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.

Words cannot express how grateful I am to have the opportunity for my children to be a part of Growing Tree. The center is clean and inviting. The staff takes pride in their rooms and the building. Making each room a happy place for the kids. The teachers love my children like they are their own and have provided an enriching environment where my kids can play, learn, and grow. The director is fantastic. She is knowledgeable, helpful, and she loves each and every child at the center. Growing Tree is an amazing center for children and their families. Thank you for all that you do for my children. They love school because of you!
- Laci Fisher