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ABOUT

Our Challenge

In Los Angeles, over 600,000 children under 5 are living in poverty and subject to a multitude of social injustices.

Our Mission and Vision

Vista Village is dedicated to enriching the lives of these young children by providing high quality learning experiences, strengthening parent-child relationships and connecting families to their communities.

Our Result

Nurturing, equitable beginnings empower even our youngest clients to feel seen, heard and understood and lay a foundation for our families that positively changes the trajectory of their lives.

Our Legacy

In 1973, Vista Village, formally Home-SAFE, established an innovative service model that combined family support services, mental health services, parent education, counseling and childcare. Today, our Hollywood based organization continues to provide holistic, customized and supportive care to pregnant women and families with children 0-4 from Santa Monica to Eagle Rock. With the support of our parent agency Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services and our partnership with Early Head Start, we serve the community with three comprehensive, relationship based, family led programs: Early Head Start Childcare Partnership, Early Head Start Home-Based and Childcare.

Our Team

Vista Village staff and childcare providers are supportive professionals who are passionate about enriching the lives of the children and families we serve. We are experts in working with infants and toddlers through a trauma sensitive approach that is grounded in brain development, infant mental health and best practices in early education.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We know that representation and culture matter. Our team comes from a variety of different backgrounds and lived experiences to meet the needs of our diverse families. Our culture is one that respects, celebrates and utilizes our diversity to unlearn biases and find common understandings.

Our Policy Council Members

Partner Advocate Lead

The Policy Council is a group of Vista Village, Early Head Start parents and community members who help lead and make decisions about their program. Policy Council members are elected by the parents of children enrolled in the program. Policy Council members help guide the program in planning and decision making to assure all program activities are relevant and supportive to their communities. Policy Council members keep Vista Village staff accountable, while learning important advocacy skills that serve them as parents and community members.

Our Values

Compassion

Equity and Inclusion

Growth Mindset

Transparency

Meaningful Connections 

PROGRAMS

Early Head Start Childcare Partnership

Vista Village partners with family childcare providers to serve children 0-4 in small home settings. The family childcare providers are professionals in early childhood education and offer high quality learning experiences. They nurture children through meaningful interactions and provide safety and security. The home environments allow for children to explore freely, engage with nature, and develop curiosity. These meaningful interactions ignite the spark of creativity and prepare children to be critical thinkers and lifelong learners. The program fosters a home and school connection by providing monthly family visits to share information about child development and support the family’s overall wellbeing.

Early Head Start
Home-Based

Vista Village offers support to families during pregnancy and through the first 3 years of a child’s life. Our team of home visitors are early childhood and mental health professionals with a passion for supporting families during these earliest years of life. Home visitors ensure that parents have the knowledge and skills to raise happy, healthy children. Our services are designed to support the most important relationship in a child’s life—the relationship between parents and their children. We offer this guidance through weekly home visits and parent-child groups (1-3 times per month). We believe that the best way to support a child is to support their whole family in meeting their goals and realizing their dreams.

Childcare

Our Childcare program combines childcare, child development and support services to income-eligible families. Childcare is provided through a network of State-licensed family childcare homes. The providers receive ongoing support and professional development. This enables low-income parents to work and attend school or job training programs, thereby supporting and enhancing parent/family self-sufficiency and self-esteem. The program promotes the growth and development of children by providing enriching, developmentally appropriate educational, play based activities as well as developmental assessments. Parents are encouraged to get involved in the program by serving on the Parent Advisory Committee and attending events.

LOCATIONS

Vista Village serves Early Head Start families throughout Los Angeles in the following zip codes:

Westside

90034
90066

South

90003
90008
90016
90044

Beverly Hills

90210
90211
90212

Northeast

90039
90041
90042
90065

Hollywood

90027
90028
90038
90046
90068

Metro

90004
90005
90006
90010
90014
90017
90019
90020
90026
90029
90035
90036
90048
90057
90069
90071

TESTIMONIALS

As the African proverb goes, it takes a village to raise a child. Our childcare providers and parents share their experience being a part of Vista’s.

Mrs. Mundy

Mrs. Lee

Francesco

Sofia

APPLY

Begin the application process here to join Vista Village.

Families

Pregnant women and parents with children 0-4 interested in receiving support and childcare

Childcare Providers

Current and aspiring childcare providers passionate about caring for and educating children 0-4

Employees

Early education or mental health professionals who are interested in our job opportunities

Interns

College students pursuing a Master’s of Social Work who are interested in our internship program

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