Co-Owner / Food Preparation

Ms. Stacey has worked with children in different ways throughout the years. After finishing college, she accepted a position at the Peoria City Health Department in the dental division, where children were a focus. She then took a few years off to stay home with her children, teach Sunday school, and help at her children’s preschool. Once her children were in elementary school, she pursued early childhood education and taught preschool for almost ten years. Upon realizing there was a need for more quality childcare in the area, Ms. Stacey, Ms. Hanna, and Mr. Dave started a center of their own. Stacey decided to make a change to the kitchen where she resides happily today, allowing her an opportunity to see all the children in the center every day. She feels blessed to have both of her grandchildren enrolled at AppleTree. It has been a distinct pleasure to work with such wonderful children and their families.