AppleTree Standale/Allendale

AppleTree Standale/Allendale 53 Lake Michigan Dr. Grand Rapids, MI 49534 616-805-9335 Hours
6AM - 6PM, Monday - Friday

Welcome to our Standale & Allendale School!

We are proud to offer quality child care and preschool to the Standale, Allendale, and Coopersville communities. We are conveniently located on Lake Michigan Drive near the intersection of Wilson Avenue and Lake Michigan Drive and Grand Valley State University’s Allendale Campus.

2013Year Opened

We are a proud member of the Standale & Allendale community

We have been offering quality care and education to children in the Standale/Allendale community since we opened in August 2013.

We are actively involved in our community, including sponsoring the annual Allendale Family Fun in the Park event.

2017Golden Apple Award

Congratulations on Winning the 2017 Golden Apple Award

Ms. Maggie B

Program Director

Hello! My name is Maggie and  I’m the Program Director here at Appletree-Standale. I graduated with my B.A. in English and a teaching degree from Grand Valley State University in 2013. After graduating and looking for a teaching position I settled in as the lead teacher in Pratt in 2014. I’ve been working at this location for just over four years, first as the lead in our Pratt classroom and then as the lead in our Young Fives classroom before moving up to Administration in 2017.  Early education and literacy have both always been passions of mine. The transition from educator to admin was an easy one to make as now I get to share that passion with the families and staff members that I serve. I am so excited to continue to get to know all of our families and to share my love of education with all of you!

Ms. Betty H..

Assistant Director

Ms. Alexa K.

Curriculum Coordinator

My name is Alexa Kosztowny and I have been working at Appletree- Standale since December 2014. I started my journey here as an Assistant Teacher in the Faris Room, and then moved my way up as a Lead Teacher in the Lyric, Adabelle, and Pratt rooms.  While doing all of this, I obtained my CDA! These awesome experiences led me to where I am now- Curriculum Coordinator! It has been a real joy watching the kiddos here grow and taking part in their Early Childhood Education experience. I love being front and center to the curriculum portion of Appletree!

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 Toddler Teachers

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

Assistant Infant Teacher

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

Assistant Preschool Teachers

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

Lead Preschool Teachers

This full-time position would begin immediately. Applicants must read the Lead Preschool Teacher employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application.

Cook/Bus Driver

This full-time position would begin immediately. Applicants must read the Cook and Bus Driver employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application

 

Last updated 1/11/19

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"We love Appletree! The teachers, curriculum and facilities are top notch. But even more importantly, my kiddos love spending their days there!"

– Nicole Rainero McConnell

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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!