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Registration Information

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 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:
  1. We want your child to love to come to school and to be excited about learning.
  2. We want to prepare your child academically and socially for kindergarten.


Online registration opened to the public on Monday, March 2, 2020.

Steps to register:

  • Create a parent account for yourself here and fill out all information.
  • Log in with your parent account and click "My Students". From here, you`ll create an account for your child.
  • Based on your child’s age, appropriate classes will be shown to you for registration.
  • You may choose ENROLL to place them in the class. If the class is currently full, the option will say ADD TO THE WAITING LIST. You can enroll your child in a class AND add them to as many waiting lists as you choose.
  • When your child is enrolled, you will pay a non-refundable registration fee of $100 through the website.
  • You will receive an email registration confirmation from Growing Minds Preschool, as well as an email confirmation of your payment from a third party payment company called Stripe.
  • After you receive this confirmation, a spot is secured for your child for the 2020-2021 school year.

What is next?

    An email with back to school information will be sent to you in late July. Information will include:
  • School Supply List
  • Back to School Night date and time - this will be an evening that you and your child can meet the teacher and their new classmates. Each teacher and class will have a unique date and time for back to school night near the end of August.
  • 2020-2021 School Calendar
  • A code to join our Bloomz App which is our main source for parent information and communication during the school year.

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:

Kerri Eckert
4 & 5 year old teacher/owner
P: (812) 989-6292

Robin Long
3 year old teacher/owner
P: (502) 287-2979


2020-2021 School Calendar

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2020-2021 BTS Packet

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Our School

Established in 2002, Growing Minds Preschool is excited to celebrate 18 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.

Our Philosophy

To provide a nurturing child-centered learning environment.
To assist the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth of the preschool child.
To provide positive group and individual interactions with children and adults.
To foster a love of learning.
To encourage the individual talents of each preschool child.
To encourage sharing and cooperation.
To develop individuality.

Our Daily Program

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.

Our Program includes

Handwriting Without Tears

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.

Winter Program

All family and friends are welcome to join in celebrating the winter season with music and songs.

Service Learning Projects

At Growing Minds Preschool, we want our students to learn what a great feeling "giving" to others can be.
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End of Year Program

Parents, grandparents, and friends are all welcome to see the preschool students sing songs, recite poems, and be honored for achievements.

School Pictures

A professional photographer will take individual and class photos in the fall and spring.

Scholastic Book Fair

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.

Meet Our Owners

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Kerri Eckert

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.

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Robin Long

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

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.

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Molly Davis

Mrs. Davis is one of our 4 and 5 year old teachers. We are excited for her to join our teaching team in 2020.

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Jill DeWitt

Mrs. DeWitt is one of our 3-year-old teachers. Mrs. DeWitt has been teaching at Growing Minds since 2019.

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Amiee Latham

Mrs. Latham is one of our 4-year-old teachers. Mrs. Latham has been teaching at Growing Minds since 2011.

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Jenny Lindquist

Mrs. Lindquist is one of our 4-year-old teachers. Mrs. Lindquist has been teaching at Growing Minds since 2012.

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Paige McDowall

Mrs. McDowall is one of our Kinder-prep teachers. Mrs. McDowall has been teaching at Growing Minds since 2017.

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Allison Meeder

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.

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Nicole Stripe

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Jenn Thomas

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.

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Brittany Woodruff

Mrs. Woodruff is one of our 4-year-old teachers. Mrs. Woodruff has been teaching at Growing Minds since 2014.

Our Classes

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.

2 Year Old Programs

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 August 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.

$50 registration fee.

2 Year Old Program
Classes
Tue
8:30am-10:30am
$70/month
2 hours/week
Mrs. Meeder
Thur
8:00am-10:00am
$70/month
2 hours/week
Mrs. Meeder
Thur
10:15am-12:15pm
$70/month
2 hours/week
Mrs. Meeder
Mon & Wed
8:30am-10:30am
$140/month
4 hours/week
Mrs. Meeder


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3 Year Old Program

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 August 1st and be fully potty trained.

$160 per month with $100 registration.

3 Year Old Program
Classes
Mon & Wed
8:00am-11:00am
$160/month
6 hours/week
Mrs. Long
Mon & Wed
8:15am-11:15am
$160/month
6 hours/week
Nicole Stripe
Mon & Wed
11:30am-2:30pm
$160/month
6 hours/week
Mrs. Long
Tue & Thur
8:00am-11:00am
$160/month
6 hours/week
Mrs. Long
Tue & Thur
8:15am-11:15am
$160/month
6 hours/week
Nicole Stripe
Tue & Thur
11:30am-2:30pm
$160/month
6 hours/week
Mrs. Dewitt

Kinder-Prep Programs

We have three different 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 August 1st and be fully potty trained.

$190-$220 per month with $100 registration.

2-Day
Classes
Wed & Fri
8:00am-1:00pm
$205/month
10 hours/week
Mrs. Lindquist
Wed & Fri
8:15am-1:15pm
$205/month
10 hours/week
Mrs. Woodruff
3-Day
Classes
Mon, Tue & Thur
8:00am-11:00am
$190/month
9 hours/week
Mrs. Lindquist
Mon, Tue & Thur
8:15am-11:15am
$190/month
9 hours/week
Mrs. Woodruff
Mon, Tue & Thur
11:30am-2:30pm
$190/month
9 hours/week
Mrs. Lindquist
Mon, Tue & Thur
11:45am-2:45pm
$190/month
9 hours/week
Mrs. Woodruff
4-Day
Classes
Mon-Thur
8:00am-11:00am
$220/month
12 hours/week
Mrs. Latham
Mon-Thur
8:15am-11:15am
$220/month
12 hours/week
Molly Davis
Mon-Thur
11:30am-2:30pm
$220/month
12 hours/week
Mrs. Latham


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Stretch Programs



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Stretch Program

This class is designed for students who have completed the 4 year old program at Growing Minds Preschool. 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.

