The Growing Place Child Development Center
A generation of caring for the next generation.
Educating Since 1978
Many of our former students have come back to us as adults with their own children.
Creative Curriculum
Our curriculum encourages children to be independent, self-confident, and creative in all aspects of life.

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ABOUT

History

The Growing Place was established in September of 1978. We started out in a home with five staff members and provided care for forty preschoolers. Since then, our school has grown to serve over 200 children, with programs for infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, and school-age children.

The Growing Place offers children an opportunity to grow in all developmental areas through a well-designed, integrated program of activities. We believe that as caregivers, consideration must be given to the “whole” child and how we can best meet those needs on an individual basis. The program components consist of an integration of many approaches to the teaching of specific skills. We want to keep children interested, focused, challenged, and happy.

Infant/Toddler License #334800085          Preschool License #330908514
Before/Afterschool License #334807318

Infant & Toddler Care

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INFANT & TODDLER CARE

Our Infant and Toddler Program is a wonderful beginning for any child.
  • nourishing, loving, and enriching environment
  • ​focus on each individual child’s needs
  • opportunities for exploration
  • indoor/outdoor environments
  • prepares children to transition to our Preschool Program

Preschool

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PRESCHOOL

TRADITIONAL PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

Our Preschool Program is designed to prepare older 3- and 4-year olds for Kindergarten.
Areas of focus include:
  • increasing students’ attention span
  • playing well with others
  • physical development and coordination
  • basic concepts, including colors, shapes, letters, and sounds
  • engaging children in rich learning centers developed around art, literacy, and math

Preschool’s teacher-to-child ratio is 1:10.

TRANSITIONAL PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

This program features many of the same elements as Traditional Preschool, but is focused for young two- and three-year olds who are not yet potty trained. Daily scheduled activities are planned to enhance children’s skills in all developmental areas.
Transitional Preschool’s teacher-to-child ratio is 1:6.

Elementary School

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Our private, state-registered Kindergarten Program has an excellent reputation in the community. TGP’s Elementary students are frequently enrolled in advanced classes when they transition to public school.

School-Age Child Care

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SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE

The School-Age Child Care Program provides before and after school care for Kindergarteners to 6th graders. The Growing Place provides a safe, entertaining environment, including a large playground, arts and crafts activities, and homework assistance.

THE GROWING PLACE PROVIDES BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION TO THE FOLLOWING LOCAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS:

  • Adams
  • Alcott
  • Beatty
  • Bryant
  • Magnolia
  • Madison
  • Mountain View
  • Pachappa
  • Victoria
  • Washington