Through the Love of Learning

We Build the Foundation for Your Child’s Future Academic and Social Success

We Specialize in Kindergarten Readiness

Parents trust us to lay the groundwork for school success as they see their child naturally and easily become more in-tune with themselves and their surroundings. Your child receives the nurturing and expert care that naturally encourages learning, with all the necessary tools for academic excellence.

We use the Conscious Discipline approach

The combination of our comprehensive academic curriculum with Conscious Discipline techniques are science-based and lay the foundation for your child’s happiness and every success. We proudly uphold our stellar reputation for getting children school-ready, on all levels: intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically.

STEAM Curriculum:
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math

The curriculum at Apple Creek Preschool was chosen specifically for each age group to develop the skills necessary to be successful for the next school year. All levels of the curriculum use STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities that are presented in small groups using an activity-based learning method.

Social-Emotional Curriculum Based on Brain Research and Modern Child Development

Our social-emotional curriculum at Apple Creek is based on the Conscious Discipline program developed by Dr. Becky Bailey. Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive social-emotional classroom management program based on current brain research, child development information, and developmentally appropriate practices. Conscious Discipline teaches safety, connections, and problem solving. Using this program, we will teach your child how to recognize and manage their emotions, the importance of kindness, empathy, and classroom responsibility through classrooms jobs.

Connecting with You and with Your Child

Our teaching methods are based on building a relationship with your child. This relationship of trust and connection creates a sense of safety in your child, allowing them to grow, learn, make mistakes, try again, reach out for help, and succeed. Our part in your child’s learning journey is to consistently and lovingly be present for their challenges, as well as celebrate their triumphs. Each child is seen for the individual that they are, and it is essential we highlight their unique characteristics. By personalizing greetings, for example, with either a hug, a high five, or a fist bump, your child starts off their day feeling special and cherished. We equally value our personal connection with parents.

A Standard of Excellence and the Highest Accreditation in the Nation

We believe in putting children first, and our classroom settings reflect this with teachers that go the extra mile to ensure that your child is taken care of and guided towards their highest potential. We advocate for teamwork amongst our exceptional staff, when coaching your child, and with you, the parent. Building strong partnerships with our parents is a crucial piece of fostering excellence.

Accredited by the National Association FOR THE Education OF Young Children (NAEYC)

Along with scores of happy parents, the high-quality care we provide has been equally recognized by the National Association of Education for Young Children (NAEYC). We are the only school in Frisco that holds this accreditation, and we are proud to have earned this prestigious honor.

Here's How We Keep You Informed On Your Child's Progress:

  • Written progress notes every 6 weeks, alternating those notes between cognitive progress and social/emotional progress
  • A personal call from one of your child’s teachers at the 6-week mark
  • A mid-year full assessment on your child in all domains
  • A mid-year parent-teacher conference to discuss goals for the rest of the year
  • You will receive a final assessment at the end of the year to show your child's progress

State-of-the-Art Security and Safety as a Top Priority

Your child’s safety is our #1 priority. Our two entrance doors are securely locked and monitored, requiring individuals to be buzzed in for admittance. We maintain safety procedures daily, hold fire drills monthly and severe weather drills quarterly. All of our staff have current CPR and First Aid training.

Teachers with Higher Education and Impressive Tenure In Low-Ratio Classrooms

Each member of our teaching staff is handpicked for their experience and education.  Furthermore, they have a passion for teaching and exude the qualities and core values of respect and kindness. Many of our teachers have been with us for an impressive 8 years or more.

The excellent educational environment we provide attracts and keeps exceptional staff.  All of our Pre-K teachers have college degrees and many of our other teachers do, as well. We believe in education, so we invest in those who do not yet have their degrees, offering them Early Childhood Education classes. Better educators means an overall better experience for your children. 

Our Director, Karen Barron, has been with us since we opened fifteen years ago. She holds two degrees, one of which is in Early Childhood. She not only has outstanding leadership abilities, but remembers almost every child that comes back to visit and greets them by name. She is actively involved in the community and is very respected by her staff. Karen’s abilities led her to be honored with Collin County Director of the Year in 2009.

MEET THE

Our owner, Tammie L. Williams, opened her first location in January of 2000 and the Frisco location in May of 2004. She has a master’s degree in Child Development and in Business Administration. She is a lifetime member of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children). She has worked in the field of Child Development for over 40 years and personally oversees all of the staff training. She is actively involved in the community to promote quality education for all young children. She is a popular speaker in the areas of Early Childhood, Business, and Parenting.
Tammie L. Williams

I believe every child deserves to be loved, nurtured, and respected for who they are. Children need to feel confident, smart, and ready to handle the rigors of public school before they enter Kindergarten. I have devoted my life to the field of Early Childhood because I believe it builds a foundation for success in life.

- Tammie L. Williams

PARENT TEsTIMONIALS

"NAEYC accredited with low student to teacher ratios."
Great curriculum with degreed teachers. NAEYC accredited with low student to teacher ratios. My daughter loves learning about the letter people and getting assigned helper jobs weekly. I have been an educator myself for 13 years and recognize a quality educational program. I highly recommend Apple Creek!
Debbie P.
"Focused on small classes and a learning and fast-paced class"
We have been a part of the Apple Creek Family for 3 years! I wish they had K-5...absolutely love this school! My wife doesn't work so we didn't need/want a daycare style preschool and wanted a preschool that was focused on small classes and a learning and fast-paced class. If this is what you're looking for I recommend checking into Apple Creek.
Brandy E.C.
"a school that believes “learning” and “fun” go hand-in-hand"
We searched extensively for an academically rigorous yet highly caring and nurturing educational environment. We wanted to find a school that believed “learning” and “fun” go hand-in-hand. Selecting Apple Creek Preschool was the single best decision we made in terms of our daughter’s schooling. They are simply unequaled in going above-and-beyond to maximize the potential and success of each and every student.
Carey H. and Karen H., M.Ed

NAEYC Accreditation: The Right Choice For Kids

When parents want the best, they choose Apple Creek. We are the only preschool accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in Frisco, Texas. NAEYC accreditation assures you that your child will be safe, healthy, and learning each day. Accredited programs have met NAEYC’s 10 standards for high quality Early Childhood Education. These programs have demonstrated that they provide a safe and healthy environment for children, have teachers who are well trained, have access to excellent teaching material, and work with a curriculum that is appropriately challenging and developmentally sound.
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