Apple Tree Day Care & Preschool Center - Shelton CT Child Care Center

117 LONG HILL CROSS RD , SHELTON CT 06484
(203) 929-8181
4 Reviews

About the Provider

Description:

We realize that choosing a childcare center for your child can be overwhelming at times and we know that choosing the right childcare center is a very important decision for all parents and families. That is why here at Apple Tree we make your decision that much easier, by providing families with our Professionalism along with our Experience and most importantly, the Individual Care that is given to each child and their families at our center. We strongly believe that all of these ingredients are what sets our center apart from the others.

Additional Information:

Kindergarten Readiness Program

Summer camp Programs

Seperate Perschool Programs

Large Indoor & Outdoor Play Areas

Education Level(s): High School Degree, Master's Degree, Associates Degree; Special Needs Experience: Down Syndrome, Speech/Language Impairment;

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: DCCC.15613
  • Capacity: 59
  • Age Range: 6 weeks-14 years
  • Rate Range Infant / Toddler (< 3 years) - $290
    Preschool (3 - 5 years) - $225
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Languages Supported: English, Italian, Spanish
  • Type of Care: Children Under 3 Yrs, Pre-School, School Age
  • Transportation: Transportation Provided, School Transportation
  • Schools Served: Long Hill
  • Initial License Issue Date: Oct 31, 2000
  • Current License Expiration Date: May 31, 2025
  • District Office: Connecticut Dept. of Public Health - Child Day Care Licensing Program
  • District Office Phone: 1-860-509-7540 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Type Case # Resolution Action
2022-03-21 UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION - FULL
2020-02-26 UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION - FULL
2019-03-13 UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION - FULL
2018-04-03 UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION - FULL
2017-05-30 UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION - FULL
2016-08-03 UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION - FULL
2015-09-01 UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION - FULL
2014-07-30 UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION - FULL
2013-02-02 UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION - FULL
2011-05-16 UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION - FULL
2009-04-03 UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION - FULL
2007-07-27 UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION - FULL
2006-01-10 UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION - FULL
2004-07-26 UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION - FULL
2003-03-03 UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION - FULL

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Reviews

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John C Sep 21, 2019
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I am very happy with the care that my daughter receives at this center.  Everyone is so welcoming.  My wife and I visited many centers and we liked how at  AppleTree has the nfants  seperated from the toddlers many centers had them combined.  Everytime I pick her up she is a happy baby.  Thank you for giving us working parents a great piece of mind while we are at work.

 

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Daniel Feb 22, 2019
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Debbie and the teachers are great! My children both attend this school and they love it. I fully trust them with my children. The only problem I have is that they never want to come home. I started them with only a few days a week and currently added another day because while they were home they wanted to know when they were going to go back to school. They keep them very busy and I always have cute art work to take home. I recommend this center to anyone who is looking for a childcare.

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Pat N Dec 10, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I have had the complete opposite experience at Apple Tree. Love everything about it from the teachers, to the classrooms to the on site Owner. I have 3 children at this center and they have gone through the infant room to the toddler rooms to the preschool room and they have learned so much. My son who started as an infant now works here along with my mother and they are both very happy. Take it from a parent who has been with the center for YEARS the teachers have been their forever. We are truly happy that we found this center.

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Melissa Deida Dec 08, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I had two children in Apple Tree over the past few years, and while the teachers are great (Miss. Marcia and Miss. Jackie/preschool teachers) the ONLY teachers that have been there for years. (So keep that in mind when reading “current teacher reviews”, that state they have worked for the center for years”, the director writes her own reviews).

The director Debbie is a Nightmare. She does not care about the children, the families, or the staff. She cares about her money, and that’s it. When you put your 30 day notice in writing that fake smile turns nasty real quick. You may not ask her any questions after the notice is in. I made that mistake! I simply asked why I was being charged for the week after the 30 day notice? She started yelling at me in front of the children, and told me if I say anything she will kick my son out today! Needless to say asking questions in her book deems you a “Behavioral problem” which on her grounds means she can keep your deposit. Clearly she needs it more than I do.

I really wish the center was owned by someone else, because it could be such a great school. The teachers put up with so much, I give them so much credit. They are great people, and don’t deserve that kind or work environment. It is sad, there are new faces every few weeks.

I have never been verbally harassed before by someone who is in childcare, especially someone who I trusted to be around my child. She had the nerve to tell me, a paying customer.. that “I am a big girl, and my problems are not hers”. Far from understanding or caring.

Please do your research before you get yourself locked in her “rules”. Trust me that smile stops at the tour.

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