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The Growing Place
Child Care Centers
P.O. Box 487
Kresgeville, Pa 18333

Chestnuthill Center &
Main Office
Fax 570-402-1195
Polk Center 
Fax 610-681-2050

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The Growing Place has developed its preschool program around “The Creative Curriculum,” by Diane Trister Dodge and Laura J. Colker.  This curriculum has evolved based on the latest research on children’s brain development and how they learn.  Our staff works diligently to maintain our welcoming, accepting environment, designed to help develop your child’s sense of trust and belonging.
The Growing Place recognizes the vital role of the teacher in connecting content, teaching and learning.  Our teachers get to know each child and their family, which helps them balance general knowledge of child development with what they know about the individual child.  With this awareness of each child’s needs and abilities, our teachers are able to integrate age-appropriate, challenging activities while encouraging both independence and self-control.   This is accomplished partly through a well-designed physical space.  Separate interest areas offer varied materials and choices for individual quiet activities or cooperative group play.  Our curriculum is theme-based and rich in opportunities for discovery through hands-on activities.  Children are exposed to kindergarten readiness in all content areas.
The Growing Place communicates regularly with the Pleasant Valley School District to stay current with district trends in kindergarten readiness and curriculum.
3 year old Preschool
Our three-year-old preschool helps develop your child’s growing ability to express themselves in words and ideas...    more...

4 year old Preschool
Four-year-old preschool celebrates your child’s growing independence and sociability...    more...

Pre-K Counts
Pre-K Counts was established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to bring quality pre-kindergarten to Pennsylvania preschoolers...    more...