The Growing Tree Learning Center II, a program of UCP of Hudson County, provides day care services for children 6 weeks to 4 years of age. Our program is housed in a one story building with ADA accessibility and enclosed playground. The Growing Tree II is made up of four classrooms which each serve a separate age group as specified by the New Jersey Office of Licensing and maintains child/staff ratios in accordance with these regulations as well.
Our center, located in downtown Jersey City, is within walking distance for many of the families served. Public transportation is also easily accessible (bus lines, light rail and the path train are within 2-3 blocks) making it an easy commute into New York City.
The center offers a nurturing, loving, and warm environment where the children are treated as individuals. The children learn and develop at our center following the guidance of our diverse and certified staff using developmentally appropriate practices as outlines by NAEYC. All of our staff members are also First Aid and CPR certified and re-certification is completed yearly. Our classrooms are rich in literacy and multicultural experiences, since all toys and areas are labeled using the languages that are represented within our center.
At the Growing Tree II we have our own kitchen and a cook who prepares all of our children’s meals fresh and on site. We follow the menus for children as provided by the US Department of Agriculture. We are both vegetarian and vegan friendly and will provide alternatives or your child on a daily basis. Lastly, if your child has food allergies and/or religious food restrictions, many will be accommodated by providing and alternative option. The Growing Tree II is a peanut free zone.
At the Growing Tree II, we are open year round! The center only closes for major holidays, professional development days, or inclement weather as decided by city officials.