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The Growing Room at Neil Armstrong

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Competitive tuition rates, great teachers and a unique curriculum can be part of your child's day where learning is fun! Join us before and after school in a safe and nurturing environment. Childcare is personal at The Growing Room. Come experience the difference! Special needs children are welcome.

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Tuition

  • Families are able to choose the tuition option that best suits their needs.
  • The Growing Room admits all elementary school-age children regardless of race, color, nationality, or religious background.
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Neil Armstrong Staff

Linda
Hayley
Nicole
Vicky
Sherry
Nicole
Shandra
Elizabeth
Frankie
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Academy Classes

Specialized enrichment courses taught by highly qualified instructors. All classes are designed for small groups focusing on individual learning that encourages creativity, exploration and discovery. These 10 week rotational sessions and are held after school in the elementary school classrooms. Instructors sign students out of childcare and into Academy Classes.

  • Academic Classes
  • Art Classes
  • Fitness & Wellness Classes
  • Life Skills Classes
  • Music Classes
  • Technology Classes
  • Classes are $20 each

Sign-up for Academy Classes here

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Teacher Spotlight

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Mr. Pratt, PE Teacher

Q: What is your Favorite color?

A: Blue

Q: What are you going to be for Halloween?

A: Banana

Q: What is your favorite sport to play, and what is your favorite sport to watch?

A: Play Basket Ball, Watch Hockey

Q: What is your favorite type of candy?

A: Heath Bar

Q: What is your favorite book?

A: Auto biography of Sports Stars, Joe Montana

Q: What is your favorite activity for the kids to play during P.E.?

A: Egg Hunt

Q: What is your favorite animal?

A: Black Lab

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Cup Cakes from a bakery in Danville

Q: What is your favorite movie?

A: Aladdin

Q: What is your favorite video game?

A: Call of Duty

Q: How long have you been teaching?

A: 5 years

Q: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?

A: Cat named Lady Kitty

Q: Have you had any other jobs other than being a P.E. teacher?

A: Sub teacher, camp concealer

Q: What high school did you go to and what year did you graduate?

A: CAL HIGH

Q: What college did you go to?

A: Cal State East Bay

Q: What’s your most embarrassing moment?

A: Lost a bet to the school kids and had to wear a purple dress to school

Q: What is your wife’s name?

A: Jackie

Q: Where is your favorite vacation spot?

A: Disneyland

Q: What is your daughters name and how old is she?

A: Addison, 2 in Dec.

Q; What’s your proudest moment?

A: Changing my daughter's diaper for the first time

Q: What year were you born?

A: 1985

Q: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

A: Florida

Q: When you were a kid, what was your favorite subject in school?

A: Math

Mr. Pratt, you are the best!

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Mrs. Maldonado, 5th Grade Teacher

Q: Who was your most memorable student?

A: I've never had a student I didn't like, so they are all memorable but, I do have one that still comes to visit me her name is Haley.

Q: What is your favorite store?

A: Macy's

Q: When is your birthday?

A: March 17th--St. Patrick's Day

Q: Have you had any job other than teaching?

A: Yes, I've been a swim teacher, waitress, a T. A., and I once had a job taking cars apart.

Q: What is your favorite board game?

A: Sorry! And Trouble, I like to push that little thing that drives everyone crazy!

Q: Who is your favorite Superhero?

A: I think Isis, or Wonder Woman

Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to do when you grew up?

A:I never knew, I went to college for 8 years to try and figure it out.. But I always wanted to be a mommy!

Q: What is your favorite T.V. Show?

A: Zheng I was younger it was Happy Days and Saturday morning cartoons. Now I like to watch Sharks games. I don't watch T.V. very much

Q: If you could only eat one food what would it be?

A: Chocolate

Q: What college did you attend?

A: San Diego State and San Jose State

Q: Do you like teaching?

A: NO! Just kidding, I LOVE teaching! I love being around kids, they teach me too!

Thank you Mrs. Maldonado for letting us interview you, we had lots of fun getting to know you better!

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Tutoring Services

The Growing Room Academy provides Private Tutoring at all of our locations after school. Tutoring sessions can be requested and scheduled with one of our skilled staff of tutors anytime.

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Academy Classes

The Growing Room Academy provides hands-on enrichment classes at the Growing Room after school. These classes are available to all students and are an affordable way to learn sports, STEM, music and so much more.