Proudly Serving Sierra County for 15 Years
2014 marks AppleTree Educational Center’s 15th year serving Sierra County families. Founded in 1999 by 26-year-old Rebecca Dow, AppleTree is Sierra County’s first licensed child care center. In an effort to fill community gaps in services to children and youth, their programs have greatly expanded.
“Our mission, ‘Meeting the needs of the whole child,’ drives us towards comprehensive services that are high quality, yet affordable,” says Rebecca Dow. When asked what has contributed to the success of AppleTree, Rebecca replied, “The commitment of our staff and generous support of the community is the only reason we exist. Because our services are not based on family income, we rely heavily on the generosity of others to provide services. Year to year, I have no idea where the resources we need will come from, yet every year we have more than enough. The in-kind support, volunteer efforts, and community partnerships help us provide much needed services right here at the local level.”