Growing Years opened its doors in 1986 by Catherine Eckhardt. The goal was to provide quality daycare in a loving environment while promoting individual growth and learning. We provide a nurturing environment where self concepts are enhanced, independence encouraged and social skills are acquired.
We provide an atmosphere which promotes respect for each other, opportunities to develop an active curiosity about the world they live in and an enthusiasm for learning. We provide a safe, fun and loving environment that is meaningful to children.
At Growing Years Preschool, we believe that each child’s development should be an even and well balanced progression that allows success socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and creatively.
We believe that it is the process not the product which is most important. Learning and development occur within a process and are not sought directly as a goal, but as a journey of discovery.
We believe that play is the most important tool to assess a child’s development. Through play we can observe a child’s social, emotional, cognitive, creative and physical selves.
We believe that children learn best through hands-on, interactive experiences, therefore our curriculum is based on child interests and our classrooms are set up to promote exploration.
We believe that a positive preschool experience filled with love, respect, friends, play, praise, confidence, imagination, acknowledgment, playdough, dancing, tricycles, singing, blocks, hugs, stories, exploration, creativity, fun independence, laughter, painting, science, cooking and games, is the foundation for a life-long love of learning!