Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How will I know what is happening during my child’s day?

A: You are always welcome to visit or call during the day, and when you pick up your child, you will receive a Daily Report. Your child’s teacher will note how each child napped, what portion of their lunch they ate and how well they are doing with her potty-training if applicable. Infant, Toddler and Two’s daily report will be very detailed on diapers, formula etc. The teacher will also describe all of the fun activities that your child and friends participated in, and there will always be a little note from teacher to parent regarding a special moment of their day.

Q: May I visit my child during his day?

A: Absolutely! Feel free to join your child at lunchtime, playtime, anytime!

Q: Why is it so important to have an owner on-site?

A: AppleTree Academy is owned and operated by Hanna Compton and Stacey Seei who decided to pursue the opportunity of owning a small business and contributing to their community. Hanna and Stacey are hands-on: they are available to the faculty as well as the children and their families every day. This dual management system gives Hanna and Stacey the freedom to observe classrooms, mentor faculty and develop a healthy learning environment for your child.

Q: How flexible are AppleTree programs?

A: You may choose the schedule that works best for your child. Children can come to AppleTree Academy for as few as one or as many as five days a week and we also offer before- and after-school programs.

Q: How will I know that my child is safe while I am at work?

A: AppleTree Academy is committed to the safety and security of the children. In addition to formal security AppleTree office staff provide the most effective security - that of a personal nature. Alternative caregivers and visitors are required to present identification upon arrival.

Q: Will my child be challenged academically at AppleTree Academy? I want to know that he is prepared for elementary school.

A: Yes. At AppleTree Academy, we think the best academic preparation is to encourage your child’s enthusiasm for learning. Teachers who have a keen interest in your child’s success create lesson plans based on developmental requirements and monthly themes. By providing individual attention in a small group setting, AppleTree teachers nurture each child’s confidence. Learning to ask questions, discovering cause and effect, negotiating fair play and making new friends are all academic building blocks at AppleTree Academy.

Q: How do AppleTree Academy teachers prepare for the classroom setting?

A: Each AppleTree Academy’s faculty is made up of warm and nurturing teachers with a combination of formal education and experience. AppleTree Academy teachers are:

  • Selected for their ability to engage children warmly in the learning process through the use of effective and unique lesson plans.
  • Required to fulfill education and/or experience requirements.
  • Required to complete 15 hours of continuing education on a yearly basis and CPR and First Aid certification annually.

Q: Do children go outside every day?

A: AppleTree Academy playgrounds are considered an extension of the classroom. In addition to running, jumping and climbing, teachers plan nature walks, picnics and other learning opportunities. Weather permitting, children play outside every day!

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Featured Employee

Miss Julie P.
Infants, Wobblers & Toddlers

Miss Julie has been with AppleTree since Fall of 2014. She has an Associate's Degree in Family & Consumer Sciences, but is continuing to work towards a Bachelor's in Family and Human Development through Arizona State University. Miss Julie has 2 years experience working with children. She says that she really enjoys the fact that "The kiddo's in my room are so animated they crack my up." In her spare time she loves Pinterest, reading, watching movies and baking, especially cupcakes. When the weather is nice she and her fiancé like to take walks with her dog.

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