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Middlebelt Road KinderCare

Jenifer Buller, Center Director

25005 Middlebelt Rd. Farmington Hills MI 48336
(248) 477-4040 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Special Instructions:
between 10 & 11 Mile Rd across from East Middle School

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Highmeadow, Lanigan, Woodcreek, Laurus Academy, Beechview, Botsford

We offer bus transportation for School Age children to Lanigan, Highmeadow, Laurus Academey, Woodscreek, Botsford. We offer last minute drop-in care, before and after school care, and winter, spring, and summer camps for Preschool to School Age children.

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Welcome

Welcome to Middlebelt Road KinderCare! We look forward to meeting you and your family to show you our curriculum and enrichment programs! We are confident that once you visit, you will love our educated, warm and nurturing staff! Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

Jenifer Buller, 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.

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.

Yoga/ Fitness Adventures

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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

The teachers and staff at Middlebelt Road KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. The majority of our teachers have their Childhood Development Associate's Credential (CDA), or Bachelor's Degree.  The Middlebelt Road team strives for excellence through continuing education through monthly trainings, and bi-annual company professional development trainings. At the end of the day, the key to our teachers' success is their passion for children and their love of teaching.

  • Jenifer Buller

    Jenifer Buller, Center Director

    Previous Experience:
    Shortly after graduating with my Bachelor's Degree, I began working for Kalamazoo County Head Start. I was a preschool teacher there for thirteen years. I took some time off to have my own two children. After a couple years I returned to work, as a Center Director with Calhoun County Head Start. I love working with children and watching them grow and learn. Even more than that I love to interact with families. I enjoy the move from preschool teacher to Director mostly due to being able to impact more children and families.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Llama Llama books by Anna Dewdney, If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff, I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt, Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
    Year Started:
    7/13/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 year
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Sabrina Pittman

    Sabrina Pittman, Assistant Director

    A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite imagination, and instill a love of learning. -Brad Henry

    Sabrina absolutely loves her role as Assistant Director.  She feels that it is the most rewarding and fulfilling job.  She is very happy everyday helping to shape the minds of young children.  Watching them develope and change from day to day makes her heart warm.

    Previous Experience:
    Sabrina previously worked with children as an elementary teacher. She taught Kindergarten and First Grade for seven years. She also was a lead Toddler teacher for a year. Sabrina has one son who is also a part of the KinderCare family.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with Early Childhood Endorsement
  • Ms. Nora

    Ms. Nora, Infants

    Ms. Nora loves getting down on the floor with her infants and playing.  She is great at figuring out the indiviual needs of each of her infants, whether it is tummy time, leg work, or help sitting up.  Ms. Nora's love for her babies and personal interactions with her parents make her classroom a warm and loving family.

    Year Started:
    3/3/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Katie

    Ms. Katie, Mobile Infants

    Ms. Katie loves watching her children grow through experience.  She is wonderful at bringing sensory play to life.  On any given day in her classroom you will find her toddlers playing in snow, water, pasta, and much more.  Ms. Katie's mobile infants also love her interactive group times.  They enjoy singing and learning new finger plays throughout the week.  She finds working with children to be a very rewarding experience and loves every moment of it!

    Previous Experience:
    Previously worked as a Summer Camp Counselor.
    Year Started:
    10/24/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    Pursuing a Degree in Education
  • Ms. Lisa

    Ms. Lisa, Mobile Infants

    Ms. Lisa thoroughly enjoys watching the infants in her classroom learn new things each day.  She had been working with older children for many years and loves to think about where her little ones are headed with their learning.  Ms. Lisa enjoys getting right down on the floor with the infants and playing.  She brings a smile to all of their faces daily.

    Year Started:
    11/2/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Jasmine

    Ms. Jasmine, Discovery Preschool

    Ms. Jasmine loves seeing her children grow and knowing that she had a hand in that growth.  Watching her children display the things that she has taught them brings her great contentment.  Ms. Jasmine loves to have personal interactions with the children in her class as well as the parents.  She also enjoys celebrating all of the gains each of them make daily.

    Year Started:
    4/6/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Pursuing a degree in Education
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Kim has been creating a classroom of independent learners. Ms. Kim loves working with children and watching the "light bulb" go off when what she has been teaching finally clicks. She loves teaching children about being responsible and preparing them for what Kindergarten is going to be like. She is great at packing her circle time with fun and creative ways to teach her units. She believes to be successful in school they need a strong foundations of basic concepts. In her free time, Ms. Kim loves to spend time with her family, go shopping, going to the movies, or taking family vacations.

    Previous Experience:
    Previously worked for 10 years as a Preschool and Prekindergarten teacher
    Year Started:
    11/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Associate of Science Degree in Elementary Education. Currently pursing a Bachelor's Degree in Education and Elementary Special Education
  • Ms. Claire

    Ms. Claire, Preschool

    Ms. Claire has wanted to work with children ever since she was six years old in the first grade.  She enjoys seeing the children happy and smiling each and every day.  Ms. Claire works very hard to ensure that each child has a great day and expresses those memorable moments to parents.  The connections that Ms. Claire makes with the families at the center are priceless.

    Year Started:
    4/6/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Pursuing a degree in Education
  • Ms. Molly, Classroom Assistant

    Ms. Molly has had a love for children for a very long time.  She has been volunteering and working with children in a variety of arenas over the years.  Ms. Molly's cheerful attitude brightens up any classroom.  All the children in each classroom have the pleasure of working with Ms. Molly throughout the week.

    Year Started:
    11/30/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Eman, Classroom Assistant

    Year Started:
    12/21/2015
  • Ms. Mona

    Ms. Mona, Assistant Teacher

    Year Started:
    2/1/2016

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.

Awards and Recognition

  • National Accreditation Commission

    National Accreditation Commission

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Albanian

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

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

At the Middlebelt Road KinderCare we strive to make sure your child is not only in a nurturing and loving environment but also a safe and secure one. Our building is always in complete lock-down, with a keypad entry at the front only for current families. Our playground is surrounded by a six-foot-high fence and is also set back from the main road. All of our teachers at the Middlebelt Road KinderCare are CPR and First Aid certified. We also train with our teachers to handle emergency situations like fire, tornado, or lock-down of the center.

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 son started at KinderCare when he was just 6 weeks old. It was hard leaving him at such a young age but I found comfort knowing that he was in the best of hands. Nicole and her team work hard every day to ensure that every child is well taken care of and that effort is reflected in the well being of the children! From cuddle time, to reading, and everything in between you get a sense that the staff at the Middlebelt KinderCare really care about your child, it feels like they are part of the family!
 

- Mother

Both boys (ages 6 and 4) have had great experiences at KinderCare. The teachers genuinely care about the kids, and the programs allow the kids to experience all sorts of different activities and fun ways to learn. Our 4-year-old loves the Cooking Adventures program, and the Summer Camp program was great for our first grader, who loved all of the field trips and educational activities that made the summer vacation even more fun! We have been so happy with our decision to send the kids to KinderCare; we can tell they are both happy and well cared for there.

- Mother

This has been the best choice I have made for my daughter. Everyday KinderCare is teaching my daughter the fundamentals of learning and exploring and I couldn't be happier. I notice something new she has learned every day and I am grateful that she is in this school. Hands down one of the best centers I have experienced. It is our new family and we love them!
 

- Mother
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