The Growing Place News and Updates


Welcome! Bienvenidos!  Please take a moment to view some of the latest information on all things The Growing Place, where we celebrate the blessing that is our children every day!






Summer Camp 2019 Registration Going On Now!

Dr. Seuss-Themed Camp Sure to Delight



Download The Growing Place Camp Application here!


Oh the FUN you will have! Kids, get ready to have a great "Cat-tastic" time at our First UMC Coral Gables Summer Camp!  The fun will include: Messy Play; Arts and Crafts; Cooking; Wacky Science; Music and Movement; Water Play; Hip Hop; Yoga; Kidokinetics; Gymnastics; Library/Story Time; Special Visitors; and Activities Related To Our Weekly Themes. All activities provided are age and developmentally appropriate. Sign up today, spaces fill up quickly!


Registration Begins:      Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Registration Deadline:   Until Full

Registration Fee:           $75 per child

Camp Tuition Deposit:50% of camp tuition per child

  • Registration & Camp Tuition Deposit are due upon enrollment
  • Registration & Camp Tuition Deposit are non-refundable and not transferable
  • Balance of Camp Tuition is due on or before June 14th, 2019
  • Check payments should be made payable to FUMCCG (First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables).
  • Credit Card payments are available for families currently enrolled in Tuition Express.

Camp Schedule

SESSION I:  JUNE 17-JULY 5 (CAMP WILL BE CLOSED Thursday, July 4th)  

Week 1        ABC – All About Me!

Week 2      Funny ‘Things’ Are Everywhere!

Week 3        123 - Come Cook With Me!



Week 4        Everyone Is Unique!

Week 5        Which Would You Choose…

Week 6        Tell Me About Your Adventures


Should you have any questions or comments, please contact the School Office at (305) 446-0846, from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.



The Growing Place Distinguished With Prestigious Accreditations

TGP Accreditation

First UMC Coral Gables is proud and excited to announce that our very own The Growing Place (TGP) Early Childhood Center is an accredited program through the United Methodist Association for Preschools (UMAP). UMAP accreditation is widely recognized by The Department of Children and Families (DCF) as evidence of a high-quality care center for early childhood education.

As further testament to the superior educational quality of our preschool, TGP has also been awarded DCF’s Gold Seal Accreditation, which acknowledges child care facilities whose standards reflect the highest quality in the level of care and supervision provided to children. To learn more about these accreditations, please visit and


TGP Accreditation


Corina Dekker, Director / (305) 446-0846 / 

DCF License #: C11MD0470