When our children flourish,
our community thrives

We are honored that you’ve entrusted your children to our care

We’re Growing Minds Early Education Programs, a nonprofit organization in North San Diego County. We are passionately dedicated to instilling a lifelong love of learning in our students. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our community by providing the highest quality education for young children and supporting working families.


Growing Minds Early Education Programs, formerly North County Community Services, has served our local community since the 1970s

Additional support
for our families

Every Growing Minds family is assigned a family advocate as a liaison between the family and the center. These helpful professionals will navigate your family through the world of early education.

We are honored that you have placed your children with us. Have peace of mind knowing that your child’s safety is our top priority. Our environments are age-appropriate, nurturing and secure.

Helping our family serve your family better

We are exceptionally proud of the quality of learning provided by our teachers. We offer financial assistance to support our teachers’ continued education and professional development. In turn, they give your children an even higher level of education.

Meet the Team

Executive Team

Board of Directors

​What’s in a name?

Formerly, we were known as North County Community Services. We sat down with our staff and chose the name Growing Minds because that’s what we do. We provide our children a solid foundation to prepare them for the many opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

Growing Minds by the numbers

Over 50 years of

80 staff members

400 children and
families served

5 locations to
serve you

1 teacher to
3 Infants

1 teacher to
4 Toddlers

1 teacher to
8 preschoolers

Your donations help us support children
and their families in North County