Child Care Programs Offered

Infants

Happy infant in our child care

In our infant program, caring, supportive teachers foster social-emotional development through nurturing relationships with the children, while babies develop physical skills as they learn to move and manipulate toys.


When babies crawl or feel a new fabric, they are exploring their environment and discovering the world around them, establishing a strong foundation for learning.


Teachers and parents work together at our San Antonio child care to create a daily schedule full of learning experiences and caregiving moments. Individual and small-group connection activities and rich, meaningful interactions encourage babies’ cognitive skills as they learn to navigate their world. 


As children’s physical and exploration skills develop, the first steps classroom offers new challenges and discoveries. Our teachers nurture and encourage the children as they begin to communicate, crawl and walk. These developing skills lead to an expansion of emotions, such as frustration if children stumble while learning to walk, and joy when they succeed.


All programs are customized to your child’s progress, needs and age. Schedule a tour today to experience a day in the life of your infant! 

Toddlers and Two's

Toddlers in our child care

As children begin to walk and talk regularly, their curiosity drives them to explore. Our toddler program encourages children’s developing independence by helping them hone self-help skills, such as the abilities to feed themselves, relate to others and make choices.


These skills and the opportunity to play and discover empower children to become more confident learners as they investigate new concepts. For instance, when a toddler plays with a shape sorter toy, the child is developing basic problem-solving skills and learning what different shapes look and feel like.


Our get set classroom provides the perfect transition from our toddler program to our preschool program. Children become more adept at using utensils like spoons, paintbrushes and markers. As they master their fine motor skills, they play with a purpose.


When your child picks out a puzzle and tries to put it together, your child is planning and completing a simple project. This helps the child develop feelings of competence and self-esteem, setting the foundation for future learning success.


All programs are customized to your child’s progress, needs and age. Schedule a tour today to experience a day in the life of your toddler! 

Safety

Our teachers ensure that active toddlers receive the guidance and supervision needed to succeed. Safe, toddler-proofed classrooms are bright and cheery, making the perfect setting for children to explore and discover the world.


Proper toddler-to-teacher ratios are consistently maintained. All toys are age-appropriate and sanitized. Extra measures are in place to ensure hand washing and diapering are performed to maintain the highest level of cleanliness. Toddlers are gently guided and encouraged to explore safely indoors and outside on our playground, which is specially designed with active toddlers in mind. 

Pre School

Pre K students learning in child care

Perseverance is the ability to overcome obstacles to achieve a goal, which is essential to children’s success in school, career and life. In our preschool classroom, children develop this crucial trait by engaging in play-based learning activities and sticking with them until they solve the problem or complete the project. If children’s solutions to a problem do not work, teachers help the children learn from their efforts and encourage them to keep trying to accomplish the objective.


For example, if a child assembles a building with blocks and the building falls, the teacher might ask questions to help the child figure out why. Was the building too high? Was the foundation wobbly? The teacher encourages the child to think about what went wrong and to try again to create a sturdier building.


Children use a variety of interesting, hands-on learning and reading materials to make play more complex and challenging. Their play also becomes more social and cooperative as they build their social skills, make friends and learn to collaborate.


All programs are customized to your child’s progress, needs and age. Schedule a tour today to experience a day in the life of your preschooler! 

Safety

Energetic preschoolers enjoy shared and independent learning experiences while being supervised by highly talented teachers.


Indoor and outdoor learning centers are age-appropriate and adhere to strict safety and security specifications. For added safety, closed-toe shoes are a requirement by all children while inside and outside. Preschoolers are encouraged to participate in health and safety measures while learning valuable life skills such as hand-washing.


Our teachers help children develop and practice new skills in a safe, nurturing environment. Proper preschooler-to-teacher ratios are always maintained. All toys are age-appropriate and sanitized. Extra measures are in place to maintain the highest level of cleanliness. Preschoolers are gently guided and encouraged to explore safely indoor and outside on our playground, which is specially designed for young children. 

Pre K

caring staff interacting with happy students

Children continue their journey of exploration and discovery in our private pre-kindergarten program. Teachers help them apply their developing literacy and math skills through purposeful, planned learning experiences. Lesson plans allow children to learn from their teachers and from interactions with other children.


The teachers also adjust lesson plans to the children’s developmental levels. If a few children haven’t mastered the alphabet yet, the teachers adapt the lesson to ensure it meets all the children’s educational needs and builds on what they already know.


Teachers also encourage students to explore their passions and interests and teach them to recover from mistakes. These experiences improve children’s confidence, promote perseverance and strengthen children’s executive function skills, which help them accomplish their goals.


All programs are customized to your child’s progress, needs and age. Schedule a tour today to experience a day in the life of your pre-kindergartener! 

Safety

Each day, highly skilled teachers create a balance of independent discovery, cooperative learning and generous outdoor playtime, all leading to school-readiness in a safe and secure environment.


Our teachers supervise and facilitate cooperative play and collaborative problem-solving using age-appropriate materials. Playground safety is a top priority, and closed-toe shoes are worn by all children and faculty throughout the School, maintaining the highest of safety standards. 

After School and Summer Camp

happy hands doing creative work at our child care

AppleTree Day School picks up where school leaves off! From the moment school-age children step through the door, they get help with their homework and chances to play with their friends. We also offer fun, hands-on activities that help reinforce what children learn in school to enhance their educational experience.


Created for parents looking for an outstanding before- and after-school childcare program, we offer excellent and convenient options for the care of elementary school children. We provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for social interaction and learning experiences before, during and after school hours.


Contact us for details on our program and our availability during elementary school holidays and early dismissal days.


All programs are customized to your child’s progress, needs and age. Schedule a tour today to experience a day in the life of your school-ager! 

Safety

School-age children are supervised by teachers in a warm, playful learning environment while receiving help with homework. 

AppleTree Day School provides this program before and after school, as well as on elementary school holidays and early dismissal days, and parents know children are in a safe, secure and supervised environment. 

Enrichment Classes

Technology being introduced at our child care center

Information for the 2019 School Year is Coming Soon