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Canton KinderCare

Ms. Nicole Dubose, Center Director

44212 Cherry Hill Rd. Canton MI 48187
(734) 981-4774 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
E of Sheldon

Neighborhood:
Between Lilly and Sheldon (closer to Sheldon)

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Hoben Elementary and Bentley Elementary

Now enrolling all age groups! 
 

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Welcome

Welcome to Canton KinderCare!  We look forward to having your family join our caring and dedicated approach to supporting growth and development  in an environment we've created just for your child.  With our newly refreshed curriculum and excellence in quality through our center's accreditation through The National Association for the Education of Young Children, we invite you to experience childhood exploration and learning at it's best. 

Ms. Nicole Dubose, Center Director

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Accreditation

Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.

Music

Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

Our center's dedicated teachers have been educating young children for many years!

  • Ms. Nicole Dubose

    Ms. Nicole Dubose, Center Director

    I love watching children have the look of amazement in their eyes when they learn something new!

    Ms. Nicole has worked in all age groups and spent the most time teaching preschool at KinderCare before becoming our  Center Director.  She is wonderful support to our center and children, families, and teachers all look forward to seeing her smiling face and warm welcome everyday!  Ms. Nicole often joins children on School Age field trips for Summer Camp and always adds an extra layer of fun to their experience!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Are you my Mother? by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    12/7/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Associate in Child Development and Applied Science and Preschool Child Development Associate
  • Andrea Krumrei

    Andrea Krumrei, Assistant Director

    Year Started:
    10/3/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Brittney

    Ms. Brittney, Infant Teacher

    Year Started:
    4/28/2016
  • Ms. Megan

    Ms. Megan, Assistant Teacher

    I love being surrounded by children who are eager to learn and helping them grow and develop into their potential.

    Megan joined our center in the spring of 2015. Her smiling face and approachable nature has let children know she's here for them and ready to join in their adventures! Megan is supporting all classrooms throughout the center, but is mainly spending time in the Infant, Toddler, and Discovery Preschool programs.

    Year Started:
    5/21/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Earning Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education at EMU
  • Ms. Sarena

    Ms. Sarena, Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Year Started:
    4/28/2016
  • Ms. Barb

    Ms. Barb, Assistant Teacher

    Children bring joy to my life. I love the Ah-ha moments when I teach them something and they begin to put it together and understand. It makes me smile and I can't imagine myself doing any other job!

    Ms. Barb has had varying experiences with many age groups. As our preschool teacher, she provides children actively engaged in lots of fun sensory activities! The children always have their listening ears on when they are sitting at group time anxiously waiting to hear what Ms. Barb has to share with them each day!

    Year Started:
    5/12/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Preschool Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Rachel

    Ms. Rachel, Preschool/ Pre K Assistant

    Year Started:
    4/28/2016
  • Ms. Darae

    Ms. Darae, School Age Classroom

    I love seeing children implement what they have learned outside of the classroom.

    Ms. Darae has worked at multiple KinderCare locations over the years and most recently spent the summer with the School Age program. She is currently the lead teacher in our School Age Classroom. One of her favorite things to do with children is act out stories like, "Bear Hunt."

    Year Started:
    5/2/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Preschool Child Development Associate Credential

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Holidays Observed

Our center will be closed for the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Day
Our center is also closed for Professional Development Training for teachers and staff on the following days:
Columbus Day, Monday October 13th & Presidents Day, Monday February 16th

Health and Safety

Our center features staff that are fully trained in CPR and First Aid, as well as Blood Born Pathogens, Shaken Baby Syndrome, and Safe Sleep. 
You'll find our center has a security keypad entry and fenced in playground to ensure safety for all of the children in our care.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

My daughter has learned so much here, I can’t imagine what we’d do without KinderCare. She started when she was a baby and did the Learning Adventure classes through preschool before Kindergarten. It was amazing, her teachers kept telling us how far ahead she was. Thank goodness for KinderCare!

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