Thank you for your interest in Happyland Preschool.
Applying to preschool in a large yet dense city such as Los Angeles makes for a daunting task. The resultant anticipation in waiting for a positive response from a preschool of your primary choice may thus create a bit of uncertainty as these processes unfold across the number of schools families apply to. Accordingly, we would like to take this opportunity to explain our application process and where we stand currently.
Step 1 of your admissions process should begin by exploring the ABOUT US and FAQ sections of our site. There you will find answers about our history, teaching philosophy, & tuition costs. In addition, we have posted a sample schedule so you can get an idea of a Day-in-the-life-of-a-Happylander. If you decide that Happyland would be a great fit for your family, please proceed to the next step by setting up a tour.
Step 2 of your admissions process is a tour of our school. If you haven’t already done so, please schedule a tour by calling us at (310) 839-3739 to RSVP. Spaces do tend to fill up quickly, so don’t delay. A schedule of our upcoming tour dates can be found on the FAQs page of our site. All tours are coordinated by a volunteer group of parents and should take no longer than an hour. If our answering machine picks up, please leave your name, telephone number, name and birthdate of child, how you heard about our school, and the date that works best for you. Someone will return your call as promptly as possible.
Upon completion of your tour, you will be given an application packet you can return at your leisure. If you decide to apply, there is a $100 fee for the application process.
Please know that even after your tour and submission of your application, we are unable to confirm a space for your child due to two factors: 1) Every year we receive a large number of applications for the current school year which in some cases are submitted as far back as two years prior. 2) Every year we also have a high number of siblings returning. Other factors that contribute are a family’s flexibility in schedule, diversity and sometimes gender (depending on the pool of applicants for a particular year to help balance classes out). Our main criteria for acceptance is based on the date of your application so the sooner you apply, the higher your chances of being accepted.
Once again, thank you for considering Happyland. We wish you and your family a wonderful journey during these formative years.
Peace, Love and Hope (Our Mantra),
Yasmyn & Aly Juma