Southwood Pre-School

11 Reviews
22422 Palos Verdes Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 540-9084
Today: 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Personal Checks, Cash
Alternate Phone: (310) 540-8414
Southwood Pre-School is a tradition-based, family-owned and operated licensed childcare center. Serving families in the South Bay since 1969, our goal is to provide the "Perfect Transitional Experience" between home and Kindergarten. Our caring, dedicated staff creates a safe and loving environment where children can learn essential social skills such as listening, sharing, and cooperative play. We also offer karate, gymnastics, computer, and kids dance classes for children who are enrolled! Let us be your first pick in an early childhood school. Come visit us at Southwood Pre-School!
Mon 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Tue 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Wed 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Thu 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Fri 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

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Reviews for Southwood Pre-School

Southwood Pre-School received an average rating of 3.55 out of 5 stars from 11 reviews.

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My Review by carlh177451320 via Citysearch on 9/6/2016

Any parents out there trying to start their children in a preschool and have to deal with separation issues or tantrums due to the huge transition... this is NOT the place for you! After only 2 hours, my three year olds were asked to…

My Review by omad589767568 via Citysearch on 8/23/2014

A 5 Star Recommendation !!!\r \r I am involved grandmother of two children who have attended Southwood Pre-School over the last 5 years. The school is clean, well run and the staff is friendly and caring. The school is more than a child…

My Review by aprilj1599760844 via Citysearch on 2/25/2014

Well Southwood now has a website however no email address. I wonder if Len Ingalls, the owner listens to what parents are talking about-because I have seen zero changes where numerous complaints (about the SAME issues) are concerned.…

BAD SCHOOL by Jennifer S via Insider Pages on 5/20/2013

I DO NOT RECOMMEND! Southwood preschool is absolutely NOT a safe and loving place for kids. I would NOT recommend this place to anybody. There is no one monitoring the main entrance,(which remains unlocked) and kids come and go as they…

My Review by jennifers681359373 via Citysearch on 5/19/2013

I DO NOT RECOMMEND this school. Southwood Preschool does not have "excellent staff". I went in for more information, and "Cookie" acted like she was doing me a favor by enrolling my kids into her school. It is unfortunate that as the…

My Review by mommyt597542139 via Citysearch on 4/2/2013

This preschool has office staff members that are really uninviting and rude. The office staff doesn't even greet you when you come and go with your children. Many parents have agreed that this place really isn't doing so well anymore. …

My Review by trinag128166517 via Citysearch on 2/6/2013

I would like to thank everyone at Southwood for being such wonderful and caring people. My daughter found this preschool for my grandaughter almost 1 year ago and she has learned so much for the small amount of time that she has been…

Not thrilled by Zyp via Citysearch on 10/12/2011

I was happy to read the comments by m o m which were spot on, because I am not the only one who feels that way about the school. The teachers do not seem to be loving or caring or even fun. They have lots of fun acitivies but they…

#1 in L.A. Times Reader's Poll 2011 by Len Ingalls via Citysearch on 8/19/2011

Awarded "Best Pre School" in So Cal by L.A.Times Reader's Poll 2011. A sincere "Thank you" to all of our parents who over the years, recognized us recently in the L.A. Times by saying nice things about our efforts. Thank you for choosing…

Wonderful school, a total delight by Dutch Engstrom via Citysearch on 8/16/2011

To "Mom" who wrote the negative review: You're way off. Cookie is very sweet and patient with the kids, as is everyone I've run into at Southwood. Each week is a new theme: Pirates, clowns, olympics, etc. They do adorable things for…

parents should be welcome by Naomi T via Insider Pages on 1/25/2011

I wish I could review this school, but I can't because they will not let you drop in. You need to make an appointment. As a school principal I have an inherent mistrust of a school that demands appointments of prospective parents. It seems…

Need to make some changes by m o m via Citysearch on 2/3/2010

I am currently in my "obversing" period at the school where I'm learning what everyone and everything is like. So far, I am not sure about a few things:\r Some of the teachers don't seem as loving and caring as I hoped they'd be working…

Southwood Pre-School has been a wonderful experience for my Twin Sons by Krista S via Insider Pages on 9/1/2009

My twin Sons attended Southwood Pre-School and it has been a wonderful experience! My Sons were always excited to go to school and that was very rewarding as a Parent. They provided breakfast, lunch and 2 snacks which was very convenient.…

Highly recommended! by Kristi K via Insider Pages on 2/6/2009

Both of my kids attended Southwood. They loved it and still ask to go back and visit. The teachers are caring and friendly. My girls were very prepared for kindergarten when they left Southwood. I would definitely recommend Southwood to a…

A great preschool by Nikki R via Insider Pages on 9/4/2008

I can't believe the original comments. I have had two children go through Southwood Preschool. One is attending now. I agree that they teach while letting the kids be kids. Each room they move into focuses on age appropriate learning…

Southwood PreSchool by Ivana W via Insider Pages on 2/20/2008

Wow, below review possibly came from one of the competitors.What are you comparing? God knows I went to them all! And all I can say is that my son loves it! Anyone I talk to loves it! Its the funnest, cleanest preschool with the most…

Can NOT Recommend by Jennifer A via Insider Pages on 10/24/2007

We really wanted a nuturing environment for our child and this place is not that at all. We like the all day program and lunch provided but even the lunch is rather unhealthy therefore not worth it. The director and assistant director…

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