Come from kindness, learn from play.
We believe that parent participation is a key ingredient to the success of our school. The younger the child, the more important the bridge and bond between home and school. There is time for Family Cooking. Time for sharing family traditions, rituals and hobbies. Telling our stories to one another is another essential tradition in our school and crucial as we work together towards developing a sense of belonging and how to be a citizen of the world.
We provide opportunities for busy parents with busy schedules. We believe if there is a will, there is a way. We welcome parents, grandparents and special friends; they too are an integral part of daily life at 10th Street. This rich sharing, bringing the outside into our Red Door is the frosting on the cake.
Parents are invited to serve on our parent association board and to join one of our parent committees that include: Admissions, Angel, Community, Events, Family Friends, Fundraising, Group Parents, Kindergarten Liaison, Library, Parent Education, Secretary and Treasurer
Each year, 10th Street families make a positive impact within the preschool and the Santa Monica community at large. Our Scholarship Fund has served over 300 families and granted almost 2 million dollars, enables us to increase the social and economic diversity of our school while making a lasting difference in all of our lives.
Our outreach programs support carefully chosen programs in our community including Violence Intervention Program, Toys for Tots, City of Hope, the Santa Monica Food Drive and packing/delivering lunches every month for a local shelter.
Since the SandyHook tragedy in 2012 parents and firefighters have been tying ribbons on our front gate to honor loved ones and mark personal and public milestones. Children tie ribbons so our school is more beautiful for our neighbors.
Meet Our Staff
Cindy offers private consultations re Kindergarten admissions and placement, parenting and family issues.
Our beloved Director, Lacie found her way to the 10th Street sandbox in 2017. A kid at heart, you can often find her having a tea party in the Pretend Room or gleefully reading with the children.
Our Assistant Director, Heather joined the 10th Street family in 2011 as a mother and then a teacher in 2016. She has had the joy and honor of teaching in our Little School, Toddler, JPK and Preschool classrooms.
Our Little School teacher for the last three years, Oshena is a dedicated educator with endless patience, presence and fun for our littlest learners and their families.
We welcome Kim to 10th Street as our new Pre- K teacher! She comes to us with a deep love for helping children learn and grow, with a degree in Child Development and Family Studies and more than 10 years experience.
A dedicated and enthusiastic teacher with a degree in Early Childhood Education and a BA in Social Work, Roxie is committed to making a lasting positive impact in the lives of children.
A passionate advocate for bringing magic, creativity, love and kindness to early education, it would seem as though Briana was born to teach at 10th Street.
Sophie is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. With her extensive training in child and adolescent development and her work as the Upper School Psychologist at Harvard Westlake School in Los Angeles from 2017-2023 we are happy to have her join our team as a School Consultant.