Visiting Educators

The Growing Place is committed to supporting the development of educators.

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

Educator Tours

Our tour begins 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 teachers to participate in the process we use to analyze curriculum.

Educator Tours are from 9 am to 3:30 pm.

Our Upcoming Educator Tours:

  • Friday, November 14, 2014
  • Friday, February  20, 2015
  • Friday, May 1, 2015



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, November 15, 2014
  • Saturday, February 21, 2015
  • Saturday, May 2, 2015


Private Tours

When we share our program with others, we want to ensure that our guests are provided with a clear understanding 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. Please bring a copy of your current student ID or syllabus.

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