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Livonia KinderCare

Katie Hsu, Center Director

38880 W. 6 Mile Rd. Livonia MI 48152
(734) 591-2083 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Neighborhood:
275 Hwy and 6 Mile Road ( This is not the location that closed near 6 mile and Middlebelt)

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
In Livonia: Garfield Elementary, Niji-Iro International, Hoover Elementary, Kennedy Elementary, and Randolph Elementary. In Plymouth: Farrand Elementary and Metropolitan Junior Academy. In Northville: Winchester Elementary.

<br /> At our center our children love our Learning Adventures Program. These are extra classes above our&nbsp;standard curriculum. We offer a variety of classes including Spanish, Math, Phonics, Music, Cooking and more. Our Learning Adventures classes are taught by a Learning Adventure Specialist and focus on confidence building and a customized whole child experience.

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Welcome

Welcome to the Livonia KinderCare Learning Center. We are so excited that we will have the opportunity to meet with you and your family. Our center believes in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child’s growth with their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Here at the Livonia KinderCare, we build relationships with our families and often the families consider us an extension of their families. Your child will not only be safe, secure and stimulating environment to learn in, but we have a support team of educated teachers that have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

Katie Hsu, 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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

The teachers here at the Livonia KinderCare are passionate about educating and caring for all children. With pride and compassion, our teachers will ensure your children will grow and learn each day they are here with us. Our nurturing staff has been working in the childcare field for a combined total of almost 100 years! The teachers love that each day brings new challenges and adventures with the children and one thing is for sure - the kids keep us all on our toes!

  • Katie Hsu

    Katie Hsu, Center Director

    I love having the opportunity to get to know each family and their children.  The children’s smiles and hugs I recieve each day make my job amazing.

    Katie finds her job at the Center Director to be rewarding each day because of the staff, families, and children that she gets to know.  Katie enjoys that each day her job is a little bit different everyday and she enjoys getting to know all her families and students!

    Previous Experience:
    Katie was a nanny while she was attending Central Michigan University. She started working at KinderCare in 2003 as a Pre-School and Toddler teacher. Katie has two young children that also attend the Livonia KinderCare Center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    My Many Colored Days
    Year Started:
    8/1/2004
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Family Studies with a Minor in Sociology and Human Development
  • Tonya Dozier

    Tonya Dozier, Assistant Director

    I look forward to meeting all the families, working with all the exceptional teachers and building strong relationships with the children we are entrusted to educate. If there is anything I can help you with or something I can do to make your day better, please do not hesitate to ask. I am here for you.
     

    'A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank…but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child.'

    -Forest Witcraft

    Tonya has been happily married since 1996 and she is the proud mother of two sons, Maurice and Kenneth.  She has always been passionate about working with children and focused all of her education on their development.  Her studies have included Early Childhood Education, Special Education and Elementary Education. Tonya began her career with KinderCare in 1995 as an Infant Teacher and has had the opportunity to work with all ages.

    Year Started:
    6/1/1995
    Tenure:
    20 Years
  • Ms. Tracy

    Ms. Tracy, Lead Pre-K

    Teachers who LOVE teaching, teach children to LOVE learning.  -Unknown

    Tracy is our Lead Pre-K teacher and has been working with children for over 20 years!  She has held many different positions in the childcare field, but feels that teaching in a classroom is her passion!

    Year Started:
    8/14/1995
    Tenure:
    19 Years
  • Ms. Terri

    Ms. Terri, Lead School Age

    Terri has been working in the childcare field for many years and even ran her own center before coming to KinderCare in 2007.  She has worked with all ages and is excited to take over our school age program!

    Year Started:
    10/10/2007
    Tenure:
    7 Years
  • Miss China

    Miss China, Infant Classroom

    Never stop dreaming and dream big!

    China has been working at KinderCare since 2007. She is a teacher in our Infant Program. She really enjoys seeing the babies learn as they grow. She loves and cares for each one as if they are her own.

    Year Started:
    1/22/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
  • Miss Katie

    Miss Katie, Toddler Classroom & Health & Safety Coordinator

    I love watching the children learn new skills and grow throughout the year! The smiles on the children's faces inspires me to come to work each day!

    Katie is currently teaching on our Toddler program.  She has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Michigan and a CDA in Early Childhood.  She is also the Health and Safety Coordinator for our center.  Katie has been working with KinderCare since 2002!

    Year Started:
    4/1/2002
    Tenure:
    13 Years
  • Miss Anna

    Miss Anna, Toddler & School Age Classrooms

    Spending my time with smiling and enthusiastic children inspires me to come to work each day!

