Child Care & Early Education in Santa Monica

Santa Monica has been dedicated to advancing child care and early education for decades. The Child Care Master Plan adopted in 1991 by the City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, and Santa Monica College is the framework for a long-range strategy to address critical needs like the shortage of child care facilities, protection of existing child care, and increased care for infants and toddlers. The Early Childhood Education Center project is an example of how Santa Monicans are working to advance early childhood care.

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