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Come Grow With Us

High-quality early care and education centers in the West End of Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

 

 

While The Growing Place WAS closed due to COVID-19, our teachers WERE busy creating lots of activities for the children.

Click Button below to access stories, projects, songs, and informative videos from our talented teaching staff, who missED the children terribly! 

 

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Our Vision

The vision of The Growing Place is to have children and adults celebrate daily life together.

Our Mission

The mission of The Growing Place is to assist each child in developing a positive self-concept while participating in developmentally appropriate activities in a caring and responsive environment.


Why Should You Choose The Growing Place?

♦ Early care and education for infants through school age
♦ Established in 1976
♦ NAEYC Accredited
 PA Keystone STAR 4 Rating
 2 Convenient Locations
♦ THIRD Location opening Fall 2018*

 PA Pre-K Counts


Child Care and Education Available for Many Ages

♦ Infant/Toddler Care (0-3)
♦ Preschool (3-5)
♦ School Age (6-12)

Our Staff

The Growing Place employs approximately 90 dedicated caregivers and administrative staff. Staff members are required to have criminal record, FBI fingerprinting, and child abuse history clearances. They obtain required physicals and continuing education along with training in first aid, fire safety, recognizing and reporting child abuse, and emergency preparedness. All of our staff members are required to receive at least 24 hours of professional development each year.

Most of our teachers have bachelor’s degrees in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or a related field with ECE credits. Most of our assistant teachers have or are working towards their CDA, or Child Development Associate Certification. This is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated competence in meeting the needs of children, and is recognized as an important building block to improve the quality of child care.

Click here to read more about employment qualifications and download our employment application. You must have a high school diploma and be at least 18 years old to be considered.

Message Us

Emergency Weather Closings 

Sometimes the weather can be unpredictable. If our centers are ever closed due to inclement weather, you will find an announcement here either the night before or early in the morning. The Growing Place reserves the right to close or delay opening due to weather. Our decision to close or delay the Working Parent Program is independent of the Pleasant Valley and Stroudsburg Area School Districts. If The Growing Place is open, parents are responsible for regular payments regardless of weather or attendance.

Working Parent Programs—Infant, Toddler, Preschool, and School Age

The Working Parent Program will be open as usual unless we announce otherwise on our website and Facebook page.

This includes School Age Programs, which will be open for care during PVSD and SASD delayed openings, early dismissals, and closures, unless announced otherwise.

Preschool Program (Polk Center)

Preschool programs cancel classes when Pleasant Valley School District closes due to inclement weather.

Preschool programs will hold all classes on their regular schedule when Pleasant Valley School District has a delayed opening or an early dismissal. If we decide to close, we will call parents.

PA Pre-K Counts

The Growing Place Pre-K Counts does not call families or post notices on local radio and television stations regarding Pre-K Counts weather-related closings.  Please check radio and TV for information related to the Pleasant Valley and Stroudsburg Area School Districts.  

The Growing Place Pre-K Counts at Chestnuthill and Polk

If Pleasant Valley School District
calls for:

Pre-K Counts
Half-Day AM Class will:

Pre-K Counts
Half-Day PM Class will:

Pre-K Counts
Full Day Classes
will:

Closure

Cancel class

Cancel class

Cancel class

One-hour delayed opening

Modified schedule

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

As usual

12:30 to 3:30 pm

Modified schedule

9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Two-hour delayed opening

Modified schedule

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

As usual

12:30 to 3:30 pm

Modified schedule

10:30 am to 2:30 pm

Three-hour delayed opening

Cancel class

As usual

12:30 to 3:30 pm

Modified schedule

10:30 am to 2:30 pm

Early dismissal

As usual

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cancel class

As usual

8:30 am to 2:30 pm

(Parents WILL be notified if The Growing Place closes earlier than 2:30 due to weather.)

The Growing Place Pre-K Counts at Stroudsburg Middle School

If Stroudsburg Area School District
calls for:

Pre-K Counts
8:30 to 2:30 classes will:

Pre-K Counts
9:00 to 3:00 classes will:

Closure

Cancel class

Cancel class

One-hour delayed opening

Modified schedule

9:30 to 2:30

Modified schedule

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Two-hour delayed opening

Modified schedule

10:30 to 2:30

Modified schedule

11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Three-hour delayed opening

Modified schedule

10:30 to 2:30

Modified schedule

11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Early dismissal

As usual

8:30 am to 2:30 pm

(Parents will be notified if The Growing Place closes earlier than 2:30 due to weather)

As usual

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

(Parents will be notified if The Growing Place closes earlier than 3:00 due to weather)

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