The Toddler Drop-Off Program is a play-based program for children 24 months up to 36 months, offering a safe, nurturing environment with a focus on supporting development through play. There is a supportive 1:4 teacher to child ratio where social skills and conflict resolution skills are emphasized. Special attention is paid to offering a gentle and gradual separation process for each child and their caregiver. The gentle pace of separation allows for the child to feel connected to the program and the teachers before saying ‘see you later’ to their caregiver. Children are able to free-flow through indoor and outdoor environments while engaging in various activity options. Our curriculum introduces toddlers to a variety of experiences, including painting, sensory play, manipulative toys, beginning puzzles, books, blocks, sand and water play, and beginning dramatic play. Group experiences for toddlers include songs and a variety of music and rhythm experiences. Organic snacks are served.

Toddler Drop-Off Schedule (effective October 2016)

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-12pm

Toddler Drop-Off Monthly Tuition (effective October 2016)

  • 2 Days – $520

Reduced Tuition

Families with two (or more) enrolled children will receive a 5% reduction in tuition for the second child.

Families in the Toddler Drop-Off Program needing financial assistance must fill out a financial aid form with accompanying documentation (e.g., tax returns, pay stubs). Financial aid for 2016-2017 is no longer available, but you may request an application for 2017-2018.

Toddler Drop-Off Program Application (January – March 2017) First month’s tuition and deposit for final month’s tuition due upon acceptance.

After submitting your application, please submit the $25 application fee* (check made out to “Venice Parents Daycare & Preschool”) to:

Venice Parents Daycare & Preschool
11700 National Blvd. L-104
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Or pay via PayPal:

* One per family per school year.


The Playtime with Parent Support Program offers parents the opportunity to bring their toddler to a pleasant outdoor play environment with like-minded parents looking for community and support. The children play in a space where socialization, language development, and exploration are the focus. The children can play in the outdoor space while you receive parent support for one hour from parenting experts, Nicki Backlar and Barbara Olinger. Participating families are welcome to arrive and depart at any time during the 2 1/2 hour program window. Parents must remain on site during the session. Pre-registration is required.

Nicki has a master’s degree in human development and an adult school credential with an emphasis on parent education. She has over 25 years in the field of early childhood as a parent educator, toddler through K-1 teacher, and as a professor at Santa Monica College and UCLA Extension.

Barbara has a master’s degree in social work and has been working with children and families in both therapeutic and educational settings for over 30 years. She has a private practice focusing on parenting education and teacher training. She is the author of the parenting book, Growing From the Roots: A Practical Guide to the Art of Parenting.

Playtime with Parent Support Schedule and Tuition

  • Wednesday 9:30am-12pm Parent Support available from 10:30am-11:30am

$180 for 6-week session (Dates TBD)

Registration Required

Playtime with Parent Support Application

DIG Childhood Center accepts applications year-round.