Our Story

Cheryl Moore and Janet Andersen started The Tree House Children's Center in the fall of 2009. They saw a need in the Winters community for an after school program and the church across the street from Waggoner was for sale. They decided to buy the church, remodel it and open The Tree House. It has been an amazing, rewarding experience that keeps getting better and better.  

The Tree House has grown each year with new programs. In 2014 Cheryl and Janet started a program called Boost, a preschool social skills program. You can read more about the Boost program here.  In 2017 Cheryl and Janet realized there was a need for more full time child care in Winters. They bought the house across the street from The Tree House, remodeled it and opened The Club House in December of 2017.  The Club House is a full time preschool for children aged 2 through entry into first grade. You can read more about The Club House here.



Janet Andersen is a co-owner and co-administrator of the Tree House Children's Center  and is the director of the School Age Childcare programs.  Janet graduated from UC Davis  and UC San Francisco with degrees in Physical Education and Physical Therapy.  Janet has worked for 20 years as a part-time physical therapist in a variety of settings.  Janet has four children who all attend school in Winters and she has been very active volunteering in their schools and in the community.  Throughout this journey, Janet has been passionate about child development and gained knowledge about how children effectively learn and become happy, well adjusted, productive adults.  She hopes to share this knowledge with the families of Winters through the Tree House.

Cheryl Moore is a co-owner and co-administrator of The Tree House Children’s Center and is the director of the Preschool programs.  She has been a preschool teacher for over 35 years and holds a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education.  During those 25 years she has worked as a teacher and director in full time centers, owned and operated a family home child care center, and been the head teacher for two different Parent Cooperatives.  Cheryl is also an adjunct professor at Sierra College where she teaches Child Development classes.  Cheryl has two children attending Winters public schools and has been very involved in the community and the schools with her children.  She is passionate about working with children and their families.  She believes that working together we can give the children the tools they need to build strong relationships as they grow up.