AppleTree Knapp Corner

AppleTree Knapp Corner 3100 Learning Lane Grand Rapids, MI 49525 616-364-0543 Hours
6AM - 6PM, Monday - Friday

Welcome to our Knapp Corner School!

We are proud to offer quality child care and preschool to the Grand Rapids, Ada, and Forest Hills communities. We are conveniently located on Learning Lane on the Kent Intermediate School District Campus across East Beltline Avenue from Twisted Rooster.

2012Year Opened

Providing care and education since 2012

We opened an additional location in the Grand Rapids area to meet growing demand for quality care and education.

2017Golden Apple Award

Congratulations on Winning the 2017 Golden Apple Award

Ms. Amy E.

Program Director

Hello, my name is Ms. Amy and I am the Program Director here at Appletree. I am originally from Middleville but I have lived in the greater Grand Rapids area since I started college at Grand Valley State University in 2001.  I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Grand Valley and my K-5 teaching certificate in mathematics.  After graduating I have worked as a substitute teacher for Kent ISD and was a site supervisor for the YMCA in Lowell at Cherry Creek and Alto Elementary.  I have also worked for Appletree for a little over 4 years teaching everything from the 4 year old room to School Age.  I love being a teacher for many reasons.  Each child has a different story but they all share a curiosity for the world around them, a love for learning, laughter and innocence.  I chose to work at Appletree because Appletree provides quality care for families and those families in turn see Appletree as an extension of their families.  In my free time I like to read and do crafts and spend time with my husband and daughter Evelyn, who also attends AppleTree.

Ms. Denise

Assistant Program Director

Ms. Malia D.

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


Assistant Teacher

This full-time position begins immediately.  Applicants must read the Classroom Assistant Teacher employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application.

Assistant Infant Teachers

These full-time positions begins immediately.  Applicants must read the Assistant Infant Teacher employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application.

After School Teacher

This part-time position begins immediately.  Applicants must read the After School Teacher employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application.



Updated 1/11/19



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"Couldn't be happier with all the teachers, directors, and support staff! Everyone is incredibly friendly and I believe they truly have my daughter's best interests in mind with everything they do. She is always happy and well cared for, and I can tell she loves her teachers."

– Tara Lynn Carr

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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!