The Growing Tree Nursery School was founded in 1979 by Mrs. Joanne Miller. During the first year of The Growing Tree Nursery School, enrollment was 25 children, with Mrs. Miller acting as both Director and head teacher. The Growing Tree has now grown to an enrollment of more then 150 children with classes ranging from Toddlers through Pre-Kindergarten. Mrs. Miller's daughter, Dawn Friedman, is the current owner and Managing Director. Dawn Friedman maintains a warm and caring atmosphere in the Growing Tree tradition with the philosophy that children learn through play in a warm and nurturing environment.
The faculty is comprised of warm and friendly professionals who understand the individual needs of each child. Head Teachers hold New York State certification in Early Childhood Education. Our staff continues to develop their skills by attending 15 hours of workshops per year.
In Addition, we have specialists that come and visit our classrooms! Special Visitors include, Spanish, Italian, American Sign Language, Music, Creative Movement, Yoga !
Where Children Learn Through Play The Growing Tree Nursery School Family owned and operated since 1979