Welcome to The Giving Tree's official website!

Here at The Giving Tree, our mission is to provide a safe, developmentally appropriate environment for learning. Our focus is to promote and support each child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development by providing an engaging and encouraging environment for early care and early development. Our goal is to help each child cultivate a life-long love of learning.

- The Giving Tree Teachers

The Giving Tree features a curriculum that is based on the developmental needs of each child in the classroom. Our qualified teachers then prepare developmentally-appropriate lesson plans to encompass the needs of the classroom.

We provide an environment where children can learn individually, in small groups, and as a whole class. Our children have opportunities to explore freely while being supported and guided by teachers who are caring, experienced and knowledgeable. We provide an environment that promotes positive decision making, self-help skills, self-sufficient behavior and opportunities for children to learn and grow from their mistakes.

Most importantly, The Giving Tree is a place where not only parents feel safe and secure about where their children are spending their day, but a place where children have fun, are cared for, respected, and have numerous learning opportunities geared for their developmental needs.

In our toddler room the children engage in large group, small group and individual activities.

Outside time

Gross motor activities in our large outside playground.

Small Group

Pre-K students work in small groups.


Thematic play outside too.


Monday 7am-6pm
Tuesday 7am-6pm
Wednesday 7am-6pm
Thursday 7am-6pm
Friday 7am-6pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

7510 W. Randolph St. Forest Park, IL 60130