A Weekday Ministry of Mount Vernon Baptist Church

“Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” Luke 2:52

Our Mission

The mission of The Growing Place program is to extend the ministry of Mount Vernon Baptist by providing a safe, loving and Christ centered learning environment for two through five year olds. Guidance, ministry and outreach are offered to the children and their families.

Our Staff

We are staffed by a caring group of Christian teachers. All have experience in early childhood and are screened. The wide variety of experience and background of our teachers allow us opportunities to create a total learning environment for your child.

Learning Environment

We believe that each child is a unique individual. We are sensitive to a child’s spiritual, social, emotional and physical needs. We provide a warm and nurturing atmosphere where a child can grow independence and build self-esteem and self-sufficiency.


Our curriculum includes Bible stories and Christian truths as part of our daily themes and class time. We provide a wide range of appropriate learning activities which offer a balance of structure for each age level. Each day allows for centers, circle time, art, playground time and lunch. Our four’s and five’s classes use the A BEKA phonics and writing curriculum. Spanish and science is also offered each week for our threes, fours and fives.

Days & Hours

We have a variety of classes available Monday – Friday, with Full-day options 7:30-6:00 and Half-day options 9:30-12:30 during the traditional calendar school year. Enrollment is ongoing and based on availability.


If you are interested in enrolling your child, please call or come by the church office . You may also download the registration form provided above. Please fill out the form and either bring it by the church or mail it to the church . The only way to officially place your child on a class roster is by paying the non-refundable registration fee. Tours are welcome.

Please call (919) 847-0160 or fill out the contact form below for further information about our program. It would be a joy to serve you and your family.

Serving His Little Ones,
Melissa Foley




Registration Forms for 2015
**updated January 28, 2015 **

Registration Form for Half-day Program 9:30am – 12:30pm

Registration Form for Full-day Program 8:00am – 3:00pm

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