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His Growing Grove Child Care Center

2490 Grove Way
Castro Valley, CA 94546

(510) 581-5088


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Each child has a primary caregiver with whom the child spends the majority of the day in a small group

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The purpose of His Growing Grove Child Care center is to partner with parents in nurturing and instructing the whole child in a secure environment centered on the love and teaching of Jesus Christ

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents meet with child's Head Teacher prior to start date to learn more about the child and family. Parents provide input on their child's development and contribute to twice yearly developmental assessments. Parent Teacher conferences are held annually and informal conferences are always available. Parents receive a written daily report on their individual child; and informal conversations are always encouraged. Preschoolers have take-home activities to encourage parent involvement. Several special events are scheduled each year for parent participation.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on