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. Savannah T.

Assistant Program Director

Hello! My name is Savannah and I have been part of the Appletree family since September 2013. I started off in the Faris room until I was offered the opportunity to become the Lead in Infant Two. I was in the Infant room for two years before being offered the Team Lead position, which molded me for the Assistant Director position where I am at currently!

I grew up in Cedar Springs, but currently live in Sparta. I have been married to my husband Rich for 4 years, and we have two sons. Oliver is 3 and Archer is 9 months! Both attend (and love!) Appletree with me. On the weekends we like to spend time together reading, watching movies, and doing fun art projects!

I have my Associate’s Degree in Child Education.  I have over three years’ worth of care experience, as well as one year of administration. 

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 begins immediately.  Applicants must read the Classroom Assistant Teacher employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application.



 Updated 3/20/18



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"A HUGE HUGE thank you to the infant room teachers. My daughter was only there for a short time, but they left an amazing impression! They were thoughtful and considerate of my daughter and what she needed (she is NOT a fan of tummy time) and they worked with her no problem. I could tell they both love their jobs and actually care about the children in their care. I can't thank them enough for all that they have done for my daughter. "

– AppleTree Parent

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