Children's Growing Center

Tel: (619)295-1915
  • 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
33%
State avg.: 43%
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
6%
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.  
  • AGES and CLASS SIZE
  • 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. 

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