The Best Daycare Papillion Has to Offer

Tirelessly searching for a “daycare near me” online? Looking for a drop-in daycare center where your baby or toddler will learn, thrive, and socialize? From infant care to toddler development, Apple Tree Orchard Preschool & Childcare is here to provide the very best in daycare services to your family. We have all-day care or partial-day care options because all families are unique in their needs. We also offer a wide variety of educational enrichment programs, such as music, dance, and sports. Continue reading to learn more about Apple Tree Orchard and our daycare options!

Infant Daycare Services: A Childcare Provider You Can Trust

The first year of your child’s life is full of change—here at Apple Tree Orchard, our infant daycare programs are centered around creating an environment that encourages physical and cognitive development as your child grows. Our childcare professionals prioritize your child’s development, yet are compassionate and knowledgeable, committed to providing the best care and nurturing possible. We are also devoted to meeting every one of your child’s basic needs, such as nutritious meals, hygiene, and safety at our daycare center. Beyond that, we are also passionate about providing the engaging and affectionate interaction your child needs to thrive. Our infant daycare services are available for children as young as six weeks in both full-time and part-time schedules. Curious to learn more about our school programs or daycare center? Call us today to speak with one of our friendly team members!


Toddlers are at such an incredible time in their lives! Toddlers are learning and developing at an incredible rate, and at Apple Tree Orchard Preschool & Childcare we capitalize on these years of rapid development with our activities designed to strengthen your child’s skills and grow their self-esteem. In addition to building on the skills your child is naturally beginning to pick up during this time in their lives, children who are enrolled in a toddler daycare see incredible long-lasting benefits socially, economically, and academically! They get a smoother transition into kindergarten because we get them used to the structured environment and teach them early that learning is fun! Toddlers can learn so much at their young age in our child care programs. Here are some of the benefits of early childhood education for toddlers:

  • Potty training
  • Learning to drink from a standard cup
  • Developing self-expression through creativity
  • Learning hand washing and good hygiene
  • Practicing motor skills through cutting, writing, drawing, and painting
  • Sharing and taking turns
  • Learning how to use their words
  • Sitting patiently and waiting to be called on
  • Understanding rules and why they exist
  • Head start on early academics, such as learning the alphabet and numbers

How to Choose a Daycare for Your Infant or Toddler

We understand how it can be difficult to leave your child in the care of another. Concerns over safety, program philosophy, and facility features are common while looking for a child daycare. There are seemingly endless questions to ask when it comes to choosing the best daycare center for you and your child—at Apple Tree Orchard we welcome all of these questions and more. We want to help you feel peace of mind knowing that your child is receiving the best care possible from passionate caregivers that uphold a philosophy that aligns with your values as a parent.

Finding the right family childcare situation for you means examining your priorities and knowing what you can’t live without when deciding on daycare enrollment. For example, you probably expect daycare staff workers to undergo background checks. You want a daycare that implements safety measures to protect children from diseases and from other dangers.

Here are a few of our suggestions for what to look for when choosing a daycare for your infant or toddler: 

Commitment to Safety

At any daycare, the number one concern should be the safety of the children in their care. At Apple Tree Orchard, we want you to know that your child is in good hands. We provide key fob security access so only staff and parents have unrestricted access to our daycare facilities. We also ensure that children play, eat, and sleep in environments that uphold age-specific safety standards—for example, each child will only have access to toys that are appropriate for their age group. Just so you can feel doubly certain your child is in a safe environment throughout the day, we offer internet camera access so parents can view the interior of the daycare center at any time. 

In addition to the standard protections and safety measures taken at our childcare centers, we have implemented health precautions due to Covid-19. For instance, if we suspect a child is sick after a visual inspection of the child, we will perform a temperature check and send the child home if they have any symptoms of illness. When appropriate, we perform temperature screenings of children and staff to combat the spread of the coronavirus. We limit physical contact and use personal protective equipment, such as gloves, when necessary. Physical barriers separate children in different age groups. We contact the legal guardians of children who don’t seem well right away. We have always been sticklers for a clean environment, but we have stepped up cleaning and disinfecting procedures as well. The education of young children is important to us, but so is their health and safety.

Qualified & Passionate Caregivers

At Apple Tree Orchard we take pride in our incredible, passionate, and well-qualified caregivers. All of our team members are certified and trained to provide engaging and safe childcare at our infant daycare and toddler daycare centers. We know that all parents have different preferences when it comes to child care, some preferring nannies or relatives. But we believe that we can meet any family’s needs because we have some of the best people in child care who love kids and want to see them grow physically, emotionally, and academically.

Philosophy of Care

Our philosophy of care is what sets our daycare center apart from others you may find in the Omaha area. We believe in the importance of creating a daycare environment where children can build self-confidence, let their imagination soar, grow their social skills, stay active and healthy, and make learning fun. To read more about our childcare philosophy, visit our philosophy page!

Papillion/Omaha, Nebraska Daycare Enrollment

Ready for daycare enrollment? We want to see Apple Tree Orchard Preschool & Childcare become your family’s child care provider, and we are ready to answer any questions you have about our facility, programs, or educational methods. Call today to get started!

Call (402) 827-7537 today to enroll your child in daycare!