**We currently have openings in both our Tuesday/Thursday Group, as well as our Monday/Wednesday/Friday Group. Please contact our Director, Nina Moench, at nina.moench@digcenter.org for more information.

The Preschool program is geared toward children from 3 years to 5 years old. Our program is child-directed and play-based with an emphasis on emergent curriculum. We believe that connecting with children allows us to learn what they are communicating through their behavior. Our role is to support their feelings and to help them gain tools to appropriately express themselves. Children free flow through our indoor and outdoor environments. Our 1 to 4 teacher to child ratio allows us to truly support each child’s emotional, physical and cognitive needs.

Covid-19 Precautions

We are currently operating outside only, (except for bathrooms), in fixed groups of 10 children and 2 teachers, and all groups are schedule-specific.

We conduct daily health screenings on all children and teachers. We do not allow any other adults in the children’s environment. Masks are required for everyone including children. We understand learning to wear masks properly is a process and we will help your child with that process.

Preschool Schedule and Tuition

Morning Preschool Program

8:30am – 1:30pm

The Morning Preschool Program features our unique range of indoor and outdoor spaces with materials and activities for children to freely explore. We offer a 1:4 teacher ratio and cap total enrollment at 36 to ensure that children can be supported in their emotional, social, physical, and mental development. One parent provider will be on site to complement the professional teaching staff.

  • Monday through Friday (5 days) – $1450
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday (3 days) – $885
  • Tuesday, Thursday (2 days) – $595

Tuition Rates effective August 2020. Tuition subject to increases of 1-3% per year. We are a year-round school; our school year is August through July.

Stay and Play After Care

1:30pm – 3:30pm

Stay and Play is designed for families that require child care after the preschool day ends. While Stay and Play embodies the same philosophy as the Preschool Program, it does not feature the full range of activities offered in the Preschool Program. Stay and Play will feature a 1:4 adult to child ratio with at least one teacher and one parent provider pairing up. Parents are welcome to pick-up at any time. Minimum enrollment: 7 children.

  • Monday through Friday (5 days) – $400
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday (3 days) – $240
  • Tuesday, Thursday (2 days) – $160

Drop-in: $30 per day, subject to availability

Tuition Rates effective August 2020. Tuition subject to increases of 1-3% per year.

Reduced Tuition

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

Limited financial aid is available.

Admission Procedure

  1. Attend a school tour, or watch our virtual tour.
  2. Fill out an online application and pay nonrefundable application fee.
  3. Upon admission, you will be asked to sign a contract and pay a nonrefundable deposit equivalent to one month’s Child Care Fees.

Preschool Application

DIG Childhood Center accepts applications year-round.

DIG Childhood Center Preschool and Toddler Application

After submitting your application, please submit the non-refundable $75 application fee* via Venmo (@digcenter), bank transfer (dig@digcenter.org), or by check made out to “DIG Childhood Center” and mailed to:

DIG Childhood Center
PO Box 66841
Los Angeles, CA 90066

* One per family per school year.