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About Us


Treasures To Grow On began in 1999 in a DeWitt church in response to a tremendous demand for preschool in the area, starting with 20 students.  By the second year we were filled to capacity.   In order to expand to two classrooms, the preschool moved to a commericial building in 2003.   Treasures currently can accommodate 50 preschool students in 4 different classes.


Mary Lou Smith, Director & Preschool Teacher

Founder and Director of Treasures To Grow On, Mrs. Smith has a BA in Elementary Ed from Michigan State and a MA in Educational Administration from Central Michigan University. Mrs. Smith is a member of Trinity Church in Lansing. She enjoys biking, skiing, reading, Bible study, and spending time at Higgins Lake.  She is married with 4 adult children.  Mrs. Smith is also the lead teacher for the M,W,F Class.

Bethany Brewer, Beginner-garten & Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) Teacher

Teaching at TTGO since 2003, Miss Brewer graduated from Cedarville University with a degree in Early Childhood education. Bethany is involved at her church, Calvary Baptist of Lansing, teaching preschoolers in AWANA. She enjoys camping, reading, working in flower gardens and making cards.

Support staff

Our teacher aides are Kristin Beebee and Dorie Slater.