Nature Based

Children connect with nature on so many levels. Here at the Growing Tree, we nurture and develop with nature in mind.

Growing our own food

We believe in healthy meals from the ground up!

Observation-based learning

The Reggio-Emilia model is about learning by observing and exploring, not just learning from a textbook.

Nature is better

Our school focuses on well-being with a nature based philosophy. Studies have shown the big impact nature can have on children and adults alike. We have outdoor classroom spaces, outdoor eating, exploration, and investigation.

At the Growing Tree we believe in nature, animals and creativity. We have a center and an in home daycare, both offering different environments with the same nature based philosophy.

Our in-home daycare and preschool has access to miles of forest paths, bee keeping information (owner is a beekeeper) and monthly field trips. Our center has a small turtle pond, barnyard animals and wooded areas to explore and take care of. Each location has an organic vegetable garden that the kids help with.

Next Steps…

Contact us today to learn more or set up a tour. In-home daycare is located in Westbrook, Maine, and the Center is located in Portland, Maine.