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 Registration Going on Now - Don't Miss Out on this "Purrfect" Opportunity!


"A Purrrfectly Awesome Summer - Movin' and Groovin' with Pete the Cat" summer camp registration is underway. Please call the School Office at (305) 446-0846 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you! 




  • Click here to download the program and application form
  • Summer Camp is available to all 2017-2018 The Growing Place students that turned 3 years old by December 31, 2015



VBS Launches July 30!RRR_Logo_Low_res

FUMCCG's"Rolling River Rampage" Vacation Bible School will take place from July 30, 2018 -August 3, 2018, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. All kids who are 4 years old by July 1 to children slated to start 5th grade are invited to register from May 7 - June 1.

At our Rolling River Rampage VBS, children will discover an interactive, energizing, Bible-based program that will give them an opportunity to experience the ride of a lifetime with God. Children will become "rafters" and explore how to serve God and God’s mission for their lives. Relevant music, exciting science, creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories will help kids know that God is always with them as they ride the rapids of amazing grace!

But in order to make this memorable experience happen, we need your help! Camp counselors and helpers are needed so please volunteer by clicking on the red "VOLUNTEER" tab in the upper right-hand corner of this website and selecting VBS Camp Counselor and/or Helper. For more details, and to register, please contact Livia Orban at Remember to stay connected with us for more exciting updates! 




The Growing Place Receives Prestigious Accreditations

TGP Accreditation

FUMCCG is proud and excited to announce that our very own The Growing Place (TGP) Early Childhood Center has now become 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