View Full Version : All LA Metro Hidden Gems Part 2: More Preschools You May Not Know

The Twin Coach
03-27-2011, 01:03 PM
Those of us that live in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas know that searching for preschools is a daunting task. Dr. Michelle Nitka, author of Coping With Preschool Panic: The Los Angeles Guide To Private Preschools describes the process this way: "In Los Angeles, choosing a preschool, and being chosen, has come to feel like competitive sport. Parents attack it with the same fervor and intensity as a military general mapping out his next battle plan."

In many ways this is true, but it shouldn't be. For me, part of the problem stems from the fact that there just isn't enough information out there about all of the preschools that actually exist. We all know about the same 20 schools and once we've narrowed it down to those that are within a reasonable distance from our homes, we feel as though there are only 3 or 4 schools in all of L.A., each with only a handful of spaces available, that hundreds of families are vying for. No wonder we panic!

Last Summer I wrote a piece called Hidden Gems: Preschools You May Not Know for my blog and received an overwhelming response to it. Based on the number of views that post receives each month and judging by the comments left from parents who offered additional "hidden gem" schools, I know there is a need for more sharing.

I just wrote a new post with 19 additional schools. Click here to see the full article (http://thetwincoach.blogspot.com/2011/03/hidden-gems-2-more-socal-preschools-you.html). If the response is anything like the last time I wrote about Hidden Gems, check back occasionally to see the comment section as my readers continue to add more schools to the list. Feel free to add your comments as well!