Green Apple Garden Playschool

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511 Miller Rd, Ann Arbor


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Green Apple Garden is a nature-based playschool for ages six months to six-years-old. Located in Ann Arbor, their program is structured around the Reggio Emilia approach, with an emphasis on authentic play and time spent in nature.

Green Apple Garden Playschool

Apple Playschools

Green Apple Garden is one of the Apple Playschools.

The curriculum at Apple Playschool’s preschools and kindergartens is Reggio-inspired and anti-bias. Their philosophy is that children have many ways of expressing themselves and learn best when connecting new information to their interests through play. 

At Apple Playschool’s the teachers are co-learners and collaborators. They constantly learn about their students and best practices in early education through documentations, reflection, and ongoing professional development.

The Apple Playschool’s organization supports feminist business practices and social justice through community events and partnerships, continuing education classes, and scholarship programs. 

Green Apple Garden Upper School

The Upper School offers preschool for kids from 3-6 years old. They offer half-day, extended day, and full-day programs. The school features designated rooms for different subjects. Rooms include a living room with a piano and books, a science and nature discovery room, and an art studio. The classes also spend significant time outdoors exploring nature and the community. 

Green Apple Garden Upper School is located at 511 Miller Rd.

Green Apple Garden Lower School

In addition to their preschool, Green Apple Garden’s Lower School offers programs for kids from 6 months-2.5 years. Most of the time is spent outdoors or in the gross motor/art studio on very cold winter days. With a 4:1 ratio, they are able to baby-wear the infants frequently. Green Apple Garden Lower School is cloth-diaper friendly. 

The Green Apple Garden Lower School is located at 2664 Miller Rd. 

2017-2018 Preschool Guide

This listing is part of our 2017-2018 Preschool Guide.

2017 Ann Arbor Preschool Guide

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Ann Arbor with Kids is your go-to source for Ann Arbor Family Fun. It got its start in an activity list that I was compiling for the playgroup I ran at our church. When my daughter started preschool, the other moms were thrilled to hear about my list. I decided to take the list public in 2009.

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