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 About Us

Our mission is to provide high quality, early care and education in a safe, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate environment.

We offer preschool for 2- & 3-year-olds and WV Pre-K for 4-year-olds. Early drop off and after care services are also available for all ages.

Our preschool area is a secure site with key card access
through a single entry point during school hours. It is located on the second floor of the Christian Education building at Christ Church. All classrooms are climate controlled with in-room access to child-sized toilets. We have a children’s library and gathering space, gymnasium, outdoor playground, and garden.

The Growing Place is licensed by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Children and Families and undergoes regular inspections by WV DHHR, Kanawha-Charleston Health Department and the State Fire Marshal.


School Holidays/Closings

The Growing Place will be closed August 5-9, 2019 for annual maintenance

Preschool classes will follow the Kanawha County Schools calendar. If Kanawha County Schools are closed there will be no preschool or WV Pre-K. Child care services will still be available for those enrolled in the full day program with the following exceptions:

Labor Day
Thanksgiving (Wednesday before and Friday after)
Christmas Eve thru New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Memorial Day
Independence Day (July 4)


Inclement Weather

Occasionally during the winter months The Growing Place will be closed due to inclement weather conditions. Generally, we follow Kanawha County Schools. If Kanawha County Schools are closed due to inclement weather conditions, The Growing Place will be closed. If Kanawha County Schools are operating on a two (2) hour delay, The Growing Place will open at 9:45am.

All weather-related closings and delays will be posted on The Growing Place Facebook page and the Remind text messaging app as well as the WSAZ News Channel 3 Website.

Hours of Operation

Preschool – 9:00am – 12:00pm
(Toddlers, 3 & 4-year-olds)

Pre-K  – 8:00am – 2:30pm

* Early Drop Off is available beginning at 7:45am. After Preschool Child Care services are available until 5:30pm. *

Contact Us

If you would like more information about the programs offered at The Growing Place please contact us:

            Phone:  304-342-0192 ext. 220
Fax:  304-345-3786
Email:  cindy@ccumwv.org