Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have. Raising children is hard work, and we want to work alongside you to help you help your little ones grow into happy, healthy, contributing adults.
How much time do we spend outside?
At The Growing Tree, outside time is very important. Fresh air, sunshine and exercise are our core values. We are an outside classroom as much as possible. When it is nice out we have circle time, lunch & snacks and playtime outside. When the weather turns chilly, we still spend a significant amount of time outside, both morning and afternoon.
What do we serve for food?
We serve organic, local foods, We also grow a significant portion of our fruits and veggies for the year in our large, organic garden. The kids participate in the garden as much as possible and it is a learning and growing experience for them.
What do we use for cleaners?
We use natural, organic, 7th generation cleaners for the toys and all surfaces in an effort to combat viruses and other contaminants. Toys are cleaned at least once per day.
What is the difference between the center and the home daycare?
Both locations have the same philosophy, it is a matter of location and size. Whichever location suits your needs, you can rest assured that your child will be in a happy, safe and nurturing environment!
Are you Eco-Certified?
Of course! This means that we have an early childhood learning environment that is healthy and safe, by reducing children’s exposures to toxic chemicals.
Do you have a Pre-k Program?
Yes we do! We have a certified Pre-k program with ample space and materials to ready your child for Kindergarten. This is a Reggio-Emilia philosophy that is carried over into our Pre-k program.
Do you have a way to help my school aged children?
Yes, absolutely. It is so important for school aged children to be able to go somewhere and have fun, while continuing their education. We offer a multipurpose room, school aged learning materials, plenty of outdoor time and more.
What is your COVID-19 policy?
We follow all CDC guidelines and recommendations, as well as the recommendations that come from DHHS. We are teaching children every day to cover sneezes/coughs, washing our hands frequently, frequently sanitizing toys, hands and anything we touch. We also have policies in place for temperature checks, parent traffic, as well as other foot traffic. We are doing everything we can to keep everyone healthy and smiling!