"We are thrilled! Callahan is learning sign language - so cool! And I even got a lesson this week so we can be consistent at home. When I picked her up previously she is always smiling and interacting with the teachers. I love that all opportunities for play are maximized - at pick up there are always babies in the corral and I've seen pictures of fun activities outside. I can tell that Callahan is well cared for and well loved and the teachers are always enthusiastic and smiling, even towards the end of a long day."
~ The Lally Family 2017
(2nd generation Growing Tree Family!)
"I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how wonderful the teachers in the Panda classroom were yesterday for Emery's birthday! It brought so much joy to me to see my daughter SOOOOOOOO happy!! There is nothing more a mother could ever wish for then to see their child happy! The teachers executed her birthday celebration flawlessly...bravo to the hardworking ladies!! I know their job isn't easy with that age, but they are all such wonderful and loving women that my daughter just admires! Thank you for making her day the best day ever!"
~The Mancuso Family 2017
" I just wanted to take a few minutes as our days are so busy and thank you all at the Growing Tree North School. The teachers and staff do an amazing job; my daughter is really loving it and growing in many new ways from the school. The entire staff is wonderful; everyone is so happy and pleasant. Thank you for the patience you have with me calling, it is priceless. Please tell your staff thank you from the bottom on my heart."
~ The Sikorski Family 2016
"My daughter has really become very fond of Miss Rachel. Miss Monica has been an amazing stability for all of the children and the children are very connected to her. I am very happy to see how much hard work Miss Rachel puts into the class and activities. My daughter talks non-stop about all of the awesome activites she does with them...she really has been amazing.
LOVE MISS NAROLYN!! She is a beautiful person inside and out. My daughter loves her! I appreciate you keeping everything the same (as far as teachers are concerned). Thanks again!"
~ Mrs. Hess 2016
Dear Staff and Students,
Thank you so much for the awesome thank you cards! We hung them up so both staff and residents can enjoy them. It is always a pleasure to host your graduation ceremonies and we look forward to it every year. Thank you for allowing us to take part in your special day!
Your Friends at Sunharbor Manor 2016
"Yesterday my daughter attended Kindergarten orientation. While the children were meeting the teachers the parents were given a workshop on literacy. I sat with a few other parents from growing tree. As the parents around us grew more and more anxious, the gt. Parents nodded at one another. Everything they were speaking about our children are already doing at your school. Thank you so much for preparing our children and leaving us free of anxiety."
~ The Trotta Family 2016
"The work you do in helping children and parents is wonderful. Thank You for teaching, caring, guiding and loving me!"
~ The Rhodes Family 2016
"Thank you very much for looking after Milo. We really appreciate how much time and energy you exert to make sure the entire Schneid Family is happy. Milo loves coming to school everyday!"
-The Schneid Family 2016
Dear Ms. Sari & Ms. Rachel,
Here's a very very small token of our appreciation for ALL that you do for not only Brielle, but for her dad and I by allowing us to go back to work every day knowing our daughter is being taught and cared for by the very best! We all absolutely adore both of you!
The Collica Family 2016
Dear Miss Sari,
Thank you for always being there to make me smile. You help make school fun!
Love and Hugs,
"Thank you so much for hosting the Preschool Mother's Day Tea. I really appreciate the hard work that went into organizing everything. My daughter had so much fun creating the gifts and learning the songs. I loved seeing her and her classmates "perform" and present their gifts. It was such a fun moment for this Mom."
~ Mrs. Hogan2016
"I brought Lucas home some 2nd grade math activities today...just for the heck of it...and he blew me away with what he already has learned this year! He knew how to make a tally chart, and identified (read) all colors and numbers. I work with him at home but the credit really goes to Adriana and Arielle who have been so wonderful and have taught him so much! Just a quick note to let you know how great they both are, and how well they are preparing the kids for Kindergarten."
~ Mrs. Edelstein 2016
"Dear all teachers in Growing Tree,
Every moment I spend with you is the sweetest memory in my life. Thank you for your greatest patience and endless love."
~ The Tan Family 2015
"I just wanted to thank you along with everyone at Growing Tree North for helping to make our daughter's transition to Growing Tree's Schools smooth and enjoyable. With special thanks to the staff in the Chicks Classroom, we are so pleased to see our little one year old smiling.
We are happy to be part of the family, and look forward to fun and learning with everyone over the next several years."
~ Mrs. Stevens 2015
"It's so hard to choose between our favorite teacher because we love everyone, but our favorite teacher is Mimi! She's always happy to see us and talks to us kindly. She has a lot of patience and makes us feel important. She cares to see our new toys and hair ties and her attention makes us feel very special. She sets up our favorite toys so we are happy when our Mommy goes to work. Mimi works hard to make everyone feel loved and we love our breakfast time with her! We love Julie, JoJo, Anna, Melissa, Wendy, and Stephie too!"
"The girls absolutely love school, so much thanks to Growing Tree for nurturing them. Please tell Miss Stephanie the girls say hello and can't wait to tell her about their vacation"
- Mrs. Sherman2015
"Dear Growing Tree Family,
After our conversations last week, we felt compelled to write to you and share with you how happy we are at Growing Tree North. We cannot say enough about the teachers in the Kittens class, Marcella and Dina. While the transition from "infant" to "toddler" is uncharted territory for us as first-time parents, with all of the changes we are navigating, it is Marcella and Dina's stability that remains a constant comfort. Spencer is thriving under their care, and we are heartened to know that our growing boy is nurtured by Marcella and Dina for three days each week!
Ally & Jeff B." 2015
"We love Miss Marcella!!! For all of her loving, caring, and gentle soul. Our daughter has a special place in her heart from Miss Marcella!!"
- Mrs. Hess2015
"We have been so happy with the school and our daughter has developed and learned so much since she started, she seems to be having a great experience there. Looking forward to the Fall Festival!"
- Mrs. Mannuzza 2015
"Ms. Mimi is sweet, loving, kind, and the best teacher around!"
-The Gittleman Family 2015
"Ms. Marcella gives me hugs!"
- The Gans Family 2015
"I just wanted to share a special story that happened! While teaching a lesson about heroes and discussing how Martin Luther King was a hero to many people, we went around the room and every child had a chance to tell us who their hero is and why. Most kids responded with the usual "My Mommy", "My Daddy". When it was another child's turn she stood up and said "You're my hero Ms. Gabriella!" I was so shocked and surprised and I asked her why I'm her hero. She said "because you're the best teacher ever!" It was so heartwarming to hear her say that and just one of the reasons why I love my job!"