AppleTree Rockford

AppleTree Rockford 6765 Courtland Dr. NE Rockford, MI 49341 616-874-5437 Hours
6AM - 6PM, Monday - Friday

Welcome to our Rockford School!

We are proud to offer quality child care and preschool to the Rockford area. We are conveniently located on Courtland Drive near the intersection of Belding Road and Wolverine Boulevard.

1999Year Opened

Providing care and education for over 15 years!

We have been members of the Rockford community, providing quality care and education to the families of the area, since we opened our doors in July 1999.

Ms. Emily V.

Program Director

Hello, my name is Emily Vander Galien and I am the Program Director here in Rockford. I am originally from Holt but I moved to Grand Rapids in 2010 when I started college at Grand Valley State University. I have a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Grand Valley and my K-5 Teaching Certificate. In April of 2016 I married my best friend, Ryan. In our free time we like to go bike riding, eat yummy food and hang out with friends and family!

I love being a teacher and the Program Director here at AppleTree for so 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. I love taking the time to learn about each of the families here at Rockford. Every family has their own story and I am so blessed to be able to see those stories unfold here at AppleTree!

Ms. Rachel N.

Assistant Program Director

I am very excited to be here at the Rockford AppleTree as the Assistant Director!

I have been with AppleTree since 2009 and have been blessed to see a few different positions as Lead Teacher for the 4 year olds and Young 5's classroom, the Director at the Cascade Center, and now the Assistant Director here at Rockford. After experiencing different roles at AppleTree I found that my passion and desires lie with the curriculum, children, and training our staff to become great teachers.

I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Taylor University and am so lucky to be able to use my knowledge and experience here at AppleTree. My husband and I have two little boys who both attend here at the Rockford AppleTree. We love to play outside, have fun in the backyard, read books, and enjoy our time together.

Thank you for the opportunity to teach and grow along with your child. I hope over the next weeks, months, and years your child's experience at AppleTree can help to strengthen them into fine young boys and girls before kindergarten.

 

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

 

Toddler Lead Teacher

This full-time position will begin immediately.  Start and end times may be flexible.  Apply to the Rockford school and contact the Director for more information.  Applicants must read the Toddler Lead Teacher employee qualifications & expectations before completing your application.

Classroom Assistant Teachers

These full-time positions will begin immediately.  Start and end times may be flexible.  Apply to the Rockford school and contact the Director for more information.  Applicants must read the Classroom Assistant Teacher employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application.

Lead Preschool Teacher

This full-time position will begin immediately.  Start and end times may be flexible.  Apply to the Rockford school and contact the Director for more information.  Applicants must read the Lead Preschool Teacher employee qualifications & expectations before completing your application.

 

Last Updated 6/28/17

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"I love AppleTree - the teachers are amazing and my daughter blossomed there! When she met her kindergarten teacher, her teacher said to me, "I love AppleTree kids! They are always ready!" She told me my daughter is more than ready to start school!"

– Kim Dewey Legal Secretary

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