Absolutely NO !! The list of BIG NO for this school is very long.When I picked up my son from school I had nobody to tell that I just picking him up. SO huge security issue at least for me. Anybody can really get in and out with your kid. Afternoon staff are not the teachers. There are just volunteers who are not doing anything except sitting there. Kids either watch tv , do the puzzle or play outside. Kids after coming back from the playground are not going to the bathroom to wash their hands !!!! Big hygiene issue! They send them straight to the music room to watch TV until parents come and pick them up. For that much money watching TV bc " teachers" have to clean up the school and leave on time at 6 pm.?? Pretty pathetic!!! If your kid will have a toilet accident or get dirty on the playground don't expect they will change clothes. NOOO!! Shoes are not changed for the kids. And it doesnt matter if it its wet and snowy or dry outside. SO gross. The worst thing is that then kids are sleeping on the floor under the tables together with this dirt that they brought from outside. Teachers are fine. But the principle is only worry about money and filling the spot!!!! I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO Anybody !!!!! I am so thankful we are not there anymore!
My son attended Appletree II for preschool and kindergarden. We could not have loved it more. We always felt he was safe, cared for, and disciplined appropriately. The only downside..if you can call it that..was that when he went to public school first grade he was more advanced than the other kids, not because he is brilliant but because of what he had learned at Appletree. It's a great start for your young one. Warning..get on the waiting list early.
I have had 2 children attend Appletree II. They have developed academically and socially. I feel there confidence and self-esteem has been enhanced by the care and interest of the faculty and education they are receiving.
This is a wonderful school. Both my daughters went there, and thrived. The teachers are great, the Director was always involved, and the extra activities offered including music, tumbling, ballet, and the Appletree show added to the great environment. They both ended up in the County GT program, and I think that their experience at Appletreehelped establish their strong foundation.