Creating an impact on the lives of our children and their families

Growing Minds Early Education Programs operates five child development centers in Escondido and Oceanside

We provide the highest quality of care for infants to 4 years old to prepare them for kindergarten and beyond. We serve over 400 low to moderate income families offering full-day and part-day programs.

  • Full-day and part-day programs
  • 8 students to 1 teacher
  • Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack
  • Educational program
  • No fee or very low fee

Our child-centered, play-based curriculum develops new skills and instills a sense of wonder and curiosity in our young students

  • Positive self-image
  • Socialization
  • Physical growth and development
  • Problem-solving skills, nature, math, and science
  • Literacy, language, and communication skills
  • Enrichment activities such as music, art, and visual and performing arts

Providing nutrition and a simpler morning

We employ chefs to prepare nutritious meals. We provide breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack at no cost to our families, which helps to streamline your daily routine by not having to pack a lunch. Moreover, you have peace of mind of knowing your children are receiving well-balanced meals.

Held to higher standards

As a state-funded provider, our standards are higher. We exceed Title 22 community care licensing regulations for education standards, and our operations go above and beyond the requirements of Title 5 regulations.

Three Easy Steps for Admission

Step 1

Complete the
Admission Inquiry Form

Step 2

A family advocate will contact you to discuss your needs and eligibility and guide you through the process

Step 3

Bring the completed forms, valid documents, and your child to one of our child development centers.


Find out whether your family meets the income eligibility requirements for enrolling your child in one of our five child centers.

​Do you have any questions?

We’re here to help. Call us at 760-471-5483 or CLICK HERE to email us.

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and their families in North County