Grow in Peace Child Care Center

Director: Carla Hamilton

A Ministry of Peace Lutheran Church open to families of all faiths


Grow in Peace Child Care Center

8240 Blue Ridge Boulevard

Kansas City, MO 64138


Fax: 816-353-1170


Director: Carla Hamilton

Assistant Director: Jacki Simon

Office Coordinator: Caleese Wainright


Hours of Operation:

6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Monday - Friday

(Except Holidays)

Grow in Peace was created by the members of Peace Lutheran Church as a ministry outreach in order to provide quality child care to area families that is based on Christian principles.  Peace Lutheran Church's mission is to spread the grace of God through Jesus Christ in order to build successful lives, families and communities. National Lutheran School Accredited since August 2013.

 Grow in Peace is a Missouri state licensed child care center, which means the rules and




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regulations we operate under are dictated and directed by the Missouri Department of Health, as contained in the Licensing Rules for Group day Care Home and Child Care Centers in Missouri,  a copy of which is available in the office for your review.  The Licensing Rules mandate that the staff of Grow in Peace report any suspected child abuse to appropriate authorities.

 At Grow in Peace Child Care Center, we are focused on helping children grow in wisdom and in grace, following the path God chooses for each just like Jesus, Luke 2:40 "And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him." We are committed to sharing God's Love, serving children in a safe and Christian atmosphere. Each child will be treated as an individual with specific traits for learning through developmentally appropriate activities that will grow the child spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically. Grow in Peace Child Care Center shall provide a safe Christian environment with loving, experienced, and professional staff that recognize parents have the primary responsibility in skill development and Christian training for their children. As an outreach ministry of Peace Lutheran Church, we strive to set an example of Christ's Love through God's Word and assist in the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social and physical development of the children entrusted to our care. Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV) "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." Helping children grow in wisdom and in grace..

 Grow in Peace is open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Our preschool curriculum operates from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with before and after care provided as part of your weekly fees.  Lunch is served to children in the building over the lunch period.  The exact time of lunch depends upon the age group of your child.  The current lunch schedule can be provided to you in the office.  Meals provided for ages 12 months to 12 years are Breakfast, Lunch, and PM Snack.

Every Child in the center qualifies Grow in Peace to be on the Food Program.  The meals are pre-set and follow the USDA standards and guidelines.  Each child receives the amounts and food items needed to fulfill the standards.


All programs are based on developmentally appropriate practices and individualized to meet the needs of every child within the program.  The staff at Grow in Peace strives to respect the cultures of each family and encourage the families to participate in the program.

The classroom is set up for a safe and healthy environment that is stocked with toys and materials that will stimulate the development of the child.  Children engage themselves in age appropriate activities while the staff assist and interact with them with respect and love.

The classroom staff continually plans for activities and implement knowledge they learn from trainings they receive at ongoing workshops specializing in early care.




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    Luther's Small Catechism, is written to accommodate the understanding of a child or an uneducated person. Luther’s Preface states, “The deplorable, miserable condition which I discovered lately when I, too, was a visitor, has forced and urged me to prepare this Catechism, or Christian doctrine, in this small, plain, simple form. Mercy! Good God! what manifold misery I beheld! The common people, especially in the villages, have no knowledge whatever of Christian doctrine, and, alas! many pastors are altogether incapable and incompetent to teach [so much so, that one is ashamed to speak of it]”

    The catechism, written by Martin Luther and published in 1529 for the training of children. Luther's Small Catechism reviews the Ten Commandments, the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, the Office of the Keys and Confession and the Sacrament of the Altar.



    STUDY OF THE BOOK OF 1 & 2 Kings


    The books of First and Second Kings are the story of Israel’s decline. Whereas 1st & 2nd Samuel document Israel’s shift from corrupt judges to the righteous leadership of David, Kings shows how Israel divides and falls into the hands of her enemies. These books of history pick up where 2nd Samuel left off: Israel is united under the godly King David, who appoints his son Solomon to rule after him. Solomon is blessed with wisdom and charged with building a majestic temple to the Lord in Jerusalem. God tells Solomon to remember Him and follow his father David’s example. Unfortunately, Solomon is unfaithful to God in his later years, and God divides the kingdom after his death. The northern ten tribes follow Solomon’s former warrior and taskmaster Jeroboam, and the tribes of Judah and Benjamin remain loyal to the throne of David.





  • Family Fun Festival

    Saturday, September 25th

    On Saturday, September 25th from 11:00am to 3:00 PM we will be having a Family Fun Festival.  This event will allow us an opportunity to mingle with our community, and give members of Peace a chance to have some fellowship and fun.  It is open to the community. Please come and get to know us, look over the church, and see if we could be your church home.  Food, games, fun, face painting, and many other activities.  More info to come on this exciting event!

  • Did You Know?




    Look for the

    Prayer Planner Page

    in the Bulletin.

    This comes from the "Pray for Us Calendar" on the LCMS Website


    The Prayer Page for the week is posted next to the

    "Prayer of Peace"

    with a list of our Friends and Loved ones that need our Prayer.  You can tear both out, post them on your refrigerator or bulletin board, and refer to them daily.


    The Bulletin is always accessible on the website under the "Info Center" tab or "Services tab in the menu.


    Also, if you look in the Narthex on the Bulletin Board, we have posted the Missionary Suggested Prayer list of Individuals.  The prayer profiles are designed for those who wish to pray for LCMS missionaries and personnel.  These profiles give information about their families, their ministry, and their prayer needs.