We’re an experienced daycare center for children ages infant to 5th Grade.
Welcome to Apple Tree Children’s Centers, where we have been serving the Sioux Falls community since 1981.
Starting as a small, one-room pre-school program with a focus on the Montessori Learning Method, we have grown to meet the increasing demand for childcare services. Today, we proudly operate four facilities, providing exceptional care for up to 800 children.
At Apple Tree Children’s Centers, Inc., we are driven by a passion for nurturing the growth and development of young minds. As a non-profit organization, our primary goal is to offer the best child care, comprehensive pre-school preparation, and engaging before/after school programs to the children and families we serve. We are committed to creating a safe, stimulating, and inclusive environment that fosters learning, creativity, and happiness.
Join us on this journey of fostering a strong foundation for our children’s future. Together, we can inspire a love for learning, empower their potential, and cultivate a sense of community among families. Experience the warmth and dedication that sets Apple Tree apart as a leading provider of child care and early education. Your child’s happiness and development are at the heart of everything we do.
With the help of a carefully selected teaching staff, an engaging curriculum, and a well-designed classroom environment, we have already helped hundreds of children establish a strong foundation.
Infancy is one of the most important stages in a child’s life. As care providers, we are often amazed at how quickly babies in the “Apple Tree Learning Centers” program grow. At 1 year of age, babies have almost tripled their birth weight. They learn how to control their head; arms, hands, legs, and feet. Eventually, they begin to crawl and occasionally even take their first steps.
Toddlers are very active. At Apple Tree, we understand that they seem to possess boundless energy. They have a strong sense of curiosity prompting them to thoroughly explore their environment. Our toddlers participate in a variety of learning experiences while receiving positive, nurturing guidance from their caregivers.
Apple Tree understands that 2 and 3-year-olds want to explore their environment. They want to touch things, mimic their peers and teachers, and they want to be independent.
Apple Tree educators understand that it is an exciting and challenging time for children. At this age they are naturally inquisitive, take pride in doing things independently, and love to be praised for it!
During this part of growing up, Caregivers at Apple Tree assist your child as they begin to learn skills that help them become a self-sufficient person. Five-year-olds are eager to discover and learn new information. They love to plan and enjoy playing with their peers.
Our engaging activities and supportive environment help every kid grow and develop during the summer. We take delight in seeing how our program has a good impact on participants, producing wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.
The team at Apple Tree West has been an incredible partner in caring for our two children through their early childhood years. Both the education and care our kids received were excellent, responsive, and trustworthy – exactly what every kid needs and deserves! We are deeply thankful for Amy and her team and how they’ve loved our kids!
” As a mom, we want what’s best for our kids and I can say Apple Tree is the best. I wish I would’ve started my son here from the start. The staff are incredible! They plan age-appropriate activities and even provide Montessori learning which is a method of self-directed activity. This is hands down the most safe and clean environment for my child.”
Apple Tree is our home away from home. We never believed a daycare center could provide the kind of love and nurturing our children need but Apple Tree continues to prove us wrong! It has given our children an environment to grow, learn, and enjoy every moment they spend there. The staff treat our children like family and go out of their way to assure their safety. We feel confident that our children are happy and secure while we are away. We just love Apple Tree and all the smiling faces we see there!
We can’t wait to meet you and your little one! get in touch for a one-on-one tour and we’ll answer all of your questions.