General Questions

Monday – Friday, 7:30 am until 5:30 pm.

We are licensed for 66 children per day.

No. We assist with potty learning when your child is ready.

Our Toddler Discovery Center is designed for children 18 months to 3.5 years, and our Preschool Program is designed for children 3 years to 5 years.

Our Preschool Facility and Toddler Discovery Center are housed at the same location in two separate buildings. The buildings provide an estimated 3,500 square feet of indoor space, approximately 5,600 square feet of outdoor play space, plus we have a separate parking lot that can accommodate 20 cars.

The Preschool Facility is equipped with a large commercial play structure, two sand boxes, a bicycle track, two play yards, lunch area, and basketball court. The Toddler Discovery Center is equipped with a large slide, small toddler climbing structure, two sand boxes, a bicycle track, water play tables, building blocks, and ball area.

The Preschool includes a variety of centers: an art center, iPad station, writing center, building & block center, science & math center, dramatic play center, and a library. The Toddler Discovery Center has a building & block center, a manipulative center, a dramatic play center, a library, a music & movement room, an art center, and a science & sensory center.

We feel your child’s first school experience should be a comfortable and positive experience. The week before your child begins attending HSH, we will schedule a few visiting days for you and your child. During these visits, you and your child will have the opportunity to become better acquainted with the environment, teachers, and other children. Your child’s teacher will observe your child and will guide the rest of your child’s adjustment into school.

All of our teachers have a minimum of 12 ECE units. Most of our teachers have 27 unit ECE certificates, AA, and Bachelor degrees. Our staff is enrolled in annual conferences with the California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC), and our staff continuously pursues additional training and education.

30% of staff has been with Home Sweet Home over 10 years, and an estimated 50% of staff has been with Home Sweet Home over 5 years. To retain qualified and satisfied career staff we provide a teambuilding environment and a full benefits package with: medical insurance, three weeks of vacation, sick days, holidays, and other incentives.

Our children are interacting with a large group of children for the first time. With that in mind, teachers focus on helping the children in their class learn to work together with their friends and help take care of each other. We use positive reinforcement and modeling techniques to encourage positive behavior. If a child becomes aggressive, our teachers discuss the problem in a soft, calm voice with the children involved. The children are encouraged to come up with a solution and to help take care of their friend. Teachers will discuss any continual behavioral concerns with the child’s parents.

Our teachers are available on a daily basis to answer questions about your child’s day. Each center has a parent board at the entrance. This board is kept current with up to date information regarding upcoming events. Our school participates in documentation via digital photos, children’s portfolios and daily posting of “News of the Day”. This includes snap shots of your child’s day and dialogue explaining the activities that were presented throughout the day. We also schedule 2 conferences per year. The Preschool and Toddler Center teachers are provided cell phones to communicate with parents as needed during the school day. We use email for special announcements and we also have a parents-only Facebook page that is used to keep you updated.

We have a 1 week summer break at the end of July, a 2 ½ week winter break, and we celebrate all of the major holidays.

Please see "Tuition" under "Our Program" section of our site's navigation.

  1. One-Time Registration Fee: $100. This fee will be accepted only if a space is available and set aside for your child’s enrollment.
  2. Annual Activities Fee: $125.00 (only children in attendance Friday).
  3. One-Time Earth Quake Kit: $20. This fee provides school earthquake kits and CPR/First Aid training for staff.
  4. A $600 deposit is paid during the enrollment process and it will be deducted from the child’s last month’s tuition payment.

Tuition increases typically take effect from January to March. Parents are notified about increases with a 30 days in advance.

Home Sweet Home provides healthy, organic morning and afternoon snacks. Parents provide lunch, either from home or through our lunch service.

If we have a child attending HSH who has a peanut allergy (or any nut allergy), we do eliminate nuts from their building.

The monthly tuition is payable whether your child is present in school or not. This includes the summer months if you are planning to continue enrollment in the fall. There will be no refunds, nor can the child make up missed time.

All children have the opportunity to participate in a yoga class provided by an outside instructor. Home Sweet Home also schedules special visitors such as: petting zoos, reptile zoos, fire fighter visits, and bubble shows.

Home Sweet Home and our children thrive from parent involvement. We have Scholastic Book Club Coordinators, Parent Meetings, Family Events, Thanksgiving Feast, Halloween Festival, Teacher Appreciation Week, and Family Picnics. Parents with any special talents or free time are always welcome!

Children who are sick require close attention and care. If your child shows symptoms such as: Fever, Diarrhea, vomiting, unexplained rash, pink eye, etc., we ask that you keep your child at home until he/she is symptom free for 24 hours. If a child becomes ill while they are at school, the child’s parents will be called immediately and asked to pick up their child.

Yes. A $20.00 earthquake fee is paid upon enrollment. This provides an individual earthquake kit that includes; food, water, first aid and emergency equipment. Home Sweet Home provides all teachers with CPR and First aid training. Our teachers have developed evacuation plans and have regular practice drills with the children.

All teacher and staff members are required to hold current CPR & First Aid training. Our school provides renewal courses.

No. We feel our program is full of interesting and exciting activities and special guests.

Parents may pick up children at 12:30pm for a half day if desired, however we do not offer part time tuition rates.

Our graduates attend local Culver City Schools including El Marino Language School, as well as L.A. Unified Schools. Additionally, we have graduates attend local private schools including Westside Neighborhood School, Echo Horizon, Notre Dame Academy, and St. Augustine.