Growing Tree Preschool strives to provide a positive, Christ-centered, stimulating environment for children ages 3 to 5. Developmentally appropriate practices are used to meet the physical, cognitive, spiritual, emotional and social needs of each child. Shalom Christian Academy has partnered with local churches to provide the Growing Tree Preschool program at: Marion Mennonite Church, King Street Church, Hollowell Brethren in Christ Church, Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church, and Antrim Brethren in Christ Church.
Growing Tree Preschool began in 1999 after much brainstorming, surveying the community, collaboration, and planning! Shalom Christian Academy desired to provide an early education program but did not have the space for it while Marion Mennonite sought to have good stewardship of their building while serving the community. These forces, along with Mrs. Eby’s passion for preschoolers, have continued for over 20 years!
As the need for early education grew, so did Growing Tree!
1999-Marion Mennonite Church location established
2006-King Street United Brethren Church
2007-Christian Life Assembly of God Church (closed 2015)
2007-World Harvest Outreach (closed 2013)
2012-Hollowell Brethren in Christ Church
2013-Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church
2015-Antrim Brethren in Christ Church