The Growing Place News and Updates


Welcome! Bienvenidos!  Please take a moment to view some of the latest information on all things The Growing Place, where we celebrate the blessing that is our children every day!





Registration for New Families Starts February 13, 2019!

  • New families may register for the 2019-2020 school year, starting on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.
  • Spaces are limited!

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact the School Office at (305) 446-0846, from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.



The Growing Place Distinguished With Prestigious Accreditations

TGP Accreditation

First UMC Coral Gables is proud and excited to announce that our very own The Growing Place (TGP) Early Childhood Center is an accredited program through the United Methodist Association for Preschools (UMAP). UMAP accreditation is widely recognized by The Department of Children and Families (DCF) as evidence of a high-quality care center for early childhood education.

As further testament to the superior educational quality of our preschool, TGP has also been awarded DCF’s Gold Seal Accreditation, which acknowledges child care facilities whose standards reflect the highest quality in the level of care and supervision provided to children. To learn more about these accreditations, please visit and


TGP Accreditation


Corina Dekker, Director / (305) 446-0846 / 

DCF License #: C11MD0470