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Our Programs

Preschool

The Lawndale State Preschool program provides FREE preschool classes to children ages 3-5.  We serve Lawndale, Gardena, Hawthorne, Lennox, Torrance, and all other surrounding South Bay cities.

Our qualified staff provides our students with a high-quality early education program. Our teachers work and plan together as a team to provide the best age-appropriate activities tailored to each child.  We aim to deliver individualized learning, development, and caregiving to our young learners at the best possible start. Our preschool office is open year-round and ready to welcome you!

In our program:

  • Children learn skills to support growth and development.
  • Cognitive development, social and emotional development, science, math, and  early literacy are introduced and taught.

Early Start Bright Beginnings

The LESD Early Start Bright Beginnings Program serves infants and toddlers (birth to 2 years 11 months) with deafness/hard-of-hearing, orthopedic impairments, and/or multiple disabilities. Specialized and individualized instruction in all areas of development  (cognitive, language, gross motor, fine motor, social emotional, and self-help) is provided within the classroom and/or in the home.

Early intervention has been found to increase the likelihood that children will be better prepared to succeed in their next learning environment. Early Intervention services are available at no cost to families with infants and toddlers who have exceptional needs or who are at-risk for delays in their development.

Lawndale Early Advantage Program (LEAP)

LEAP is designed for students with special education needs from ages 3-5 and typically developing preschoolers, ages 3-4, who serve as mentors (peer partners) and play an important role in modeling behavior.

We believe that children learn by actively participating in age-appropriate activities that foster the development of language, communication, social, pre-academic, and motor skills.  Young children who develop these skills have better chances of succeeding later on at school, and carry the skills with them as they grow older.

LEAP’s curriculum is guided by The Creative and The Carolina Curriculums and is aligned with the Preschool Learning Foundations developed by the California Department of Education. In the program, our students participate in:

  • Developmentally-appropriate activities that foster the development of language, communication, social, pre-academic, and motor skills.
  • Hands-on activities that integrate STEM and sensory learning in a language rich environment.
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Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional kindergarten is a State of California Department of Education initiative begun in 2010 to provide developmentally appropriate kindergarten access to children who turn five years old between a certain date range. Children who attend and complete TK then move on to kindergarten the following year. A child with a birthday within the TK range will have two years of kindergarten experience before going to first grade, preparing them for success!