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About Us

Together We Grow is a fun and pleasant place for children to learn and grow ~ an inviting classroom with the warm feeling of home.  Our program provides a learning experience through incorporating structured curriculum and activities into our daily routine.  We utilize award winning platforms such as ABCMouse, Teach Your Monster To Read, and to provide exciting age appropriate activities to introduce basic reading and math fundamentals.   In addition, the California Department of Education's Desired Results Development Profile (DDRP) is used to monitor children and assists staff in catering to each child's physical, cognitive, emotional and social development. 

Our staff are continually trained in the essential health & safety protocols mandated by the State of California, including but not limited to Infant/Child CPR and First Aid, Mandated Reporting for Child Abuse, and Nutrition just to name a few.  In addition, all staff either have obtained Associate Teacher certification, and/or currently working towards completion of Early Childhood Education related coursework. 

Together We Grow believes in promoting an environment where positive and healthy learned behaviors are encouraged.  We believe a strong and united society starts with instilling a sense of pride in oneself, our community, and humanity as a whole.  We promote diversity and cultural acceptance, and encourage our children to celebrate their differences through practicing kindness towards others.

During the early childhood years, children learn primarily through "testing" and experiencing their environment.  Exploring "what happens" in various types of scenarios and situations.  They are little scientists discovering life.  A supportive community and trusting adults prove to be vital to the development of a child.  Together We Grow staff understands and values our contribution towards a child's developing blueprint.  We strive to make an influential and lasting impression on each child, and family, we serve.


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Ashanti Tunson

Program Director & ECE Teacher

In 2003, Ms. Tunson obtained her degree in social science as she pursued a career as a program analyst with the Sacramento Employment & Training Agency.  Here she worked to assist various populations, including younger/older youth, reach their goals of self-sufficiency through achieving their individual education and career goals.  After over 12 years of social service work, Ms. Tunson transition to public service where she worked with upper management to administer and supervise teams to deliver City and County public services, with a concentration in contract and code compliance.  She also continued her education by attending UC Davis to obtain certification in Project Management.  Realizing she had become too far removed from her passion, in 2019 Ms. Tunson decided to transition her career back to social services through pursuing certification in Early Childhood Education. 

Along with completing the Associate Teaching program through American River College, in spring of 2020 Ms. Tunson acquired TESL certification to teach English as a second language.  This training provided more concentrated focus on "how" we learn, and effective teaching methods to use when educating children learning a foreign language.  

Since April 2020, "Ms. Ashanti" has been utilizing her early childhood education certification through providing specialized nanny services to three different families.  This care includes nurturing a four month old infant, one toddler, and two preschoolers (one diagnosed with autism).  Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Ashanti has remained dedicated to the ECE profession; providing an opportunity to bring teacher support and traditional school learning into the home.

Ms. Tunson opened Together We Grow to accomplish a life-long goal of entrepreneurship, and most importantly fulfilling her passion towards inspiring younger youth.  Ms. Tunson firmly believes in the importance of building a solid foundation for our children to grow upon.  Her dedication and love for children is undeniably genuine.  She holds a "We are the World" philosophy, aspiring to make the world a better place through leaving a positive, long-lasting "imprint" on the children she cares for; realizing children are truly our greatest investment.

"I believe that children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way.  Show them all the beauty they posses inside.  Give them a sense of pride to make it easier. Let the children's laugher remind us how it use to be". 

~  Greatest Love of All, Whitney Houston



Katheryn Cox

Assistant ECE Teacher

Ms. Katheryn is equipped with over 25 years of professional caretaking experience, along with years of nurturing, love and care of her family and close friends.  She has previous experience working in ECE, along with dedicating time to mentoring foster children.  Ms. Katheryn's recent employment has been in hospice care, where she was known for her exceptional dedication & compassion for those battling critical life threatening illness.  Ms. Katheryn's expertise, kindness and patience are valuable contributions to any environment. Her strength as a cancer survivor is an inspiration; her tireless energy is remarkable.  We are truly honored to have Ms. Katheryn as part of the TWG team!!

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