TIVOLI RAINBOW GARDEN PRESCHOOL was born out of a need for a bilingual (German/English) preschool program with a caring, gentle, and non-judgmental approach to raise and educate children.

In 2008, Ilka Sternberger created an immersion program for families who were looking for a home-like environment with a developmental, whole-child curriculum.  Her vision was to create a platform for German speaking families to sustain their heritage within the next generation by teaching their children the German language and culture in a playful environment. And she successfully established her vision. She celebrates the 10-year anniversary of her Kindergarten this year. 

Ilka and her team bring wonder and magic to the everyday life of children and lets them develop in their own rhythm with lots of love, respect, and kindness.

Tivoli Rainbow Garden Preschool is located on the Westside of Los Angeles, close to the ocean, away from traffic, surrounded by  beautiful trees.

Our belief is:
A child is born into a family and can only grow if it feels safe, connected and nurtured. Therefore we made it our mission to nurture the family life in our community.



Quick News:

Mama, Papa & Ich class starting again!!!

If you are interested in joining our new session please rsvp to ilkayan@aol.com no later than January 14th. 
Please include your child’s age. 
Space is limited! 













New afternoon program!
Deutsch mal anders – lernen mit allen Sinnen!! Ein Sprachangebot für Schulkinder zwischen 5 und 7 Jahren. 

Learning through the senses – an opportunity to learn the German language differently!! Open to school-aged children between 5 and 7 years. 


Enrollment for 2019 – 2020 has started!
Please contact us to schedule a tour. 

phone:(310) 314-2617
email: ilka@tivolikindergartenla.com 


Ilka got featured in the June issue of California Germans!! Check out her interview with Cornelia Bartels!  https://californiagermans.com/ilka-sternberger-and-her-tivoli-rainbow-garden-preschool-celebrate-10th-anniversary/ 



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