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The Preschool main office is located at

Kit Carson School
3530 W 147th Street
Hawthorne, CA 90250

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The Lawndale State Preschool program provides FREE preschool classes to income-eligible children ages 3-4.  We serve Lawndale, Gardena, Hawthorne, Lennox, Torrance, and all other surrounding South Bay cities.

Our qualified staff provides our students with a high-quality early education program. Our teachers work and plan together as a team to provide the best age-appropriate activities tailored to each child.  We aim to deliver individualized learning, development, and caregiving to our young learners at the best possible start. Find out why Lawndale Preschool is the best preschool program in the South Bay! Our preschool office is open year-round and ready to welcome you!

Call us today to find out if your family is eligible to participate in our free preschool program!


Our preschool program operates at 5 sites conveniently located in Lawndale. Click here to learn about our staff.

William Anderson School     Carson School William Green School Billy Mitchell School Mark Twain School
4130 W 154th St,
Lawndale, CA 90260 
3530 W 147th St, Hawthorne, CA 90250 4520 168th St, Lawndale, CA 90260 14429 S Condon Ave, Lawndale, CA 90260 3728 W 154th St, Lawndale, CA 90260


Our preschool program is available to children ages 3-4 and whose families qualify under the Department of Education income eligibility guidelines. Click here for more information about eligibility


Our Philosophy

The preschool program philosophy is that all students should be provided an opportunity to quality preschool services. Families will benefit from the various opportunities to become involved and engaged in their child’s education, and students will develop a love for learning. Children will develop skills through developmentally appropriate planned activities as well as through inquiry, motivation, exploration, and hands-on. Children’s abilities and skills are recognized and supported through various learning experiences and activities which foster the cognitive, physical and social, and emotional growth and development of all students.

We believe that by working as a team and in collaboration with parents/guardians, we can make a significant difference in the lives of children as we prepare them for kindergarten and beyond!

Our Mission

The mission of Lawndale State Preschool is to provide a high-quality, culturally diverse early childhood education program in a safe and nurturing environment conducive to learning. The Lawndale Preschool Program fosters and supports preschool children's social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development while building on each student's strengths.

Our Teachers

Our teachers are certified in Child Development by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation. High/Scope is a quality approach to early childhood care and education shaped and developed by research and practice for over 50 years. The central belief of High/Scope is that children construct their own learning by doing and being actively involved in working with materials, people, and ideas. Our teaching staff is also trained in the California Desired Results System and receives continuous professional development throughout the school year.