Apple Tree Orchard Preschool & Childcare offers a variety of educational and enrichment activities for children in Papillion, Nebraska. Our daycare and preschool programs are designed to help children develop academically, socially, and emotionally. We offer a safe and nurturing environment where children can learn and grow. Our experienced and qualified staff members provide individualized attention to each child. 

Enrolling your child in our daycare or preschool program is an investment in their future. Contact us today to learn more about our program and how we can help your child reach their full potential!


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. Tactile, hands-on learning is so important to the learning process in younger children. Group activities, art projects, and interactive events also help toddlers gain appropriate social skills. In addition to covering all of the fundamentals, we know that a truly great preschool program consists of so much more…


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. Nursery school is a great place to start your child’s lifelong love for music.


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. A child’s brain is still developing during their early childhood, and that is the absolute best time to start teaching a second-language! If it’s important to you to give your child a head start in foreign language acquisition, you’ve come to the right place.


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. Exposure to computers during early education programs can help children when they reach elementary school. With the digital world becoming increasingly prevalent in our lives, it’s important for children to begin interacting with computers at a young age.


Another favorite childcare program for kids, two and over, is a weekly dance class taught by a dedicated dance teacher. Movement is essential to healthy growth and overall child development. The kids look forward to dance class each week, and when children enjoy school, they become lifelong lovers of learning. Dance is also helpful for improving motor skills, coordination, and balance.


Pre-K students, children who are about two years out from kindergarten and above, attend weekly Kung Fu classes. The core concepts of these classes are respect, modesty, courtesy, and basic self-defense. These skills learned in the preschool years can be carried with your child throughout their life. The physical movement involved in this class is also useful for developing the whole health of the child.


Sports involvement is a healthy way to get moving, socialize with others, and hone coordination skills. 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. It’s never too early to learn teamwork, which is why we offer soccer as part of our preschool curriculum.


Art lessons are known for developing a child’s creativity and fine motor skills. A creative outlet is essential for the soul. 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. Early exposure to high-quality art can turn your child into an art lover for life.


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. 


At Apple Tree Orchard Preschool & Childcare, we believe that every child is unique and deserves a quality education that is tailored to their individual needs. That's why we offer a variety of preschool programs designed to help your child succeed in school and in life.

From our early childhood education program that helps your child develop the skills they need for kindergarten, to our before and after school care program that offers a safe and nurturing environment for your child to grow and learn, we have the perfect solution for your family's needs. Contact us today to learn more about our preschool programs and how we can help your child reach their full potential.