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For Children under the Supervision of DCFS, there are Child Care and Pre School openings throughout Los Angeles County for a wide variety and type of  programs.  Children with an open DCFS case have priority enrollment and in most cases, are eligible to receive childcare or preschool for free.  Contact any of the resources below to enroll in a child care or preschool program!!!

Preschool and Child Care Resources

Headstart PreSchool (including additional family services)
877-PRE-K-KID or 1-877-773-5543

Los Angeles Universal Preschool
866-581-LAUP or 866-581-5287

Your local Resource and Referral Agency (for a wide variety of support services including Child Care and Preschool)
888-92-CHILD or 1-888-922-4453

Los Angeles Unified School District - Early Care and Education Division (for areas serviced by LAUSD)
213-241-8172 or 213-241-8241

DCFS Child Care Section
DCFS ChildCare Section Roster - by Office

For Young Children with Developmental Delays or Learning Disabilities

Regional Center Services

The Help Group Therapeutic Preschools (West LA and San Fernando Valley)

St. Johns Therapeutic Preschool (Santa Monica)

Additional Resources

HealthyCity.org (resources for a variety of individual and family needs)

ILP Online - The Independent Living Program

Los Angeles County 211 (dial 211 from any phone to search for services in your community)

Developmental Milestones Guidelines

Developmental Milestones Guide
Developmental Milestones Guide (Spanish)
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