About Us

A graduate from Seton Hill University, owner Lauren Caswell Lohr boasts more than 20 years of experience working in the early childhood development field. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Childcare Administration and a Director's credential from Point Park University. When she's not running her respected education center, Ms. Lohr spends much of her time bonding with her young daughter, Jordyn. She enjoys lounging in the sun and by the pool.

After noticing the need for a high quality childcare education center, Lauren opened The Growing Tree in 2010, where she began building a reputation for well-rounded, educated and happy children. The Growing Tree takes safety seriously; the facility utilizes various security measures such as door code security, active camera monitoring, and documented emergency procedures. All staff at The Growing Tree locations are trained in fire safety, emergency plan training, infant and pediatric CPR, and first aid. Lauren is an active member of the Keystone Stars Program, the National Association of the Education of Young Children and the Pennsylvania Child Care Association. Both The Growing Tree facilities are Keystone Stars Accredited!

In 2018, The Growing Tree expanded its services to offer a second facility, The Growing Tree II. Learn more here. Lauren and her staff at The Growing Tree are dedicated to raising healthy, well-rounded and happy children. We are always striving to reach beyond your expectations. Schedule an in-house tour today!