South County Crosscultural Council



La Playa Center is a free English-as-Second Language (ESL) school with free childcare that is housed at the Boys & Girls Club, 1085 Laguna Canyon Frontage Road, Laguna Beach. The program runs from 8:15am to 11am. Monday through Thursday, follows the LBUSD school calendar, and offers three levels of ESL instruction.  We also present workshops on nutrition, childcare, and child development.

For more information call:

For Spanish: Teresa Dominquez 949-374-2513

For English: Bonnie Teder 949-715-2665





























As educators at La Playa Center, we recognize and value the individualities and cultures of our students. We hold diversity in high regard, and we see the need of individuals to integrate into their new society. We value education and English language acquisition as means towards this integration while we see the importance of individual and cultural exchanges that demonstrate the diversity of our community.

We will continue our ESL classes with childcare while working with other organizations to ensure that residents get the help they need in all aspects of their lives. 



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Adriana Delgadillo "The Free childcare made it possible for me to attend the ESL classes-I couldn’t afford to pay someone to take care of my children. Teresa does such a great job!"

Guadalupe Cardoso "Because my English is better I can fill out job applications and feel more confident speaking during a job interview."

Benjamin Resendiz "My reading and writing skills helped me to get a much better job and now I can provide for my family."

Beatriz Alvarez, Krisztina Fulep and  Mauricio Cruz with volunteer teacher, Janet Walters.
Young Child
Babies Playing
Painting Class
Happy Little Girl
Krisztina Fulep
Little Girl
Sally Rapuano
Free English Classes Laguna Beach
Boy Plays with Toys
La Playa Classroom
Happy Mom and Baby
Mauricio Cruz
Little Boy Playing