AppleTree Academy is a locally owned and operated premier child care facility located in Peoria, IL.   AppleTree Academy has provided safe, quality, nurturing care and instruction for children 6 weeks to 5 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.


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