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Dearborn KinderCare

Molly McGlynn, Center Director

4900 Evergreen Rd. Dearborn MI 48128
(313) 441-1462 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Special Instructions:
across from Henry Ford Community College

Neighborhood:
right off Evergreen across from the University of Michigan Campus

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Howe, Geer Park, Lowrey and Duvall Elementary Schools


Our Dearborn KinderCare is located in a park like setting right across the street from Henry Ford Community College and U of M Dearborn and nearby Ford Motor Corporation.  
We offer a 10% discount to Ford Motor Corporation.  
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Welcome

Welcome to the Dearborn KinderCare on Evergreen Road. We are pleased that you have chosen to look at our center for your child's care and educational needs. We look forward for the opportunity to expand our family and welcome new families to the neighborhood. Here at the Dearborn KinderCare, we believe that each child is a unique individual. We are sensitive to their social, emotional, intellectual and physical needs. Our curriculum is developmentally appropriate and we focus on the process of learning so that your children enjoy successful experiences. The staff is committed to providing high quality care and eduction to all the children in our center. This is a place where children, parents and staff grow together, dream big and feel a sense of belonging.

Molly McGlynn, 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.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

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.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  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

The teachers and staff would like to introduce themselves. They are dedicated to educating and nurturing children and developing trust and bonds with families through communication and caring. The majority of our teachers have an average tenure of eight years at our center. They continue each day to teach children learning to love the love of learning. And every day we learn together as the children build the foundation to the rest of their life. We love to be a part of that and that inspires us each day!

  • Molly McGlynn

    Molly McGlynn, Center Director

    I enjoy watching the delight in a child's eyes when they discover something new for the first time. My desire is to help every child love learning. By working together with teachers and families, I plan to create an exciting learning environment for every child. I know that every child is a gifted and unique in their own special way. They just unwrap their packages at different times.

    Molly McGlynn joined our Dearborn KinderCare family 20 years ago as a kindergarten teacher. She taught young children for over 28 years. Molly returned to our Dearborn KinderCare as Center Director. She is dedicated to serving families and providing them with a quality place for their children to blossom and grow. You might catch her playing her guitar and singing with the children in the classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Molly previously worked with children as an elementary teacher and in the center setting as a preschool, kindergarten teacher and Program Director. She is proud that four of her own children attended our center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I'll Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
    Year Started:
    9/11/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Elementary Education
  • Sarah Schuster

    Sarah Schuster, Assistant Director

    I love watching children learn and grow into exciting mature individuals!

    Sarah has been working for KinderCare since December 2003. She started as the teacher for Discovery Preschool and then Toddlers. Sarah eventually decided to join the management team in 2008 so that she could better help all of the families at the center. She enjoys coming to work each day knowing that what she does is a core part of a child's educational foundation! She is also a mother of two beautiful children whom she adores! Sarah is currently studying for a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working for KinderCare Sarah worked in an elementary school for gifted children.
    Year Started:
    12/1/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Mia

    Ms. Mia, Cook

    I love when children are happy and have smiles on their faces about something that I taught them!

    Ms. Mia loves the children's excited faces when she sees them each day!

    Previous Experience:
    Mia was an exciting Prekindergarten Teacher for four years. She is pursuing a degree in Culinary Arts. Mia spices things up in our kitchen as our cook.
    Year Started:
    8/31/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Degree and Child Development Associates Credentials
  • Ms. Cindy

    Ms. Cindy, Infant Classroom

    Working for KinderCare isn't just a job to me. It's my career. I work alongside each family, helping to guide and support the family during their child's first year.

    Cindy began working for KinderCare in 1978. She brings a tremendous amount of insight to our Infant Team. Cindy reaches out to the families in her classroom both inside and outside the center. She is always ready to assist our new parents.

    Years in ECE industry:
    37
    Education:
    Child Development Associates Credential
  • Ms. Pat

    Ms. Pat, Infant Classroom

    I love the joy of seeing the children develop unique personalities! I find it very rewarding!

    Ms. Pat is the teacher of the Infant Classroom in the afternoon. She has been with KinderCare since 2001 and has earned several college credits. Ms. Pat is inspired by the children she cares for and her wonderful co-workers. She feels like she is with her family when she is here at KinderCare!

    Year Started:
    7/11/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Infant Classroom

    I strive to make my classroom a home away from home.

