About Us

Established in 2006, Kennedy Family Child Care is a Reggio Emilia-inspired, Spanish immersion play-based family child care provider on LA's Westside. For over 10 years we were in Santa Monica. In May 2023 we moved to a beautifully renovated new location in Del Rey!

What Makes Our Program Special?

Families that come to us are looking for a child care setting that allows their kid to make themselves feel at home. Our home is designed specifically to give children plenty of safe and interesting places to explore during the day. 

Our goal is to encourage each child’s activities, communication, and creativity in order to foster their independence and help them develop a sense of accomplishment. 

We strive to prepare your child for preschool by helping them develop social, language, and motor skills through our daily activities. We run a Spanish dual-immersion program because it is so effective in instilling an affinity for languages in young children, and we are proud of our “alumni” who have matriculated to Spanish dual-immersion programs.

Our educators are loving, caring, and trained to understand and anticipate the unique needs of young children and their families. For our ongoing professional development, we rely on Connections for Children, the Westside’s child care referral agency, and the best-in-class Education and Early Childhood program at Santa Monica College.

I invite you to tour my home and my program. 

~ Paty

Ages Served

We accept children ages 3 months and up. We are licensed by the State of California to care for up to 14 children, and can have no more than four infants (children under 12 months old) enrolled at any time. Learn more.

P.S. If you only studied Spanish in high school, you shouldn’t be surprised if you find your Spanish language words again when conversing with with us and your children at pickup/drop off. 


Paty Kennedy

Owner & Director

I studied Early Childhood Education at Santa Monica College, which operates a best-in-class program. Before opening my own child care in 2006, I was part of the staff at Lighthouse Preschool in Santa Monica. I am a native Spanish speaker and have raised dozens of children to become bilingual Spanish language speakers.


Originally from Chiapas, Mexico, Mayra has been part of the team for over 15 years.  She is fantastic with children.


Teresa has been working in early childhood for over three decades. Her favorite group to work with is babies.