The Growing Place is a place of childcare excellence, owned and operated by Theodora D. Speraw, MA. We are licensed by the State of California, Department of Public and Social Services, for children from six weeks old through twelve years old.
The Growing Place was established in September of 1978. We started out in a home with five staff members and provided care for forty preschoolers.
Since then, our program has grown to include an infant/toddler program and an extensive before and after school program.
The Growing Place offers children an opportunity to grow in all developmental areas through a well-designed, integrated program of activities.
We believe that as caregivers, consideration must be given to the "whole" child and how we can best meet those needs on an individual basis.
The program components consist of an integration of many approaches to the teaching of specific skills. We want to keep children interested, focused, and challenged.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-3
  • Enrollment: 122 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-3
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
122 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
47%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
The Growing Place Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
31:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

5  
The Growing Place is wonderful! My children are 18months and 3 years and have taken so well to the school. The staff is so friendly and caring. The toys, play areas and sleep cots are clean and everything always smells fresh. Not only is everything kept clean but when I pick up my children, they too are clean wish freshly washed hands. I recommend them to everyone I know. Thanks The Growing Place!
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-3
  • Enrollment: 122 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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