• The L.A. Kindergarten Class

    The L.A. Kindergarten Class



    We usually hold public classes in the Spring and Fall. Check back soon for dates and times!

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  • What We Do

    Los Angeles parents face a maze of school options. The L.A. Kindergarten Class helps you understand them all.


    This 90-minute class explains in detail what parents need to know about:

    • District Schools, Magnet Programs, Affiliated Charters, Independent Charters, Private Schools

    • How to apply to each school type

    • What to expect throughout the process

    • Where to look for information on specific schools

    Parents will leave with a detailed timeline to follow and a real understanding of what their options are.


    Los Angeles has a lot of different education options for families, and figuring it all out can take a lot time and energy. We created this class to make parents' lives easier. If you really want to know the nuts and bolts of how the system works, this class is for you.


    How do I take the class?

    We regularly partner with local preschools and venues who host our talks. We generally hold public talks in the Spring (March - May) and Fall (Aug - Oct). Contact us to find out when our next class is coming up. Individual planning sessions can also be arranged.




    That was absolutely one of the BEST seminars I have ever attended. Thank you so much for giving me and the rest of the parents the opportunity.” –Michelle N.


    This seminar was very informative and gave me a great overview of what to expect in our school search. I feel more comfortable with the process. Kim and Caden were personable and answered all of my questions!” –Victoria J.


    This is the type of seminar that every parent should have the minute they put their child in preschool. So much better to be prepared!” –Junia M.

  • Private Consultations for public and private school

    Don't love your assigned home school and want to see what your options are? Thinking about private school but want to weigh the pros and cons? We can help.

    Need more personalized help with your School Search?


    Book an Individual Session with us!


    Private Planning Session

    We do the research for you! After an initial consult to find out what you're looking for, we research the best options for your child and your family. Then we meet to go over a personalized list of schools for your family to consider, and discuss the specifics, including the application timeline. Please contact us for pricing.



  • Testimonials

    Hear what parents have to say about The L.A. Kindergarten Class!

    Teaching parents about ALL of the school choices in Los Angeles, and how to pursue them...

  • The LAKC Founders

    Kim Haselhoff is a college counselor with Collegewise and a former Executive Director of the Parents Education League, which helps parents with the school search process in Los Angeles. With a B.A. from UCLA and a Ph.D. from UC Irvine, Kim spent several years working at the UCLA School of Public Affairs. In the last few years her interest has focused on Education and Education Policy. Kim has helped many families successfully navigate the school search process and the college application process. She has two children, one in public school and one in private school, here in Los Angeles.


    Caden Chernoff is a mother of two young children and created Savvy School Search L.A. in 2017 to help local parents struggling to find the right schools for their families. Previously, as a theater director in New York City and Los Angeles, Caden worked to guide creative teams to launch live productions. Her experience includes teaching acting and directing as well. Originally from the Midwest, she holds a BA from UCLA and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. She spent more time getting her daughter into Kindergarten in Los Angeles than she did getting herself into undergraduate and graduate school, but she believes your search doesn’t have to be that way, and she’s here to help.


  • Our Partners and Hosts

    Building Blocks Preschool

    Los Angeles Dance Academy

    Oakdale Preschool

    Valley Village, CA


    Paper Pinecone

    Preschool and Childcare Directory

    L.A. Valley College Child Development Center

    Valley Glen, CA


    Maggie Hayves Preschool

    North Hollywood



    Magic Reading

    Helping children discover the enchantment of reading


    Bright Horizons Children's Centers


    Preschool and Childcare, Sherman Oaks, CA. WeVillage.com

    Nambiar Advising

    Brentwood, CA


    Educated Nannies

    Sherman Oaks, CA


    Studio City Coop Preschool

    The Pump Station and Nurtury

    Santa Monica and Hollywood, CA



    United Children's Learning Academy

    Preschool - North Hollywood, CA


    ABC Playcenter

    Preschool - West Hills, CA


    ABC Playcenter

    Playdate Connection