Opening Day at our Ireland Road center is Monday, September 12th!

The End is Near… In a Good Way!

Update on the Ireland Road Center Rebuilding and Expected Opening Date.

– The Ireland Road Center will open on Monday September 12 for all students.
– Afterschool Care may be available a couple of days earlier, like Thursday or Friday (9/8 or 9/9), if parents want to change mid-week.
o Care may begin earlier for those rooms because they were repaired first.
o After School care only.

Rebuilding Details – I will continue to post details of the clean-up effort on our blog. –

Evaluation of the Response – While we don’t plan on doing this again anytime soon, we would like your feedback on the experience so that we can improve our emergency preparedness in the future. Ireland Road parents as well as parents from other centers are encouraged to complete the survey. Please provide your comments at

Questions – If you have any questions, email is the best way to communicate with us at the moment. Jessica’s email is

Thank you, Thank you!
Hopefully, the flood and its consequences will quickly become a distant memory. Thank you to all of the parents, children and staff members for their patience and understanding during this rebuilding process.

In the unlikely event a Growing Kids center closes, announcements will be made on our website, Facebook and the following media outlets:

Centers in St. Joseph & Elkhart County

WNDU TV Channel 16 –

WSBT Channel 22 –

Fox 28 – Fox28/alerts

U93 Radio

You can sign up for “Text Alerts” with any of the TV stations.  It’s easy, just go to the website of the TV station of your choice and follow instructions on how to sign up for text alerts.

Centers in Porter County

You can sign up for text alerts with  Just follow the instructions on their website.