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AppleTree is seeking talented teachers and staff to join our mission to close the achievement gap before children enter kindergarten.

AppleTree offers the opportunity to truly transform early childhood education, while being part of an innovative, mission-driven team, with strong opportunities to advance your career.

Our mission takes place inside the classroom and out. No matter your role, your work will help AppleTree Institute improve the life trajectories for vulnerable three- and four-year olds.

We're Hiring for the 2019-20 School Year!

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AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation is presently seeking temporary contracted early childhood classroom observers for the Baseline wave of its assessment program. AppleTree has established a reputation for excellence in the education of young children in the District of Columbia. Local and national organizations and agencies as well as many families and community members have taken notice of the positive impact our research-driven program has on children’s outcomes and their later academic achievement.

Independent contractor classroom observers are needed for the Baseline (Wave 1) observation window, commencing September 16, 2019, and ending October 11, 2019.


Assessors will be responsible for conducting classroom observations geared toward improving classroom quality. Observations occur in the morning (approximately 7:30am - 12:30pm).

Attend our Classroom Observer Hiring Fair on August 22nd and be interviewed on the spot! RSVP here.  Returning observers can earn a $100 bonus for bringing a friend.  Gas cards and door prizes will be given away! RSVP for the Hiring Fair today!

View and apply for all positions through our job application portal here.

If a position you're interested in isn't available at this time, please fill out a career interest form.

Why Join AppleTree?

  • You want to work in Early Childhood — You understand how pivotal the 3-5 age range is for development and preparation for success in kindergarten and beyond. You know this foundation is necessary for students to be successful in the future.
  • You are mission focused — You want to make a difference in the lives of our students and our communities. You are willing to go over and above to make sure vulnerable students are learning and growing.
  • You value quality — You believe in quality Early Childhood Education, not just early childhood education. You want to work hard, to use the best tools available, to utilize data, and to put the latest research to work in classrooms. You want to ensure students are getting the best Early Childhood Education there is.
  • You have a growth mindset — You want to grow with us, taking advantage of the extensive professional development opportunities that are at the core of our instructional model.

Contact Us

If a position you're interested in isn't available yet, you can let us know of your interest by filling out our Career Interest Form here and joining our AppleTree Career Listserv. If you have any questions, please  contact We are excited to hear from you!


Learn more about working at AppleTree Schools or as part of AppleTree Institute.

All open positions are listed on our ADP website.