Our Staff

The staff at Growing Tree Children’s Center are specialists in Early Childhood Education. They understand the importance of developing a positive relationship with each child. Every staff member is registered in the Oregon Registry and is awarded a Step 1-11 based on his/her level of education, training and experience. They complete a minimum of twenty (20) hours of early childhood education courses yearly. 

Teachers are experienced in facilitating the growth and development of children from birth to age five. Several staff members hold Bachelor Degrees; others have AA degrees in Early Childhood education or are continuing their education at the college level. Some have community based training along with experience. All staff are required to be registered in the Central Background Registry, maintain a current CPR card, Food Handlers card and have completed a Child Abuse and Neglect course. Yearly, each staff member contributes six hours of volunteer time to the Center.

When I think of our time at Growing Tree the phrase "It takes a village to raise a child" immediately comes to mind. Our children have been here since they were infants and it's amazingly well run. The teachers are so kind and loving and our children truly feel at home at Growing Tree.  So happy GT is a part of our village.
- Laura Breit