| About Us
Growing Tree strongly believes that a child branches out into life the way a tree reaches the sky. Growing Tree programs and activities strengthen tender roots by enriching a child's intellectual, social and physical skills.
Barbara Doyle, began her career as First Grade and Kindergarten teacher in Newark, N.J., and was part of the city's original Head Start Follow up Program.
A graduate of Rutgers University, she is the Past President of the New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children and Past President of the Mid-Atlantic Region, National Association for Young Children.
She owned and operated Growing Tree Nursery School in Lyndhurst, N.J. from 1978 to 1996. The North Plainfield location, open since 1988, was originally located in Warren, N.J.
Using the Creative Curriculum, Barbara's innovative approach offers children a rich early childhood experience and a staff capable of preparing the students for success in school.
(21/2- 3yrs old)
At this critical nurturing stage, language development, motor skills, socialization and mental awareness are sharpened in the way that this group responds best with generous amounts of music, plays, skill games, arts and crafts.
A skilled, loving saff plans structured and non-structured activities daily.
| Owls & Robins
(4 yrs old - by Oct. 15)
These groups are getting ready for that big leap to Kindergarten. They require a well-rounded curriculum of math, reading readiness, stories, the alphabet, music, computer, cooking, art, social studies, dramatics, and gross motor activities.
Monthly themes and field trips make learning fun and incorporate the academic, social and physical skills essential to that all-important time ahead
After School Group
(6-10 yrs old)
In this highly successful group setting, children actually have a vote in the activities of the day. In response to their choices, the Growing Tree staff plans a wide range of outdoor activities, original arts and crafts, computer experiences, games and snacks. Of course, the after-school agenda includes supervised homework.
The Falcons are also welcome on school holidays, vacations, and in the Summer.