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.


What makes DIG different and why it matters. 1:4 Adult to Child Ratio Allows for individual needs to be met. Child-led Learning, Play-based Program Creates freedom for children to practice …


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 …

Learn about our philosophy.


Latest News

Virtual Tour

In-person tours are currently paused, but we would still love to show you what we have to offer here at DIG. Watch the video here!

Dig Tours for 2020 (All Tours Paused)

NOTE: All tours are currently on pause during this phase of social distancing. Thank you for your patience and please stay safe. Come tour our preschool and toddler programs. Tours …