La Casita Verde Child Development Center
The La Casita Verde Child Development Center is located in Highland Park's historic Ziegler Estate, adjacent to the Southwest Museum Metro Station. La Casita is a landmark City-owned property designated as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 416 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The La Casita Verde Child Development Center provides care for our community families with enrollment priority given to families who qualify for low income assistance and financial aid.
La Casita Verde Renovation Closure
Mount Washington Preschool and Childcare Center (MWPCCC) regrets to inform you that due to much needed renovations LCV closed May 31, 2022. we look forward to reopening in the future!
MWPCCC has operated La Casita Verde in this historic city owned building known as the Ziegler Estate for over 20 years. The Ziegler Estate is a designated City Historic Cultural Monument and on the National Register of Historic Places. MWPCCC has had the privilege to lease this building from the City and though we are very sad to have to close the center, we are glad the building will be getting the attention it needs to remain a community landmark and future site for childcare after renovations are complete.
We are extremely grateful to District 1 Councilmember Gil Cedillo and his Director Hugo Ortiz for helping to acquire the CDBG grant funds to protect this historic structure and supporting our effort to locate an alternate childcare site in northeast Los Angeles. So far, we have not found a suitable location to move to but continue to look. Please continue to check the site for updates.
We will also be forever grateful for the expert guidance we received from our past Executive Director, Andrea Rosales, in determining what options are feasible as we faced closing this center. Andrea passed away suddenly on February 25, 2022.
Affordable & quality early learning and care for working families of all incomes in the Northeast Los Angeles area since 1991
The only licensed center for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years in Northeast Los Angeles that is open to the community (not employer-sponsored)
Curriculum is emergent, incorporating elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM)
Transit-oriented location adjacent to Metro's Gold Line Southwest Museum Station in Highland Park
On-site Program Services Director provides resources and support to address social-emotional and developmental growth in all classrooms
Partners with PathwaysLA and has additional scholarship opportunities available for income qualified families
Infant & Toddler Program
The infant and toddler program follows the primary caregiver model, creating a secure and caring environment for the child. The focus of the infant program is to observe and support the development of essential milestones and provide a safe and secure environment that encourages positive and healthy growth.
Infant room is for children 6 weeks old to t8 months
4:1 Teacher/Child ratio
Capacity of 7 children
Toddler room is for children 18 months to 36 months
6:1 Teacher/Child ratio
Capacity of 12 children
California Community Care Licensing Division LIC 192006521
Emergent Curriculum Based Learning
The focus in the preschool classroom is developing social skills, positive peer interaction and beginning self-help skills. Teachers create lesson plans according to the children's interests, creating provocations and incorporating STEAM activities to spark the children's curiosity and support the children in developing the foundations of learning in a meaningful way.
Developmentally appropriate environment
STEAM focused activities
Supported potty training when the child is ready
Children 30 months to 5 years old
10:1 Teacher/ child ratio
Capacity of 28 children
California Community Care Licensing Division LIC 198012751