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Gettysburg's Growing Place is located on the Gettysburg College campus and is operated by Bright Horizons, a national leader in high-quality early childhood education.

The Growing Place is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, and is the only early learning center in Adams County accredited by both NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and a recipient of the Keystone STARS- Level 4 rating (highest rating possible). The Center provides a high-quality early childhood education for approximately 140 young children ages 6 weeks through 12 years. Care is provided year-round, Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 The Growing Place is open to children of Gettysburg College employees as well as families from the surrounding community.  For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact the Growing Place at 717-337-8211.

For children in kindergarten through fifth grade, a summer camp program (7:30 am- 5:30 pm) is offered which includes lunch, daily swimming at the Gettysburg College Pool, weekly themes and various field trips.

A volunteer board of parents and friends, the Gettysburg Child Care Corporation (a 501c3 organization), provides behind-the-scenes support of the Growing Place, including contracting with Bright Horizons and leasing the center building from Gettysburg College. GCCC holds monthly meetings, typically held on the first Tuesday of each month from 12-1 p.m. For more information or to consider joining GCCC, contact Meggan Smith, President

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(717) 337-8211 phone | (717) 337-8460 fax | Center Director Sherry Yingling
142 Constitution Avenue
Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 17325