The History of Serra Preschool

Serra Preschool was founded by Lee Stillman and Dean Lyons; two women that had gregarious children that demanded to play with other children. The mothers were spending much of their time getting together so their children could play. Over a period of months the mothers discussed the possibility of starting a co-operative nursery school. By november of 1965, they were deeply involved in organizing one. When they learned from the Social Welfare Department that they must have a sponsor they approached the Serra PTA (now Palisades PTA). A committee was formed and the PTA did sponsor the preschool. In June, 1966, the first sessions were held. The preschool has been held in vacant rooms, in various elementary schools, a church, and at present we are fortunate to have use of the YAA facility.