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Academy Preschool

Decades of educational research regarding the importance of preschool for children can be summed up in one strong message: Children who attend preschool fare better than their non-preschool peers academically, emotionally, and socially. Yes, preschool matters! Preschool education contributes to better long-term educational, social, and even occupational outcomes for participants, persisting well beyond regular school years.

Children need a positive group experience before Kindergarten.

Preschools do what less structured group experiences do not: they teach...


One of the most miraculous feats of human development is the ability to learn language. Beginning at birth, children are capable of accomplishing the complex task of learning language. The mystery of first-language acquisition is intensified when one considers a child can and will naturally acquire more than one language simultaneously when surrounded by multiple languages. Furthermore, they will learn second and third languages without an accent! The key, researchers suggest, is starting young.

An Early Start Results in Better Linguistics

Children, who grow...


Who We Are


The Growing Room Education Council in collaboration with parents and The San Ramon Valley Unified School District, has created the most comprehensive after-school program in the East Bay. As a California non-profit Organization, we specialize in social development, academic enrichment and emotional support to school-aged children in the community.

The Growing Room's proven 'NextGen' Curriculum supports and augments classroom learning by applying concepts taught in school to real-world projects where students are encouraged to freely discover, design and develop solutions in small teams.

We survey our families annually to see how we score in overall parent satisfaction. The results speak for themselves!


Our Curriculum


*Only at The Academy, our special Pre-School Program is for ages 2 and up. It fosters enthusiasm and a love of learning at an early age! Essential learning experiences help prepare children to become successful kindergarten students with individual attention for each student. Learn more


*Only at The Academy, KinderPrep is so much fun for children ages 3-5. Built around the STEAM curriculum, we have a specially designed enrichment areas and curriculum, small class settings, meaningful learning experiences, and exceptional teaching practices. Learn more


Our Staff provides specialized after school homework support for our students. We collaborate with elementary school teachers to aid in assigned work and projects as well as to identify special student needs and effective teaching strategies. Chromebooks and iPads are available for use during Homework Lab. Learn more


STEAM Sessions (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) allow students to apply Science and Art/Design principles utilizing technology in either challenging projects or free-form tinkering projects. Mentor Teachers work with older students to plan STEAM lessons for younger students. Learn more


Fitness Fusion gets kids outside though and an integrated approach to overall wellness by building strength, flexibility and endurance with daily access to Sports & Organized Games, Yoga, Challenges, Cheer & Dance, and Aerobic Exercise sessions focusing on Health & Nutrition. Learn more


Elective Sessions are all about flexibility. Our students can specialize in skills and talents that interest them by choosing sessions focused around Community Service & Character Building, Language & Culture, Literature/Creative Writing/Book Club, Public Speaking & Debate, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health & Nutrition and Environmental Studies. Learn more


Our Locations

Neil Armstrong
Tassajara Hills
Hidden Hills
Live Oak
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Academy Preschool