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.


Hours & Schedule

Regular Operation Hours are Mon - Fri: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Our centers are open year round excluding weekends and major holidays.

All programs are full-day. 

Full-time schedule is 5-day attendance; Mon. - Fri. 

Part-time schedule is available for 4-days, 3-days (Mon., Wed. & Fri.) or 2-days (Tue. & Thu.)

Tours available by appointment only please call (323) 222-7001


Provider of affordable and quality early learning and care for working families of all incomes in 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)

The center's 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 who provides resources and support to address social, emotional, and developmental challenges in the 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

  • Infant room is for children 6 weeks old to t8 months

  • 4:1 Teacher/Child ratio

  • Capacity of 7 children

Toddler Room

  • 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


Preschool Program

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.

Preschool Room

  • 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


Tuition Rates

July 2021 - June 2022

All days of attendance are full days.

Full Time Schedule is Mon.-Fri.

There are no tuition credits or adjustments for illness, holidays, vacations or circumstances beyond our control.

Weekly Tuition Rates

Enrollment Fee: $185

Yearly Facility Fee: $200

Enrollment Priority:

  • Low-income families

  • Families enrolled part-time 

  • Families with enrolled siblings

  • All other community families

Wait List

Wait List Fee:  $125

  • The wait list fee is non-refundable

  • One fee is required per child and per center

  • You will remain on the wait list until your child ages out of all our programs