    Previous Experience:
    Amanda has worked with young children for 7 years. She has been an Assistant Director and an Enrichment Teacher. We are excited that she joined our Dearborn KinderCare team in 2014.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
  • Ms. Angela

    Ms. Angela, Infant Classroom

    I am inspired by the moments when a child makes the connection with what I taught them!

    Ms. Angela is a teacher in the Toddler classroom. She has been with KinderCare since 2001. She has many years of child care experience and she loves making a difference in the children's lives. Ms. Angela is a great asset to our KinderCare family!

    Year Started:
    8/21/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Barb

    Ms. Barb, Toddler Classroom

    I love working with children because as much as I teach them, they teach me also. I love each and every emerging personality and I very proud to be a small part of it!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Barb was an Assistant Director for Head Start for 4 year and worked as a teacher for over 10 years in a government child care center.
    Years in ECE industry:
    18
    Education:
    Associates in Early Childhood Education, Child Development Associates Credential
  • Ms. Christina

    Ms. Christina, Toddler Classroom

    Teaching is not about the material rewards. It is about the connection with the families and understanding how children develop. It is the best reward that can be given!

    Previous Experience:
    Christina joined our KinderCare family in 2014. She has worked in the Toddler Classroom and shares her artistic creativity throughout the center.
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Maggie

    Ms. Maggie, Toddler Classroom

    I get to express my inner child each day!

    Ms. Maggie is an assistant teacher iand she started with KinderCare in 2007. Ms. Maggie loves knowing that the customer service she provides gives parents peace of mind during their work days. She is a wonderful member of our KinderCare team!

    Year Started:
    3/7/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Abby

    Ms. Abby, Toddler Classroom

    I love knowing that I make a difference in children's lives!

    Ms. Abby teaches our two-year-old children. She loves to watch the children grow and develop so much at this age. She is a wonderful asset to our KinderCare family!

    Year Started:
    1/1/1993
    Tenure:
    23 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Amber

    Ms. Amber, Discovery Preschool

    I love getting to see the progress of each child every day. We are always learning something new!

    Previous Experience:
    Amber came to KinderCare after working with every age group. She has taught children from 2 months to 10 years old.
    Year Started:
    2/20/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Early Childhood
  • Ms. Betty

    Ms. Betty, Preschool

    Watching children develop emotionally, socially and academically is such a joy!

    Betty began working as a teacher for KinderCare in 2000. She has CDA and has worked with every age group. Betty brings a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge about young children.

    Previous Experience:
    Betty was the director for her own family daycare home. She taught preschool before coming to KinderCare. Her vast knowledge of early childhood development is an asset to parents and children.
    Year Started:
    8/28/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    39
    Education:
    Child Development Associates Credential
  • Ms. Nancy

    Ms. Nancy, Prekindergarten

    Ms. Nancy's classroom is an exciting place for a 4 year old to learn. She turns her room into a magical place with every new theme.

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Nancy has been a preschool teacher with KinderCare since 2006. She has over 20 years of experience teaching young children.
  • Ms. Kara

    Ms. Kara, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love watching the children learn about the world around them!

    Ms. Kara is our Preschool Classroom A teacher. She considers the children she teaches and cares for her "little friends" and enjoys seeing them every day!

    Year Started:
    4/17/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Cathy, Preschool

    Children are the future of the world and I want to make a positive impact on them.

    Cathy sparks learning for the children in her classroom and in the Learning Adventures. You will find that children walk into an imaginary world when they open the door to her classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Cathy began teaching preschool in 1996. She has been a kindergarten teacher for KinderCare. Cathy has created an exciting room for her preschoolers. Cathy also teaching out Learning Adventure Classes in Phonics, Music and Cooking.
    Year Started:
    4/3/1998
    Tenure:
    18 Years
  • Ms. Shirley

    Ms. Shirley, Preschool Classroom

    I love knowing that I am helping children build the foundation to their educational career.

    Ms. Shirley assists in our Preschool classroom and has been with KinderCare since 2005. She is inspired by the children, knowing that she is a vital part to their life.

    Year Started:
    8/30/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's 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

  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Our center has secured keypad entry and fenced playgrounds for your child's added safety. Our staff are all trained and are certified in CPR, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens.

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I am so pleased with how prepared my daughter is for Kindergarten. She is loving school and doing great, and I thank the staff at KinderCare for that.

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