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Children, Youth & Families

ChildcareLittle Tokyo Service Center offers a variety of programs serving children and youth ages 0-18. We strongly believe in the potential of all children to achieve their highest dreams and goals, and our programs aim to help them succeed.

 
Child Development
Little Tokyo Service Center offers affordable, high quality care for low-income families serving children from 6 weeks to age 5. We serve over 150 children each day. All of our programs are developmental, child-oriented, parent-friendly, and staffed by skilled professionals.
Grace Iino Child Care Center
Our infant-toddler program located in Little Tokyo’s Casa Heiwa Apartments provides subsidized and non-subsidized childcare for children from 6 weeks to 36 months. Licensed for 48 children, our hours are 7 am to 6 pm. For information about enrollment and eligibility, contact Rocio Hernandez (213) 617-8596.
Angelina Head Start/State Preschool
Our preschool program is located at the Angelina Apartments in Echo Park and serves 3 to 5 year olds. We are a full-day, year- round free preschool licensed for 73 children. As a Head Start program, we provide health screenings and referrals, case management and a comprehensive parent involvement and support program. Hours are 7 am to 5 pm. For information about enrollment and eligibility, contact Adriana Perez (213) 481-0227.
Family Child Care Network
Our Family Child Care network involves home-based providers who provide subsidized care for newborns and toddlers in and around Downtown Los Angeles. For information about enrollment and eligibility, contact Adriana Perez (213) 481-0227.

Child CareLittle Tokyo Service Center offers affordable, high-quality care for low-income families serving children from 6 weeks to age 5. We serve over 150 children each day. All of our programs are developmental, child-oriented, parent-friendly, and staffed by skilled professionals.

Grace Iino Child Care Center

Our infant-toddler program provides tuition-based childcare for infants and toddlers from 6 weeks to 2 ½ years old and is located in Little Tokyo, downtown Los Angeles.

Hours are Monday-Friday from 7 am to 6 pm.  Our teachers have Child Development Permits issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.  Healthy and nutritious breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided.  We are licensed for 48 children by Community Care Licensing (License #198008650). We have full day spaces available to private pay families.

We offer tours on Friday mornings and by request. To complete a Wait List Application or to schedule a tour, please contact Rocio Hernandez (213) 617-8596 at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Jenni Kuida (213) 473-1699 at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Angelina Preschool

Our state preschool program provides full-day subsidized preschool services for income eligible 3 to 5 year olds, and is located at the Angelina Apartments in Echo Park.  Hours are Monday-Friday from 7 am to 5 pm.  Our teachers have Child Development Permits issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.  Healthy and nutritious breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided.  We are licensed for 73 children by Community Care Licensing (License #192002562).  We have full day spaces available for income eligible families.

For more information about enrollment and eligibility, contact Adriana Perez at (213) 481-0227 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Family Child Care Network

Our Family Child Care network includes licensed home-based providers who provide subsidized child care for income eligible infants and toddlers in and around downtown Los Angeles, including Little Tokyo, Echo Park and Koreatown.  For information about enrollment and eligibility, contact Adriana Perez (213) 481-0227 at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Mentoring and Referral Program

Over 300 youth have been helped to achieve higher academic goals with after-school tutoring, mentoring, counseling and a variety of enrichment activities such as computer lessons, arts and crafts, creative projects, and sports competition.

Afterschool Program: Children Studying Casa Heiwa/Angelina Mentoring Program (CHAMPs) After School Program

The young participants who are culturally diverse and speak several languages learn to socialize and bond with others from a variety of background, while parents and families are encouraged to take part in their children's development.

 
Child Abuse Prevention

When it comes to child abuse or neglect, LTSC believes that parent education, prevention and support are the keys. Parenting philosophies and laws related to discipline and child rearing are explored, taking into account cultural factors as well as differences in background. Japanese-speaking social workers assist mothers from Japan. Counselors provide individualized strategies for good parenting.