$350 per month tuition with a non-refundable $200 registration fee. $100 of this fee will be applied towards the first month tuition.

Stretch Program
Class
Mon-Thur
8:15am-1:15pm
$350/month
Mrs. McDowall
Mon-Thur
8:15am-1:15pm
$350/month
Mrs. Eckert

Extended Day for Stretch Program

This will be a less structured time of exploration and play. This class is only available to children in the 4 or 5 year old stretch program.

Extended Day for Stretch Program
Class
Mon-Thur
1:15pm-2:30pm
$100/month


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Open Classes

Class Name Status Teacher Age Days Time Tuition
2 year old TuesdayWaiting ListAllison Meeder2Tue 8:30-10:30$70/mo
2 year old Two Day Mon/WedWaiting ListAllison Meeder2Mon Wed 8:30-10:30$140/mo
3 year old M/W AMOpen EnrollmentRobin Long3Mon Wed 08:00-11:00$160/mo
3 year old M/W PMOpen EnrollmentRobin Long3Mon Wed 11:30-2:30$160/mo
4/5 year old 2 dayWaiting ListBrittany Woodruff4-5Wed Fri 08:15-1:15 pm$205/mo
4/5 year old 3 dayOpen EnrollmentBrittany Woodruff4-5Mon Tue Thur 08:15-11:15$190/mo
4/5 year old 4 dayWaiting ListAmiee Latham4-5Mon Tue Wed Thur 08:00-11:00$220/mo
4/5 year old 4 dayOpen EnrollmentMolly Davis4-5Mon Tue Wed Thur 8:15-11:15$220/mo
2 year old Thursday EarlyOpen EnrollmentAllison Meeder2Thur 08:00-10.00$70/mo
3 year old M/W AMOpen EnrollmentNicole Stripe3Mon Wed 08:15-11:15$160/mo
3 year old T/Th AMOpen EnrollmentNicole Stripe3Tue Thur 08:15-11:15$160/mo
4/5 year old 3 dayOpen EnrollmentBrittany Woodruff4-5Mon Tue Thur 11:45-2:45$190/mo
4/5 year old 4 dayOpen EnrollmentAmiee Latham4-5Mon Tue Wed Thur 11:30-2:30$220/mo
2 year old Thursday LateWaiting ListAllison Meeder2Thur 10:15-12:15$70/mo
3 year old T/Th AMOpen EnrollmentRobin Long3Tue Thur 08:00-11:00$160/mo
4/5 year old 2 dayOpen EnrollmentJenny Lindquist4-5Wed Fri 08:00-1:00pm$205/mo
4/5 year old 3 dayOpen EnrollmentJenny Lindquist4-5Mon Tue Thur 08:00-11:00$190/mo
3 year old T/TH PMOpen EnrollmentJill DeWitt3Tue Thur 11:30-2:30$160/mo
4/5 year old 3 dayOpen EnrollmentJenny Lindquist4-5Mon Tue Thur 11:30-2:30$190/mo
5 year old STRETCHOpen EnrollmentKerri Eckert5Mon Tue Wed Thur 8:15-1:15$325/mo
5 year old STRETCHOpen EnrollmentPaige McDowall5Mon Tue Wed Thur 8:15-1:15$325/mo
Extended day for STRETCH CLASS ONLYOpen EnrollmentTo Be Determined (TBD)5Mon Tue Wed Thur 1:15-2:30$100/mo
BORDEN preschool held at Borden elementaryWaiting ListJenn Thomas3-5Mon Tue Wed Thur 08:15-12:15$200/mo

What our parents say

We have 3 children. Our oldest daughter loved Mrs. Long's and Mrs. Latham's classes. She was more than prepared for Kindergarten and has thrived in 1st grade. Our son has enjoyed Mrs. Long's and Mrs. Lindquist's classes. We have seen tremendous growth in his abilities, and he is ready to start Kindergarten next year! We have no second thoughts that our youngest daughter will start at Growing Minds when she turns 3. Our kids love Growing Minds and still talk about the experiences they have had. We feel it has been worth every penny.
The Johnson's
2 children have attended Growing Minds
Growing Minds Preschool is by far, the BEST in Sellersburg. My daughter looked forward to school each and every day. The atmosphere and learning environment is optimal for all young children. The staff at Growing Minds take interest in reaching each and every child's academic growth. My daughter learned her letters/sounds, nursery rhymes, sight words, how to read, how to write her name, social aspects, manners, and much, much more. My husband and I were always at ease knowing that our daughter was cared for, safe, and in a place that facilitated her future success. Thank you Growing Minds for a job well done!!
Shelly Everhart
Kindergarten Teacher and child attended Growing Minds
My two boys and two girls have progressed beautifully as little people in each program from ages three to five years old. As a parent, it makes me happy and secure to know my children have grown up in a safe and nurturing learning environment that encourages the development of the whole child. Growing Minds is more than just a school it is part of my extended family.
Sara Landers Lacy
4 children have attended Growing Minds

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!

Jenny and Ryan Higbie
Parents to GMP Graduates Nathaniel, Marin, Ella and Will

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!

Kim Mobley
Kindergarten teacher and Growing Minds parent


Contact Us

Growing Minds Preschool, LLC
206 N. New Albany St
Sellersburg, IN 47172

Owner
Robin Long
P: (502) 287-2979

Owner
Kerri Eckert
P: (812) 989-6292

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P: (502) 376-0405
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