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97th Street Early Education Center

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    For families: (213) 443-1300
    For employees: (213) 241-2700

    The hotlines are open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    QRISWhat is a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS)? 

    A QRIS is a shared set of standards that define quality for early learning programs serving children birth to age 5.

    Assesses the quality of the learning environment.

    Supports the program to improve the quality of care for children

    Communicates the quality of the program on a scale of 1-5.

    welcome to 97th St. early education center

    At 97th St. Early Education Center, we believe in providing many opportunities for your child to learn and grow. We strive to incorporate many strategies to enhance the development of your child socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically. We provide a nurturing environment where your child’s safety and well-being is our top priority. We provide opportunities to learn through hands-on experiences to explore, investigate, discover and manipulate their environment through developmentally and age-appropriate materials and activities to promote school readiness.

    As a staff, we are committed to ensuring that our children thrive. We also look forward to building and strengthening current and new relationships with our students, families and community supporters.

    If you have questions or concern, please feel free to call us at (323)777-1233 or email us at

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    Althea Smith-Sidney

    Message From Principal Sidney

    97th St. Early Education Center Families,

    We are now approaching Spring and we have started our Pet Study after completing our Building Study.  Click on the link to the left to view our celebration/culminat-ing  video. 

    Talk to your child about the different types of pets there are.  Ask your child what type of pet would he/she like to have and why?  There is so much to talk about regarding animals and pets.

    Just a few things to remember for this school year. Every person, staff and students, will continue be required to wear a mask.  We will continue to wash our hands for at least 20 seconds and sanitize regularly.

    The safety of all of staff and students is our primary concern. We  offer weekly COVID testing at our center and each staff member and family is required to provide a daily pass. If you have questions about any of the information provided, feel free to call our office at (323)777-1233.

    We continue to enjoy an exciting, rewarding, educational school year.  It is a pleasure to work with your students. 

    Best wishes,

    Althea Smith-Sidney