Programs and Resources for Young Children


First 5 LA

Information on programs and resources for children ages birth to 5 years and their care givers.


Los Angeles Universal Preschool

Information on finding a preschool in your area and other helpful resources. LAUP provides a fee waiver for foster children, the children of foster and probation youth, and the children of foster parents for any of their preschools.


Zero to Three

Parenting tips and resources for caring for young children, birth to 3 years old.


Cheerful Helpers Child and Family Study Center 

This preschool and kindergarten program is ideal for children, ages 3 - 6, who have learning or emotional issues and who are getting ready for or have been transitioned into stable/permanent placements (through adoption, reunification, guardianship, etc.). The program serves children Monday - Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, and accepts Medi-Cal. The program seeks to promote healthy attachments between the child and their caregivers, therefore, parents/guardians are expected to participate in weekly family therapy sessions. For more information, please contact:

    info@cheerfulhelpers.org or phone 213-387-7252