What hours do you provide?
In addition to our 9am-12pm preschool programs, we provide additional program hours. We offer a Lunch Bunch program from 12-2pm for our 3 year old and VPK students, as well as wrap around childcare before and after traditional program hours, from 8am-5pm, for all of our preschool and VPK students.
Are you accredited?
The Growing Tree is proud to be accredited by APPLE accreditation from Florida Association for Child Care Management, which is a thorough review of administration, curriculum and staffing. We are also accredited by The Gold Seal Quality Care Program which means that we provide higher licensing standards established by the Florida Statutes (F.S.) and the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C).
How young can I start my child?
The Growing Tree Mom’s Morning Out program is designed for younger children – children are eligible to attend MMO when they are one and walking. For our Preschool Classes, children must be at least 2 years old by September 1 of the current school year.
What are the teacher’s credentials?
All lead teachers have a CDA (Child Development Credential) or higher and all are in compliance with the Pinellas County License Board.
What is the sick policy and is it strictly enforced?
The sick policy is strictly enforced and can be viewed on our website by clicking here.
How long has the Growing Tree been in operation?
Does the Growing Tree have a high turnover of staff?
Most of our teachers have been with us for 5 or more years.
What is the curriculum?
Center developed, based on the Florida State Standards.