Apple Tree Learning Center - South Bend IN Licensed Center

4445 South Linden Road , South Bend IN 46614
(574) 291-3333

About the Provider

Description: AppleTree Learning Center is a premier preschool and learning center in South Bend, Indiana. We are a licensed day care provider and a Level Three Paths to QUALITY™ childcare center. AppleTree Learning center was founded in 1998 to offer parents a superior childcare and learning experience for their children.

Our exceptional preschool and learning center offers children an environment where discovery and play are encouraged daily. This is consistent with the High Scope Curriculum. By providing a high quality curriculum, we allow each of our students to learn at his or her individual pace. Our small class sizes enable us to understand each child’s interests, creating an experience that develops a lifelong love of learning.

The highly trained and educated staff members at AppleTree are committed to your child’s well-being. Because of our focus on early childhood development, we know that developing positive and trusting relationships with caregivers is important for children’s social and emotional development. Our goal is to help children grow into happy, confident individuals that love learning; whether they are taking their first steps, making the transition from preschool to kindergarten or enjoying enrichment activities after school.

Creating lasting relationships with our client families is an important part of our mission. We value parental involvement and encourage parents to visit and volunteer. We pride ourselves on our communication and interaction with parents and guardians to provide exceptional care for each child.

We encourage interested families to visit AppleTree Learning Center. Our preschool and learning center is located on the south side of South Bend. Come spend some time in our unique learning environment. We are excited about what we do, and we think you will be too.

Additional Information: Number Of Infants Licensed: 4; Number Of Toddler Licensed: 6; PTQ Level 3;

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 14437
  • Capacity: 110
  • Age Range: Infant; Toddler; Two-Twelve
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • PTQ Level: 4
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Current License Issue Date: May 31, 2020
  • Current License Expiration Date: Mar 31, 2022
  • District Office: Indiana Family and Social Services Administration - Bureau of Child Care
  • District Office Phone: 1-877-511-1144 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

Where possible, ChildcareCenter provides inspection reports as a service to families. This information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. We encourage families to contact the daycare provider directly with any questions or concerns, as the provider may have already addressed some or all issues. Reports can also be verified with your local daycare licensing office.

Inspection Type/Date Action needed to correct issue Date Resolved
Bathrooms 2019-08-10
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-113
-Several sinks need resealed-Cabinets in bathroom were open, and a few had items on top of the cabinet, which makes everything in/on them not sanitary. The only items that may be out in a bathroom are items directly related to toileting.
Correct food temperature and holding time shall be maintained for all food served to children 2019-08-10
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-79(e)
The temperature in the infant room refrigerator was too high at 54 degrees. The refrigerator temperature should be no higher than 41 degrees.
In-service staff training 2019-08-10
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-35
Not all staff had documentation of TB test results, physicals, and health & safety modules being completed.
Childrens admission records 2019-08-10
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-36
1 child's file had no shot record; 1 child's file needs an updated shot record
Infant/Toddler Sleeping 2019-08-10
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-141
The side of the crib wasn't at full height while there was an infant sleeping in it.
All exterior and interior stairways shall comply with the rules of FPBSC under 675 IAC 2017-02-08
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-107(b)
The emergency exit in the infant room was partially blocked by a climbing tunnel.
Building maintenance 2017-02-08
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-99
Several of the ceiling vents need to be dusted.
Playground and Outdoor Safety 2017-02-08
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-66
There were tires on the playground that need holes drilled in the bottoms so they don't collect standing water.
Bathrooms 2017-02-08
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-113
No NonCompliances Cited
Staff person in charge of an infant/toddler group shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. If all the children in the group are at least twenty-four (24) months of age, the staff person in charge shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age 2016-10-11
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-121(e)
An 18 year old has been left alone and in charge of a group of infants.
Poisons, chemicals, and any item that states fatal if swallowed must be in locked storage and not accessible to children 2016-03-22
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-100(a)
2 of the bathrooms had cleaning chemicals in an unlocked cabinet that was accessible to the children.
Toilet paper on a dispenser shall be available and within reach of the children by each toilet 2016-03-21
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-113(h)
There was a roll of paper towels in the infant room that weren't on a dispenser
Records, kept at the child care center, shall document the following for all current staff, substitutes, and volunteers: Verification that staff is free of tuberculosis within thirty (30) days of employment and annually thereafter 2016-04-01
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-41(a)(7)
Not all employees had documentation of current TB test results.
A written application for admission of each child, signed by the childs parent, shall be on file at the child care center prior to admission and shall include the following: The childs full name, address, and sex 2016-04-01
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-36(1)
-1 file missing a physical-6 files missing current shot records
During the first two (2) weeks of employment, all staff shall receive documented training in recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect. The director shall update this training annually 2016-04-01
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-13(b)
Not all staff had documentation of annual child abuse training.

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