Child Care Services

The City has operated licensed state funded preschool and school age child care programs for many years. Although the City receives state funding for the childcare preschool program, over the years the City’s subsidies for these programs have continued to grow creating a service that is no longer financially sustainable for the City. The City Council elected to subcontract the City’s child care state preschool programs to Options For learning. Options for Learning is a nonprofit serving the greater San Gabriel Valley since 1981, providing quality early education and child care services. Options for Learning offers comprehensive early learning preschool and school age programs for children ages 3 to 14 years, with free & low cost care with subsidized funding & sliding scare fees for qualifying families. Full-cost spaces are available in full day and after school programs. Options for Learning will continue to operate at the current preschool locations, Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center and Los Nietos Park.

Options for Learning offers the following:

4 State licensed program with certified preschool teachers and certified site directors

4 Full-day & State Preschool programs focus on kindergarten readiness and utilize the High Scope Curriculum that promotes active learning to improve children’s social, emotional, physical and educational development

4 Surround Care before and after school program offers homework assistance. Curriculum Focus: Character Counts, (STEAM) Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math, Anti-bullying activities and Harvest of the Month

4 Nutritious meals and snacks

State Preschool

Ages: 3 - 5 years

Free, 10-month program

Monday - Friday • 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Los Nietos Park Center • (626) 854-3449

Full-Day Preschool

Ages: 3 - 5 years

12-month program

Monday - Friday • 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center • (626) 858-0527

Surround Care School Age Program

Ages: 4.9 - 14 years

Year-round program

Monday - Friday • 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Lakeview Child Care and Los Nietos Park • (626) 284-9935


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Gus Velasco Neighborhood 9255 S. Pioneer Blvd., Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Hours or Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Facility Closed on major holidays

Phone Number: (562) 692-0261 E-mail: communityservices@santafesprings.org