Appletree Child Development Center
4604 Poole Road Raleigh, NC 27610
Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
My name is Donnell Ragan I was born in Newark, New Jersey. I have been with Appletree Child Development Center since 2007. I began my adventure here at Appletree as the Chipmunk teacher. I have been married to my husband for over 20 years and we have two beautiful children together that we are very proud of. I am a graduate of North Carolina Central University (Eagle Pride!) with a B.S Degree in Family & Consumer Science specializing in Child development & Family Relations. I also attended J.S. Reynolds Community College in Richmond VA, where I received my Associated Degree in Early Childhood Education.
I enjoy the strong relationships that I have the opportunity to build with children and families. I believe that providing quality early care and education to a child expands beyond developing curriculum. It’s about joining with a family and celebrating their child’s growth and development from the moment they walk through our doors to the time they leave (and often beyond). Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
My name is Ana Martinez I was born and raised in the GREAT State of New York. I worked in a daycare center in The Bronx, New York for 18 years, first as a toddler teacher for 12 years and then I was promoted to become the Education Director of the same daycare. My family and I relocated to Raleigh 5 years ago. I began working at Appletree Child Development Center in 2013. I graduated from the college of New Rochelle with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. I also attended Wake Tech Community College where I received my Admin 1&2 Credential, to become a Level 3 Director.
I have been married for 29 years to a wonderful man and we have three awesome children and three beautiful grandchildren. When I am not working I love spending time with my husband, children, and grandchildren. I love working with children and I am very committed and passionate about making a difference in their lives. My door is always open if you need anything please feel free to ask.
Brandi L. Jeter
My roots of this community started at childhood, with a strong upbringing in southeast Raleigh. I am blessed to provide loyal services in my deeply rooted community, with excellent customer skills to our families and highlighting my principles of critical skills, leadership quality, and understanding of rapid change with methods of applied problem solving. I was welcomed by our Appletree family in 2012, and continue embracing the positive impact that I can provide to our youth. As a loving mother of three I understand and value the meaning of family, and strive every day to make sure Appletree is a loving and nurturing place for your children.
Appletree #4 Appletree Child Development Center
Appletree Child Development Center, Inc. is our newest and largest facility to date. At over 12,000 sq. ft. this center is one of our most advanced facilities yet. Large spacious classrooms allow our teachers and staff to fully engage children in a warm and nurturing environment with educational stimuli at every corner. Each class receives care and instruction by lead teachers who hold degree’s in childcare or a related field. Appletree Child Development Center, Inc. has an excellent experienced staff, enriching and learning based curriculums, top-notch playgrounds, ahead of the curve developmental practices, and so much more. This is the first of our four centers to be N.A.E.Y.C. Accredited, an honor that Appletree is proud to have achieved making it one of the first of the few programs in Wake County to achieve this status. “NAEYC accreditation is the gold standard for early childhood programs across the country. Families of young children who attend NAEYC-accredited programs can be confident that they deliver the highest quality early care and education” (NAEYC, 2017).
Appletree Child Development Center, Inc. has an excellent school-age program with fully stocked classrooms in a large gymnasium. This is a great advantage for our children as our teachers can provide plenty of room for physical activity and play even on days when the weather does not permit outside play. We provide care for children attending many of the nearby year round and Track Schedule Elementary schools. We have a Summer Camp program as well as before/after and teacher work day/ holiday care. The schools that Appletree Child Development Center, Inc. transports to are the following:
Barwell Elementary, Hodge Road Elementary, PreEminent Charter School, Knightdale Elementary, Bugg Elementary, Walnut Creek Elementary, Hunter Elementary, Poe Elementary, and Rodgers Lane Elementary. We have staff supervised bus stops for: Creech Road, Pave Charter School, and East Garner.
If your child attends another nearby school please contact us and we will do everything in our power to arrange their transportation needs or suggest one of our other nearby locations that can.