In 1966 Ralph and Rosie Graffius opened Lullaby Day Nursery School on Perkiomen Avenue in Reading, caring for the children of the community as well as their own rapidly growing family. Over the next several years the center moved, first to South 5th Street and eventually to Kenhorst, becoming Tiny Treasures in the process.
What began as one tiny building in Kenhorst eventually grew to become the "little school" for children ages one through three and, across the street, the "big school" for children all the way through 6th grade. While our beloved "Mr. Ralph" has passed on, Miss Rosie can still be found cuddling a toddler or filling Halloween treat bags, and ownership and daily running of the center has passed to the next generation of the Graffius family.
After so many years in business many of the current "TT"ers are also second (and even third) generation students. Some have also returned as staff members, working alongside many of the same teachers that were here when they attended. In fact, much of our long term staff can count their time with us in decades, an unusual circumstance in the field of childcare. The Tiny Treasures family would not be what it is today without their years of experience and dedication to providing quality care to children.
Tiny Treasures believes in the humanistic approach to children, that each child has individual needs and should be treated with respect and understanding while providing for those needs. Our school staff will reflect a warm and caring environment for the children at all times.
We further believe that a broad base of learning is necessary for children. Our school will provide for individual academic achievement as well as a base of learning in physical, psychological and social skills.