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Why Reggio?

Here at ABC, we approach early childhood education through Reggio Emilia!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

The Reggio Emilia philosophy dates back to 1945. The philosophy was created by “Lorris Malaguzzi, teacher, and parents” with origins in Reggio Emilia, Italy. (NAREA)

The purpose of this approach is to value each child as strong, capable, and resilient. Our teachers serve as mentors and guides in your child’s journey through education.

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Parent Testimonial Spotlight!

Moving here from L.A. was a huge change for my two children(3 and 1) and I did not feel 100% confident with leaving them in the care of others until I found ABC Children’s Center.  During the tour I had such a great connection with the director, Debbie, and felt that she was incredibly knowledgeable, honest, and compassionate.  Once my children began to attend, I knew I had made the right choice.  It was the first time I dropped my son off anywhere without him crying.  He quickly became comfortable with his teachers due to their warm smiles and affection.  Being a former  Pre-K teacher I was thrilled when I saw that he was participating in various sensory activities such as painting, shaving cream and play dough.  He has been attending for two months now and has made huge growth socially, emotionally, and cognitively.                                           Continue reading “Parent Testimonial Spotlight!” »

Welcome Fred and Wilma!

Please join us in welcoming our new friends – Fred and Wilma – to the ABC Family!

We are so excited to care for these two fur balls, and watch them grow!



Meet Our Director, Ms. Debbie!

Watch out world, our AMAZING director is officially famous! Ms. Debbie was featured in a touching interview held by the SD Voyager Magazine.

Thank you Ms. Debbie for everything you have done for ABC Children’s Center!

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I began working in the childcare field at age 18. I began my journey as a pre-k teacher in Florida. Over the last 24 years, I have worked with all ages. I have worked in schools in several states such as: California, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

I always knew I wanted to be around children. My mother worked in the education field her whole career. She began as a teacher, progressed to principal, and later on became a professor. My father was a VP of 3 major corporations. Having both career influences, I truly got the best of both worlds. By being able to see both the education and business aspect of life, I believe it better prepared me to take my career to a management level. I grew to love the management side of childcare. This position allows me to enjoy the balance of the business aspect, but still being able to work with the children.

I am currently raising two teenage boys. I knew in my early twenties that I wanted to raise my boys, but still have a career. The path I chose made that possible. I was able to bring my children with me to work, where I knew only the best care would be provided. I was able to be a successful teacher and an amazing mother.

What I love most about being in this field is that you get the opportunity to watch these children develop, grow, and being their educational journey.

I am now the director at ABC Children’s Center at San Diego located in Rancho Bernardo. Being a director in not an easy position, but it truly has some of the most amazing memories.

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