Excelsior Preschool

Excelsior Preschool Torrance

Excelsior Preschool Torrance is the place where children go to learn to LOVE learning! We are committed to excellence in education and providing peace of mind to parents. We recognize that each child is unique! We teach by aligning the children’s goals with their abilities, interests, and learning styles…all while having fun exploring the world around us!

The newly renovated Torrance location has both indoor learning and outdoor classrooms.


Individualized Curriculum

  • Driven by your child’s interests
  • Based on personal learning styles
  • Goals set by unique abilities
  • Ongoing observations & assessments
  • Foundations for life-long learning

S.T.E.A.M. Experiences

  • Hands-on Science
  • Innovative Technology
  • Creative Engineering
  • Diverse Arts (incl. Dance & Music)
  • Interactive Mathematics

Social Skills & Peer Interactions

  • Building Friendships
  • Effective Communication
  • Embracing Diversity
  • Collaboration & Sharing
  • Sense of Self & Mindfulness

Building Character

  • Kindness & Empathy
  • Compassion & Generosity
  • Honesty & Integrity
  • Gratitude & Respect
  • Honor & Responsibility

Parent Partnerships:

  • Trusting Relationships
  • Daily, Open Communication
  • Honoring Culture & Family Dynamics
  • Extended, Home Learning Ideas
  • Sense of Community

Meet the Director

Janel Martinez

My name is Janel Martinez. I am the preschool director for Excelsior Preschool Torrance. I have served passionately in the Early Childhood Education Field for three decades. I studied Early Childhood Education at De Anza College and Business Administration at San Jose State University. My career highlights include developing innovative early childhood curriculum, multi-language learning environments, constructing outdoor classrooms, school-aged enrichment programs, recruitment, and professional development, and establishing developmentally appropriate programs. While living in the Bay Area, I served as an advocate for early childhood education in the United States, discussing issues surrounding early childhood education with state and US legislatures.

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Contact Info

19801 Mariner Ave
Torrance, CA 90503
Hours: M-F 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
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