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Join Our Team

Enthusiastic. Dedicated. Nurturing. Does that sound like you? Then we want you to join our team, as we build a better future for all the children in our center.

AppleTree Academy offers rewarding career opportunities within a caring educational community. We are a privately owned daycare and preschool with the directors/owners on site. AppleTree Academy offers care and preschool to children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. Our infants and toddlers provide the developmentally appropriate balance of learning and play to prepare children for our preschool and beyond. Our two’s and preschool education focus on providing challenging academics, personalized attention for each student, and strong partnerships among parents, teachers, students and staff.

“I have worked for Hanna & Stacey here at AppleTree Academy since they opened in 2006, and I can honestly say I love it here! I’ve never worked at a place before that was so family orientated! From the children, their families, the staff and office personal, I couldn’t ask for a better place to work.”
Jackie C

When does AppleTree Academy hire new teachers?

We are always looking for staff to join the team that are passionate and motivated about helping children learn, grow and develop. The success of our center rests on the ability to hire and retain extraordinary teachers, support staff and management teams who focus on children and learning. We hire staff members generally because our enrollment has increased or to replace a departing staff member. Common career opportunities include: Teachers, Assistant Teachers, and support staff.

Our benefits include:

  • Competitive pay
  • Paid vacation/sick/holiday days
  • 401K
  • Health Care Plan
  • Child care discounts and more

For more information, please don’t hesitate to call the director at AppleTree Academy, 309-243-5700.

A few of the teachers from the AppleTree Academy team.
“I have worked in Early Childhood Education for 25 years.  I came to Peoria in 2015 not knowing a soul.  I walked into AppleTree Academy to drop off my resume and immediately knew this place was different than the rest.  I was greeted warmly with kind smiles and observed a well kept, clean atmosphere.  After touring the center, it did not take long to realize that ATA was where I wanted to continue my career.

Everyone at AppleTree Academy makes you feel like family.  The owners (Hanna and Stacey) go above and beyond to show appreciation for their staff.  The teachers all work cooperatively by: sharing ideas, lending items to other classrooms, and helping each other when necessary.”

What is the application process?

If your skills appear to match our current hiring needs, the Center Director may call you to schedule an interview, usually within one to two weeks after you submit your application.

Don’t be discouraged. If there isn’t a match at this time, we WILL keep your application on file for future reference. Our staffing needs can change quickly, so if we don’t contact you now, we may contact you later to see if you are still interested in joining the AppleTree Academy team.

The application process is simple.

“I have been teaching for over 10 years, and 5 years ago I made the decision that I wanted a center that was a better fit for my family. After touring several local centers I found AppleTree Academy. The welcoming, clean, well maintained environment immediately impressed me and right away I knew this was the best place for myself and my children. The owners truly care about their staff and treat us like their family. The professional staff works together very well and we all enjoy coming to work everyday.”
Nicole K
“It has been a privilege to work at AppleTree Academy the last several years. I’m impressed with the positive learning environment & the care of the facility. The management team, staff, families & kids have all been wonderful!”