AppleTree is Opening their Newest School at Wolverine Worldwide!

AppleTree has partnered with Wolverine Worldwide and will be opening their newest school on their corporate campus. The newest state-of-the-art school will be opening on August 26th. This partnership is unique in that it will be a smaller building and operate solely for the employees of Wolverine. 

Wolverine and their teams will now have access to high quality childcare and early education. Children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old will have access to AppleTree’s proprietary curriculum and programs that raises the bar for success as these children prepare for Kindergarten. 

The partnership is a new adventure for AppleTree and is a first of more to come as the brand ventures for more opportunities to help support families and the communities they live in.

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AppleTree & Gilden Woods are looking for passionate, energetic teachers to join our team!                                                         

Come help us shape the future generation and enjoy coming to a job every day that is fulfilling, rewarding and fun.

We offer competitive compensation, paid holidays, benefits, a 401k match plan, and much more.

If you, or someone you know, enjoys working with children, we would love to have you as part of our team.

Join Our Team!

Need a little extra cash AND a great job? To be considered and learn more about our $300 sign-on bonus. APPLY NOW! 

AppleTree & Gilden Woods are looking for passionate, energetic teachers to join our team!                                                         

Come help us shape the future generation and enjoy coming to a job every day that is fulfilling, rewarding and fun.

We offer competitive compensation, paid holidays, benefits, a 401k match plan, and much more.

If you, or someone you know, enjoys working with children, we would love to have you as part of our team.

 

Brush Your Teeth, Please

Learn about proper dental hygiene in this delightful pop-up book.

What child can resist imitating a chimp brushing its teeth back and forth? Or a shark that flosses every day? Youngsters will have lots of fun learning about proper dental hygiene in this delightful pop-up book.

AppleTree & Gilden Woods voted Best of GR 2018!

AppleTree & Gilden Woods has been named “Best of GR Child Care Provider” by Grand Rapids Magazine readers! The public vote took place online during the summer and early fall of 2018. Thousands of votes were cast to name the favorites in several categories including: food, drink, entertainment, shopping, and childcare.

For the fourth consecutive year AppleTree & Gilden Wood’s families have shown their appreciation for the high-quality care and early education that the schools provide to the community by voting them Best of GR. The 13 Grand Rapids area schools are specifically designed to enhance learning. Age-specific programming fosters engaging and interactive learning and promotes Kindergarten readiness and future school success.

Quality care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children is provided from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Visit our website today to schedule a tour at a location near you.

“Thank you AppleTree and Gilden Woods families! We are honored to receive the ‘Best Child Care Provider of Grand Rapids Award.’ We are proud to know we have earned Grand Rapids parents’ trust. Without you, this would not be possible. We are forever thankful for your continued support and pushing us to be the best we can be,” said Bridgett Tubbs-Carlon, Founder/CEO.

2017 Best of the Bunch

 

Congratulations to Ms. Carol Rothley on becoming our “Best of the Bunch” winner for 2017! “Best of the Bunch” highlights our best educator or caregiver who goes above and beyond with providing high quality education, care and customer service to families.

Ms. Carol is the Lead Teacher in the Infant Room at AppleTree Early Care and Preschool-Monroe

Ms. Carol’s nomination letter from Ms. Kami, Assistant Program Director of AppleTree Monroe:

“Ms. Carol is amazing with all of our families, staff and children that attend our school. She is always smiling and saying hello to her children she had when they were babies. She continues to have conversations with parents of children she has taught. She always asks how they are doing, any new things the children are working on and shows she really cares for them. The children she teaches grow and blossom while in her classroom. She is dedicated to informing and updating AppleGrams throughout the day. Her words are encouraging and she praises her children for the activities they have accomplished during the day. She is amazing at adding photos of the infants when they are doing new things. She also gives the families a week notice on any supplies the children need as well.

She arrives on time, she never calls in sick even if her voice is so low you cannot hear her. She has been with the company for 9 years as our Lead Teacher in the Infant classroom. She is always taking time to learn new things and grow in the company. She loves watching her babies grow and change at AppleTree. She has had many families who would rave about how amazing she is at what she does. She trains all of the new infant staff and they thrive in our company. She always lends an ear to listen and be the voice of reason. When we have long days, she is always smiling and stays positive no matter what the day throws at her. She is a leader and an example of the teacher we all hope to be. Her smile and kind nature makes it hard not to smile when you are around her.

She teaches new staff all the policies no matter how often things change. She adapts and accepts whatever comes her way. She teaches our infant Baby Signs even if they do not start using them but she is laying the foundation for them to have the knowledge. She is always singing to the babies and has fun doing crafts and activities with them.

I currently have my baby enrolled in the infant room, she is his teacher. I knew it was going to be hard coming back to work and leaving him. However she made it super easy for me to trust my son with her. She is loving, trustworthy and full of understanding. We love her here and are better teachers and caregivers because of her. She is amazing.”

Celebrating The Week of the Young Child

AppleTree & Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool is partnering with NAEYC to celebrate the Week of the Young Child April 16th-20th. We strive to bring awareness to topics relating to the health and education of young children by focusing on a different theme each day during the Week of the Young Child.

  •  Music Monday: April 16, 2018 Sing, dance, celebrate, and learn
  • Tasty Tuesday: April 17, 2018 Healthy eating and fitness at home and school
  • Work Together Wednesday: April 18, 2018 Work together, build together, learn together
  • Artsy Thursday: April 19, 2018 Think, problem solve, create
  • Family Friday: April 20, 2018 Sharing family stories

We hope you and your family can join us for our Family Spring Carnival. We will have activities and fun for all ages at this event and welcome you to bring friends, family, and neighbors.

Please see your Program Director for more information.

Let’s Meet a Teacher

Whiteboards, computers, and stickers. What do these things have in common? They’re all tools Ms. Crawford uses in her job. Ms. Crawford is a fourth grade teacher. She invites a group of students learning about community helpers to visit her classroom. She shows them the many ways she helps her students learn. Hooray for teachers!

Spring Carnival & Open House in Howell!

Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool is hosting a Spring Carnival & Open House on Saturday April 14th from 10am to 12pm. Visit and tour our state-of-the-art school and meet our director, Melissa Joyce, and our teachers. Enjoy kid-friendly games, prizes and refreshments. A free family event! Contact Melissa at (517) 295-4761 or howelldirector@gildenwoods.com for more information. Click here to RSVP on Facebook

A Record Breaking Year for Golden Apple Recipients

It is with great pride that we congratulate the recipients of our Golden Apple Award for 2017.

Each year AppleTree & Gilden Woods awards their top performing schools the Golden Apple Award. Based on the Quality Assessment System, 11 schools consistently earned scores of 90% or higher, and have received this high level of recognition. Please join us in congratulating:

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