A Creative Space for Beginning Learners


My First Place is committed to providing the best quality care for your child ensuring they are safe, nurtured, happy and loved. With your support, we work together to provide an innovative and inspiring approach to early childhood education. Encouraging their physical, mental and emotional development by learning through play and activities. The teachers work with the children interpreting and encouraging their knowledge and curiosity, documenting the child’s investigative journeys and reflecting on their view of the world.
"Our son recently started at My First Place, and it's been such a smooth and easy transition. Maria, the owner, is amazing in every way possible - she exudes calm and warmth while managing the entire operation in such a smooth, efficient and seamless manner. All of the staff are all so lovely - you can tell that they genuinely love their work and the kids that are under their care. The environment is beautiful, stimulating and impeccably clean. The program has many enrichment opportunities like soccer, yoga and Spanish music classes. We couldn't be happier to have found such a lovely home away from home for our little one. I highly recommend My First Place to other parents without any hesitation."
- Carla M.
"Words cannot express how lucky we feel to have found My First Place for our son. He had such a great experience and we were sad to leave when he graduated to Kindergarten. Maria and her staff are highly involved and caring and always had our child’s best interests at heart. They take the time to provide individual attention to each kid, which made us feel at ease bringing him there every day. Could not have been happier with the experience and hope that more parents get to feel the same way we did.
- Helena and Eric H.


Our school environment is a safe place for your eager explorer to roam. We take the safety of our children very seriously and we ask that our families support us in maintaining the quality of our secure school. All members of our staff have live scan clearance and passed background checks. We understand that this may be your child’s first place away from home and we pride ourselves in being an extension of the loving, nurturing care you provide.


All of our staff are fully qualified and trained in Pediatric CPR and First Aid and are up-to-date on all state required vaccinations and yearly flu vaccines. We do ask that all children who attend My First Place are vaccinated as required by California state law.


Our parents are an essential component of our school and we value their input as part of our community. Growing a garden and caring for it is something we do regularly with the children, and every year we ask the parents to come and join us on our gardening days. The children’s growing relationship with the natural world of herbs and plants helps them develop a sense of sharing and caring for the environment and Earth.