The Enrollment process begins with a tour together with your child.

One of the first important decisions parents have to make is what kind of preschool to enroll their child in. When you come to visit First Step please be sure to bring your child along with you. Your child’s experience, as he/she plays in our playground and interacts with the other children and the teachers, is fundamental for your decision of preschool. During the tour you will see our facilities and learn more about our history, philosophy and programs. If you feel First Step would be a good fit for your child and family, you are welcome to submit an enrollment application. Please call or email to schedule a tour.

Ina Sinsheimer, Director

Tel (310) 399-8118


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.

Contact Us

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

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