AppleTree Academy is a locally owned and operated premier daycare and preschool facility located in Peoria, IL.   AppleTree Academy has provided safe, quality, nurturing care and instruction for children 6 weeks through 6 years old for over a decade.  The owners, Ms. Hanna and Ms. Stacey, have combined 40+ years in the child care industry as teachers and currently owner/directors.  Our management/director philosophy is “hands on”, and one or both owners are present and available to parents daily.

Curriculum Philosophy

We recognize play as a child’s natural way of learning. Play is the child’s process of exploring, identifying, negotiating, taking risks, and creating meaning. Play must be a fundamental component of early childhood care and education. We use a child’s discovered interests observed through play to develop age-appropriate classroom curricula. A child’s eventual transition to kindergarten and later schooling is best served through child-centered, play-based learning combined with a degree of age-appropriate, organized, didactic, structured learning.

Motto

Sowing the seeds of our future.

Owners

Hanna

Hanna Compton

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Stacey-S

Stacey Seei

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Our Core Values

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Compassion
Compassion
(Observe, Listen, Understand and Assist) Focus on Every Child Every Day
Drive
Drive
(Never be satisfied with good enough) Facilitate the child's entry into the next stage in their development from Infant through pre-k and finally into kindergarten
Accountability
Accountability
(Process of seeing it, owning it, solving it, and doing it) It requires a level of ownership that includes making, keeping, and answering for all commitments
Growth
Growth
(Embrace opportunities to learn and improve) Facilitate the child's entry into the next stage in their development from Infant through pre-k and finally into kindergarten
Integrity
Integrity
(Honor our commitments to those we serve and those we work with) Be committed to the utmost professionalism in all aspects of child care development
Relationship
Relationship
(Believe in a good relationship and fairness in all our dealings) Engage co-workers as well as both parents and children in the daily life of our center

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