Why Choose AppleTree & Gilden Woods?

Safety & Environment

We are always fully dedicated to the safety and health of the children we care for. Our environments are intentionally designed to provide an optimal early childhood experience. Learn More


For the best early childhood education, our program provides learning objectives that are enhanced by our quality curriculum and assessment strategies to ensure a well-rounded learning experience. Learn More

Parent Involvement

AppleTree and Gilden Woods encourages the involvement of parents throughout the entire early childhood journey. Learn More

AppleTree & Gilden Woods Programming & Curriculum

AppleTree and Gilden Woods provides care and education for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. For the best experience for your child, we offer developmentally-appropriate programs and curriculum.

What's New?

The Benefit of Puzzles for…

Puzzles are fun for children but also very beneficial to their… Learn More

13 Activities to Teach…

Here are 13 Activities to help teach Children Self-Control Learn More

Hands are Not for Hitting

It’s never too soon for children to learn that violence is never… Learn More

The Rainy Day

A group of children taking a walk introduce the concept of rain and… Learn More

Green Eggs and Ham

“Do you like green eggs and ham?” asks Sam-I-am in this Beginner… Learn More

The Carrot Seed

When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won't… Learn More

Find a School Near You


Join us on June 13th from 5pm to 7pm for a Grand Opening Open House at our newest location in Troy! Come tour our new state-of-the-art school and meet our Program Director and teaching team. Enjoy family friendly vendors and giveaways as well as refreshments!

Our newest school opens June 17, 2019! Now Enrolling! Contact Christie Finch at our Corporate Office at 616-226-8716 or fill out a our Request Enrollment form to learn more.