AppleTree Monroe Avenue

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

Welcome to our Monroe Avenue School!

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.

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.

Julie S.


My name is Julie Scott and I have been part of the AppleTree Family since 2011. Prior to moving into Administration in 2013, I was the Lead Teacher in our Lyric classroom. 

I have lived in the West Michigan area my entire life, graduating from Grandville High School. I have my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in addition to an Early Childhood Education endorsement. I received my Master’s in the Art of Teaching with an Early Childhood Endorsement from Aquinas College in December 2015. I have over 10 years of experience working with children; 6 years in Early Childhood. I enjoyed my time in the public school system but found that my true passion was for children birth to five years of age.

My husband and I were married in 2009 and welcomed our first son, Jameson, in 2012. Our second son, Braydon, arrived in 2014 on New Year’s Eve! I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading and scrapbooking,

I look forward to getting to know you and your family!

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 / Breaker

These full-time positions would be 40 hours/week M - F 9:00am - 6:00pm.  Applicants must read the Classroom Assistant Teacher employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application.

2 Classroom Assistant Teachers (Part Time)

These part-time positions would be afternoons only.  Applicants must read the Classroom Assistant 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.


Updated 5/22/17



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"Both my girls go here and I could not be happier! They are so loving to my girls and they have given them a huge step ahead in education! I appreciate the entire staff for all the hard work they do daily!!!"

– Kim Piccard Ellerbrock

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