We are so excited to share our unique story with you! As toddlers, we met at a home daycare on Mercer Island. We instantly became best friends and spent our childhood days playing “daycare” and “school” with dolls as our students! By the age of 3, we planned to become future “daycare ladies”.
After managing our own babysitting business as middle schoolers, graduating from MIHS, joining the same sorority at Washington State University, and graduating with degrees in Early Childhood Education, here we are as “Daycare Ladies!” Our love for children has only grown over the years.
We opened The Growing Tree in 2013, and in 2016 we had the opportunity to open a second location just down the street!
The two of us had such a wonderful experience growing up in a nurturing play-based environment; we hope to create the same impact on your child by being their home away from home! We are passionate about providing a caring and compassionate environment for your child to learn and grow.
Alli and Jessi