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Welcome to Apple Tree Learning Centers

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At Apple Tree learning is fun so it's fun to learn

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The Apple Tree Family

Preparing children today for adventures tomorrow.

At three years of age, the child has already laid the foundations of the human personality and needs the special help of education in the school. The acquisitions he has made are such that we can say the child who enters school at three is an old man.    ~Maria Montessori

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It is the goal of Apple Tree Children’s Centers to provide a research based, age appropriate educational experience for all Apple Tree Children. Curriculum planning is completely transparent. Please direct any and all questions to the staff and/or management of the center you attend.

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About our Pre-School

Our mission is to provide exceptional care, nurture and age-appropriate learning opportunities in the context of a Christ-centered worldview. This mission is accomplished through the dedicated effort of management and staff whose concern is for the welfare of the children entrusted to our care.

All four of our facilities are kept safe and secure at all times. We strive to provide a clean, comfortable environment for our children. Our staff is warm, caring and trained to instill a passion for lifelong learning in our students while nurturing their individual strengths.

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Apple Tree Children’s Centers began serving the Sioux Falls area in 1981 as a small one-room pre-school program, specializing in the Montessori Learning Method. The need for additional childcare services was soon identified. We currently have four facilities able to care for 800 children. Apple Tree Children’s Centers, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the best childcare, pre-school preparation and before/after school program to the children and families we serve.

The mission of Apple Tree Children’s Centers is to provide exceptional care, nurture and age-appropriate learning opportunities in the context of a Christ-centered worldview. This mission is accomplished through the dedicated effort of management and staff whose concern is for the welfare of the children entrusted to their care.

The future of our world will be molded by our children of today. At Apple Tree Children’s Centers, we value the uniqueness of each child and encourage the growth and development to become a responsible individual. Through time-tested processes, learning is experienced through classroom structured settings and supervised play. We believe that all activities, with guidance, are a teaching tool that strengthens the independence, confidence, and problem-solving characteristics needed to maintain a healthy and productive future. Apple Tree Children’s Centers believe a warm and caring home with loving parents is the best place for children. For many families, this environment is only available for a limited time during the week. The financial realities of modern life call most parents into the workforce. Apple Tree strives to create and maintain an environment as close as possible to that of the home we just described. Apple Tree considers the physical, psychological, emotional, and developmental needs of the children entrusted to its care in the design of facilities and programs as well as staffing and supervision. Excellence in child care is the goal of Apple Tree Children’s Centers Our programs are designed to support the needs of children age 4 weeks to 11 years, giving them a secure start to becoming a responsible adult.

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