At Apple Tree Orchard Preschool & Childcare, we recognize that your toddler is blossoming and learning at an astonishing pace. Our specialized toddler daycare in Papillion focuses on children aged one to three, a critical phase where they begin to grasp language and express themselves. 

Our toddler programs are designed to guide your little one through this extraordinary growth. As your toddler steps into the milestone-filled ages of one to three, they'll start:

  • Walking and climbing
  • Expressing individual personality traits
  • Evolving independence
  • Putting together sentences with 50-plus words
  • Asking endless questions
  • Mastering self-care skills like washing and drying hands
  • Engaging in storytelling 

When it comes to your child's care and development, trust Apple Tree Orchard where comprehensive child care and quality education converge.

A Toddler is Constantly Learning New Things

As toddlers grow, they develop physical coordination skills such as kicking a ball, climbing stairs, and using crayons. Moreover, you will notice that your toddler starts to form their own opinions and assert their personality by saying "no". 

At Apple Tree Orchard, we can help your child gain these motor and social skills by exposing them to various activities and other toddlers. However, it is essential to keep in mind that all children progress at different rates, so parents should not worry too much about specific milestones as long as their kids are happy and healthy.

toddler playing with blocks

Benefits of Putting my Child in a Toddler Program

Nowadays, finding suitable childcare is tough, leading many parents to rely on family members. Yet, opting for daycare provides kids and parents with lasting social, economic, and academic advantages, including:

A Regular Schedule

You might not expect a toddler daycare to have a set schedule, but a good one does. Though they may not realize it, kids at Apple Tree Orchard Preschool & Childcare enjoy a full schedule of activities, including music, games, lunch, and storytelling. A consistent daily schedule helps toddlers feel secure and confident, also easing parents' concerns about unpredictable behavior at the end of the day due to a lack of routine.

Room for Academic Advancement

A high-quality toddler daycare should provide extensive interaction with care providers and activities that engage your toddler and boost their overall development. The best toddler programs use a curriculum that focuses on learning, exploration, and socialization.

Interaction with Peers & Other Adults

In early childhood, children not in preschool may lack peer social interaction benefits. However, toddlers in daycare or programs get structured, safe interactions with others, learn important social skills and see adults as mentors and authority figures early on. Parents can be confident their child gains essential social and educational experiences in a safe setting.

A Smoother Transition into Kindergarten

It’s true, young children who attend daycare find it easier to adjust to formal schooling later on. The kids are already used to a structured school environment with rules they must abide by and teachers they must listen to. Quality childcare is a great way to set your toddler up for academic success in the future.

Toddler Programs & Activities to Boost Your Child’s Development

As your toddler grows, engaging them in activities that boost their development is key. These activities, focusing on popular games, enhance your child’s physical, cognitive, and emotional skills while ensuring they have fun.

Try these three activities with your toddler:

Scavenger Hunt

This game, playable at home or daycare, boosts your child's cognitive skills. Assign your toddler a color, shape, or object to find and return. This activity tests their memory and knowledge while giving you a chance to teach new words.

Obstacle Course

Creating an obstacle course with pillows, blankets, and other items at home can boost your child's imagination and physical strength. Set up the room and then have your child move from one end to the other by jumping, crawling, and stepping from pillow to pillow. This game not only gets them thinking about how to navigate obstacles but also provides the physical activity they need to stay healthy.


The game of charades boosts your toddler's creativity, thinking, and emotional awareness. Have them mimic animals and actions for you to guess. Acting out emotions like happiness and sadness also helps them understand their own feelings and those of others.

A Safe Daycare Facility and Learning Environment

We know that safety is also a primary concern of parents when choosing a toddler daycare, and rightfully so. At Apple Tree Orchard’s child care center, all of our staff members put the health and well-being of the children first.

Our daycare facilities provide the perfect environment for toddlers to grow and develop by emphasizing hygiene and implementing the proper safety features.

Toddler Daycare at Apple Tree Orchard

At Apple Tree Orchard, we strive to provide the best childcare possible for your toddler. We offer toddler programs and daycare services that will give you peace of mind, knowing your child is in good hands.

Call us in Papillion at (402) 827-7537 or Contact Us Online today to learn more about our daycare and preschool.

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