The Manhattan Beach Preschool offers:
  • 2, 3, 4 + 5-year-old classes

  • Preschool ( 4 hours) and Preschool Plus (extended hours 7a.m. - 5:55p.m.) programs

  • Flexible scheduling: 5 days, 3 days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), or 2 days (Tuesday, Thursday) per week.

  • Flexible drop-off and pick-up hours.

  • A dedicated and professional staff screened and hired through Manhattan Beach Unified School District.

  • Stable and experienced teachers that are credentialed in Early Childhood Education.

  • Accessibility to MBUSD personnel (special education teachers, speech-language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, school psychologist).

  • A health assistant on staff and a District Nurse on-call.

  • Teacher assistants who participate in regular training.

  • A low Teacher-Child ratio.

  • Large, clean classrooms, fully equipped with age-appropriate toys, music, manipulatives, art supplies and books.

  • Large, safe, and secure outdoor play areas.

  • Programs licensed through the State of California Social Services Department. License #197409477

The Manhattan Beach Preschool is committed to providing a high quality preschool education for children ages 2 through 5 years. At the Manhattan Beach Preschool, we focus on creating an interesting and nurturing environment where children experience a variety of age-appropriate activities that focus on developing a broad range of skills.

The Manhattan Beach Preschool's experienced and credentialed staff understand the skills required to meet the challenges of the Manhattan Beach Unified School District's school-aged programs. They have created a learning environment that encourages and challenges children to develop the appropriate cognitive, social, communication, physical, and self-help skills that form the foundation for later learning in their elementary school years and beyond.

The Manhattan Beach Preschool's programs are based on a child-centered philosophy. Daily activities are planned and implemented according to the individual interests and needs of the child. Through play and hands-on experience, the use of developmentally appropriate materials and interactions with knowledgeable and caring adults, children develop the skills necessary to become confident, independent, and successful learners.

The MBP program is based on an understanding of developmental and preacademic milestones in each of the following areas-social, emotional, communication, cognitive, and physical – and of what children can do at each stage of their development. We recognize each child as an individual and that each child’s growth process includes unique strengths, needs, special interests, and life experiences.
Children learn best when they have the freedom to make choices, to develop relationships by sharing with others, and to interact with stimulating materials in developmentally appropriate activities.  MBP uses the Clifford program to develop our student’s preacademic skills and create developmental activities for the whole child. This helps children build self-esteem and develop a healthy sense of individuality and independence, and provides them with the confidence they need to take risks, overcome challenges, and strengthen values.