A Growing Place currently consists of one single classroom, specially designed to meet the developing needs of children from about ages 2.5 – 6 years old.

Our small school, with its low student teacher ratio, allows the faculty  to focus on the unique learning styles of each child. 


Our self-contained classroom offers materials neatly arranged on open shelves that inspire the child to explore concepts in the areas of Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language, Science, Art,  Geography and Cultural Studies. 

Our outdoor space features a fenced area with space for gross motor activities and a play structure. We also take walks in the neighborhood or visit the nearby park.  During inclement weather play activities are set up in the school gym.

Since 1975, A Growing Place has been located at Cure of Ars Church in Shrewsbury, at Fontbonne University, at Clayton United Methodist Church, and now at our present location at Bethel Lutheran Church.  A Growing Place is a non-sectarian program.