AppleTree Cascade

AppleTree Cascade Young 5s & School Age 5070 Cascade Rd. Grand Rapids, MI 49546 616-719-4401 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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3Unique Programs

Programming for every age and stage...



Infant (6 wks. to 6 mos.) through K-Prep/Preschool 4 - 5 yrs. care and education are available at our main building.


2012Year Opened

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. Diana B.

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



Lead K-Prep Teacher

These full-time positions would be 40 hours/week M - F 9:00am - 6:00pm. Applicants must read the Lead K-Prep Teacher employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application.


Lead School Age Teacher

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


Updated 1/11/19


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"I cannot say enough great things about Appletree. Our son has learned so much and I couldn't imagine a better place for him to be. Everyone there feels like an extension of our family and we are so lucky to have them in our lives!"

– Nicholas Weigel

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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!