Los Angeles Premiere Bilingual Preschool


Welcome to lilac – little learning academy, a high-quality childcare and preschool in Los Angeles, offering bilingual early education in German and English. 

Our program provides a rounded curriculum and enriching care through play-based learning. We offer a nurturing and inviting environment with age appropriate activities for each age group, guided by our certified teachers.

Please contact us to set up an individual tour for your family!

Infant Care

6 months to 18 months


18 months to 36 months


3 years to about 5 years

lilac’s mission is to provide a unique and enriching experience through care and meaningful relationships between teachers, children and their parents. We see the whole child and through education and support in all domains of development, we strive to help children become fully integrated members of our society that are respectful with each other and the environment.

Stephanie Raleigh, Owner/Founder

Our Story

lilac – little learning academy formerly known as KinderHouseLA was founded by Stephanie Raleigh in 2012 as an in-home childcare on the Westside of Los Angeles.  Stephanie, born in Hamburg, Germany with her passion to travel and explore, had the opportunity to live in Germany and South Africa before she settled in Los Angeles, CA in 2006 where she started her career in Early Childhood Education. Stephanie’s profound interest for child development lead her to guide children into an early start towards the love of learning, language, and nature.

Her connection to nature is reflected in the beautiful environment she created: a green and lush garden that is the heart of lilac’s outdoor space.  Natural colors, furniture, and toys emphasize the importance of beauty and esthetics and allow children to enjoy gorgeous trees, flowers, and grassy areas to play and relax. 

Stephanie assembled a dedicated team of educators with shared values and ambitions in creating a caring, creative and inspiring environment and community. All team members are well travelled, speak multiple languages, lived abroad, and love the outdoors. 

The beautiful lilac flower has become a symbol of what we stand for: a collection of small pieces that come together and only in its wholesomeness becomes the unique and gentle unit that can help children grow to their full potentials. 


Having studied child development and early education philosophies, such as Reggio Emilia, Montessori, Waldorf and Resources for Infant Educares (RIE), and many more, Stephanie believes that there in not one philosophy that serves all children.  This is why she branched off and created her own program incorporating proven methods and practices of many traditional curricula. …


lilac’s curriculum topics are based on seasonal and cultural events as well as the children’s interests, which we discuss during circle time in the morning. The overall principles of our program are rooted in elements of traditional curricula, such as Reggio Emilia, Montessori and Magda Gerber’s RIE (Resources for Infant Educares) and paired with meaningful …


Children should develop healthy eating early on. At lilac – little learning academy we understand that as educators we play an impactful role in influencing positive habit patterns.  In our weekly cooking and baking classes we teach children the importance and fun of healthy food and socializing skills at shared mealtimes. Together we learn to respect …


Our teachers are passionate about your child’s learning experience. We recognize that each child develops and learns differently, so lilac’s educators compose learning activities that fit the needs of your child best. Our teachers are dedicated to creating a rich environment for all children in our care by providing age appropriate and interactive learning opportunities. In …

Our Educators

Daily Schedule

It is important to recognize the balance between learning experiences and play activities. Daily schedules are developed carefully and intentionally with the following in mind: Matching the age and abilities of the children. Outdoor time, both structured and unstructured, every day. At least two large blocks of time for child-directed learning and include morning circle and afternoon …

Health and Safety

The safety and health of your child is our top priority.  Being based in Southern California, lilac – little learning academy is aware of Earthquakes and other disasters that might occur.  We follow all safety standards according the California Department of Public Health (cdph.ca.gov, 2020).  We have an emergency preparedness and risk communication plan in …

We have been absolutely thrilled by the care, support and general experience at KinderHouse LA / lilac little learning academy.  My daughter started there almost year ago when she was 15 months old and has been thriving ever since. What I love about KH/lilac is that you have the best of a home care (small …

Larissa C.

Our twins started at KinderHouseLA / lilac at age 2. We felt so lucky to have found an opening at lilac, it was the perfect childcare for our kids. We loved the German language integration and the loving care they received from Stephanie and her team. There was a good ratio of care givers to …

Marc J.

My son has attended KinderHouseLA / lilac little learning academy for a year now and we’ve been so happy with our experience! Truth be told, I had always been wary of in-home daycares, but Stephanie and the teachers she hires have been warm, loving, involved, strict where it counts, responsible and communicative. I was concerned about the …

Rebecca S.