Growing Tree Academy CHILD CARE
Growing Tree Academy CHILD CARE

Welcome to Growing Tree Academy

Child Care 

About Us

Child Care

Welcome to The Growing Tree Academy. We are a family owned and operated fully licensed childcare facility. We provide high quality care to infants through school age children. Our daily goal is to provide a loving and caring environment where your child will thrive and feel at home.  
Available Programs:
    •    Infants
    •    1 year old
    •    2 year old
    •    3 year old
    •    4/5 year old
    •    FREE VPK
 

Before/After School Care, Summer Camp & Holiday Camps for School Age Kids.

We Accept/Participate in:

  • Hillsborough County School Readiness
        •    State Qualified VPK 
        •    USDA Child Care Food Program 

Exciting Extracurriculars

We are open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Please call us to schedule a tour, we would love to show you around and answer your questions. We look forward to meeting you and showing you what The Growing Tree can provide for your family. 

813-920-9367
Childcare License #CHC432543

Infants & 1 Year Olds (Page 2) 
Infants

Our infant room provides a stimulating and hands on environment. We believe in a nurturing and loving environment for our youngest learners. We provide them with a daily dose of hugs, love and personal attention. 
    •    Weekly Themes guide our weekly lesson plans
    •    Comforting environment focused on love and attention
    •    Daily activities to promote language, physical, cognitive, social and emotional development 
    •    Daily reports that include nap time, diaper changes and nutritional information 

One Year Olds
Our one year olds are full of curiosity and love to learn. This is a wonderful age group who loves to learn and explore. Our goal is to encourage their eagerness and allow them to explore the world around them. 
    •    Weekly Themes guide our weekly lesson plans
    •    Hands on projects/crafts
    •    Structured learning
    •    Fun and safe play both inside and outside
    •    Music/Art/Math and Language learning activities
    •    Learning activities that promote their social/emotional development
    •    Daily reports that include nap time, diaper changes and nutritional Information 

2 & 3 year old program 
2 year olds
Our two year old program encourages not only individual curiosity but we begin to develop cooperative play with their two year old friends. We encourage them to use their senses to explore and learn on a daily basis. 
    •    Weekly Themes guide our weekly lesson plans
    •    Music, Art, Math, and Language Learning Activities Daily
    •    Hands on projects and crafts
    •    Potty Training- We believe in partnering with parents to encourage and develop potty training skills. 
    •    Leaning Activities that promote self-help skills such as potty training and dressing themselves. 
    •    We will work on social and emotional skills that will encourage communication. 
    •    A daily dose of laughs and hugs throughout the day  

3 year olds 
Our three year old program continues to build on the two year old skills of cooperative play with their friends while also encouraging their independent skills. We increase the time spent on language, reading, math and other educational skills in order to prepare them for VPK the following year. 
    •    Weekly Themes guide our weekly lesson plans
    •    Hands on Projects and Crafts
    •    Reading, Writing, Music, Art, Math, and Language Learning Activities Daily
    •    Lessons that will encourage social and emotional skills. 
    •    Learning Activities that continue to increase their self-help skills.  

VPK (4/ 5 year old program) 
Our four and five year old program during the school year is part of the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program. Our VPK classroom follows the Hillsborough County Public School Calendar. The program includes high literacy standards provided by the State of Florida, developmentally appropriate curriculum, and low student to teacher ratio. Our daily schedule includes math, phonemic awareness, phonics, literacy skills, writing skills, music, art, physical movement, science, cooking activities and much more. Our three hours of VPK instruction are from  9:00am - 12:00pm each day. These are the three free hours provided by the state. We offer extended care both in the morning and the afternoon. 

What is VPK? 
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten or VPK is a free program provided by the state of Florida to four year olds who were born on or before September 1st of the current school year. The program is designed to prepare four year old children for kindergarten and provide a foundation for their educational success.  

Requirements & How to Obtain a VPK Voucher

1. Children must be 4 years old by September 1st of the school year attending. (Birth Certificate)
2. Proof of Florida Residency
3. Visit this website, https://www.elchc.org/programs_services/vpk-families/, in order to upload the above information and obtain your child's VPK Voucher.
4. Bring the voucher to the Child Care Center in order to secure your spot in VPK!

VPK Registration Location
Early Childhood School Readiness Programs - North Tampa Office 9309 North Florida Avenue, Suite 104 Tampa, FL 33612 (813) 915-3200

Before & After School Care/Summer Camp/Holiday & No School Day Program 
We provide Before and After School Care, Summer Camp, and Holiday Camps for our School Age Children. This program provides for children ages five through twelve to have a safe and caring environment outside of the school hours or during times when school is not in session.  
We Provide Transportation To and From: Citrus Park, Hammond, Mary Bryant and Deer Park Elementary and Avante Garde Elementary
    •    Daily Homework Time After School 
    •    Afternoon Snack Provided
    •    Computer Centers
    •    Outside Playground Time

Summer & Holiday Camps
    •    Weekly Themes
    •    Field Trips 
    •    Learning Activities that focus on Reading & Writing
    •    Weekly Arts & Crafts Activities
    •    Weekly Trips to the Library 

Contact Us

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Growing Tree Academy

8718 S Mobley Rd, Tampa, FL, United States

813-920-9367