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The Growing Place

4259 Jurupa Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506

(951) 686-8134


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The Growing Place provides care for children from 6-weeks to 12-years old.

Programs include: * Infant and Toddler Program * Preschool Program * Private Kindergarten Program * Private Elementary School * School-Age Childcare * Summer Camp

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"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. Above all, we want children to have FUN!
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

Preschool Schedule:
* 6:30-8:00: Welcome / Manipulatives / Centers
* 8:00-8:30: Breakfast
* 8:30-9:00: Circle Time
* 9:00-10:00: Recess
*10:00-11:00: Focused Activity Time
*11:00-11:10: Clean-up
*11:10-11:25: Recess / Wash hands for lunch
*11:30-11:50: Lunch
*11:50-12:00: Care Routine
*12:00-2:15: Nap
* 2:15-3:00: Bedding / Care Routine and Snack
* 3:00-3:15: Share Time
* 3:15-3:30: Recess
* 3:30-4:30: Themed Art / Projects / Centers
* 4:30-5:00: Music
* 5:00-5:20: Free Exploration
* 5:20-5:45: Recess
* 5:45-6:00: Classroom Clean-up

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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