The Growing Tree North is one of two family owned and operated locations in Nassau County. The Growing Tree North’s sister school, The Growing Tree, was first established in 1979by Joanne Miller M.S.ed (August 1937- March 2016) with the philosophy that in warm and nurturing environments,children learn and grow through play. Mrs. Miller began the school with only one classroom and acted as both the director and classroom teacher. The school quickly grew in quality and reputation earning Mrs. Miller theNational Association for Woman Business Owners First Prize Award in 1999. To meet the needs of working families, her husband, Lewis Miller, opened the Growing Tree North, an extended day program, in November of 2000.
Both schools have grown to provide the paramount early childhood experiencefor Long Island families. Registered with the N.Y.S. Department of Education and holdingperfect standings with the Office of Children and Family Services the Growing Tree schools provide young children aged 3 months to 6 years with the safest, cleanest, and warmest Nursery School experiencefamilies can find.
Today, Mr. and Mrs. Miller’s daughter, Dawn Friedman M.S.ed, and granddaughter, Amy Friedman M.S.ed, proudly carry on the Growing Tree’s strong quality of program, reputation and playful nurturing philosophy.
All 3 Generations Together! Joanne Miller, founder with her daughter and current owner, Dawn Friedman and grandchildren Amy Friedman (Director) and Nina Friedman (Summer Counselor)!