Place to Grow

Children will grow taller and stronger in just about any environment, but there are so many other aspects to their growth as they find their place in their families, in their communities, and in the world. The teaching team in a Place to Grow creates an atmosphere that nurtures each child's growth: physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively.

Joy is a key component of brain development and growth, so every day we intertwine smiles and laughter into our activities. We create daily routines that give the children responsibility and teach them fine motor skills, as well as care for themselves and their environment. Our topics of exploration and our learning centers are based on children's interests and activities, and are geared to challenge the child at whatever level he or she is at. Recently we have done projects on bones, light, and water, just to name a few.

Staff Listing

Jeremy Hayes
Pre-K Counts Teacher
Jeremy is joining the Bennett Family Center with 8 years of teaching experience in blended Pre-K Counts and Head Start classrooms. He holds a BA in... Read Full Bio
Traces Ryckman
Supervising Lead Teacher
Traces has been an educator for 15 years in Early Childhood Education. She graduated in May 2000 with a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education from... Read Full Bio
Genevie graduated from Penn State in 2019 with a B.S in Rehabilitation and Human Services and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. During... Read Full Bio