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Apple Tree Children’s Center Grand
in West Des Moines, Iowa

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 an obstacle course, balloon artist, and delicious food and refreshments!

About Apple Tree Children’s Center Grand

Apple Tree Children’s Center Grand provides a family focused learning environment for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years old. Our center is accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as being a high quality early education program that utilizes recognized industry best practices. We employ our custom Creative Curriculum as a framework for engaging, weekly lesson plans that are tailored to be developmentally appropriate for each individual child.

As a NAEYC accredited child care center we strive to provide loving, safe, and consistent care to our kids. In each classroom there is a Lead Teacher who has a collegiate certification or degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or Elementary Education. The Lead Teacher creates weekly lesson plans full of educational activities that support cognitive, physical, socio-emotional, and language development. In addition, there are teachers in each classroom who work one-on-one with the children they are paired with for the year. Parents know exactly who is watching for important developmental milestones, feeding, diapering, toilet training, and guiding the learning of their children.

Programs Offered:

Our Philosophy

Since children’s first experiences in this world shape their attitudes and aptitudes for the rest of their lives, we make sure each and every day at Apple Tree Children’s Center Grand is filled with adventure, learning, and laughter.

What Makes Us Unique

At Apple Tree Children’s Center Grand, we understand how important parent-teacher communication is to successful early childhood education, so we make sure to connect with parents in person each day and also keep them digitally informed with weekly lesson plans sent directly to their email inboxes so that they can continue learning as a family about the same subjects at home. Learning doesn’t stop when the school bell rings! We also offer formal parent-teacher conferences twice per year so our parents can join with us in setting goals for their children.

More About Our School

Apple Tree Children’s Center is located at 1809 Grand Avenue in West Des Moines, Iowa, 50265. We’re between Vine Street and E.P. True Parkway, as well as close to the neighborhood of Near Valley Junction. We proudly serve West Des Moines, Des Moines, and Windsor Heights.

We offer a Before and After School Care Program for children ages 5 to 7 on a very limited basis. Enrollment is generally restricted to students who have younger siblings at the school. There is a school bus stop next to our campus for Fair Meadows, Hillside, and Jordan Creek elementary schools.


Schedule a Visit: 515-989-6844
Enrolled Families: 515-225-1837

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Address & Directions

1809 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Between Vine Street and Railroad on Grand Ave



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

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Grand, West Des Moines, IA