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About Us

A graduate from Seton Hill University, owner Lauren Caswell 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. Caswell spends much of her time bonding with her young daughter, Jordyn.


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. She is an upstanding member of the local Chamber of Commerce. All Growing Tree facilities are Keystone Stars Accredited!

In 2018, The Growing Tree expanded its services to offer a second facility, The Growing Tree II. Lauren and her staff at The Growing Tree II are dedicated to raising healthy, well-rounded and happy children. Read more here.

We are always striving to reach beyond your expectations. Book a tour with The Growing Tree II today!

In 2019, The Growing Tree expanded to a third location on the Westmoreland County Community College campus, where they cater to evening childcare needs after 6pm as well as normal daylight hours. Find more information here.

The Growing Tree

The Growing Tree Child Development Center, Inc. was created in response to the need in our community for high quality early childhood education for young children and their families. Our administration and staff creates and maintains an environment of stability, safety, and play, which are essential to meet the educational, physical, and emotional needs of children and their families.

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