About Us


Appleseed Early Learning Center is dedicated to the quality care and education for today's young children. We offer services that are tailored to the needs of working families in the Worcester, Massachusetts, area. Our program is designed to enhance and stimulate the growth and development of each child in a warm and nurturing environment. Our staff tends to the individual needs of each child while providing intellectual stimulation and emotional security. 

All-Around Development

Here at the Appleseed, we know that children are social, physical, emotional, and intellectual beings. Therefore, it is important for a child to have a healthy environment where he or she feels wanted, respected and secure. Through a developmental approach, we have created an environment that promotes success. 

One of the goals of the program is to build self-esteem. Because of this the activities are focused on the process rather than the product to allow each child the opportunity to succeed. We teach that learning is fun! 

Meet Our Staff

Laurie Sherman, Director
Laurie is a graduate of Providence College. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Business and is working towards her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education at Worcester State University.

Lori Tamalavitch, Assistant Director
Lori has 19 years of experience in early childhood education. She attended Becker College and has worked with children 2 months through 7 years.

Teacher Certification

All of our teachers are certified and complete 20 hours of staff training per year. They are also CPR-trained and certified in First Aid for the safety of your children.