September Calendar:

  • September 1: Growing Tree Closed
  • September 4: Growing Tree closed in observance of Labor Day
  • September 4: Growing Tree closed in observance of Labor Day
  • September 5: First Day in new classrooms
  • September 13: Board Meeting
  • September 26&27: Picture day


Welcome to an exciting 2023-24 school year at Growing Tree Children’s Center. I hope this newsletter finds you well and filled with anticipation for the wonderful journey that lies ahead.

Growing Tree Philosophy:

When you toured Growing Tree, you may remember our conversation regarding our philosophy: “Children learn through play.” Play is an essential part of learning. As children play, they develop the cognitive, social-emotional, and physical skills needed for future success in learning. Cognitively: They develop curiosity, problem-solving, intentionality, flexibility, and verbal and non-verbal skills. Social-emotionally: confidence, cooperation, negotiation, sharing, empathy, and how to communicate develop. Physically: their fine motor and gross motor skills are being practiced and developed. It’s not just play; play is a child’s work and the foundation for all future learning.

Picture Day:

Julia Duke Photography will take individual, sibling, and class photos at Growing Tree on September 26th and 27th. Please watch for more detailed information to come in mid-September. Pictures will only be taken for prepaid orders (except the class picture)

Dates to Remember:

  • October: Poinsettia Sale (all month)
  • October 6th: First Friday
  • October 7th: Happy Harvest at the DD Ranch

Helpful Hints:

  • Growing Tree is a nonprofit organization. If you are interested in serving on our Board of Directors please speak with Tammy.
  • All clothes from home should be labeled with your child name
  • Please take your child’s nap supplies home each Friday to wash and return them on Monday
  • Check your child’s file folder on Fridays

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