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.


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

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!

DIG Tours for 2022-2023

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 …