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PA Early Childhood Education & Daycare

The Growing Place Child Care Centers, PA's #1 Day Care & Early Care Programs

We know that selecting child care is one of the most important and difficult decisions you will ever make. We appreciate your interest in our programs and look forward to getting to know your family.

The Growing Place Child Care Centers began in 1976 as an outreach of Salem-St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kresgeville, PA. Today, The Growing Place is a non-profit subsidiary of the church, supported by parent fees and fundraising campaigns.

Over the years, The Growing Place has grown to meet the changing needs of the area and operates two large sites within former Pleasant Valley elementary schools in the West End of Monroe County. Our third center, opened in 2018, is located within the Stroudsburg Middle School. 

Pennsylvania's Best  Child Care Services

  • Infants & Toddlers (Ages O-3)

    • Our infants and toddlers aged eight weeks to three years are cared for in a homelike environment, where children learn through active play and hands-on experience. The curriculum incorporates age-appropriate stories, music and movement, art projects, and activities in our daily routine. These activities are connected to the Early Learning Standards as well as to individual child assessments and goals.

  • Preschool (Ages 3-5)

    • The Growing Place offers three different preschool programs which all share the same high-quality curriculum. We celebrate each exciting stage of preschool development while fostering problem-solving and critical social and emotional skills. The programs enrich kindergarten readiness through a variety of stimulating activities built around language and literacy, science, math, creative art, and social studies. 

  • School (Grades K-5)

    • The Growing Place provides before- and after-school care.  In the morning, children may bring breakfast and participate in games and creative art activities or just relax and play with friends. In the afternoon, children are given a snack followed by homework supervision. The children may choose from exciting learning centers as well as physical activities in the gym or outdoors.

Get Started Today, Contact The Growing Place Child Care Centers

At all three centers we serve children aged eight weeks to 12 years in programs for infants and toddlers, preschool, and school age.  The Growing Place remains committed to supporting the unique and individual needs of each family.

The Centers are not religiously based and are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.  We welcome ELRC families.

The Growing Place is proud to be a voluntary participant in the Accreditation Program of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the standard of quality for programs serving young children. NAEYC administers the nation’s largest and most widely recognized accreditation system for early childhood education programs. Polk and Chestnuthill are NAEYC-accredited.  

The Growing Place participates in the Keystone Stars Program, a statewide childcare initiative that recognizes high-quality programs through performance standards. Our centers are rated a Star 4, the highest star level.

Kresgeville, PA

Physical Address:

630 Interchange Rd., Kresgeville, PA 18333
Route 209 Kresgeville, PA

Phone: 610-681-5486

Fax: 610-681-2050

The Growing Place at Chestnuthill Elementary

Brodheadsville, PA

Physical Address:

2147 Route 115, Brodheadsville, PA 18322
Route 115, Brodheadsville

Phone: 570-992-6206

Fax: 570-402-1195

The Growing Place at Stroudsburg Middle School

Stroudsburg, PA

Physical Address: 

207 Mountaineer Dr, Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Phone:  570-213-0326

Fax: 570-213-0327

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