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Farmington Hills KinderCare

Ms. Beverly Farmer, Center Director

29375 Halsted Rd. Farmington Hills MI 48331
(248) 553-4656 Contact this center

Ages: 1 YEARS to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
On Halsted between 12 and 13 mile Rd.

Neighborhood:
13 Mile and Halsted/ near 96 696 and M5

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Hillside, and Forest

We currently have openings in our toddler, preschool and pre-k classrooms. We welcome families to come tour our center and meet the staff. Our classroom curriculum is developed by KinderCare and provides opportunities for your child explore, share, and grow in a safe and nurturing environment. We hope to see you soon!

Welcome

Welcome to the Farmington Hills KinderCare where I can't wait to show you what learning looks like! Our dedicated staff believe in creating an environment where children can become confident learners and develop a lifelong love of learning. I want each family to feel like they have a partner in their child's education and believe that open communication is the best way to achieve this goal. I look forward to meeting your family and hope that you will join our learning center's extended family real soon.
 

Ms. Beverly Farmer, Center Director

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Our Programs

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.

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.

Math

The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.

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?

Teachers & Staff

Here at our learning center in Farmington Hills we are very proud of the experience and education that our teachers bring to our classroom's everyday. We have over 100 years of combined experience and know that continued learning is the knowledge we can give our students. We thank you for trusting us with your most precious gifts and assure you that when you are here, you are family! We hope you visit us soon...

  • Ms. Beverly Farmer

    Ms. Beverly Farmer, Center Director

    “Experts tell us that 90% of all brain development occurs by the age of five. If we don’t begin thinking about education in the early years, our children are at risk of falling behind by the time they start Kindergarten.”

    – Robert. L. Ehrlich

    Beverly Farmer is new to the Kindercare family, although she has worked in the field of early childhood education for 30 years. In her previous roles she has been a preschool teacher, operated a family childcare home and been a center director. Early childhood education is definitely her passion. Bev feels working with the children and the families is the most rewarding part of the job. She loves watching the children explore their environment and learn about the world around them. Bev is inspired by the teachers' endless patience and nurturing support they offer to each and every child in their care.

    Previous Experience:
    Preschool teacher, owned family childcare home, center director
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Look Out, Patrick!" Paul Geraghty
    Year Started:
    8/12/1991
    Tenure:
    24 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    29 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Child and Family Development
  • Lisa West-Gorman

    Lisa West-Gorman, Assistant Director

    For over 15 years, Ms. Lisa has educated children. She is the Lead Teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten classroom at our Farmington Hills/Halsted center. Ms. Lisa ensures that her children are well prepared for Kindergarten the following Fall after leaving her program. In addition to her responsibilities with her Pre-Kindergartener's, Ms. Lisa also attends field trips in the Summer and brings great excitement to al summer events. Ms. Lisa has held a variety of positions throughout her Early Childhood career. She has held management positions, implemented science programs, and has also worked with all age groups. Before coming to Farmington Hills/Halsted, she was a Lead Teacher at the Troy KinderCare.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Lorax, By Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    7/8/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education; Pursuing Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Resna

    Ms. Resna, Toddlers

    I love teaching because it is so rewarding.  Toddlers allow me to access my silly, imaginative and uninhibited side.  I enjoyed watching their growth and development.  They are a gift to me.
    ~ Resna McCain

    Ms. Resna was born and educated in Jamaica.  She migrated to the USA in July 1986.  In February, 1989 she married her wonderful husband Moncel.  Together they have one beautiful daughter Rochelle, who is a graduate of Houston law school.  Ms. Resna has worked as a child–caregiver since 1990; therefore she feels that children are near and dear to her heart.

    Resna comes to you with lots of love, tons of excitement and a multitude of creative learning experiences, which she hopes to distribute to all the children.  She has had many years of child care development training since coming to the USA.  This includes obtaining a certificate in early childhood education from Ellis College and her Child Development Associates (CDA). Training is still on a continual basis here at Kindercare .

    Ms. Resna's philosophy for learning is that each child is unique, and each child learns in a different way.  Her job as a teacher is to help your child discover his or her individuality and work alongside them to maximize it.  
     
    I look forward to working with you and your family in achieving the best for our children. Thank You.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Love you Forever, by Robert Munch
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (CDA)
  • Ms. Jeanette

    Ms. Jeanette, Toddler Classroom

    I knew I wanted to work with children and I found my way to KinderCare and been here for 21 years. I feel that KinderCare is a good learning center for children's mental and social development.

