AppleTree Early Care & Preschool

AppleTree Monroe Avenue 1953 Monroe Ave. Grand Rapids, MI 49505 616-447-7837 Hours
6AM - 6PM, Monday - Friday

Welcome to the Monroe Avenue Community!

We are proud to offer quality child care and preschool to the Grand Rapids area. We are conveniently located on Monroe Avenue near the intersection of Knapp Street and Monroe Avenue and the US-131 Ann Street exit.

11Unique Programs

Programming for every age and stage...

  • Infants (6 wks. to 6 mos.)
  • Infants (6 mos. to 12 mos.)
  • Toddlers (12 mos. to 18 mos.)
  • Toddlers (18 mos. to 24 mos.)
  • Toddlers (24 mos. to 30 mos.)
  • Young Preschool (30 mos. to 36 mos.)
  • K-Prep/Preschool 3 - 4 yrs.
  • K-Prep/Preschool 4 - 5 yrs.
  • K-Prep/Young 5's
  • Before and After School: K through 5th Grade
  • Explorer Camps: 1st through 5th Grade
1998Year Opened

The first AppleTree

The Monroe Avenue of AppleTree Early Care and Preschool is the first AppleTree location and opened in February 1998.  We have been proud to offer quality care and education to the families of Grand Rapids for over a decade.

Stephanie A.

Director

My name is Stephanie and I am the Director of AppleTree – Monroe Avenue. I grew up in Grand Rapids and began working for AppleTree as a Lead Teacher in 2006. I enjoyed the Early Childhood field so much that I changed majors from Elementary Education to Child Development. After I graduated from GRCC and Western Michigan University, I moved into an administrative role as the Director at AppleTree – Rockford location before having the opportunity to return to AppleTree – Monroe where my son Callen now attends. When I am not at AppleTree, I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my family, being outdoors, exploring Michigan, reading, and teaching myself new things. Please let me know if you have any questions about our programming.”

Older Infant Assistant Teacher

This full-time position would be 40 hours/week M-F 9:00am - 6:00pm.

Toddler Room Assistant Teacher

This full-time position would be 40 hours/week M-F 8:30am-5:30pm.

Toddler Room Co-Lead Teacher

This full-time position would be 40 hours/week M-F 8:30am - 5:30pm. Fall 2015

Preschool Lead Teacher

This full-time position would be 40 hours/week M-F 7:00am - 4:00pm.

Preschool Assistant Teacher

This full-time position would be 40 hours/week M-F 9:00am -6:00pm.

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"We love this place! Our kids are absolutely thriving here--warm and caring staff; challenging and fun curriculum; and an environment that fosters creativity and fun. We wouldn't even consider sending them anywhere else."

– Kabrina Alcorn

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