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Apple Tree Adventures
Before & After School Programs
in Norwalk, Iowa

A strong community just outside of Iowa’s capital city of Des Moines, Norwalk is a great place to raise a family: commuting parents find easy access to major interstates and highways and short drive times; families enjoy an abundance of parks and recreational activities; and children excel in the superb schools. When they’re not studying math, science, and English during regular school hours, Norwalk’s elementary school students spend their time in Apple Tree’s safe, supportive Before and After School Care program.

Cadence Academy Open House

We are pleased to announce that Apple Tree Children’s Centers
is changing its name to Cadence Academy Before & After School!

To celebrate our new name, we are inviting you to our Open House on Saturday, May 5th from 10am – 1pm. In the spirit of our upcoming American Road Trip Summer Camp, we will have classic cars, a DJ, dancing, games & prizes, and delicious food and refreshments!

About Apple Tree Adventures

Apple Tree Adventures partners with the Norwalk Community School District to offer an on-site Before and After School Care program for kindergarteners through 5th graders at both Oviatt and Lakewood Elementary Schools. Our program is organized to promote a club-like atmosphere and offers kids a variety of carefully planned activities, including arts and crafts, music and culture, reading, writing, drama, athletics, and cooking. Children enjoy the freedom to choose the projects that interest them, which provides a sense of independence. Whether your child needs help with homework, time to relax and enjoy a snack, or to socialize and play board games with friends, he or she will find it at Apple Tree Adventures!

Children’s Programs Offered:

Our Philosophy

We believe that the hours before and after school are the perfect time for children to explore their interests and build lasting friendships, so we offer our Apple Tree kids a world of choices to help foster both.

What Makes Us Unique

Community is important to us at Apple Tree Adventures, and we’re proud to provide a safe, developmentally stimulating place for Norwalk’s children while their parents are away at work. This ensures that out-of-school hours are spent constructively and that children’s involvement and contribution to the Norwalk community is positive. We also regularly invite parents and family members into our center to share in the fun and learning!

More About Our Center

Apple Tree Adventures’ Oviatt Elementary School address is 713 School Avenue in Norwalk, Iowa, 50211, and our Lakewood Elementary School address is 9210 Happy Hollow Drive in Norwalk, Iowa, 50211. We proudly serve the local businesses of Norwalk Community School District, Capital City Fruit, and Kelly Cortum Inc.



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Address & Directions

713 School St
Norwalk, IA 50211
Located at Oviatt Elementary School



Monday - Friday
6:30am - 6:00pm
Recognized as a Cadence Education 
School of Excellence

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Norwalk, IA