Our Philosophy

At Brighter Beginnings, children are viewed as active and involved learners with changing needs. We strive to provide an environment where children can reach their full educational, social and emotional uniqueness. We assist in the natural unfolding of each child’s potential by offering engaging and stimulating activities that provide opportunities for success. We believe that knowledge is constructed in a safe, warm environment where children can explore, imagine and discover. Our students investigate the world around them and become scientists, problem solvers, artists, architects, and humanitarians. They discover the joy of learning.

Our Founder & President

Our President and Co-Director of both locations, Lisa Drake, has a current California Teaching Credential in Elementary Education, as well as, a M.S. in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. She has also dedicated her career to teaching kindergarten and Pre- Kindergarten for both Los Angeles Unified School District and Palos Verdes School District.

Our Directors

Our Directors, Violeta Ruiz of the Lomita Campus and Britnee Boling of the San Pedro Campus, have well over 15 years of experience in the preschool industry. Both Directors are friendly, responsible, and take care of the needs of the children and parents in our program. They both make sure on a daily basis that parents needs and expectations are always exceeded. They are fully qualified teachers and are CPR and First Aide certified. Our Directors are not only caregivers; they are educators, mentors and partner in every childs development. They love watching how the kids learn and grow.

Our Staff

Our staff consists of state qualified teachers that are CPR and First Aide trained. They have been specially trained to implement age-appropriate curriculum with consistent, loving guidance. Our teachers are not only caregivers; they are educators, mentors and partners in every child’s development.