Children's Growing Center

2111 Camino Del Rio S
San Diego, CA 92108-0921
Tel: (619)295-1915
Grades: NS-K | 107 students
Children's Growing Center (CGC) is a non-profit, church related school where children (ages 0-6) learn through planned and emergent play experiences.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
Religious Affiliation Methodist
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded 1985

Student Body

Total Students 107 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Children's Growing Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Appropriate for play and messiness!)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Varies, see website for current tuition rates.

School Notes

  • Children’s Growing Center (CGC) is a licensed, church-related school serving the families of San Diego and centrally located in Mission Valley.
  • Philosophy
  • During the first five years of life, a person forms a basic pattern of life skills. We provide a high-quality program that fosters each child's development during these important years.
  • The development of the “whole child” is essential.  Our educational program emphasizes physical, emotional, social, cognitive and spiritual growth, which is planned and implemented by our quality staff. 
  • We believe in the importance of an educationally–developed environment to facilitate a child’s ability to investigate, explore, and experiment.  Play is the medium through which learning takes place.
  • In working together with each family, we help to meet every child’s needs and to further their understanding of the learning process.  We work closely with parents to help children learn more easily and to reinforce concepts, social skills, creative expression, and feelings of self-worth.  We help parents appreciate the value of play.
  • Since we work closely with families, we rely on and appreciate parental time, talent, and volunteer commitment for school/classroom events and fundraising efforts.  
  • The Children’s Growing Center (CGC) serves children 0—6 in classrooms from Infant to Kindergarten.  Our program includes infant (0-18 months) with a 1:4 teacher/child ratio; toddler (18—30 months) with a 1:6 ratio; preschool (2 1/2—4 years) and Kindergarten (5—6 years) with a  1:12 ratio. 

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Institute For Effective Education (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is First Umc/san Diego (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is First Umc/san Diego (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Diego
    First Umc/san Diego
    Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
    Grades: PK-K
    0 miles
    2111 Camino Del Rio South
    San Diego, CA 92108
  • San Diego
    Institute For Effective Education
    Special Education School
    Grades: 2-12 | 141 students
    0.1 miles
    2255 Camino Del Rio S
    San Diego, CA 92108
  • San Diego
    Academy Of Our Lady Of Peace
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 728 students
    0.5 miles
    4860 Oregon Street
    San Diego, CA 92116
  • San Diego
    Aseltine School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 40 students
    1.2 miles
    4027 Normal Street
    San Diego, CA 92103
  • San Diego
    Grades: PK-12 | 203 students
    1.2 miles
    3051 El Cajon Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92104

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