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
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
Accredited by the National Association FOR THE Education OF Young Children (NAEYC)
Here's How We Keep You Informed On 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.