About La Casita Verde

La Casita Verde is a licensed 501(c)(3) nonprofit preschool and childcare center in Northeast Los Angeles operated by Mount Washington Preschool and Childcare Centers that serves children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. Our approach to high-quality early care and education includes developmentally appropriate activities and curriculum, nurturing staff, strong parent involvement, and an environment that respects and celebrates diversity.

Located in Highland Park’s historic Ziegler Estate (4601 N. Figueroa Street), La Casita Verde is adjacent to the Southwest Museum Metro Goldline station and is directly across the street from Sycamore Grove Park.

For more information, please contact us at (323) 222-7001.


In 1993, a committed group of Mt. Washington families established the Mt. Washington Preschools and Child Care Centers (MWPCCC). In 2002, with community support from Los Angeles City departments, the Community Redevelopment Agency, and the Community Development Department, MWPCCC opened an infant and toddler center in Highland Park’s historic Ziegler Estate. The beautiful 1904 Queen Anne-meets-Craftsman style house inspired the name La Casita Verde, which means “the little green house” in Spanish. The preschool program was added in 2007.