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

Just miles outside of Iowa’s capital city and center of government, business, and cultural activities, West Des Moines offers all the excitement of the big city and the safety and calm of small town life: residents know each other’s names, say hello on the street, and regularly come together as a community for art, music, and cultural events. Apple Tree Children’s Center Ashworth is proud to play a role in the community by educating the minds and enriching the experiences of West Des Moines infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

About Apple Tree Children’s Center Ashworth

Apple Tree Children’s Center Ashworth offers a safe, nurturing, and stimulating learning environment for children of multiple ages and developmental stages from infancy through pre-kindergarten. Each of our six classrooms is customized to meet the specific needs of the children in it: a cozy, cuddly, warm setting for infants; a safe, yet interactive environment for toddlers; and a colorful classroom filled with fun, yet challenging toys and games for preschoolers and pre-kers. Our teachers, many who hold a CDA (Child Development Associate Credential), Associate’s, or Bachelor’s degree in early education, focus on forming strong bonds while keeping kids engaged in the fun, developmentally stimulating activities of our signature curriculum.

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Our Philosophy

If children are to soar to great heights of scholastic excellence then they need a strong network of adults encouraging and supporting them. We partner with parents and the community to foster an environment of exploration, discovery, and learning that extends beyond the classroom.

What Makes Us Unique

One of the ways we include families and the community in Apple Tree children’s educational journey is by holding events throughout the year, such as our Family Picnic in August and celebrations during April for the Month of the Young Child.  These gatherings provide great opportunities for children to show their families what they’re learning and for parents, teachers, and staff to get to know one another better.

At Apple Tree Children’s Center Ashworth, we lead by example, setting and meeting high standards for our preschool and early learning programs. We hold accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), as well as a 5-Star Rating on Iowa’s Quality Rating system. We are also proud to be a Community Partner with the West Des Moines School District and offer two sections of the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program at our school. Parents can rest assured their children are receiving a high quality early education at Apple Tree!

More About Our School

Apple Tree Children’s Center is located at 5859 Ashworth Road in West Des Moines, Iowa, 50266. You’ll find us at the corner of 60th and Ashworth. Jordan Creek Town Center is the nearest housing community.

We specialize in more than just early learning programs for young children at Apple Tree; we also offer an excellent Before and After School Care program where kindergarteners through fifth graders receive help with homework and a safe, fun place to hang with pals. A great feature of the program is that Westridge, Jordan Creek, Crossroads Park, and Western Hills elementary schools bus to our center—perfect for parents with busy schedules!


Schedule a Visit: 515-989-6843
Enrolled Families: 515-226-9791

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Address & Directions

5859 Ashworth Rd
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Ashworth & 60th



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

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Ashworth, West Des Moines, IA