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Best Day Care In OC

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Choosing the right day care for your child is an important decision. Thankfully, the child care businesses below consist of highly trained teachers and child care professionals that are sure to help your child flourish in a safe learning environment.

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The Goddard School
1 Aura Lane
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
(949) 218-6200

The Goddard School is lead by child care professionals that support children in a nurturing environment. The school's philosophy is "based on accepted research that clearly indicates the deepest, most genuine learning occurs for children through play and fun activities, lovingly guided by highly trained teachers." Whether your child is in school, a toddler or an infant, The Goddard School has various programs that will fit you and your child's needs. Check out information concerning enrollment and testimonials provided by parents, children and educators on the website.

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13881 N. Prospect Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 544-6820

Childtime's 40 years of child care experience is a testament to its successful services. Ten programs are offered for infants and children up to 12 years old. You can learn more about each specialized program here. Childtime's learning approach consists of Childtime's Powerful Beginnings and The Empowered Childwhich supports self-discovery and critical thinking skills in a supportive environment. For more details about enrollment, go to the website.

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LePort School
26 Lake Road
Irvine, CA 92604
(949) 336-1346

If teaching your child more than one language is a priority, then LePort School could be a great fit. The school provides Spanish and Chinese instruction to children as young as 18 months old. Additionally, LePort School offers comprehensive learning programs for kids of all ages. Children on up to eighth graders can learn a variety of subjects including math, science, social studies and linguistics. There's also after-school programs and summer camps for infants and elementary students. For admission information, click here.

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Village Montessori Center
22900 Los Alisos Blvd.
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 837-8518

Specializing in child care for infants and toddlers, Village Montessori Center gives children the opportunity to learn, explore and grow in a secure atmosphere. The modern approach supports learning through play time. In addition to offering unique learning environments for children based on age, Village Montessori Center has special afternoon activities for interested students. Some of the activities include "High 5 Sports," "Jules' Little Rockers" and "Soccer Shots." The school also hosts a summer program to enhance the learning process. To sign your child up to attend Village Montessori Center, click here.

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Giant Step Learning Center
758 Saint Clair St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 540-1775

Giant Step Learning Center has several customized programs for your family. Toddlers, babies, preschool and kindergarten-aged children alike are offered specialized instruction in an enjoyable, safe environment. By exposing children to art, music, linguistics, history, math, science and health-related topics, kiddos are sure to not only be cared for, but also taught a variety of new concepts to enrich their lives. During the summer, there's even special themed activities each week to provide extra fun and excitement while learning. Some of the previous themes include "I love America week," "farm and gardening week," "circus week," "wacky week," "community helpers week" and "Hawaiian week." Contact the staff about enrollment.

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Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, dancer, marketer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, volunteering, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at

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