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Early Childhood Center

The La Jolla Country Day School Early Childhood Center's (ECC) goal is to provide each child an environment that offers developmentally appropriate activities to encourage social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth as well as personal responsibility.

The 7:1 student-to-teacher ratio promotes individualized attention and encourages a love of learning.


  • Safe, secure campus
  • Child-centered classrooms
  • Outdoor learning opportunities
  • Diverse educational resources

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  • Promotes social, cognitive, emotional and physical growth
  • Encourages independent thinking
  • Addresses different learning styles
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  • Early childhood experts
  • Passionate and talented teachers
  • Lifelong learners
  • Degreed lead and associate teachers
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Enrollment Options (Age 3–Junior Kindergarten)

List of 3 items.

  • Tiny Torreys

    Each Early Childhood Center classroom includes one lead and one associate teacher, with 12-14 children per room. The Tiny Torreys program is for children 3 and 4 years of age. (Age 3 and toilet trained by July 31)

    Weekly Options:

    Three Full Days
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:15 a.m.–2:45 p.m.

    Five Half Days
    • Monday–Friday: 8:15 a.m.–Noon

    Five Full Days
    • Monday–Friday: 8:15 a.m.–2:45 p.m.
  • Junior Kindergarten

    (Age 4 by July 31)

    Weekly Options:

    Five Half Days
    • MondayFriday: 8:15 a.m.Noon
    Five Full Days
    • Monday–Friday: 8:15 a.m.–2:45 p.m.
  • Extended Day

    In addition to the standard hours listed above, the Early Childhood Center also provides an "Extended Day" for students that require additional care. An Extended Day can start at 7:30 a.m., adding an extra hour to the morning and can extend the afternoon from dismissal to 5:30 p.m.

    Licensed by the State of California #372006391

    Click here to learn more about Extended Day.

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La Jolla, CA 92037

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