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ABC Growing Tree

271 USHighway 46 %23 273
Mine Hill, NJ 07803

(973) 989-4141


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"At ABC Growing Tree, we thrive on providing a family type environment with caregivers, teachers, and administrators that are devoted to each child. Our focus is to offer a loving, safe, and clean environment for the children, while meeting the needs of the parents, who are continuing with their career or are enjoying other outside activities.

The aim of our program is for children to learn by having fun. Our curriculum is designed to stimulate the child's social, emotional, and physical development. Our state-approved curriculum program was designed to incorporate each developmental stage of the child. We have developed a curriculum to include cool-cooking projects, computers, and foreign language.

We have also incorporated Mayer-Johnson software into our daily activities. Although this software was originally designed for children with special needs, the Mayer-Johnson software has been proven to stimulate every child's language arts development with the use of pictures and the written word.

Although children may display inappropriate behavior from time to time, our discipline policy consists of positive discipline. Positive discipline teaches self-discipline, responsibility, cooperation, and problem-solving skills. The criteria for positive discipline include: respect for feelings, nurturing, and long-term effectiveness. We do not punish children. Research has proven punishment teaches fear and causes embarrassment and humiliation. Children do not learn in a positive manner from unpleasant experiences.

Excerpted from the preschool's website