We offer three preschool programs (1-ages 3 years and 2-ages 4-5 years). The 3-year old program focuses on emerging skills such as: number, name and letter recognition, learning shapes and colors, and specific fine motor development. This is also an important developmental social emotional period. It is a prerequisite that a child is fully potty trained prior to transitioning into any preschool program.
The goal of our 4-5 year preschools is to help prepare students for their transition to kindergarten and help them feel comfortable and confident in doing so. Particular focus is given to early literacy skills, extended fine motor development, understanding, and math concepts.
Both rooms are spacious and bright environments with age appropriate learning tools, which make them inspiring places to learn. Our programs have a balance of creative play (child directed) and teacher created experiences. Each classroom incorporates our theme- based curriculum, which focuses on: Math, Science, Literacy, Dramatic Play, Art, Music and Movement, and Sensory Development. The "Creative Curriculum" is also used to guide and evaluate the students and our program. Conferences are held twice a year to review student's progress, unless otherwise requested by a parent. Apple Tree Preschool is part of the "Public Preschool Partnership" for Stowe and Morrisville.