Just Like Mom’s Preschool was founded in 1979 by Eleanora Korol and Marina Podelko, two women of European descent with backgrounds in education and child development.
Having come to California the year before, we saw a need in the Hollywood/Los Angeles area, for a preschool and kindergarten that focused on teaching and child development instead of simply babysitting your kids. Our ambition was to create an environment that fostered growth and challenged kids to reach ever higher both academically and socially. To build a preschool in the tradition of the best European schools, without being tied to aging curricula.
We wanted to add to children’s experiences and do everything we could to provide a nurturing and safe environment for them to grow and enjoy.