A first-class early development education

My name is Marcy Cowan, and I am the owner and Director of The Apple Tree Preschool.

I started The Apple Tree Preschool in 2011 because, initially, I saw the need for licensed child care in our community that was very rapidly expanding. I started by wanting to help fulfill that need for local families but it became so much more. When I set out on this journey I couldn’t have predicted how much I would love serving my community. To share a very important time in children’s lives with them and their families is truly a gift and an honour and one I do not take on lightly. We at The Apple Tree Preschool are always looking at ways to enhance the child’s experience, we want to hear and share their voice so that both their environment and their experiences reflect them. As a mother of 3, I understand the need for compassionate, quality care for our children but also the need for that care to directly reflect the child. I want our children’s voices to be heard and amplified to empower them in the early years toward a life filled with wonder and awe.

Our Story

At The Apple Tree, we provide your children with a

first-class early development education. We have focused programming for children ages 1 to 12 and have developed a well rounded program that integrates the principles of How Does Learning Happen.  How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years)


We believe in creating well roundedness; allowing the child to self-direct while guiding their natural curiosity, interests and talents will help them to develop their ability to think creatively and encourage and empower them to become more than we as parents could hope for.

We believe in early education; we believe that we will help create future leaders, thinkers and individuals that are socially aware, that will strive for more; more learning, more humanity, more ingenuity, more character.

We believe our students will be the building blocks of the future!


We are constantly educating our staff through seminars and professional development and industry networking opportunities to maintain the highest level of pre-school education that nurtures each child’s individual learning potential.

Our methods are exemplified in the activities we do with the kids in the fields of Art, Science, Movement, Music, Outdoor Play, Sensory activities (smell, sight, feel) and practical life skills.

Each day, you will receive feedback on your child’s day so that you are kept updated on how and what they did that day, how much they ate, and what their mood was like. Also, often your child will be taking with them a “home version” of a story or song we talked about during the day, so that you can repeat it with them at home.


My kids love going to Appletree Preschool, and I love that I have found such an amazing, welcoming and fun environment for them to be in. The staff are incredible and have made my kids feel loved, important, and comfortable from day one. They are continuously doing interesting and age appropriate curriculum to keep the kids engaged and excited about learning. I am so happy to have found such a great childcare centre for my kids.


A. Bradshaw