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?

Age Appropriate Chores for…

Developing a chore chart for children helps teach responsibility,… Learn More

Teaching Children…

Forgiveness is not always easy, but it is an important aspect of life.… Learn More

The Importance of Play

It has been said that play is children’s work. The best part about… Learn More

Who's Tracks Are These? A…

A series of clues and striking illustrations detail how to identify a… Learn More

Let's Meet a Teacher

Whiteboards, computers, and stickers. What do these things have in… Learn More

Snail Started It

By calling Pig fat, Snail starts a chain of insults among the other… 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.