Preschool Program

State Preschool Program- Centro Estrella – Inclusive Preschool

Preschool Program


The goal of Alma Family Services Preschool Center is to provide a variety of positive, educational, challenging experiences to best meet the needs of children and their families while providing a quality learning environment experience.

Our Commitment:

  • To prepare children socially and academically for kindergarten and life.
  • Have open communication and interactions between participants, parents, families, community members  and staff members.
  • Providing a safe and nurturing environment for all participants and their families
  • Development of self-esteem, self-regulation, and autonomy skills
  • Provide trainings and workshops to parents
  • Through our Community Collaboration our families are linked to appropriate in house services and/or community resources as needed.

Eligibility Criteria and Registration Requirements

There is an income criteria. Children must be 4 years old by September 1st in order to enroll.  Must reside in the Los Angeles County. Please call Preschool Site Supervisor for more information at  (323)881-3799.

Preschool Curriculum

Our developmentally age appropriate curriculum is High Scope. Our ratio is 8 children per 1 staff.

Program Hours

 Preschool center  is open for services Monday through Friday.  The program consist of an AM and a PM session of 3 hours long. Its regular program hours are from 7:45 am-10:45 am and – 11:00 am-2 pm. Our program is funded by the California State Department of Education. Our program refrains from religious instruction and workship as in accordance to EC 8265(a) and 5 CCR 18017 of the California Codes. 

Nutritious Meals

We are currently offering nutritious meals and snacks under the Child and Adult Food Program from the State of California and USDA. There is an application to fill out and will be given in the enrollment packet.  In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Our Staff

Alma Family Services Inclusive Preschool Program staff is selected for their qualifications, which exemplify high standards and principles of our organization.  All staff must meet or exceed the State of California Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing (CCL) criteria for employment (Title XXII, Section 101216).

Aquatics Program

Skills and activities adapted from the American Red Cross Learn to swim Program will be taught to youth participating in the Inclusive Preschool Program.  Small groups will participate 1-2 times per week in learning swim basics, water safety, and socialization skills.  All aquatics activities are instructed by trained and certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors and Lifeguards.  Parental consent is required for participation.

Financial Support

We are funded by the California State Department of Education as a state preschool program.