The United Methodist Church of Garrettsville
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Apple Tree Preschool


         Apple Tree Preschool News


Apple Tree Preschool News

     Year 14 is about to begin on September 3rd.  Preparations have begun for our incoming 18 students!

New this year:

  • Melissa Ruffing, our assistant teacher last year, has taken the lead teacher position in the 3 year old- Pre-K room.
  • We are also welcoming Anne Wohlever this year.  She will be helping out as our new assistant - floating between the two classrooms.

They are both excited and will do great in their new rolesJ


Great News! Morning classes are full! 

 We would be thrilled to add an afternoon class if we can find enough interest. Please help spread the word if you know a 3-4 year old.  Interested families can email for information or check out our page on the church’s website

Location: Garrettsville United Methodist Church

          8223 Park Ave.    (Next to the YMCA)

For more information:

Phone:    (330)527-2055




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


2019/12020 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:    Melissa Ruffing

     Assistant:              Ann Wohlerver      


Contact Information  

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

Appletree Preschool Pictures 2019!


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