Our Learning Community
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We are committed to supporting the development of students and educators.

 Several opportunities to visit, observe, reflect and learn with us are available.

Tours begin at our Ocean Park Campus and includes an introduction to our program, classrooms observations and Q&A. Participants enjoy lunch off-site and return to our Marine Park Campus and meet with our pedagogista, atelieristas and teachers to participate in the process we use to develop our curriculum. Each afternoon is designed to create an exchange between colleagues and develop an understanding of the featured topics. Students and fellow educators are welcome to join us!

Educator Tours are 9am to 3:30 and $70 per person

Upcoming 2018 Educator Tours

Join us for a two-day workshop on

Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th 2017

Please see flyer below for more details.

Private Tours

We can arrange private tours. Private tours are for a minimum of 5 people. Our teachers and directors also consult with programs. Please complete the Private Tour and Consulting Request Form below.

Discounts

ECE students receive a discount of $25 toward any Educator Tour. A copy of a current student ID or syllabus is required. Discounts do not apply to private tours. 

We are happy to support current ECE students from SMC or local colleges.

 

Friday Morning Observations

We offer observations for Santa Monica College ECE students. These observations are limited to students currently enrolled in a course which requires onsite observation as part of the required coursework. Please call to schedule your observation.

Directors and staff are unavailable for interviews during these observations, as their primary duty is to the children and the daily running of the program. Please see our FAQ section to answer typical interview questions you may have for your particular assignment.

There is no cost for this observation.

 

Internships & Practicums

Many teachers at The Growing Place serve as California Early Childhood Mentor Teachers and work with practicum students from Santa Monica College and UCLA Extension. If you are currently a practicum student or student seeking to complete practicum hours, please contact either campus for scheduled information sessions and placement availability.

We can arrange private tours. Private tours are for a minimum of 5 people. Our teachers and directors also consult with programs. Please complete the Private Tour and Consulting Request Form below.

SPECIAL WORKSHOP EVENT

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Private Tour and Consulting Request Form