AppleTree Cascade

AppleTree Cascade 5038 Cascade Road Grand Rapids, MI 49546 616-726-5000 Hours
6AM - 6PM, Monday - Friday

Welcome to our Cascade School!

We are proud to offer quality child care and preschool to the Grand Rapids, Cascade Township, and Ada communities. We are conveniently located on Cascade Road between Forest Hill and Spaulding Avenues.

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8Unique Programs

Programming for every age and stage...

 

 

At our Young 5's and School Age Building we offer:

Young 5's

Before and After School for K through 5th Grade

Explorer Camps for 1st through 5th Grade

2012Opening Year

Two locations, one partner in care and education

Our main building opened in July 2012.  In order to better serve the families in the Cascade community, we opened our additional Young 5's and School Age building in 2014 to meet growing demand.  We pride ourselves on partnering with families as their children start with us as infants and toddlers, complete our K-Prep Preschool programs, and eventually become our school age Explorers.

2017Relay for Life

Relay for Life 2017 Sponsorship

AppleTree Early Care and Preschool of Cascade gave support for the fight against cancer by sponsoring the Relay for Life 2017 event at East Grand Rapids High School.

Ms. Rachel P.

Program Director

Hello!  I am Rachel and I am the Program Director at AppleTree Cascade. I started my journey with AppleTree in 2015 as the assistant program director at Cascade. I have a  Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, with a minor in Psychology from Central Michigan University. I am originally from Sparta, MI but currently live in Caledonia.
 My children Natalie and Gavin both attend AppleTree and enjoy coming to school every day.  I am impressed often with everything my kids are learning here at AppleTree. I am blessed knowing they are learning and thriving in a safe, warm loving environment.
 I love working at AppleTree because of the wonderful, loving families that I build relationships with. I look forward to working with you and your family and if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to ask!!

Ms. Erica N.

Assistant Program Director

Ms. Kellie C.

Curriculum Coordinator

Come join our dynamic, professional teaching team and make a difference in a child's life today.

Benefits available to our full-time employees include:

  • A fun, caring, loving environment for children
  • Tuition discounts
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekends off
  • Vacation and personal days
  • Insurance benefits
  • Continuing education and training opportunities
  • Work at the same location where your child is enrolled

 

Assistant Toddler Teacher

This full-time position (approximately 40 hours a week, Monday - Friday) would begin immediately and involve time in multiple classrooms.  Applicants must read the Assistant Toddler Teacher employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application.

Assistant Infant Teacher

This full-time position (approximately 40 hours a week, Monday - Friday) would begin immediately and involve time in multiple classrooms.  Applicants must read the Assistant Infant Teacher employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application.

Assistant Preschool Teacher

This full-time position (approximately 40 hours a week, Monday - Friday) would begin immediately and involve time in multiple classrooms.  Applicants must read the Assistant Preschool Teacher employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application.

Lead Preschool Teacher

Applicants must read the Lead Preschool Teacher employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application.

Lead School Age Teacher

Applicants must read the Lead School Age Teacher employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application.

  

Last Updated 1/10/19

 

 

 

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"A HUGE HUGE thank you to the infant room teachers. My daughter was only there for a short time, but they left an amazing impression! They were thoughtful and considerate of my daughter and what she needed (she is NOT a fan of tummy time) and they worked with her no problem. I could tell they both love their jobs and actually care about the children in their care. I can't thank them enough for all that they have done for my daughter. "

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Oaktree Academy has partnered with Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool! With this partnership we are also expanding with an addition to the school building. To celebrate these exciting changes, we are hosting an Open House on February 8th, 2019 from 5pm to 7pm. Come tour the new state-of-the-art building and meet our Program Director, Carrie Quillan and her teaching team members. Learn more about our curriculum and programming. Enjoy local business partner vendors, as well as refreshments and fun for the whole family!