The Growing Place News and Updates

News and Happenings at The Growing Place

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!


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Mark your calendars for the upcoming events!

August 17, 2017: Parent Night

This parents-only event is designed to fill you in on all things happening in your child's life this upcoming year - and what a great year it's going to be! Parents will receive an overview of events, activities and of all the fun and educational events happening.  Kicking off with a welcome and blessing by our pastors, Rev. Phillip Short and Rev. Vidalis Lopez, in our historic Sanctuary, parents will also hear from our Growing Place Director, Corina Dekker as well as be introduced personally to our administrative team. Parents will have an opportunity to meet, and speak with, teachers one-on-one and tour the children's classrooms.   

August 21, 2017: Orientation Day

Don't miss this opportunity to visit classrooms with your child, get to know the teachers, and drop off supplies

August 22, 2017: First Day of School

Yay! The first day of school is here! We know this day brings with it a lot of different emotions and we're here to help with all of them. We invite all of our parent family to join us in our Boo-Hoo Breakfast for moms, dads, caretakers and other special people in your child's to help with the transition from home to school. This is also an opportunity to learn more about church life and how a Christ-centered education strengthens the family!


News Keeping You In the Know!

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