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Welcome to Around the World Children's Center!

Located on Lakewood Blvd, this location opened two years ago upon the merging of its previous locations on Downey Avenue and New Street in the City of Downey.


This location offers an Early Preschool, Prekindergarten and Elementary program.

The Early Preschool Program accepts two year-olds on a potty trained or non-potty trained basis.

The Prekindergarten Program accepts three year-olds through entry to Kindergarten. Students must be potty trained.

The Elementary Program accepts Kindergarten and First Grade students.


This facility includes spacious classrooms with built in restrooms and a large Indoor Playground. The Indoor Playground is Around the World's best physical feature, as it allows year-round play for its students.

The best feature is its Academic Program. The daily Academic Instruction includes, Reading Readiness, Phonemic Awreness, Wrting, Math, Social Studies, Science, Health and Physical Education.

Each Academic Lesson Plan is age appropriate and enhanced by traditional and nontraditional teaching methods such as "Hands-on" activities.

The benefits of both methods have made Around the World's Academic Program known for producing a high rate of young Readers.




Schedules and Hours of Operation

Around the World is open Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 6:00pm.

Available schedules include Extended Day  from 6:30 to 6:00 and Core Day from 8:30 to 2:50pm.


Extended Day services offer before and after school care.

Core Day offers Academic Instruction only.


Full time schedules of 5 days per week and Part-time schedules of 2 or 3 days per week are available to students in the Preschool Program.

Elementary students are required to attend school on a full time basis of five days per week, Extended or Core Day during the school year of September through June.

Summertime schedules offer part-time care during the months of mid-June, July and August.

Basic Services

Services for Early Preschool, Prekindergarten and Elementary students include breakfast, snacks and limited lunches.

Brekafast is offered to Extended Day students only.


Elementary students in the Extended Day program receive Homework Help for an hour.

Tutoring services are available at an additional cost.


Tours are available by appointment only between the hours of 9:00 to 11:00am and 3:00 to 5:00pm.