Apple Tree Childcare is excited to debut its new space on Vilas Street and begin serving families in the New Year.
“There is such a need for child care in the Marshfield area, and we are able to alleviate some of that demand,” said Jennifer Mitten, owner. “The center has a modern feel with new paint and furnishings while keeping a cozy and comfortable atmosphere.”
Starting January 2, the business will be providing childcare for up to 36 children between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years old and will serve breakfast, lunch and a snack. Parents interested in viewing the new space are welcome to attend two open houses on Wednesday, Dec. 12 and Monday, Dec. 17 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. to tour the facility, meet staff, and ask about enrollment while enjoying refreshments. Each child will receive a treat bag and can spend time in the activity area.
Useful door prizes include discounts on child care rates, waived enrollment fees, and multiple raffle basket varieties for both parents and children. Double your chances of winning a door prize by sending an RSVP to either date on the Apple Tree Childcare Facebook page. If neither Open House date works, contact the office to schedule a private tour.
For Jennifer and Erica Foth, Director, caring for children has always been a passion.
“I knew early on I wanted to be a teacher, so I pursued to further my education in Early Childhood Education,” said Jennifer. “I had the pleasure of working in a licensed center for a short time before I accepted another opportunity in health care. The offer to open a new center was something I didn’t have to think twice about.”
Erica has always wanted to work with children and dreamt of being a teacher from a young age. “As early as high school, I would volunteer in the kindergarten classes. During college in Madison, I worked for a NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited group center,” she said.
After moving back to the Marshfield area, Erica worked for a licensed group center for four years before opening her own in-home childcare that allowed her the freedom to stay home with her kids.
“Six years later, they’re now in school, and I am very excited to get back into the field,” she said. “I enjoy the personal bonds formed with children and families. It’s extremely rewarding to provide a safe environment and different tools to allow children to thrive and blossom.”
“I am very excited to offer a new facility for children to learn and grow. That will be the most rewarding part of this new journey,” Jennifer said.
Get in touch with Apple Tree Childcare by calling 715-898-1833 or by emailing [email protected]
Apple Tree Childcare
806 East Vilas Street