The Early Childhood Education Center Project

early childhood education

A state-of-the-art early childhood education center is coming to Santa Monica's Civic Center. The center will provide high quality child care and early childhood development services for residents and area workers in a very convenient central location. It will also function as a learning lab for students in Santa Monica College's Early Childhood/Education Program. 

Plans for this much-needed resource began taking shape in the early 1990s when the community came together to reimagine the potential for Santa Monica's Civic Center area. Supported by the City, Santa Monica College, RAND Corporation, and community members, the early childhood education center has long been a vital component of the Civic Center Specific Plan.