A small town just outside of Iowa’s capitol of Des Moines, Clive offers the amenities of a big city and the ease of country life. Greenbelt Park and Trail runs through the entire community, providing a bucolic backdrop for family picnics, bike rides, and scenic strolls. Clive is considered such a great place to live, work, and play that Forbes once named it the best address in the Des Moines area. Since Clive families would naturally want the best for their children, they choose Apple Tree Children’s Center Heartland for their early education.
About Apple Tree Children’s Center
Infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and pre-kindergarteners—they all have a special place at Apple Tree Children’s Center Heartland. Our school has six different classrooms and each one is customized for the age and developmental stage of the children cared for in it. Our credentialed teachers approach learning, development, and education using The Creative Curriculum, which identifies goals in four areas of development: socio-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language for newborns through pre-kindergarten.
Apple Tree Children’s Center is committed to going above and beyond the best practices in educating and caring for your child, and are proud to hold accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as a measurement of our program excellence. We also work closely with Waukee Community School District to understand the expectations to make sure your child is as prepared as possible for the transition to kindergarten.
- Infant Daycare (ages 6 weeks to 1 year)
- Toddler Daycare (ages 1 to 2)
- Early Childhood Learning (ages 2 to 3)
- Preschool (ages 3 to 4)
- Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4 to 5)
We believe children learn best when they feel secure in their environment, comfortable with their teachers, and excited about the activities they’re in engaged in, so we designed our program to ensure they have all of this and more each and every day at Apple Tree.
What Makes Us Unique
Family involvement in children’s education and communication with teachers are important to fostering a successful learning environment in home and school. Teachers are available for face-to-face meetings, as well as by phone, during the day. A multitude of events throughout the year provide opportunities for you to meet other families enrolled in our school and get to know our entire Apple Tree family. Some of our favorite events are our Family Picnic, Fairy Tale Ball, Thanksgiving Luncheon, Ice Cream Socials and Iowa vs. Iowa State Day!
More About Our School
Apple Tree Children’s Center is located at 14300 Hickman Road in Clive, Iowa, 50325. We’re across from the new CVS on the corner of 142nd and Hickman inside the Heartland Presbyterian Church. We proudly serve the cities of Clive, Waukee, Urbandale, and West Des Moines.
Address & Directions
14300 Hickman Rd
Clive, IA 50325
On the corner of 142nd and Hickman located inside the Heartland Presbyterian Church
HoursMonday - Friday
6:30am - 6:00pm