Proyecto Pastoral Early Childhood Education (ECE) Centers

Proyecto Pastoral's Early Childhood Education Centers include two sites, Centro de Alegria and La Guarderia. Our Program provides quality free to low-cost early education and preschool services for over one hundred children, ages 18 months to 5 years. Our developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive lessons and activities encourage children to explore, problem solve, and work independently and in groups, develop and expand vocabulary, and develop early literacy and math skills.


    Our Toddler Program

    The toddler program focuses on developing trust, reassurance, and comfort to strengthen each child's sense of security. To facilitate the development of that sense of trust, a primary care giver is assigned to each child. Caregivers provide a secure base of support from which children can venture our and explore.


    Our Preschool Program

    The preschool program provides a nurturing environment that supports each child's development, emphasizing positive self-esteem and respect for individual differences. Our curriculum prepares children to succeed in life and helps children to develop a sense of competency and independence.


    Our Staff

    We are very proud of our staff of sixteen teachers, all of whom hold a valid California Child Development permit and have from five to sixteen years of experience in the field of child care and education. Children are surrounded by an atmosphere of respect and loving appreciation. We have a four to one (4:1) child ratio in our toddler program and a six to one (6:1) ratio in our preschool programs.


    Our Parents

    We have a very active and supporting group of parents who donate their time, resources, and expertise to support the centers in a variety of ways. One of these programs is the "Parent Ambassadors." The purpose of this program is to learn to be strong advocates and leaders for their children so they will advocate now and in the future on behalf of their children.



Centro de Alegria

420 N. Soto St. Los Angeles, CA 90033

Phone: (323)446-0067

Fax: (323)881-1771

7:00 am - 5:30 pm


La Guarderia

157 S. Gless St. Los Angeles, CA 90033

Phone: (323)881-0010

7:00 am - 5:30 pm


Core Beliefs:

** Children are wired to learn and to feel.

** Our centers will provide a structured learning environment based on developmentally appropriate practices for each child.

** We cannot do it alone. Direct and constant parent engagement is an expectation of all parents.

** Continual assessment is a necessity so that we have daily evidence of each child's progress.


The Sun Never Sets on the Friendship Between the Early Childhood Education Centers and Brentwood Sunshine Preschool! - Desde la Base, Fall 2015

For nearly 5 years now, Brentwood Sunshine Preschool in Brentwood and Proyecto Pastoral’s Early Childhood Education Centers (ECECs) have cultivated a mutually enriching relationship as “sister” schools committed to quality early learning...Read More >>



Parent Ambassadors at work:


Our Parent Ambassadors have been working hard on an anti-bullying campaign. Here they are putting together a plan for this campaign.


Despierta America Segment:

Our Early Childhood Education Centers got featured on Despierta America on Univision - check out the video (Spanish)

Click here to view the Video


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