Child development

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Child Development Centers

High quality childcare and education are critical for healthy development. Getting development right  in the earliest years has  significant impacts on the health and wellbeing across a child’s lifetime. It also has a positive impact on the entire family. 

Our four licensed child development centers serve children ranging in age from 0-5 of all all abilities. Our highly trained staff and high quality classroom environments help us deliver world class early childhood services in downtown Los Angeles. This aligns with our belief that every child, regardless of their circumstances, deserves to feel loved and secure.

Locations include:

Hope Street Margolis Family Center
1600 S. Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Mercy Housing California
1500 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Angelica Lutheran Church
1342 S. Bonnie Brae Street
Los Angeles, CA 90006
The Nest
3651 S. Vermont
Los Angeles, CA 90007


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Early Head Start

Early Head Start is a core program that provides whole-child care and support for children 0-3 and their families. This program happens either in one of our early childhood centers or in a person's home. Both children  enrolled in a center and at  home receive regular home visits to help families get the necessary medical, financial, and other support they need to thrive. 

California State Preschool

California State Preschool provides children 4-5 of all abilities with a high-quality school readiness curriculum that is play-based and developmentally appropriate. The highly qualified teaching staff also play a key role in facilitating learning and development in a safe and welcoming environment. 

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Family Childcare Network

Hope Street has organized a network of 10 licensed family child care providers who offer developmentally enriched childcare for infants, toddlers, and pre-school aged children. Hope Street provides ongoing support through training and assistance to ensure they continue to provide the highest quality services for children and families possible.