Appletime Childcare


Welcome to Appletime!

We at Appletime believe that nothing is more precious than your child. Therefore, our caring, qualified staff is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment designed to foster self-esteem and personal growth.

Appletime has been serving families of children aged 6 weeks through 12 years since 1989. We offer, first and foremost, a dedication to children. Our age-appropriate curriculum includes a wide variety of activities. Each age group has a weekly curriculum designed to promote social, emotional, and academic development. Our trained staff are knowledgeable and devoted to creating a stable environment where parents can trust that their child’s individual needs and goals are being met. We emphasize open communication between parents and staff. These commitments pave the way for building personal, nurturing relationships with the children in our care.

For more information about our program, please feel free to call us or stop in anytime for a tour. Our website also gives you the opportunity to stay in touch with our company and our offers. A new content management system will enable us to always keep you up to date.


"Parents are Partners"



“Appletime staff is second to none!  Melanie and her staff have mastered the art of creatively and lovingly managing a group of children in an age appropriate setting, while still having the ability to focus on each individual child and his/her unique needs.”

“The Director and staff all truly love the children and watching them learn and grow.”

“Everyone is so wonderful, and they all seem to genuinely care about my daughter.  It means so much knowing our daughter is loved and appreciated as a person, not as a business commodity.”

“We tell everyone all the time how awesome our daycare is.”

“Our daughter has learned colors, shapes, ABC’s, counting and songs.  As well as social interaction.”

“Every day my husband and I share thoughts of how thankful we are that we chose Appletime.  Together we truly feel that our daughter couldn’t be happier anywhere else.”

“The staff are engaged with the kids, really care about the kids and are a great resource to me as a parent for that “second” opinion.”

“As a parent, I enjoy peace of mind knowing my girls are being looked after so well.  I would recommend Appletime to any family.”

Appletime History

Sue Towner had been the Director of Crow River Preschool for 15 years in 1989 when she was approached by then principal of Rogers Elementary Mr. Burland.  He expressed the growing need for childcare in the area.  With Sue’s experience and expertise, he knew she would be perfect.

Sue and Jim’s vision:
Within months, Appletime at School in Rogers Elementary was opening their doors to the first of many families to come.  Not long after, they built a center in Rogers, which included infant, toddler, and preschool aged children.  With daughter Katie on board as Director, Appletime grew to expand in 1992 with a center in Elk River and then again in 1994, when Appletime at School in Otsego Elementary was established.

Since the first day, Jim, Sue, and all of the dedicated staff at Appletime have prided themselves on the warm, personal atmosphere of a center rooted in family.



Hours and Tuition

Now open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Rogers rates: Full time weekly Infant $310.00 or $83.00/day, Toddler $262.00/week or $72.00/day, Preschool $245.00/week or $67.00/day, School Age care before OR after school $95.00/week or $30.00 before AND after school $120.00/week or $35.00/day, School age summer care $190.00/week or $56.00/day.

Our center has part time, 1/2 day (up to 4 hrs).  All meals and curriculum is included with tuition.


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