What is DIG?

About Us

We are a community of like-minded parents and teachers who believe children need a place where they can explore and learn on their own terms, where emotional, social, and physical needs are as important as cognitive needs, where young children can get outside and thrust their hands in soil, touch, feel, and smell the plants, and most of all, get dirty.

At DIG we also believe that feeling and being safe is a basic human right and we wholeheartedly support Black Lives Matter.


At DIG we offer a safe, nurturing, sensory-rich environment where parents share in their child’s first school experience outside of the home.  Teachers, parents, and children can work, play, learn, …


DIG Childhood Center, operated by the non-profit Venice Parents Daycare & Preschool, began as a local, home-based daycare in the 1990s. Over the years, we have grown into a unique …


The Preschool program is geared toward children from 2 years to 6 years old. Our program is child-directed and play-based with an emphasis on emergent curriculum. We believe that connecting …

A community of like-minded teachers and parents serving families on Westside Los Angeles.

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Latest News

DIG Tours

We would absolutely love for you to come tour our preschool and toddler programs. At this time, we are providing private, in-person tours. During the tour we’ll show you our …

Virtual Tour

We are currently providing private, in-person tours; or, if you prefer, you can see what we have to offer here at DIG through our Virtual Tour. Watch the video here!