We understand that deciding on a preschool is a very big decision and we want you to have all of the information that you need to make the right decision for your child.
Growing Minds Preschool offers a variety of preschool classes. Classes vary based on age. We offer a one hour before care option for our morning classes beginning at 7:15am.We have two goals for each child attending Growing Minds Preschool:
We are accepting students for the current school year (2020-2021). If you are interested in registering your child for this school year, please call Kerri Eckert 812-989-6292 or Robin Long 502-287-2979.
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If your child is on a waiting list and a spot becomes open, we will call to see if you are still interested in the class for your child. Many changes to our classes often happen late in the summer, we will call you if an opening becomes available.
If you have any questions, feel free to call or text us:
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Established in 2002, Growing Minds Preschool is excited to celebrate 19 years in the Sellersburg community. Kerri Eckert and Robin Long, along with our teachers, strive to teach the whole child as well as to encourage family and community involvement.
The children have many opportunities throughout the preschool day to explore and to create in a warm, nurturing, and non-threatening atmosphere. Children are encouraged to choose activities during learning center time and to actively participate in music, story, and circle time, which are brief teacher-led group activities. Science center, blocks, math and reading manipulatives, books, art, dress-up and cooking are just a few activities available to your child daily. We believe your child needs both structured and unstructured types of play to maximize learning and social- development. We strive to provide a quality play-based, student-centered learning environment in which every student can grow and develop successfully at an individual pace.
This handwriting program is developmentally appropriate and hands-on specifically designed for the preschool child. When learning handwriting, your child will be exposed to a variety of manipulatives and writing tools such as mini chalkboards, roll-a-dough letters, flip crayons, wood pieces, and stamp and see screen.
All family and friends are welcome to join in celebrating the winter season with music and songs.
At Growing Minds Preschool, we want our students to learn what a great feeling "giving" to others can be.
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Parents, grandparents, and friends are all welcome to see the preschool students sing songs, recite poems, and be honored for achievements.
A professional photographer will take individual and class photos in the fall and spring.
Each Spring we invite our families to celebrate reading at our Scholastic Book Fair. All profits go back to Growing Minds Preschool classrooms so that new products and books can be enjoyed by all students.
Mrs. Eckert is a certified teacher with a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Eckert is the teacher of our 4/5-year-old Stretch Program. Mrs. Eckert has been teaching for 25 years.
Mrs. Long is a certified teacher with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Long is one of our 3-year-old teachers. Mrs. Long has been teaching for 15 years.
Our teachers and staff have many years of experience teaching preschool. Each classroom has a teacher and a classroom assistant. Our class size is limited to no more than 16 students to 2 adults.
Mrs. DeWitt is one of our 3-year-old teachers. Mrs. DeWitt has been teaching at Growing Minds since 2019.
Mrs. Latham is one of our 4-year-old teachers. Mrs. Latham has been teaching at Growing Minds since 2011.
Mrs. Lindquist is one of our 4-year-old teachers. Mrs. Lindquist has been teaching at Growing Minds since 2012.
Mrs. McDowall is one of our Kinder-prep teachers. Mrs. McDowall has been teaching at Growing Minds since 2017.
Mrs. Meeder is our 2 year old teacher. Mrs. Meeder is new to Growing Minds this year and we are excited for her to join us.
Mrs. Thomas will be teaching our 3-5 year olds at our Borden Preschool. We are excited for her to start our program this year in Borden.
Mrs. Woodruff is one of our 4-year-old teachers. Mrs. Woodruff has been teaching at Growing Minds since 2014.
We encourage you to make a decision for your child based on the needs of your child and the schedule of your family. Each and every class at Growing Minds is designed to prepare your child for kindergarten. We encourage you to visit the classes that you are considering for next year. If you have questions about next year and the classes that are being offered, please feel free to talk to your child's teachers or you may contact Robin Long or Kerri Eckert with questions as well.
Enrollment is based on a first-come basis as space permits. Special needs concerns must be discussed with Mrs. Eckert and Mrs. Long prior to registration. We will not admit any child whose education needs we cannot successfully meet. No child will remain at Growing Minds whose behavior threatens the safety of the other children enrolled in the program.
Our 2 year old program is designed to help children adjust to being away from their primary care giver and to have fun in a classroom. Children learn to play with others and explore the classroom during a two hour period each week.
Children must turn two by September 1st. Children do not need to be potty trained for the two year old program. If children are potty trained, or being potty trained, we will gladly help with this process.
Located at Sellersburg United Methodist Church (the church next door to us).
$100 registration fee.
Our three year old program is designed to help children learn how to be in a classroom. We focus on learning independence, self-control, fine and gross motor skills as well as letter and number recognition.
Children must turn three by September 1st and be fully potty trained.
$180-$200 per month with $100 registration.
Children will have 3 hours of traditional preschool and then stay for an extended day. Students will enjoy a lunch brought from home with their friends and then extra time to play as well as do gross and fine motor activities.
We have multiple programs that we offer to our four year olds. All of the classes are designed to prepare children for all aspects of kindergarten, both social and academic. Children will learn letter recognition and sounds, simple math concepts, writing skills and continue to build fine and gross motor skills.
Children must turn four by September 1st and be fully potty trained.
$210-$275 per month with $100 registration.
Children will bring their lunch to school.
This class will provide a longer day in preparation for kindergarten. This is an excellent choice for children in their third year at Growing Minds Preschool. Children will bring their lunch to school.
Children must turn four by September 1st and be fully potty trained.
$345 per month tuition with a non-refundable $200 registration fee. $100 of the registration fee will be applied towards the first month tuition.
