Bridge Group

Approx. 2 to 3 years old

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
8:30AM – 12:30PM

Mondays through Fridays
8:30AM – 12:30PM

Bridge Group is a unique program that meets the needs of an older toddler, who is not ready for a full day program.  Children learn how to say good-bye to their parent or caregiver and become part of a group.  They practice taking initiative as they make choices throughout the day. 

Teachers facilitate social interaction among the children as they play.  Children learn the beginnings of problem solving, how to take turns, and begin to make lasting friendships. At the end of the program parents are invited back to sing songs and say good-bye. 

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
$1,050 per month

Mondays through Fridays 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
$1,500 per month

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What Parents Have to Say


“First Step was a defining moment in both my children’s lives. I still recall the first day I met Ina (upon recommendation of a friend who was a First Step family). She was so easy to talk to. There was no formal tour or interview. We had a lovely chat and she could see that like many Moms looking at preschools for the first time, I was incessantly asking all manner of questions. The only thing she said was, let Griffin play and see how he does.

Melinda P.


“They celebrate the originality of each child while guiding them to become life long thinkers and become independent.

Meg W.


“I could never have imagined leaving a two year old at school, but then again I could never have imagined a safer, more nurturing place for Juliet than First Step.

Jackie S. W.


“First Step is special. It's not just a place I drop off my kids. There is an open door policy so you'll often see parents observing their kids or chatting with one another, and families whose kids have outgrown preschool often come back to visit. We have made such lovely friends in a short time, and met families from all over the world. It has really been a warm, welcoming place for us."

Rachel D.

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2650 Second Street Santa Monica,
CA 90405 - See Map
310 399.8118

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