St. Paul’s Child Care Program
328 Maple Street, San Diego, CA 92103
Tel: (619) 239-6900
Lic# 376600283, Lic# 376600285
The Child Care Program
Voted Best Pre-school by Downtown News, our Child Care Program here at St. Paul’s prepares your children for the next steps in their academic journey. With extended hours from 7am to 6pm, St. Paul’s Child Care Program offers a loving, family-oriented environment for children, ages two months to five years old.
The Childcare curriculum addresses the specific needs of each age and stage in a child’s development.
We stress the process of learning and discovery to help your children become self-confident, independent, and inquisitive learners. Through our small class-size and curriculum, children will:
Develop and enhance vocabulary
Recognize differences in sound, size, shape, and color
Increase interest in books
Develop respect for individual and cultural differences with awareness of community and social roles
Successfully transition to Kindergarten
Activities including Spanish immersion and dance are available for an additional fee
Program hours: Monday to Friday | 7am to 6pm
The Child Care Program offers prepaid monthly discounted rates. Tuition costs vary by classroom. A sibling discount is also available. Enrolled families are required to pre-pay tuition monthly. No credit will be given for holidays or other absences. Please call or send us a message to discuss rates/costs.
Intergenerational Care Programs in San Diego
The Benefit of Senior Interaction
At the core of our philosophy here at St. Paul’s is the unwavering belief that a strong and happy family is instrumental to any individual’s overall health. In addition to our comprehensive senior care services, we are proud to offer an intergenerational day care program for children and seniors in the greater San Diego area. Led by our staff of highly-trained child care and elder care professionals, our intergenerational child care program is designed to facilitate social development and good old-fashioned fun by providing opportunities for seniors and children to interact through structured activities.These interactions make it possible to:
Improve intergenerational understanding
Re-visit memories through “grandparent” type interaction
Share new learning skills and accomplishments
Provide mentoring if desired
Enhance quality of life through laughter, learning and fun
Erase stigmas and common misconceptions
Share lunch to learn from each other in a less structured setting
St. Paul’s is proud to offer one of the first intergenerational day care programs in Southern California. Intergenerational care brings together children and seniors to benefit the lives of both. Twice a day, and at lunch, the children from the Childcare Program come together with the seniors in the Senior Day Program for creative activities like reading, arts and crafts, sing-alongs, dancing and learning opportunities. When children and seniors come together to share in activities, everyone benefits. To learn more about intergenerational child care here at St. Paul’s, contact our team today!
For more information on Senior Day and how our seniors benefit from this intergenerational program, please visit our Senior Day page.
Directions to St. Paul’s Child Care Program
The St. Paul’s Child Care Program and Senior Day Program are located in the city of San Diego in Bankers Hill area between Maple St, and Fourth Avenue next to Balboa Park. If you’re traveling from North San Diego use the I-5 South, exit onto Front Street, turn left onto West Cedar Street, and another left onto First Avenue. Continue for 0.9 miles then make a right onto Maple Street and continue for 0.1 miles. St. Paul’s Community Care Center will be at your left. If you’re traveling from South San Diego use the I-5 North, exit onto Six Avenue, turn right, and continue for 0.7 miles. Turn left onto Maple Street and continue for 0.1 miles, St. Paul’s Child Care Program and Senior Day Program are located in the St. Paul’s Community Care Center which will be at your right.
By public transit:
By trolley, St. Paul’s Child Care Program and Senior Day Program in San Diego is about a 29 minute walk from the Little Italy Station. Bus number 11 will drop you off at the corner of First Avenue and Nutmeg Street. From there, it will consist of a 0.2 mile walk to get to the St. Paul’s Community Care Center where the St. Paul’s Child Care and Senior Day Program are located. If you are unable to get there by foot from the trolley stop, contact the St. Paul’s Child Care and Senior Day Program at the number above to discuss other transportation options.
“I have such a great appreciation for the Child Care Program and feel confident that my children will be prepared both socially and educationally for the next steps in their academic journey.”