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K-6
Private
West Hollywood, CA
Students enrolled: 419
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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563 North Alfred Street
West Hollywood, CA 90048

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(323) 651-0707
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June 03, 2014
My school, the Center for Early Education, is the most warm hearted, diverse, cultural, amazing, magical, place I have ever been to. Each student engages with their classmates as if siblings that have known eachother since day 1. The faculty and staff are beyond extraordinary and are recognized for their wonderful efforts to make the school a more warm and welcoming place. Anyone would be beyond lucky to have a chance to be apart of the Center's community, and I can definitely say I am beyond thankful to be one of them. :)

- submitted by a community member
March 19, 2013
My son went here from K-6 and had the time of his life! He was on a partial scholarship, but did not feel different or left out of anything. He was popular, loved by his teachers, and was selected for advanced enrichment so when he entered a prestigious middle school he was placed in 8th grade classes -- all of this after the school discovered a learning disability in 1st grade. I think parents who boohoo the social inequalities of the families who go to this school are missing the point -- this is a school for the children, not a country club for the parents. Don't be impressing your insecurities onto your children.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2013
The school's academics are below average, the playground feels like juvie, but at least my kids learned at an early age how cold and condescending other children can be. CEE is all about money, and not about nurturing in any way. And here's the irony If you have money, you don't need the school's connections, and if you don't have money, they won't do anything for you anyway. Feel free to ignore many, perhaps most, of the positive reviews here, even those posted anonymously. Reveta actually encourages parents to write positive reviews on these websites, and we are quick to comply and report back to her to earn brownie points. I'm embarrassed to say one of the 5 star reviews praising the "diversity" is actually by me. How's this for diversity -- the school asks for 100% participation in the Annual Fund Drive, but then goes ahead and publicizes the amount each family gives! Very embarrassing! (for someone who had two kids there on partial scholarships).

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2012
There's a reason we used to jokingly call it *Center for Early Materialism*. Be warned. If your child is *different* in any way, she will suffer here. If she doesn't care about money or being stylish, she will suffer here. And just like me, you won't say a word, because you want her to get into Harvard-Westlake. She did get in (the Hudnut connection), and that's why I'm giving 2 stars instead of 1. But the price you pay is huge -- an unhappy childhood. Trust your instincts about this place. I didn't.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2010
As far as private schools in Los Angeles go, it's definitely one of the most ethnically and economically diverse. The teachers, staff, and head of school are oustanding! The school community provides a very nuturing environment for young children and really fosters self-esteem and independence. For the most part, parents in this school may be some of the biggest movers and shakers or wealthiest people in LA (or often not), but they are generally pretty normal, grounded people as well who happen to share the school's vision. Our children have blossomed here and we feel very fortunate to be a part of this community.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
This school consistantly turns out young people who are creative, smart and very socially adept.

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December 06, 2009
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September 01, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating April 27, 2009
This school made my daughter so happy for so many years. Difficult to get into, it completely pays off. The cliques form in 4th grade, as do the puberty talks. You will meet billionaire parents, and you will meet the average financial support parent.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2009
This school does not live up to its reputation. Unless your child is naturally gifted in academics, s/he will suffer here. CEE separates the children in groups based on how they feel they measure up. CEE says the kids don't know the difference between the groups, but of course they do! This has a tremendous impact on their self esteem and devalues their efforts. CEE does not value the differing talents and abilities that children have. And the fundraising is relentless!

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February 19, 2009
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January 31, 2009
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January 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating December 18, 2008
An exceptional place. Faculty, facility, philosophy. My children have loved, and love it. We do too.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2008
C.E.E is a great school. They teach the child things they need to know for life. Reveta Bowers (Head of School) is an amazing principal and always will be. It is quite difficult to get into! Just be aware, there are billionaires at this school!

- submitted by a student
April 21, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
February 19, 2007
The Center for Early Education is a very whole hearted school that supports significant values in a child's life. It teaches kids the core values of carringness, responsibility, inclusiveness, and honesty. I left the school in tears knowing I would never be in a school where I would feel the same amount of love and help from a school ever again.

- submitted by a former student
September 19, 2006
Head of school is fantastic and many teachers have been there for a long time - a great team. The facilities are nice to the point of being excessive. School promotes diversity, but it's no public school mix. Lots of parent involvement, a community. The whole money/status thing (as it is) is with the parents, not with the teachers and kids.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2006
This is a wonderful and very difficult school to get. It is simply amazing. A wonderful place where kids are nurtured in a diverse environment. Sure there are wealthy families who attend the school- but it is a private school in LA. There is a lot of money in LA and it's unavoidable. We feel very fortunate to be a part of this school.

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January 12, 2006
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December 07, 2005
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May 11, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2005
parents hold this school in high regard.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2005
very conscious of the social hierarchy.

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March 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
Great schoool for parents who want a good not prestigious school in the middle of LA!

- submitted by a former student
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The Center for Early Education, a socio-economically and culturally diverse independent school for children, toddlers through grade six, strives to graduate students who are joyful, resilient, life-long learners. The Center embraces a philosophy of education that combines a nurturing, inclusive learning environment with an increasingly challenging academic program that addresses the developmental needs of each child.

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The Center For Early Education
563 North Alfred Street, West Hollywood, CA  90048
(323) 651-0707
Last modified The Center For Early Education is a Private school that serves grades K-6
The Center For Early Education Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top