Green Tree Early Childhood Center

★★★☆☆
  • 1200 6th Ave # 200

    Seattle, WA 98101

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  • 206-553-8212

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I have two children at Green Tree, both since they were under 6 months old. I think Gilbert C's review is inaccurate. I've spent many hours in the infant room while visiting with/nursing my babies, and I've never seen a child flat on his/her back with a bottle. The small babies are always held, and those who can hold bottles themselves are sitting up against pillows. Also, I've never seen staff NOT clean the changing table between changes. Even when I change the baby myself, one of them comes over to clean the mat. Whenever I've had a question or issue with the Center, I've found the director very responsive. There is also a parent-run board of directors and open board meetings so parents can bring matters of concern directly to the board for help resolving them.

Anyway, our experience with Green Tree has been great. The teachers are caring and offer the kids lots of developmentally appropriate activities that really help the kids grow. My boys developed skills at school before I even realized they were ready (drinking from an open cup, serving and cleaning up after themselves at meal times, using a fork, writing names, using scissors, etc). The teachers have all been great at meeting the child on his or her level and helping them to reach the next milestone.

Group care for infants and young kids might not be right for everyone. But if that's what you're after, Green Tree is a great choice.

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★★★★☆

I have two children at Green Tree, both since they were under 6 months old. I think Gilbert C's review is inaccurate. I've spent many hours in the infant room while visiting with/nursing my babies, and I've never seen a child flat on his/her back with a bottle. The small babies are always held, and those who can hold bottles themselves are sitting up against pillows. Also, I've never seen staff NOT clean the changing table between changes. Even when I change the baby myself, one of them comes over to clean the mat. Whenever I've had a question or issue with the Center, I've found the director very responsive. There is also a parent-run board of directors and open board meetings so parents can bring matters of concern directly to the board for help resolving them.

Anyway, our experience with Green Tree has been great. The teachers are caring and offer the kids lots of developmentally appropriate activities that really help the kids grow. My boys developed skills at school before I even realized they were ready (drinking from an open cup, serving and cleaning up after themselves at meal times, using a fork, writing names, using scissors, etc). The teachers have all been great at meeting the child on his or her level and helping them to reach the next milestone.

Group care for infants and young kids might not be right for everyone. But if that's what you're after, Green Tree is a great choice.

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Stay away from the infant room at Greentree. The lead, who oversees the care of infants as well as leads other teachers in caring for infants, has no real concern for the health of the infants. For example, she and the other teachers (except one who has a personal ethic related to infants) place infants on their backs on the floor when giving them bottles. This of course makes the infants prone to inner-ear infections. When I asked the lead to please hold my grandchild at an angle when feeding her a bottle, or make sure that she is elevated somewhat if she is not able to hold her, she got upset and told me if I want that kind of special care I would have to get a note from a doctor, and when I went to the director she agreed. So we (my daughter and I) had to get a note. We also called the nurse who inspects Greentree, and she did mention to the director that the infants should be elevated when fed a bottle, yet the infants are still given bottles when lying flat on the floor. I have actually seen infants' heads leaning off a thick mat when being fed, which is even more problematic.

Also, the teachers often do not clean the changing mat of the changing table, yet they themselves wear protective gloves to make sure they don't get any bacterial infection or other illness.

Also, I have often observed infants?? limbs hanging out through the slats on the cribs during nap time. The obliviousness of the workers, in my opinion, is directly related to the guidance from the lead and the director who do not see any of this as a problem.

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★☆☆☆☆

Stay away from the infant room at Greentree. The lead, who oversees the care of infants as well as leads other teachers in caring for infants, has no real concern for the health of the infants. For example, she and the other teachers (except one who has a personal ethic related to infants) place infants on their backs on the floor when giving them bottles. This of course makes the infants prone to inner-ear infections. When I asked the lead to please hold my grandchild at an angle when feeding her a bottle, or make sure that she is elevated somewhat if she is not able to hold her, she got upset and told me if I want that kind of special care I would have to get a note from a doctor, and when I went to the director she agreed. So we (my daughter and I) had to get a note. We also called the nurse who inspects Greentree, and she did mention to the director that the infants should be elevated when fed a bottle, yet the infants are still given bottles when lying flat on the floor. I have actually seen infants' heads leaning off a thick mat when being fed, which is even more problematic.

Also, the teachers often do not clean the changing mat of the changing table, yet they themselves wear protective gloves to make sure they don't get any bacterial infection or other illness.

Also, I have often observed infants?? limbs hanging out through the slats on the cribs during nap time. The obliviousness of the workers, in my opinion, is directly related to the guidance from the lead and the director who do not see any of this as a problem.

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Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, Green Tree provides first-class childcare for working parents. I chose to put my son here because the school provides so many learning experiences for them: field trips to a variety of places in the downtown area, music classes at Soundbridge, and art classes. Their menu is totally vegetarian and the teachers are fabulous. While Green Tree is a bit on the expensive side, it is totally worth it!

PROS: Great environment, many learning activities, fabulous teachers
CONS: On the expensive side

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★★★★★

Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, Green Tree provides first-class childcare for working parents. I chose to put my son here because the school provides so many learning experiences for them: field trips to a variety of places in the downtown area, music classes at Soundbridge, and art classes. Their menu is totally vegetarian and the teachers are fabulous. While Green Tree is a bit on the expensive side, it is totally worth it!

PROS: Great environment, many learning activities, fabulous teachers
CONS: On the expensive side

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