Just Like Mom's # 2 Day Care Center

Preschool in Los Angeles, CA 90046

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1535 N. Poinsettia Place
Los Angeles, CA 90046
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Just Like Moms Preschool was founded in 1979 by Eleanora Korol and Marina Podelko, two women of European descent with backgrounds in education and child development.

Having come to California the year before, we saw a need in the Hollywood/Los Angeles area, for a Preschool and kindergarten that focused on teaching and child development instead of simply babysitting your kids. Our ambition was to create an environment that fostered growth and challenged kids to reach ever higher both academically and socially. To build a Preschool in the tradition of the best European schools, without being tied to aging curricula.

We wanted to add to childrens experiences and do everything we could to provide a nurturing and safe environment for them to grow and enjoy.

Success in achieving these goals is evident in the number of multi-generational attendees and the overwhelming amount of testimonials we receive from kids and parents alike. For almost three decades, Just Like Moms has been a second home to hundreds of kids and we have always remained true to a philosophy of individualized attention and low student to teacher ratios. This level of dedication is instrumental when it comes to providing a nurturing environment where children feel confident to socialize with friends and discover the world.

Just Like Moms believes in providing as much opportunity for kids to learn, explore, and interact as possible. In addition to the basic curriculum, we offer formal and informal classes in music, dance, gymnastics, drama, arts & crafts, some foreign languages (see curriculum page), and Karate.

The staff at Just Like Moms is always carefully selected and pre-screened to ensure your childs safety. Before selecting a new teacher, we review their educational background, Early Childhood training and experience, and their overall sensitivity toward the individual needs of children. Most of our teachers and staff have been with us for many years.

From our humble beginnings with 6 students in a residential house in West Hollywood, we have grown to our present secure and gated location in the heart of Hollywood at 1535 N. Poinsettia Place, Los Angeles, California90046 and a regular column in a local newspaper.

We encourage you to call 323.874.6032 and schedule a time to see for yourself how you too can find a home away from home for your child.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Just Like Moms Preschool & Kindergarten.

Child Ages:
6 weeks - 5 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
California Department of Social Services: Community Care Licensing Division - NAEYC Accredited
Hours of Operation:
7:30am 6pm, Monday Friday

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Our Philosophy

Just Like Moms revolutionary approach blends the best practices of various educational disciplines, European and American, old and new, creating a unique and balanced approach to early childhood education. Over the last two decades we have had the opportunity to refine our curriculums and teaching methodology to provide the appropriate balance of cognitive, social, creative and physical development. We believe that our ability to provide the right balance of education, social skills, creative outlets and fun activities within a nurturing and secure environment will lay the foundation for success in later life.

We havent forgotten the fun! There is plenty of time for sports and games in our gated yards where they have supervised access to a full assortment of toys, games, and gym equipment. Throughout the year, we treat our children to clown & magic parties, puppet theaters, an on-site petting zoo, dance and musical recitals and a number of other activities that add to the childrens experiences and build a strong foundation.

We recognize that parents are a key component in a childs education. Parents are encouraged to schedule conferences with their childs teachers to discuss their progress and address questions and concerns. Just Like Moms also conducts parent meetings, programs, and events throughout the year. Its through the feedback from our parents that our program has become so succesSFul.

Many of our students have grown up to become business owners, executives, actors, teachers, attorneys, doctors, and other leaders of the community. However, most rewarding and a true testament to the quality of care we provide, resides in the number of former students who entrust us with their children. of course, we are honorEducation


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