butterfly-purple-transparentWelcome to Canyon Rim Children’s Center

A Reggio Emilia inspired San Diego Preschool

Canyon Rim Children’s Center (CRCC) is much more than a child care facility. Founded in 1998, CRCC provides a full day (7 am to 6 pm, M-F), year round, early childhood enrichment program. The CRCC learning philosophy is based on developmentally appropriate practices and is inspired by the early childhood schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Reggio Emilia Article

Our developmental, play-based, preschool program serves children ages two through six. We offer four program levels:

  • Toddlers Age 2 to 21/2
  • Preschoolers Ages 21/2 to 3
  • Preschoolers Ages 3 to 4
  • Prekindergarten Ages 4 to Kindergarten

CRCC is conveniently located in Allied Gardens between the I-8 Waring Road and College Avenue exits.

The Center’s address is:

6801 Easton Ct.
San Diego, CA 92120

CRCC, we strive to maintain child to teacher ratios lower than those required by the State of California licensing. We also require our teachers’ educational credentials to exceed those that are specified by the State.

We are truly dedicated to the individuality of children! We recognize each child is a unique person with individual patterns and rates of growth. At CRCC, a teacher’s responsibility is to guide and assist each and every child, in developing to his/her full potential.

Our natural outdoor spaces enhance curiosity & encourage children to develop an appreciation and awareness for nature.

CRCC is privileged to have some of the best outdoor learning environments of any of the preschools in San Diego. Our three large, well-equipped, natural outdoor playgrounds provide wonderful resources to support exploration and promote physical development.

Learning is a skill that does not happen by chance. Learning is a lifelong process, but first a child must learn how to learn productively. At CRCC, children are encouraged to develop the skills of observation, inquiry, concentration, problem solving, and self-reliance.

Our structured, yet open-ended, play-based program prepares each child to develop his or her intellectual and creative abilities that are critical for future learning. Here we work to give each child the tools and the foundation on which to build a lifetime of learning. Kindergarten teachers love our CRCC children!

Our goal is to meet each child’s individual emotional, social, cognitive, and physical needs in a relaxed, loving environment, free from personal criticism and excessive competition. Activities are fashioned that facilitate transition from one developmental stage to the next. These include activities in art, music, math, language, science, dramatic play, fine and gross motor development.

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Frog Class

For our youngest two year old children.

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Caterpillar Class

For older 2 and younger 3 year olds.

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Fish Class

For older 3 and younger 4 year olds.

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Butterfly Class

For ages 4 to Kindergarten.