Child Care Programs in Papillion

Our educationally based preschool programs provide a great balance of challenging curriculum and fun, interesting activities. While covering much more than the basic academics that your child will need when entering kindergarten, we include activities to promote deeper thought and learning. Whether it’s space, dinosaurs, or a month of great inventors in history, kids at our Apple Tree Orchard preschool facility and childcare center have the opportunity to imagine and ask questions.

Apple Tree Orchard Infant Daycare

We know how much trust it takes to leave your infant with someone else, which is why we work hard to prove we are the infant daycare you can trust in Papillon. Our child care professionals are trained in infant care and take joy in providing babies with what they need. Learn more about our infant daycare here.

Toddler Care at Apple Tree Orchard

There’s almost nothing as exciting as watching the way a toddler learns and develops from day to day. At Apple Tree Orchard our toddler development programs are designed to maximize on this period of rapid change and growth. In the time between one year old and three years old, most toddlers begin walking and climbing, showing personality, speaking in sentences, and showing curiosity by asking questions. We pride ourselves on our programs designed to encourage your toddler to develop into a well-rounded child. Learn more on our toddler daycare page.

Preschool Facility for Child Education in Papillion

Early childhood development is fundamental to your child’s wellbeing. Apple Tree Orchard’s preschool combines fun and education to create a learning environment your child will thrive in. For nearly two decades we have been the greater Omaha area’s choice for family-owned child care. Our extensive programs - offered at no additional cost - foster growth and excitement toward learning. This is also a great opportunity for your child to develop the social skills they will need to be well-adjusted students throughout their education career. Discover more of what our preschool has to offer here.

Projects

No preschool program would be complete without great hands-on activities. Our projects help to not only reinforce our school-time subjects, but they also help to develop and tune fine motor skills.

In addition to covering all of the fundamentals, we know that a truly great preschool program consists of so much more…

children at a table working on projects

Music

Kids naturally love music! Humans are born with an innate “rhythm,” which is why even babies love to dance! So it’s never too early to start nurturing that love of music in your childcare programs.Our half-hour classes are taught in the Apple Tree Orchard preschool facility three times per week for all age groups, by a teacher who specializes in music.

children on a music staff carpet listening to music

Spanish

Just as with music, we have a teacher specifically for Spanish. Our daily classes feature songs, games, and activities to heighten children’s interests in foreign language skills. While a child’s brain is still developing in their early childhood is the absolute best time to start teaching a second-language!

children sitting on carpet being taught by instructor

Computer Lab

Two years before starting kindergarten, our Pre-K students explore our 14-station computer lab daily. Activities are designed to increase letter and number recognition, and to work on basic reading and math skills.

children working at a computer lab

Dance

Anothe favorite childcare program is for children two and over have a weekly dance class taught by a dedicated dance teacher.

children dancing

Kung Fu

Pre-K students two years before kindergarten age and above attend weekly Kung Fu classes. The core concepts of these classes are respect, modesty, courtesy, and basic self-defense.

children practicing kung fu in a classroom setting

Soccer

Children one year before kindergarten age have a fun-filled, half-hour soccer class once a week. These classes are taught by an outside company with teachers who specialize in basic soccer skills and good sportsmanship.

kids playing soccer in gym

Monthly Fine Art Appreciation

Each month we focus on a famous painting that is representative of a major art movement. Preschool-age kids learn about the history and techniques involved in creating the classic pieces of art.

woman teaching kids about art

Special Guests

Our childcare program features many fun performers and educators to enhance your child’s learning experience. Past visitors include professionals from the Omaha Children’s Museum, The Rose Theater, Gifford Farms portable planetarium, Cowboy Dave, the Tooth Fairy, The Amazing Arthur, Poppin’ Penelope, and many more!

All of our childcare enrichment activities are provided at no extra charge to you. We know how important it is for the minds and bodies of young children to be kept active so they can grow as whole people and our hope is for our child care programs to help encourage your children’s interests in these activities as they grow into school-age. 

Programs With A Purpose

Our preschool facility staff understands that your children need a rounded preschool program to help prepare them for the education they will receive in the future. To learn more about our preschool, Pre-K, and daycare programs, call Apple Tree Orchard at (402) 827-7537 or Contact Us online today.