    Anna has been working at KinderCare since June 2011.  She has her Bachelor's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology with a minor in Psychology.  She is currently working towards a Master Degree at Eastern Michigan University.  In her free time she enjoys running, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

    Year Started:
    6/24/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
  • Miss Crystal

    Miss Crystal, Discovery Pre-School Classroom

    "There is always one moment in a childhood when the door opens and lets in the future."
    -Unknown

    Crystal is currently our Lead Teacher in the Discovery Pre-School Classroom. She has her CDA in Infants and Toddlers, and has been working at KinderCare since 2005.  Crystal has worked with children since 2001 and is proud of the growth of the children that she teaches each day.

    Year Started:
    8/22/2005
    Tenure:
    9 Years
  • Miss Courtney

    Miss Courtney, Lead Infant teacher

    I love to watch children grow and learn. It inspires me to come to work each day!"

    "For children, play is as natural as breathing and as necessary."
    -Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld

    Courtney is our lead infant teacher.  She is working on getting her certificate for Child Development and has been working at KinderCare since 2007!  Watching children grow and learn each and everyday makes her very proud to be a part of the KinderCare team.

    Year Started:
    10/19/2008
    Tenure:
    6 Years
  • Miss Miranda

    Miss Miranda, Pre-School Classroom

    "Tell me and I'll forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I'll understand"
    -Unknow

    Miranda is currently the assistant Pre-School teacher and has been with KinderCare since Janurary 2013.  She has three children of her own - all girls!  She has been working with children for over 15 years in the healthcare setting, and this is her first place being able to watch them learn and grow and be hands on with teaching.

    Year Started:
    1/2/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Miss Gina

    Miss Gina, Pre-School & Pre-K Classrooms

    I am changing the world one day at a time...I TEACH!

    Ms. Gina currently works between our Preschool and Prekindergarten Classrooms when she is not in class herself! She is working towards her degree in Elementary Education and has been with KinderCare since 2011.

    Year Started:
    10/13/2001
    Tenure:
    13 Years
  • Miss Nicole B

    Miss Nicole B, Pre-K and School Age Classrooms

    "It takes a big heart to help shape little minds."
    -Unknown

    Nicole has been working for KinderCare since 2007.  She loves to watch the children use their imagination and their brains to solve problems.  Nicole loves playing games with the children and is proud of how much they learn when they are at KinderCare throughout the day.

    Year Started:
    5/6/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years

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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
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegan

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

This Center has a key pad entrance door and all other doors are locked with no access from the outside. The playgound area is well fenced in.

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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&nbsp;My daughter attended this KinderCare for preschool. The women there are absolutely amazing! They truly care about not only the children there, but the whole family as well. I was very nervous about putting my daughter in a daycare but they made me feel very comfortable and within a month we felt like family. When I moved and started a new job in the opposite direction I made the half hour commute to the facility to keep my daughter there.<br /> My daughter left KinderCare and started Kindergarten more than prepared for the classroom. With the help of Miss. Terry she had scored above her grade level in reading, writing and math. Miss. Terry cares about each individual child and never minded when I had a million questions. She always made it a point to pull me aside and let me know how my daughter was doing. She wasn't just a babysitter, she really got to know my daughter and would notify my immediately when she wasn't herself.<br /> <br /> I really can't say enough about how amazing this place is. I obviously highly recommend it!

- Mother

My son has been apart of Kinder Care Livonia since he was 15 months old. I have to admit that when I was looking for daycare centers to place my son, it was a stressful task. I was coming from a difficult situation where I was forced back into the workforce and forced to give up my son to daycare. I was nervous, upset, and really unwilling to place my son, but at the same time, I had no choice. My initial reaction to daycare was negative, to say the least. Why would I give up my beautiful and darling son to people I don't know, doing God knows what, and teach my son God knows what things. However, due to my circumstance, I had to begin my search. I really stumbled upon Kinder Care by accident, and to this day, I'm so grateful for that accident. I have never met such amazing people. Ms. Katie and Ms. Maureen have been kind, respectful, helpful, and just overall amazing. All of my son's teachers have been amazingly loving. He was never without anything, which was my biggest fear. They cared for him and showered him with praise and encouragement. Soon, I began to realize little things, like my son saying his numbers and letters and he's not even two! He's singing songs and he's extremely happy. He's never far away from love, excitement, and new experiences. I cannot express in words how much my son has learned and experienced in the past year, and I don't ever regret putting him here. Picking Kinder Care as the place to put my son five days a week for 40 plus hours, was one of the best decisions I have never made. It was not to my son's disadvantage, but he has advanced in ways that I could not have done on my own. I have full confidence that you will find that these women are capable and go above and beyond for all the children, especially mine! :)

- Mother
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