Early Childhood Center Admissions

Choosing a preschool is an important decision for your entire family. We make getting to know our school a personal experience. Schedule an in-person tour today. After touring, you will receive a registration link and will be guided through the enrollment process. Once complete, your child's first school experience is set to begin! We look forward in welcoming your family to our unique community. We thank you for allowing us to join you in providing for the care, love and nurturing of your developing child.

Annabelle Krischer

Tour and Open House FAQs

When are tours and open houses held?

Small group tours are held biweekly with larger open houses held sporadically throughout the year. Sign up here for a small group tour, or contact Annabelle Krischer, Admissions Manager, at to schedule a private tour.

What can be expected on a small group tour?

On a small group tour, prospective families will meet early childhood center leadership, view classrooms and playgrounds, and learn more about the overall program and curriculum.

Are children welcome to attend?

Yes! Prospective students are welcome to attend with their grown-ups.

General FAQs

What safety and security measures are in place?

There is no higher priority than the safety and security of our children and educators. The JLA campus is surveilled by security guards and all access is controlled and monitored. JLA is a partner of the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles’s Community Security Initiative (CSI), which serves as a single point of contact for critical incident coordination, information and intelligence sharing, safety and security training, and provides resources for Jewish institutions across L.A.

How are children with neurodiversity and disabilities supported?

J Los Angeles strives to be a welcoming and inclusive environment where all children and families thrive. The early childhood center has a social worker on staff who works closely with families and specialists to accommodate children with neurodiversity and disabilities through modified activities, individual aides, and onsite therapy if needed. The social worker also works closely with the child’s teacher to make sure needs are being met in the classroom. Additionally, the social worker connects families to outside resources when needed.

What qualifications do ECC staff have?

The JLA early childhood educators are experts within their field and are required to have completed early childhood education courses at the college level. All ECC staff also must have a clear background check. In addition, ECC staff participate in year-round professional development and training sessions and are CPR and First Aid certified.

What communication can parents expect from the school?

There is an open-door policy regarding parent communication and involvement! Daily reports are shared through the school’s communication app and weekly updates are sent from ECC leadership. Parent-teacher conferences are held twice per year.

Preschool Registration FAQs

What is the registration process?

Families interested in registering should sign up for a tour here and/or contact the ECC Admissions Manger, Annabelle Krischer. Registration is rolling throughout the year pending space availability, the admissions manager will be able to best advise on classroom space. Registration can be completed online and requires a tuition-agreement contract, $1000 deposit which is applied towards tuition, completed health forms, immunization records, and a physician’s report.

Once online registration is completed, families will receive an immediate registration confirmation. The admissions manager will be in communication with families throughout this process.

Is there a waiting list if no spaces are available in the respective age group/classroom?

Yes, a waiting list is maintained year-round. Please be in touch with ECC Admissions Manger, Annabelle Krischer for further information about the waiting list.

Is financial assistance available?

Limited financial aid scholarships are available for qualifying families based on income documentation. Payment plans are available for all registered families.  

Is priority registration given to siblings of currently enrolled students?

Yes, siblings are guaranteed a spot if registered by the priority registration deadline.

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