Workshops for Adults!

Adults want to learn, too!

That’s why Tiny Green Trees is now offering Green Living workshops offered in our beautiful center! Any adult who wants to connect with others striving to practice sustainable living will enjoy learning while connecting with others who share their values. Find out what’s happening this April here.bio-clipart-image

Now Hiring!

Now Hiring imageTiny Green Trees Children’s Center, 717 S. 37th Street, Milwaukee, is seeking a part-time Afternoon Caregiver to work Monday-Friday, 3:45-5:45 p.m., and possibly Tuesdays and Thursdays 11-1 as well. We are also hiring substitute caregivers.

Tiny Green Trees provides nurturing, relationship-based care for young children in a home-like, eco-friendly environment, while modeling a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.

The ideal candidate will

  • be at least 18 years old with some training and experience in the child care profession, and
  • have an understanding of child development that honors the young child, values the adult’s warm and firm authority, and recognizes the child’s need for rhythm and repetition.

Those interested can complete and submit a Tiny Green Trees Employment Application to the Director at info@tinygreentrees.com.

Going Green

green-1280x800-1024x640As you know, we have been working hard to be a green program—to provide the safest and healthiest environment for our children. Recently, we received a certificate of commendation for using the Go Green Rating Scale for Early Childhood Settings (GGRS), and we are proud to display it. You can find it above the bulletin board to your right when you come in the front door.

We chose to use the Go Green Rating Scale because it helps us measure and improve the environmental health of our program—and we will continue to use the rating scale on an ongoing basis to make sure our program is staying on track.

The rating scale includes sixty-four items that define and allow us to determine our current level of greenness. This tool has helped us become more environmentally healthy in the following areas:

• Administration—we have a green team and incorporate environmental health into  our ongoing staff development efforts.

• Green living and stewardship—we recycle and have reduced our energy use.

• Cleaners and disinfectants—we clean and disinfect with products and processes that are healthiest for children.

• Body-care and hygiene products—we protect children from harsh chemicals in soaps, lotions, and other products.

• Air-quality management—we have reduced asthma triggers.

• Lead—children are not exposed to toxic lead while in our care.

• Plastics—we do not use plastics made with chemicals that can be harmful to children’s bodies.

• Pesticides—we are prepared to address occasional pest problems indoors and outdoors in ways that protect children from both the pests and pesticides.

• Other Contaminants—we monitor the facility for fertilizer use, fire retardants, treated lumber, and mercury.

If you want to learn more about the Go Green Rating Scale for Early Childhood Settings, please ask us and/or visit www.gogreenratingscale.org.

Sharing the love!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all.

We’re happy at Tiny Green Trees to be sharing the love with our little ones.

Story time with Stephanie

Here is our Miss Stephanie, Elah and Paige during a story time. Miss Stephanie started with us this past Wednesday. We are so happy to have her with her extensive experience and commitment to a green and healthy lifestyle on our team.

Here is our Miss Katie with Xavier preparing a nourishing lunch.

Cooking with Katie

 

 

 

 

Here are our blackberry biscuits, served with fresh blackberries on the side, for our Valentine’s Day snack.
Berry Biscuits