The Growing Tree - New Glarus WI Licensed Group Child Care

11 13Th Ave , New Glarus WI 53574
(608) 527-4844

About the Provider

Description: The Growing Tree is a childcare center that services the New Glarus community. We built our facility to provide a quality environment for our children. The facility is constructed using green built practices and materials that are energy efficient; for example we are a geothermal building. The entire building is heated with in-floor radiant heat, for a cozy feeling. We provide many windows for natural lighting, use natural colors and have open classrooms. We have invested in advanced indoor air quality systems to provide a healthier environment. The rooms are designed to be uncluttered and calming, and encourage exploration. The philosophy for the building design was to create an environment that does not feel like a school or institution, we want the children to feel at home and comfortable when they are at The Growing Tree. The building along with our curriculum will facilitate children's natural curiosity to explore and learn. Our interests are not only to provide education but to assist our parents in bringing up the whole child. Our focuses are developing quality characteristics in our children. The curriculum and the general way of how we conduct our center will help to teach and model virtues such as perseverance, curiousty, self-control, respect for others as well as themselves, conscientiousness, and optimism. Our teachers and staff respect our students so that the students can learn to respect themselves. We encourage and focus on all the positive attributes a child has rather than focus on any negative behaviors.

Additional Information: Open Jan - Dec. 3 stars.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 2001271
  • Capacity: 90
  • Age Range: 8 Week(s) - 13 Year(s)
  • YoungStar Rating: 3
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: Wisconsin Dept of Children and Families (DCF)- Child Care Regulation and Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 608-266-9314 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Violation Date Rule Number Rule Summary
2020-09-25 Licensing No violations found ***
2019-11-13 Licensing No violations found ***
2019-08-07 251.04(6)(b) Current, Accurate Daily Attendance Record
Description: The daily attendance record was not current and accurate when 2 children left for summer school and their departure times had not been recorded and when 2 children returned from swimming and their arrival time had not been recorded.
2019-08-07 251.04(3)(L) Report - Construction Or Remodeling
Description: The center did not report to the department in writing before starting a construction project on the playground that affects an area accessible to children.
2019-05-01 Licensing No violations found ***
2019-01-03 251.05(1)(c) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training
Description: Staff member A did not have documentation of the completion of CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) with training in the use of the AED (Automated External Defibrillator). This is required within the first 6 months of employment.
2019-01-03 251.04(3)(h) Report - Change In Room Usage
Description: The department was not notified in writing 20 days prior to the center making changes to their room usages, when a new classroom was created in the former dining area and classrooms were moved to other locations in the building.
2019-01-03 251.05(2)(a) Staff Orientation - Develop, Implement, Document
Description: Staff member A's file did not have documentation of an orientation to the child care center which is required within the first week of employment. The orientation includes training in child abuse and neglect laws, reporting procedures and how to identify child abuse or neglect in a infant or a child.
2018-06-06 251.05(2)(d) Food Service Personnel - Orientation, Training
Description: The center did not have documentation of the completion of the required 4 hours of annual training for the food service personnel.
2018-06-06 251.06(9)(d)1.c. Food Storage - Cold Storage Thermometers
Description: The refrigerator/freezer in the dining room did not have thermometers inside to monitor the temperature.
2018-06-06 251.05(4)(g) Mixed Age Group With Children Under Age 2 - Group Size
Description: On June 6, 2018, a group of 19 children had been combined from the Evergreen and the Birch Tree classroom, the group included a child under the age of 2 years. The maximum group size for a child under the age of 2 years is 8 children.
2018-06-06 251.05(4)(f) Mixed-Age Group - Staff-To-Child Ratio
Description: The center did not adjust staff-to-child ratios when a mixed age group of children were combined in the Evergreen classroom. The classroom had 2 teachers to 19 children ranging in age from 1 to 4 years old.
2018-06-06 251.04(3)(a) Report - Incident Or Accident
Description: The center did not report in writing to the department, when a child was injured at the center on April 5, 2018 and the child was seen by a medical professional for the injury.
2017-11-10 251.06(4)(d) Exits & Passageways - Unobstructed, Minimum Width
Description: The main door identified as a fire exit was difficult to open as observed by watching 3 parents having trouble opening the door.
2017-11-10 251.07(6)(k)2. Health Examination - Children Over Age 2
Description: Child 1 did not have an update physical examination report on file.

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