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About Us

The Growing Room stands as a beacon in the San Ramon Valley, with roots tracing back to it’s humble beginnings in 1963 at Larson’s Childrens Center (a family owned company). The Growing Room is a California non-profit organization that began in 1989 opening 6 After-school programs in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. The Growing Room Academy is a branch of these programs opening in 2013 for preschool through 1st grade ages.

Our Mission

The Growing Room is tenacious about the core values that have guided it’s journey from the very beginning: a belief in the inherent worth of every child, a commitment to fostering a love of learning, and a vision of education as a transformative force for the good in the world. We believe each teacher has a duty to nurture each child in respect and love to provide the best possible growth.


At The Growing Room, we pride ourselves on providing a nurturing environment where little ones flourish both academically and emotionally.

Imagine a place where your child is greeted each day with warm smiles and open arms, where our dedicated teachers are not just educators, but also compassionate caregivers who prioritize your child's well-being above all else. Our team understands the importance of fostering a sense of security and belonging, laying the foundation for a lifetime of confidence and success.

But it's not just about hugs and cuddles; it's also about engaging activities that ignite the imagination and encourage social and emotional development. From interactive storytelling sessions to collaborative art projects, every moment is designed to spark curiosity and creativity. Our play-based approach ensures that learning is not only effective but also incredibly fun!

And let's not forget about our amazing playground, where laughter fills the air as children explore, climb, and make new friends. With safety as our top priority, our outdoor space is carefully designed to inspire active play and healthy physical development.

Inside, our indoor gross motor development area provides endless opportunities for movement and exploration, allowing children to build strength, coordination, and confidence at their own pace.

So, if you're searching for a preschool where your child can thrive in a loving, nurturing environment while enjoying enriching social and emotional activities, look no further than The Growing Room Academy. Schedule a tour today and discover the magic of early childhood education done right!

Our Teachers

At The Growing Room Academy our teachers are hand-selected for the skills, knowledge, and abilities to help children blossom in their early childhood. Our teachers are Live-scanned and vetted to provide top notch safety and a place where children thrive. On-going teacher training is important to keep on top of the most current processes in early childhood education and safety protocols


Our children’s safety is our #1 concern! We conduct monthly safety checks and training, have a door keypad, checks and balances for tracking where your child is at every transition, have sign-in and sign-out binders and do in person head counts periodically during the day. Each morning your child will be checked for health and safety concerns before entering into our care. Parents are kept up to date if we have any concerns about their children’s health throughout the day via a phone call from the Director.


The Growing Room Academy is a play-based childcare center with aspects of Regio-Emilio scattered in to help children learn, grow and thrive in love and acceptance.

Our two-year-old preschool program provides an enriching environment tailored specifically to the developmental needs of toddlers. Through age-appropriate activities, such as interactive play, sensory exploration, and basic socialization skills, children are encouraged to learn and grow in a supportive setting. Emphasis is placed on fostering independence, language development, and foundational cognitive skills through structured routines and engaging play experiences. Experienced educators guide young learners in discovering the world around them, laying the groundwork for future academic success while nurturing their curiosity and creativity.

The Academy’s three-year-old preschool program offers an exciting and nurturing environment designed to stimulate the minds and bodies of curious toddlers. Through a blend of structured activities and free play, children are encouraged to explore, create, and interact with their peers. With a focus on developing early literacy and numeracy skills, as well as fostering social-emotional growth, educators guide youngsters through age-appropriate lessons and hands-on experiences. Through storytelling, art projects, sensory play, and collaborative activities, children develop foundational skills while building confidence and independence. The program provides a safe and supportive space where each child's unique strengths and interests are celebrated, laying the groundwork for a lifelong love of learning.

Our 4-year-old and Kindergarten preparation preschool program offers a dynamic and structured curriculum tailored to prepare children for the transition to formal schooling. Through a balance of play-based learning and structured activities, students engage in hands-on experiences that develop essential academic, social, and emotional skills. Emphasis is placed on early literacy and numeracy skills, as well as critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Educators provide a supportive environment where children learn to work collaboratively, express themselves creatively, and develop independence. With activities ranging from group projects to individual exploration, the program ensures that each child receives personalized attention to meet their unique needs and interests. By fostering a love of learning and building confidence, the program equips children with the foundation they need to thrive in Kindergarten and beyond.

Located at The Academy; 2340 San Ramon Valley Blvd. in San Ramon

Phone: 925.820.5808

E-mail: academy@thegrowingroom.org

925.820.5808 | 2340 San Ramon Valley Blvd. San Ramon | academy@thegrowingroom.org