Early Childhood Center

Tiny Torreys (Age 3)–Junior Kindergarten

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.

A Distinct Approach


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


  • Promotes social, cognitive, emotional and physical growth
  • Encourages independent thinking
  • Addresses different learning styles


  • Early childhood experts
  • Passionate and talented teachers
  • Lifelong learners
  • Degreed lead and associate teachers

Enrollment Options & Age Requirements

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; Jr. Kindergarten is for 4 and 5 year olds.

Tiny Torreys

(Age 3 and toilet trained by August 31)

Weekly Options:

Three Full Days
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m.3 p.m.

Five Half Days
  • MondayFriday: 8 a.m.Noon

Five Full Days
  • MondayFriday: 8 a.m.3 p.m.

Jr. Kindergarten

(Age 4 by August 31)

Weekly Options:

Five Half Days
  • MondayFriday: 8 a.m.Noon

Five Full Days
  • Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–3 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 a.m., adding an extra hour to the morning, and can extend the afternoon from dismissal to 6 p.m.

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