AppleTree Cascade

AppleTree Cascade 5038 Cascade Rd. 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.

8Unique Programs

Programming for every age and stage...


Young 5's, Before and After School: K through 5th Grade, and Explorer Camps: 1st through 5th Grade are available at our Young 5's and School Age building.


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.

Shellie B.


“I am thrilled to be the Director at AppleTree – Cascade!  Previously, I was the Director at the Kentwood AppleTree for 6 years before opening the Cascade School in 2012.  I began working with young children in high school and I pursued degrees in Elementary Education, Child Development, and Family & Community Services from Michigan State University, graduating in 2000.  I found my true passion for early childhood education.  My daughter Lorelai attended AppleTree and my son Miles currently attends the Cascade AppleTree in our Young 5's Program.  AppleTree has been such a wonderful place for my family. I look forward to forming relationships with families and children.”

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


Classroom Assistant 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 Classroom Assistant employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application.

Assistant School Age Teacher

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



Updated 4/19/17


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"I love AppleTree - the teachers are amazing and my daughter blossomed there! When she met her kindergarten teacher, her teacher said to me, "I love AppleTree kids! They are always ready!" She told me my daughter is more than ready to start school!"

– Kim Dewey Legal Secretary See All Testimonials

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