Areas of Service

Here are a few of the services that we provide

Our Mission

At Apple Tree Learning Centers we believe that play is a child’s response to life. This belief guides our curriculum-based programs. In order to successfully teach a young child we must use a play based curriculum to encourage meaningful learning opportunities. Our caring and well-trained staff is dedicated to fostering each aspect of a child’s physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development, by focusing on each child’s interest and needs. The goals of all our programs are to support each child in the learning process, to help them build trust, learn social skills, develop positive self-esteem, and begin mastery of academic skills.

Our programs are developed to provide an all-encompassing educational environment in which each child can succeed. We strive to prepare a child for real life experiences and help each child grow more aware of all he/she is capable of achieving.

Our safe and warm learning environments are organized and structured to provide a wide variety of worthwhile experiences and to allow a child to pursue a multitude of self-chosen activities. A child given a variety of choices will gain a greater sense of responsibility, independence, and accomplishment. We also strive to help children gain self-regulation skills by being consistent and positive role models ourselves and by utilizing positive reinforcement and redirection opportunities.

Program Philosophy

Young children’s developmental tasks are to build trust, learn social skills, develop positive self-esteem, and begin mastery of academic skills. A program that provides developmentally appropriate activities, well-trained and consistent staff, and a safe and healthy learning environment best supports these tasks.

The educational philosophy of Apple Tree Learning Centers is based on the belief that each child is unique and deserves respect, consistency, care and attention, and to be challenged as they grow.  We additionally believe that:

Children learn in different ways, at their own pace and with all their senses.  Exposing children to a variety of rich experiences and materials provides for multi-sensory and whole brain learning. 

Children do not acquire knowledge by force. They are motivated by their own desire to make sense of their world.  Positive interactions with caring adults who allow ample time for children to explore, further enriches the child’s daily experiences and learning.

We believe that children learn through play thus we are a play-based center and have structured the environment to reflect this belief.  This does not mean that the program is not carefully planned.  In fact, our center utilizes the Creative Curriculum, which is a useful tool to enhance the environment and play that children will experience.  All activities are steps to growing and developing physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively (see center’s curriculum statement in appendix).  We also create assessment plans for each child in these areas.  We observe and document children’s play, work, behaviors, and interactions to assess their progress (see center’s assessment plan in appendix).  We use this information to plan and modify the curriculum and our teaching.

Children learn self-discipline as they learn respect for themselves, others, and their environment. Pride in their abilities, family, and culture adds to their developing self-esteem.

Children need a balanced program that fosters independence, choice, and challenge. They also need structure and well-defined limits in order to feel secure.

Latest News from Apple Tree Learning Centers

Afterschool January Jingle 2023

Co-Director: Bill Minter (802) 345-5728 Co-Director: Kendra McGuire (802) 730-7497 Educator: Jamie Cousineau (802) 458-2275         Educator: Lauren Durivage (802) 730-0580 We...
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Safe Sitter Classes at Apple Tree Learning Centers

Classes for kids entering grades 4-8 to prepare them to be safe when they're home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. SAFE@HOME Designed to prepare...
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Afterschool December Digest 2022

Co-Director: Bill Minter (802) 345-5728 Co-Director: Kendra McGuire (802) 730-7497 Educator: Jamie Cousineau (802) 458-2275         Educator: Lauren Durivage (802) 730-0580 Please...
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Apple Tree Newsletter from Brightwheel

Good Afternoon Families, Afterschool Registration for the 2022-23 year is live! Please note that our rates are currently under revisement, and will be posted soon....
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Apple Tree preschool celebrates 25 years

BY CALEIGH CROSS | STOWE REPORTER Apple Tree Learning Center is all grown up.The child-care facility, after-school program and preschool turns 25 years old this...
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Public Pre – K 2022-2023

We wanted to explain how enrollment for public pre - k works for those of you who will have students eligible next school year. Your...
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Watch Your Child Grow in an Engaging Environment

Infant Care, Summer Camp and Preschool Programs in Stowe, VT

Give your child the help they need to grow into a thoughtful, respectful and caring person by enrolling them in Apple Tree Learning Centers in Stowe, VT.

We offer a variety of programs for children, from infants to 12-year-olds. If you’ve been searching for an exceptional child care program, look no further than Apple Tree Learning Centers. Call 802-253-4321 to schedule a tour of our facility.


Apple Tree Learning Centers in Stowe, VT, has the exciting and educational programs you’ve been looking for to engage your child. Whether your family is local or visiting from out of town, we have the programs that fit your family needs.
Our curriculums are based on the needs of your little one, so you can feel completely comfortable leaving them in our care. Come to Apple Tree Learning Centers for:

We’ll take your child on interesting and fun field trips and supervise them as they make lasting memories. Tour Apple Tree Learning Centers in Stowe, VT, as soon as possible.


Only want your child to attend our program for a half-day? We have you covered. We offer full-day, half-day, full-week and part-week options so you can choose the schedule that works best for your family.

Tell Apple Tree Learning Centers about your child today!

Contact Us

Contact Apple Tree Learning Centers in Stowe, VT


Mon: 7:15am to 5:30pm
Tue: 7:15am to 5:30pm
Wed: 7:15am to 5:30pm
Thu: 7:15am to 5:30pm
Fri: 7:15am to 5:30pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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Looking for a stimulating and engaging program for your child, choose our exceptional facility. Call 802-253-4321 to schedule a tour. You may also fill out the following form to send us a message or request more information about our services.
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