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.

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

Learn more about our Group Leaders.

Infant & Toddler Frequently Asked Questions



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.


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.



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 2015-2016 school year.

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

Click here to download Cassidy Preschool Application

Click here to download Toddler Application

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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.