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An introduction to AppleTree and Every Child Ready, our comprehensive instructional model.

Welcome to AppleTree and Every Child Ready.

AppleTree is an innovative non-profit that develops and provides proven early childhood education programs to the most under-resourced three- and four-year-olds to close the achievement gap before children enter kindergarten.

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Op-Ed in Northwest Current: Let’s erase DC’s achievement gap

By Schuyler Softy on May 15, 2014

President & CEO Jack McCarthy has an Op-Ed in this week’s Northwest Current calling on the city to replicate the success of preschool and prek public charter schools in order to erase the city’s pervasive achievement gap.

Jack writes:

Multiyear statewide research from New Jersey conducted by the National Institute for Early Education Research found that investing smartly and early produces significant dividends. Over two years, New Jersey’s early learning initiative closed about half of the achievement gap between children from low-income families and their more privileged counterparts.

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Apply To Be A Teaching Fellow At AppleTree

By Kenya Morris on April 1, 2014

AppleTree is thrilled to have a new partnership with Center For Inspired Teaching this year, which will lead our teaching fellows program. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in the teaching field to be immersed in a strong professional development program and participate in class training.

Because of our partnership with Center For Inspired Teaching, our fellows will now have the opportunity to pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching and a DC Teaching License, while being mentored and groomed for success as an educator. Applications are due by April 13th via the Center For Inspired Teaching website (

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