AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation (AppleTree) is a non-profit organization consisting of a research institute and a network of exemplary charter preschools in Washington, DC working at the intersection of research, policy and practice.
Our mission is to close the achievement gap before students enter kindergarten by providing them with the social, emotional, and academic skills they need to thrive in school.
AppleTree developed a compelling innovation—Every Child Ready–an evidence-based, comprehensive, preschool instructional model that drives what to teach, how to teach, and how to tell children are learning.
Our work is grounded in five core values that guide how we work together to achieve our mission:
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