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Apple Tree Children’s Center
in Urbandale, Iowa

There’s a reason Urbandale has been repeatedly ranked one of the best places to live in the country: it offers all the amenities of the nearby capital city of Des Moines and at the same time the close-knit community and strong family values of a small town. Residents enjoy an attractive downtown, pristine parks and trails, and superior schools. Among those school’s is Apple Tree Children’s Center, where Urbandale’s little ones spend each and every day smiling, laughing, and loving learning.

Cadence Academy Open House

We are pleased to announce that Apple Tree Children’s Centers
is changing its name to Cadence Academy Preschool!

To celebrate our new name, we are inviting you to our Open House on Saturday, May 5th from 10am – 1pm. We will have animals from Blank Park Zoo, The Reid Miller Show, and delicious food and refreshments!

About Apple Tree Children’s Center

Apple Tree Children’s Center provides early care and education for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. When it comes to early childhood education, we agree with longtime family television staple Mr. Rogers, who once said, “The first four years of life are more important in the development of a functioning human being than the first four years of college.” Our program is designed to gently stimulate children to reach their full potential and to approach each developmental stage with enthusiasm, persistence, and joy. We strive to promote the growth of the whole child—emotionally, physically, socially, and intellectually—which in turn establishes a lifelong love of learning.

Programs Offered:

Our Philosophy

We believe in building an all-inclusive learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, so we partner with parents to form a learning team that encourages their children’s growth and development and celebrates major milestones.

What Makes Us Unique

With more than 31 years of experience and hundreds or years of combined teaching experience in the field of education, Apple Tree Children’s Center understands what quality means in child care. Our directors and teachers hold degrees in early care and education and continually take part in trainings to feed their love of learning and to stay abreast of the field. Our teachers are knowledgeable and understand how children grow, which allows them to anticipate developmental needs and create environments and activities that encourage emerging skills without frustration and fear of failure. We are National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited and have received a 5 star rating from the Iowa Quality Rating System for child care programs—testaments to the high quality of care and education we provide.

More About Our School

Apple Tree Children’s Center is located at 3054 86th St in Urbandale, Iowa, 50322. We’re located between Hickman and Douglas next to Iowa Outdoor Products.


Schedule a Visit: 515-989-6846
Enrolled Families: 515-270-1426

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Address & Directions

3054 86th St
Urbandale, IA 50322
Located between Hickman and Douglas (next to Iowa Outdoor Products)



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

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Urbandale, IA