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...



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

Assistant Program Director

Hello!  I am Rachel and I am the Assistant 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 Wyoming with my husband and daughter Natalie. 

 My daughter Natalie attends AppleTree and she loves coming to school every day.  She is so excited to come see all her friends and teachers. I am impressed often with everything she is learning here at AppleTree. I am blessed knowing she is 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!!

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 Toddler Teacher

This full time position would begin immediately. Applicants must read the Assistant Toddler Teacher employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application.


Assistant Infant Teacher

This full time position would begin immediately. Applicants must read the Assistant Infant Teacher employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application.




Last Updated 7/6/17




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