Building Community from the Inside Out



Garden Pathways Downtown Education Center, located in the heart of downtown Bakersfield at 17th and M Street, is now enrolling. For more than a decade, our preschool and infant care center has nurtured comprehensive readiness for success with an established research-based curriculum, a faith-based foundation, and a safe, loving environmentCall 633-2302 to arrange for a personal tour.

We welcome all private clients and Community Connection for Child Care!

Enroll your child at Garden Pathways… for success in school and success in life.


To expedite enrollment, please print and complete our 2017-18 Admissions Application.pdf and see our 2017-18 parent handbook.pdf.

Additional required documentation includes:

  • birth record,
  • up-to-date immunizations,
  • physical, and
  • TB clearance.

Thank you for your interest in Garden Pathways Downtown Education Center!


We welcome your family to visit our center.  Tours are available at your convenience.  We recommend morning hours from 9:30-11:00, but we are happy to accommodate your schedule if you prefer the afternoon.

To schedule a tour, please call (661) 633-2302

Ask for Ms. Laurie.