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.



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.

Nicole Rhodes


Nicole started at Appletree-Monroe in 2014. Throughout her time at Appletree Monroe, she held the positions of School Age lead, Adabelle lead and Terance classroom lead. She was also the Morning Manager at the Knapp Appletree.  

Ms. Nicole attended college at Grand Valley State University in Allendale. She graduated in April 2016 with her Bachelor’s degree in Comprehensive Science and Arts for Teaching. In December of 2016 she got her Teaching English as a Foreign Language certification, from the TEFL Academy in Chicago, IL. In February of 2017 she completed her CDA in Preschool through Gilden University.

She is very close with her family and enjoys spending time with them up north. In her free time, she enjoys going to the sand dunes, boating and spending time outside. Ms. Nicole also enjoys reading and traveling. 

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 3/20/18


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"We love Apple Tree... the teachers are great. It feels like home away from home for our little guy. I also liked that we can see him in action on the apple cam anytime anywhere."

– Czarri 'Templora' Mitchell

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