Here are some of the reputable organizations I am aware of in and around Cerritos:
- ABC Adult School: Parent Education: I’ve mentioned this school in one of my first posts. I LOVE this school. It is full parent/caregiver participation but don’t let the name fool you, this is Mommy-n-Me preschool.
- Carver Academy: One of the few preschools (if not the only one) offered through ABC unified school district. Contact the Director, Maria Lizardo-Gomez at (562) 865-1257 for additional information.
- Cerritos College Child Development Center: Nationally accredited preschool.
- Cerritos Presbyterian Church (CPC) Preschool: Private religious preschool. CPC holds a special place in my heart because this is where my son went. I just love this preschool! The staff is so warm and the facilities are clean. They also provide lunch even if you’re only part time. At the end of the school year, the teachers even prepare a scrapbook for your child !
- Concordia Lutheran Preschool: Private religious preschool
- Kindercare: Preschool and daycare.
- New Life Preschool: Private religious preschool. Registration is usually the first week of March.
- Cerritos Tot Lots: Cerritos Park East, Heritage Park, and Liberty Park. These are cooperative preschool programs, which means that a parent/caregiver needs to work at the school once a week. Each school operates under their own bylaws. These are wonderful programs and are a fraction of the cost of a private preschool–approximately $600 for the entire year! There are wait lists for each of these schools so if this is an option for you, be sure to put your child’s name on the list as soon as possible. The contact person for the 2014 school year is as follows:
- Cerritos Park East: (310) 938-4931
- Heritage Park: (562) 457-0883
- Liberty Park: (562) 265-8805
Good luck! And if you can’t decide which preschool is right for your child, follow your instincts. You’ll just know when you find it! That’s the best advice I received when trying to figure out which school to send my son to.
Here are some general links
- ABC Unified School District: 16700 Norwalk Blvd, Cerritos, CA 90703 | Phone: 562-926-5566 Fax: 562-404-1092
- ABCUSD School Finder: Tells you what is your home school.
- ABC Schools of Choice: Open enrollment begins on March 1st.
- ABC Adult School: 20122 Cabrillo Lane, Cerritos, CA 90703 | (562) 809-9011
- SCE: School of Continuing Education