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CECE Mission

CECE is committed to providing quality care and education for infants, toddlers and preschool children; modeling an exemplary developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive learning/lab environment for families and Early Childhood Education students.

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Is the ECE Center right for you?

We provide a model environment for children to acquire knowledge about the physical and social world in which they live through intentional and meaningful engagement. Our classrooms serve as a laboratory for students to observe modeling exemplary teaching practices.

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Learning Experiences

Young children learn by being actively engaged not only with the materials, but with the environment, with children, and with adults. The curriculum is both planned and emergent to best meet the needs and interests of the children, individually and the group as a whole.

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Standards of Quality

  • NAEYC Accredited Program
  • Quality Start Los Angeles -Quality Rating Improvement System
  • 4 Star Program
  • Small group sizes and low teacher-child ratio
  • A fully certified and credentialed teaching staff
  • Childrens gardens
  • Children are engaged in the learning process
  • Outdoor Classroom component with an emphasis on exploring nature
  • Excellence in education since 1982

Support the Center

A gift to the Circle of Friends will support our most treasured asset: our children. Your gift will help build a better future by investing in our children. All gifts are tax-deductible. CECE thanks you!
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NAEYC - Early Learning Program.
Every child deserves access to high-quality early learning experiences. NAEYC accredited early learning programs are exceptionally well equipped and meticulously measured for indicators of quality in the classroom and beyond. Select link to Learn more about NAEYC.