Welcome to The Growing Tree Playcare & Preschool!
We now have 3 schools on the same street, The Growing Tree, The Treehouse, and our new Pre-K Branch of Treehouse!
Our home daycare, The Growing Tree, was established in 2013 and provides full time, part time, and drop in care for infants through children 5 years old 7am-5:30pm Monday through Friday.
The Treehouse, our part-time private preschool, opened in September 2016! The Treehouse offers a 4 hour preschool and pre-k program 1 to 5 days per week, as well as drop in playcare, for children 2.5 to 5 years old. Parents can choose any 4 hour block between 8am and 4:45pm Monday through Friday.
Our new Pre-K branch of Treehouse is now enrolling 4 and 5 year olds and is located right next door to Treehouse! Although still play and nature based, this program is developmentally geared towards older children and focuses on kindergarten readiness skills using the Reggio-Emilia approach.
All locations have open enrollment throughout the year and children do NOT have to be potty-trained.
We believe in the importance of PLAY! We strive to inspire a sense of wonder and playfulness, and build a foundation for a lifelong love of learning.
Process over Product
We encourage children to discover the world through their own eyes through playing, creating, and exploring.
Reggio Emilia, Montessori, and Waldorf inspired, while incorporating the latest in Early Childhood research into our curriculum.
We spend lots of time outdoors and use natural materials indoors.
Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math are carefully integrated into our curriculum.
A wide range of weekly, monthly, and yearly specialists at no extra cost! Examples are: -Creative Movement -Yoga -Music -Soccer -Animal Encounters - Community Helpers -Oxbow Farms -Dizzy's Tumble Bus -KidsQuest
Children select and initiate their own activities from a variety of learning areas prepared by the teachers.
We have been inspired by the Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish lifestyle and education systems, in both our philosophy and classroom design. Our environment is cozy and home-like!