AppleTree East Lansing

AppleTree East Lansing 3341 Coleman Rd. East Lansing, MI 48823 517-580-4616 Hours
6AM - 6PM, Monday - Friday

Welcome to our East Lansing School!

We are proud to offer quality child care and preschool to the East Lansing area. We are conveniently located on Coleman Road between Coolidge and Chandler Roads.

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2009Year Opened

We are a proud member of the Lansing community

Since we opened in 2009, we have been pleased to partner with community-based organizations such as Child & Family Charities and Youth Sports Summit to give back to the families that live around our location.

2018Golden Apple Award

Congratulations on Winning the 2018 Golden Apple Award

Ms. Sarah S.

Program Director

Hello! My name is Sarah Schumacher and I am the Program Director at the East Lansing AppleTree Early Care and Preschool. I grew up and reside in Laingsburg with husband, Kyle. Our daughter was born in October of 2014; she has brought such a joy to our lives.

I hold an Associate’s of Arts in Child Development and Early Education from Lansing Community College and I have earned my Bachelor of Science in Family Studies with a minor in Addiction Studies from Western Michigan University. I joined the AppleTree family in September of 2009 – I have worked in Lyric and Adabelle Rooms as well as previously focusing on curriculum for all age groups. Providing quality childcare and early education through developmentally appropriate curriculum and highly qualified staff in a safe, loving, and nurturing environment is my priority and goal as your program director. I look forward to working with and getting to know each AppleTree family! If you have any questions for me, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Ms. Karena W.

Assistant Program Director

Ms. Rosanna V.

Curriculum Coordinator

My name is Rosanna Vaquera and I’m the Curriculum Coordinator here at East Lansing Appletree. I have been a part of the Appletree family since February 2014. I was raised in Texas and moved to East Lansing to attend Michigan State University, after graduating from MSU I settled here in East Lansing. I have two great daughters who love the different seasons that Michigan has to offer! In my free time, we enjoy spending time outdoors or snuggling on the couch to watch movies together.

I graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors in Art and English. When I started in Appletree I came in as an assistant and I’ve loved teaching so much that I moved up to a Lead Teacher. During my time at Appletree I have had the opportunity to teach in both toddler and preschool classrooms. I am excited to continue to grow and learn more as I become a Curriculum Coordinator.

I look forward to working with every family, creating meaningful relationships and fostering a high-quality, educational environment at our center. I love having the ability to work with both the staff and families in our facility!

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



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"Working for Gilden Woods is so fun. I love working with the children and watching them learn and improve their skills. I am always excited to share what I do for a living with my friends and family. I love knowing this is the best fit for me."

– Gilden Woods Assistant Teacher

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