Our Mission: Learning and Growing Together Through Play

Making a difference in the community by working together to provide excellence in care and play-based learning for children and families.

Alexa’s PLAYC (Playful Learning Academy for Young Children) is a unique early education program. We provide children with a warm and loving environment that stimulates physical, social, intellectual and emotional growth. Our curriculum focuses on teaching developmentally appropriate communication, cognitive skills and social skills, while fostering independence in our young students.

**The Toddler & Preschool Inclusion Center (Murrieta) is scheduled to open late summer 2018.** Learn more.

Located less than a mile from the main Hospital campus in Serra Mesa, and part of the Autism Discovery Institute, Alexa’s PLAYC welcomes children ages 18 months to 5 years old. All new students entering Alexa’s PLAYC will receive a developmental screening to ensure that placement is appropriate.

Program Highlights:

  • Play-based Learning. The program is based on the philosophy that children learn best when they are having fun, so our teachers are specially trained to use the children’s natural interest in their environment as learning opportunities.
  • Individualized Teaching. Our low child-to-teacher ratio enables us to meet the individual needs of each child in the program.
  • Highly Trained Staff. Our highly trained staff ensures developmentally appropriate curriculum in a nurturing environment.
  • High Satisfaction. Parents report high satisfaction with the amount of individual attention their children receive.
  • Excellent Outcomes. Research shows that about 60 percent of children with autism attending Alexa’s PLAYC are enrolled in regular education programs by elementary school.

Support Our Program

One hundred percent of your tax-deductible gift benefits Rady Children’s.  To make a donation, click here.