    Ms. Jeanette was born in India and was a child of eight.  She has been blessed to have a very loving family. After Ms. Jeannette graduated from high school she was married. She was a stay at home mother for her two beautiful children. When Ms. Jeanette entered the work force she knew she wanted to be around children. Ms. Jeanette has a calm, loving and nurturing temperment that our children experience every day. Because of Ms. Jeanette's dedication to the company she has had the opportunity to care for several sets of siblings and family members. No child is more calm, protected and cared for when in the arms of Ms. Jeanette.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
    Year Started:
    9/10/1990
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Jae

    Ms. Jae, Preschool

    I believe teaching children is my passion. I enjoy seeing and learning from the children as well.

    Ms. Jae Has been educating children since 1995. She has a wonderful teaching style that engages every one of her Preschooler's. She currently has her Child Development Associate's and CDA her Early Childhood. Ms. Jae believes it's her job to teach children a lifelong passion for learning.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?
    Year Started:
    7/12/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1995
    Education:
    Associates of Child Education, and CDA
  • Ms. Brooke

    Ms. Brooke, Preschool

    I remember the first time I wanted to become a teacher! It was when my mom gave birth to my sister Olivia when I was 13. I love the look on the kid's faces when they have accomplished their goal even if its small. I started my teaching adventure in high school as a teacher aid. I worked in two different classrooms, both being Kindergarten. My future goal is to become a Kindergarten-5th grade teacher.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Brooke worked at Beaumont Hospital as a Registration Representative. She also worked at Farmington Hills Nursery School as an assistant teacher and Redford Union Schools as a student aide in a Kindergarten classroom.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
    Year Started:
    1/4/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
  • Ms. Leah

    Ms. Leah, Health and Safety Coordinator

    I have been working with children ever since I started babysitting my younger brother as a child. From there, I have had much experience with children as a personal nanny, as well as a third grade assistant teacher for four years. I love watching children learn and grow, and evey experience I have is special to my heart. I am currently taking classes at Wayne State University pursuing my Master's degree in Social Work. I have been with KinderCare since July of 2015, and since then have had experience in every classroom and formed special bonds with each of our children. I look forward to many more years with my KinderCare family!

    Previous Experience:
    Assistant 3rd Grade Teacher for Four Years
    Favorite Children's Book:
    My Many Color Days by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    7/6/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Mr. Dan

    Mr. Dan, Cook

    Hello, my name is Dan, and I'm very excited to be joining the KinderCare family! I am a Le Cordon Bleu graduate, and have over 15 years of experience in clinary and restaurant management. I look forward to preparing healthy and delicious meals for all of the children attending KinderCare. In addition, I am delighted to enroll my daughter, Piper, into the toddler classroom. We feel very welcomed already, and are both looking forward to a long and meaningful relationship with KinderCare.

    Year Started:
    12/3/2015

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About Our Center

We offer programs for children from 12 months to 12 years!

Special Features

  • Center Pool used in Summer for children two years old and up.
  • Center Pool used for swimming lessons in summer.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

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

Education and development are important, but we know that nothing matters more than the safety, security and health of your child. That’s why protection and being prepared are critical considerations in everything we do at KinderCare child day care centers.
From first aid trainings for emergency situations- to sanitation and ensuring a clean and healthy environment for children, we have more than 40 years of experience ensuring that every child is happy and healthy. We have 1,700 KinderCare child care centers nationwide and vans and buses used for transportation and all are designed with the safety and security of children in mind. Although scraped knees are a part of growing up, you can have confidence that your child is cared for in a secure, nurturing environment every day.

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

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KinderCare as a whole has a very loving atmosphere. My son is in the toddler room and his teachers Ms. Jeanette, and Ms. Resna always greet him with an awesome smile. There is no reason not to feel any safer than I am and most certainly no worry in the world that my child isn't getting the proper learning and care from KinderCare. Every teacher has a great way of showing their passion and love for every child.

- Mother

Ms. Jennifer and Ms. Toya are my sons teachers and they are absolutely the best. I can tell they really love my son and I never have a doubt in my mind when I'm dropping him off each morning that he is in great hands. These ladies make day care easy. I also like the other teachers at the center-- Ms. Lisa, Ms. Jeanette, Ms.  Markell, and Ms. Melinda . My encounters with them have been positive as well.

- Mother
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