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LAWA Reopens Child Care Center

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has reopened the First Flight Child Development Center, with spaces available for interested families living and working within communities near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The center, owned by LAWA and operated by La Petite Academy, a subsidiary of the Learning Care Group, was first opened in 1998, and closed in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Located just north of LAX along Lincoln Boulevard in the Westchester neighborhood, the First Flight Center is once again offering parents, guardians and families a convenient and cost-effective option for local childcare services that are open to children ages six weeks to five years old, with programs centered on STEM-focused (science, technology, engineering and math) activities in an inclusive environment.

“The First Flight Child Development Center has provided enriching learning experiences and compassionate care for children for more than 20 years, and we are happy to be able to once again welcome families from our airport and surrounding communities to share in those experiences,” said Justin Erbacci, CEO, LAWA. “Together with our partners at the Learning Care Group, the center will be a safe, diverse, nurturing and exciting environment for our community’s youth to learn and grow. We are proud that the center will provide an excellent benefit to our LAWA and airport workers, as well as the surrounding community.”