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Growing Tree

2021 Nebraska Ave
Palm Harbor, FL 34683-3824

(727) 786-6158


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Recognizing that a child's most important work is play, we offer a creative program with a variety of learning experiences to allow your child to grow in understanding of self, others and the world.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Center time allows for teachers to work in small groups with children on specific areas that each child may need help in.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Growing Tree provides warmth, acceptance and personal concern, which in turn makes possible the growth of the child to his/her potential within a Christian environment. Through daily living with other children under the guidance of skillful, loving and committed teachers, your child will have the opportunity to grow, to learn and to develop Christian attitudes and behavior.

A Typical Day

Each day begins with circle time to go over the days events and do the pledge, calendar, prayer and a certain skill game. Nexyt is center time that allows for free choice in the class centers which include, science, fine motor, math, literacy, computer, etc. followed by playground and snack time. The day ends usually with a story, Christian curriculum and show and tell back in circle time.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation