Growing Place Philosophy  

   The Growing Place teaching philosophy is based on active learning. Teachers facilitate activities in an environment that fosters self-expression, independence, and respect for others. Students are stimulated to explore, share ideas, and build on and expand their knowledge. Children are stimulated to explore, share ideas, and build on and expand their knowledge. Teachers prepare activities that allow students to manipulate their materials and formulate their own conclusions based on their previous knowledge, their new observations and the ideas of both other children and the teacher. The goal is to create a stimulating environment where students are engaged in joyful learning. 
 
Mission Statement  
 
   The Growing Place promotes learning through intentional, carefully planned learning experiences that enhance the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth of each child in a nurturing environment. The Growing Place vigorously promotes a vision of inclusiveness, and strives to reflect the diversity so richly represented in Southern California. 
 
Statement of Goals
  • To provide the children with opportunities to be with other children in a setting conducive to the development of wholesome social relationships.
  • To provide the children with appropriate play experiences that contribute to developmental needs of each child.
  • To provide opportunities for the children to have meaningful play based on their individual needs, interests, challenges, and abilities; that builds important foundations for their future academic skills and interests. 
 
 

Contact Us

 
 
1049 S Westlake Boulevard
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Phone: (805) 497-7064
Fax: (805) 496-4920

 
Karen James, Director
E-mail: Kdjames@growingplacewlv.org 
Lauren Grimaud, Assistant Director
Email: Administration@growingplacewlv.org
 
 
 
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