Visiting Educators

The Growing Place is committed to the development of educators.

We offer several opportunities to visit, observe, reflect and interact with materials.

Educator Tours

The tour begins at our Ocean Park Campus and includes an introduction to our program, time to observe in the classrooms and Q&A. Participants enjoy lunch off-site. Participants return to our Marine Park campus for a meeting with teachers and participate in the process we use to analyze video. Educator Tours are from 9 am to 3:30 pm.

Our Upcoming Educator Tours:

  • Friday, February 28
  • Friday, June 13

Educator Tour Registration Form


Our Workshops are held at The Growing Place Marine Park from 9 am – 12 pm. Workshops are designed to create an exchange between colleagues and develop an understanding of the featured topics (please see each link for workshop descriptions and registration).

Our Upcoming Workshops:

  • Saturday, March 1 Educator Workshop Series: Discover New Aspects of Ordinary Materials
  • Saturday, June 14 Educator Workshop Series: Classroom Environments that Support Lines of Inquiry; Building with Blocks to Building Theories; “I Want to Share a Heart with You” Discovering Yourself and Community


Private Tours

When we share our program with others, we want to ensure that our guests are provided with a clear vision of our approach. This takes time and availability of our staff to truly relay the details of our program and answer questions. We can arrange private tours. Our teachers and directors are also willing to consult with programs. Please complete the Request for a Private Tour Form and submit it to, or fax it to 310-399-6560.



ECE students receive a discount of $25 toward any Educator Tour or Workshop. A copy of your current student ID or syllabus is required to receive discount.

Groups of 8 or more receive 20% off the group cost for Tours or Workshops provided by The Growing Place.