The Growing Place

  • 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.

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-3
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students122 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
47%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeThe Growing Place Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio31:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Nearby Private Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Riverside
    Growing Place
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 119 students
    0 miles
    4259 Jurupa Ave
    Riverside, CA 92506
    0 PK-K
    119
  • Riverside
    Grades: PK-8 | 266 students
    1.1 miles
    7025 Brockton Ave
    Riverside, CA 92506
    (951)684-1091
    1.1 PK-8
    266
  • Riverside
    Grades: NS-5 | 202 students
    1.2 miles
    7177 Potomac Street
    Riverside, CA 92504
    (951)784-0021
    1.2 NS-5
    202
  • Riverside
    Eden Lutheran School
    Daycare / Preschool (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    Grades: NS-PK | 48 students
    1.2 miles
    4725 Brockton Ave
    Riverside, CA 92506
    (951)683-7001
    1.2 NS-PK
    48
  • Riverside
    Notre Dame High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 485 students
    1.2 miles
    7085 Brockton Ave
    Riverside, CA 92506
    (951)275-5896
    1.2 9-12
    485

School Reviews

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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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