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Parent Information Session:

Monday February 19, 2018 6:00pm-7:00pm

This will be a session to come and learn about our preschool program as well as to ask questions of our teachers. There will also be information presented about how to prepare your child for preschool and tips on how to successfully parent a preschooler. This will be an adult only session and it will be held in the gymnasium at Growing Minds Preschool.


Open House:

Thursday February 22, 2018 6:00pm-7:30pm

Growing Minds Preschool will be open for you and your child to come tour the building and visit individual classrooms. Teachers will be available to give an overview of the class and answer questions.


On-Line Registration:

Monday March 5, 2018 at 6:00am

Registration will be open to the public on Monday March 5, 2018 at 6:00am and all registration is done on-line.


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Our School

Established in 2002, Growing Minds Preschool is excited to celebrate 16 years in the Sellersburg community. Kerri Eckert and Robin Long, along with our certified 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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Graduation 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 select from many area reading selections. 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 are certified teachers and we have a staff that has taught many years of preschool. Each classroom also has a teaching assistant. Our class size is 16 students to 2 adults.

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Jennifer Anderson

Mrs. Anderson is one of our 3-year-old teachers. Mrs. Anderson has been teaching at Growing Minds since 2017.

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

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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



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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.

3 Year Old Program
Classes
Monday & Wednesday
8:00am-11:00am
$140/month
Tuesday & Thursday
8:00am-11:00am
$140/month
Monday & Wednesday
11:30am-2:30pm
$140/month
Tuesday & Thursday
11:30am-2:30pm
$140/month

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.

Kinder-prep Program
Classes
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
8:00am-11:00am
$170/month
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
11:30am-2:30pm
$170/month
Wednesday & Friday
8:00am-1:00pm
$185/month
Monday-Thursday
8:00am-11:00am
$200/month
Monday-Thursday
11:30am-2:30pm
$200/month


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4 and 5 year old Stretch Program*

*The stretch program is only available for students who have already attending Growing Minds for at least one year of preschool.

4 and 5 year old Stretch Program
Classes
Monday-Thursday
8:15am-2:30pm
$375/month
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
8:15am-1:15pm
$250/month

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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