Welcome to Our Charter Elementary School

Para Los Niños Charter Elementary School serves students in grades TK-5, providing children and their families with high-quality education and support to reach success in school, work, and life.


A Message From The Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We welcome you to the Para Los Niños Family!  We are ever stronger as a community for your child and family.  Para Los Niños is committed in providing a rich educational experience that promotes high levels of academic achievement and social emotional wellness.  We strive to create an inclusive environment that promotes positive relationships and feels emotionally and physically safe for every child. Our PLN CES staff is committed to work in partnership with parents/guardians to unlock the potential of every child.  CES staff work in alliance with PLN’s School Support Services to provide an integrated approach so that every child can thrive.

Communication between the school and family is critical to a successful partnership.  Please make sure to connect through our school’s Class Dojo for current information on school events, including monthly informational meetings through Café de Padres, School Site Council, English Learners’ Advisory Council, and parent workshops.

Para Los Niños is here for our students, families and for one another.   It is an honor to be united with you on your child’s educational journey.

In partnership,

Norma Silva, Principal

  • school library
  • Ms. Cardenas with CES student

About Our School

TK – 5th Grade

  • Open from 7am to 6pm 
  • After-school available to all including music, robotics
  • Academically high performing – outperforming State of California
    • STEAM Lab, Reading intervention teacher, robust library with full time library staff, special education team and much more!!
  • Partnerships with Inner City Arts & Cesar Chavez Foundation
  • Computer for every student, Smart boards in every classroom
  • Brand new playgrounds
  • Access to all of PLN wellness resources including: Mental Health resources, school supplies, financial support, counseling, and more

Why PLN?

Integrated Support

PLN believes that children learn best when they are taught holistically, within the context of their lives – we engage parents to ensure what happens in the classroom continues at home. With counselors, social workers, and family support specialists on staff across our schools meeting regularly, our students and families can be set for success.

Before & Afterschool Support

Students may arrive as early as 7:00 a.m. to ensure parents/guardians have time to get to work safely. Breakfast is also available to students. 

The After-School Program provides students with a safe and engaging environment, all activities support core curriculum with enriching experiences and opportunities to reinforce and enhance academic achievement and offers:
  • Academic support, homework assistance, academic enrichment 
  • Robotics, coding, and science 
  • Creative expression involving arts, crafts, music, and dance—may opportunities in partnership with artists and arts organizations 
  • Social-emotional learning, confidence building 
  • Physical recreation, organized sports, and team building activities
  • Field trips and special events
  • Daily nutritious snack and/or supper 
  • Referrals to other Para Los Niños Services
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Our Charter Schools

Para Los Ninos has three charter schools for students TK-8th grade. Learn more about our other two schools at the links below.

Special Education Support & Resources

Our Special Education teams work to meet each student where they are academically and developmentally to help them achieve their goals. Collaborating with our on-site counselors, teachers, and staff to ensure students stay on track and supported to success.

For special education inquiries contact:
Isabel Cueva, Director of Special Education
213-250-4800, ext. 109 | icueva@paralosninos.org

Contact Us

Para Los Niños
Charter Elementary School

1617 E. 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Tel: (213) 239-6605
Fax: (213) 239-9821

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