Growing Place

The Growing Place offers a top quality early childhood program, designed for children ages 2 through 5. The school provides a richly creative environment in which learning is encouraged though active and child initiated play, in tandem with the standard preparation and readiness curriculum required for local kindergarten programs. 


The Growing Place strives to support parent’s efforts in promoting pro-social behavior;  our teachers set the example for behavior and highlight it with the language of feelings and empathy. Included in the curriculum is The Children’s Worship program, which is presented within the context of developmentally appropriate early childhood practice and the Christian values of the Reformed Church.  

Safety and a caring environment are the number one priorities at The Growing Place and our experienced staff are all CPR and first-aid trained. There are always many exciting activities, events, special guest and enrichment programs planned for the school year both in the class and out in the field. Don’t miss out on the fun; and more importantly don’t miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime for your child. 

The Growing Place follows The Creative Curriculum, a program developed by Teaching Strategies, Inc. and meets all of the standards put forth for effective early childhood curricula by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education (NAECS/SDE). 


At The Growing Place, classrooms are organized in learning centers intended to foster early childhood development and the intimate class size allows premium, one on one, quality time with the staff. 


Teachers set the stage for explorative–type learning through the selection of developmentally appropriate materials and equipment. By using guided observation skills, teachers are able to understand and to respond to each child’s needs regarding cognitive, emotional and physical development. 


The use of open-ended questions and projects are intended to encourage the child’s examination of his/her work and to identify new possibilities and ideas to extend play.