. Whether in the sandbox, pretend room, art bungalow, or play yard the girls and boys of 10th Street will achieve cognitive, physical, and psychosocial well-being.
We work closely with parents in our intimate setting because we believe parents are the real experts and an integral part of our team to help grow our children.
Cindy’s dedication to education does not stop once 10th Street families graduate. Working closely with families to ensure a good match for continuing a child’s journey is part of our successful history of strong placement in private schools throughout Los Angeles, not only on the westside. Families routinely receive invitations to join the first and/or second school of their choice.
Our Red Door
8:15 AM – 5:00 PM