This will be a less structured time of exploration and play. This class is only available to children in the stretch program at our Sellersburg location. Reduced rates will apply if child's class is not Monday-Thursday
Children will learn letter recognition and sounds, simple math concepts, writing skills and continue to build fine and gross motor skills. This program is designed to prepare children to be ready for kindergarten.
This program is located in Borden Elementary School, 303 West Street Borden, IN 47106.
For the three year old program, children must turn three by September 1st and be fully potty trained.
For the four and five year old kinder-prep program, children must turn four by September 1st and be fully potty trained.
$220 per month with $100 registration.
Students will enjoy a lunch brought from home with their friends.
|School Year||Class Name||Status||Teacher||Age||Days||Time||Tuition|
|2021-2022||Waiting List||Allison Meeder||2||Tue||08:30-10:30||$80/mo|
|2021-2022||Waiting List||Allison Meeder||2||Thur||08:30-10:30||$80/mo|
|2021-2022||Waiting List||Allison Meeder||2||Mon Wed||08:30-10:30||$160/mo|
|2021-2022||Waiting List||Jodie Petty||3||Tue Thur||8:15-11:15||$180/mo|
|2021-2022||Waiting List||Jenny Lindquist||4-5||Wed Fri||08:00-1:00||$215/mo|
|2021-2022||Waiting List||Jenny Lindquist||4-5||Mon Tue Thur||08:00-11:00||$210/mo|
|2021-2022||Waiting List||Jenny Lindquist||4-5||Mon Tue Thur||11:30-2:30||$210/mo|
|2021-2022||Waiting List||Lisa Queiser||4-5||Mon Tue Wed Thur||08:15-12:15||$275/mo|
|2021-2022||Waiting List||Kerri Eckert||4-5||Mon Tue Wed Thur||08:15-1:15||$345/mo|
|2021-2022||BORDEN 3-5 year old M-Th Thomas||Open Enrollment||Jenn Thomas||3-5||Mon Tue Wed Thur||08:15-12:15||$220/mo|
|2021-2022||Waiting List||Allison Meeder||2||Tue Thur||10:45-12:45||$160/mo|
|2021-2022||Waiting List||Brittany Woodruff||4-5||Mon Tue Thur||08:15-11:15||$210/mo|
|2021-2022||Waiting List||Amiee Latham||4-5||Mon Tue Wed Thur||08:00-11:00||$240/mo|
|2021-2022||3 Year Old -TTH AM||Open Enrollment||Jennifer Lawrence||3||Tue Thur||9:00-12:00||$180/mo|
|2021-2022||3 year old M/W PM DeWitt||Open Enrollment||Jill DeWitt||3||Mon Wed||11:30-2:30||$180/mo|
|2021-2022||Waiting List||Robin Long||3||Tue Thur||11:30-2:30||$180/mo|
|2021-2022||4/5 year old 3 day M/T/TH PM Woodruff||Open Enrollment||Brittany Woodruff||4-5||Mon Tue Thur||11:45-2:45||$210/mo|
|2021-2022||4/5 year old 4 day M-Th PM Latham||Open Enrollment||Amiee Latham||4-5||Mon Tue Wed Thur||11:30-2:30||$240/mo|
|2021-2022||Waiting List||Brittany Woodruff||4-5||Wed Fri||08:15-1:15||$215/mo|
|2021-2022||Waiting List||Paige McDowall||4-5||Mon Tue Wed Thur||08:15-1:15||$345/mo|
|2021-2022||3/4/5 year old Extended day||Open Enrollment||To Be Determined (TBD)||4-5||Mon Tue Wed Thur||1:15-2:30||$100/mo|
|2021-2022||2 Year Old MW Late Class Meeder||Open Enrollment||Allison Meeder||2||Mon Wed||10:45 AM-12:45 AM||$160/mo|
My family has had the pleasure of sending all four of our children, now ages 6, 10, 12 and 14 to Growing Minds Preschool.
Having been a teacher, I was selective when choosing a preschool for my first born and toured various facilities before choosing GMP. I loved that each teacher at Growing Minds was a certified educator with early childhood teaching experience.
I also liked that the preschool embraced "Handwriting Without Tears" and focused on teaching the many different facets of handwriting including directionality, fine motor skill development, and hands on practice with various tactile materials (shaving cream, play dough, etc.). Many of my children's future teachers have given positive feedback regarding their handwriting.
Growing Minds is very family oriented and volunteers are welcome to sign up in advance to help in the classroom which was very important to our family. We also attended many different holiday parties and helped on field trips to the local library and police station.
The gym at the school is fantastic for indoor recess during the winter and inclement weather; GMP has many different types of toys to play with in the gym such as scooters, bouncy balls, trucks, hula hoops and more. The outdoor playground is also wonderful and is the perfect size for preschoolers. Play is a large part of a preschooler's development which GMP embraces.
All four of my children were more than ready for kindergarten, both socially and academically. They learned to love school during their preschool years which has translated to a love of learning during their elementary and middle school careers as well.
We adored our children's teachers at Growing Minds and are so grateful for the love, time, and effort that was poured into each of our children. We have happily recommended the preschool to many parents over the years; many of whom have had fantastic experiences as well! Thank you, Growing Minds!
I am fortunate enough to have gained a unique perspective into Growing Minds; as a parent and a teacher. I have seen first hand from both of my daughters attending the excellence of this preschool. They incorporate the perfect mixture of all areas needed to be successful in school. This includes daily school routines, academics, fine motor skills, and promoting essential independence. All while having fun! Furthermore, as a Kindergarten teacher in our community, I can confidently say students coming to me from Growing Minds are prepared both academically and socially for school. We are so fortunate to have this great preschool in our community!
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