Welcome to Cassidy Preschool

At Cassidy, we don’t rush childhood. We honor children by giving them the time and space they need to develop at their own pace, in their own unique way.


Our Approach

Our approach is thoughtful and balanced. It is also developmentally appropriate and based on best practices in our field. We are inspired by a variety of philosophies and approaches, which we blend together into a program that reflects our commitment to helping children lay the best possible social, emotional, physical and cognitive foundations.


We nurture and challenge, support and encourage, listen and engage. We care about what children think, how they feel, and what they have to say about their world. We are dedicated to providing children with a rich and stimulating environment that supports their growth in every way. Put simply, we are passionate about 0-6.  It’s what we do; it is who we are.


Our Staff

Cassidy staff is the heart of our school.  Faculty members are committed to their individual and collective professional growth, and to collaborating with each other in order to deliver a seamless and integrated program that reaches from classroom to classroom and includes our outdoor learning spaces.

Our Programs

  • Infant & Toddler
  • Preschool
  • Developmental Kindergarten

Infant and Toddler Programs

Parent/Child weekly groups are designed to offer support to parents and social experiences for their young children. Parents and children connect, play, and sing together with the guidance and help of their group leader and two assistants. Each session also includes a parenting topic for discussion, time to share parenting successes as well as challenges, and an opportunity to ask questions.

Specialty classes include Parent/Caregiver and Child Art, Music, and Aerial Arts. Classes meet weekly in 8 week sessions.

View and Sign up for Enrichment Classes Here

For more information or to enroll, please contact Molly Schaffer, Director of Infant and Toddler Programs at mollys@cassidypreschool.com.

Click here to download Toddler Application or Apply Online

Learn more about our Group Leaders.

Infant & Toddler Frequently Asked Questions

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2 to 5 year olds

Cassidy kids love school, and school loves them! Our preschool provides a welcoming, safe and developmentally appropriate first social experience. Our goal is to foster a love of school and a strong sense of self as a learner and as part of the larger community.

Click here to download Cassidy Preschool Application or Apply Online


Developmental Kindergarten

5 to 6 year olds

This program is specially designed, with enthusiasm and inspiration, for children with birthdays that don’t make elementary school cut off dates, or those who could benefit from an extra “gift” year prior to starting kindergarten.

Click here to download Cassidy Preschool Application or Apply Online


Summer Camp

  • Four fun-filled weeks of creativity, exploration, physical challenges and fun in the sun.
  • Each week offers a new theme and lots of activities to delight and engage every child.
  • Sign ups are by the week, with discounts for children who register for multiple weeks.
  • We provide a safe, nurturing and enriching experience for preschool age children.

Camp is open to children in the community, ages 3 to 6 years old, although priority will be given to currently enrolled Cassidy Preschool children and their siblings. Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Children need to be toilet trained and be able to separate from caregiver in order to participate in a drop-off program.

For more information, to receive a registration form and for questions about availability, please email Teru Kurita, Cassidy's Program Coordinator, at teru@cassidypreschool.com or call her at 310.829.5700.



We welcome you to come see what we are all about. Please contact Cassidy Preschool at 310.829.5700 or email, to learn more about available tour dates. Spaces are limited and tours are for adults only. Please allow a little extra time for parking.

We are now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year.

Please email info@cassidypreschool.com to sign up for one of the upcoming Preschool tours.

Click here to download Cassidy Preschool Application or apply online

Click here to download Toddler Application or apply online

Click here to view the Tuition Schedule



If you want to learn more about our school please feel free to contact us.

Luisa Donati, Director - luisa@cassidypreschool.com

Molly Schaffer, M.A. - Director of Infant & Toddler Programs
Lead Facilitator mollys@cassidypreschool.com

2122 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403
P 310.829.5700 | F 310.829.5711

Cassidy is a warm and loving place where every child is welcome, every child belongs, and where, together, we all feel at home.

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