The United Methodist Church of Garrettsville
Monday, March 25, 2019

Apple Tree Preschool

                         Apple Tree Preschool

Open House

Wednesday April 3rd, 2019

5-6:30 P M

 If you have a 3 - 4 year old who would like to come learn, play and make new friends, for a few hours 3 days a week, come and check out our preschool. Registering now for the 2019-2020 school year.


Location: Garrettsville United Methodist Church

  8223 Park Ave.

   (Next to the YMCA)


For more information:

Phone:    (330)527-2055




Our annual fundraiser has begun.  In the Narthex you will find delicious Harry London chocolate bars.  The price is $1.50/bar- an envelope is attached to the box. All monies raised go directly back into the classrooms to buy learning materials and replace worn out toys for our students. 

We appreciate your help.

Priority registration has begun for our current school and church member families.  If you have a 3 or 4 year old who would like to come play and learn with us 3 days a week, please contact me thru our school email- or call the church office for more information.  We are currently forming morning classes (9:15-11:30 Tues-Thursday) for both 3yr olds and Pre-K and an afternoon class (12:15-2:30 Tues-Thursday) for Pre-K.  The 2019-2020 class year will begin in September and run thru May.  Registration papers can be found in the preschool hallway. 

Open registration will begin March 1st. We would love your help- Please spread the word to any families you know who may be interested.  Thank you!!


General Information

 Apple Tree Preschool was established in 2006 and offers an age appropriate program for the creative, emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development of the preschool child.    Opportunities are provided to develop the child’s visual, auditory, and large and small muscle motor skills, and to improve communication skills by sharing experiences through formal and informal conversation/discussion.  Apple Tree Preschool seeks to stimulate creative and cognitive development through everyday exposure to a wide variety of art, play materials, and curriculum.

 Apple Tree Preschool is licensed by the State of Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. The preschool is governed by the Apple Tree Preschool Executive Board which consists of the preschool director, three to four church members, and the minister.  The Preschool Executive Board meets 4-5 times per year to discuss preschool policies, staff issues, and preschool budget issues. 


 Two separate classes are offered; a 3 Year Old Class and a Pre-k Class.  Each class has a lead teacher and a teacher assistant who works in conjunction with each lead teacher, assisting daily in each room as needed.  School begins the first Tuesday after Labor Day and ends in May.  Class times are as follows:


        AM Classes – Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday -   9:15 AM – 11:30 PM


2018/12019 Staff Members

 Currently Apple Tree has three staff members that are paid through student tuition.  Staff members are required to sign contracts yearly, are evaluated annually, and must maintain first aid and CPR certifications.


Preschool Director – Dana Lininger


     Pre-K class:           Dana Lininger

     3 Year old class:    Lisa Schwan

     Assistant:              Melissa Ruffing 


Contact Information  

For additional information, email appletree or call the church office at 330-527-2055.

Appletree Preschool Pictures 2019!