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Silver Spring KinderCare

Elizabeth Hood, Center Director

20675 Silver Spring Dr. Northville MI 48167
(248) 348-1589 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
off 8 Mile Rd W of Meadowbrook

Neighborhood:
off of 8 mile between Meadowbrook and Novi

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Amerman, Moraine, Silver Springs, Orchard Hills

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.  We are proud of this accomplishment and the high quality standards that we focus on at the center.  We would love to show you around our center so that you can see first hand what a difference accrediation makes!

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Welcome

Welcome to the KinderCare in Northville, Michigan. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. It is our mission to create a safe and happy place of learning for your child. Our teachers strive to give your child the opportunity to learn and grow each and everyday. At KinderCare in Northville, we consider every child to be a part of our big family. We are looking forward to meeting you and becoming a part of your child's life.

Elizabeth Hood, 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

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Wednesday July 29, 2015
    1. Pajama Day

      Wear your favorite pajamas to school today!

  2. Friday July 31, 2015
    1. Puppet Show

      Join us for a Puppet Show put on by Pippin Puppets.

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at the Northville KinderCare are passionate about the children and the families that they serve. Throughout our center, you will find a lot of long term staff and children that make up our KinderCare family. The majority of our teachers have their Childhood Development Associate's while others hold Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in the field. At the Northville KinderCare, we all share a passion for providing a nurturing environment where young minds are free to grow!

  • Elizabeth Hood

    Elizabeth Hood, Center Director

    I love working with children and being part of their lives each day. I feel very lucky to come to work each day and see many smiling faces. I am passionate about education and socialization and feel that the early years are of utmost importance in the lives of children.

    While attending the University of Michigan, Elizabeth began working at an early childhood center and developed a love for the profession. Upon graduation, she worked for several years as a teacher before joining KinderCare in 2000. Elizabeth enjoys working with the children and parents to ensure that they are comfortable and happy. The family feel of the center is really important to her as this is where some children spend a large part of their day.  She has two daughters and has been lucky to have them attend the center and learn and grow with her. She especially enjoys greeting the children each day and the excitement that they share when learning new things.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to taking the job of Center Director,Elizabeth was a prekindergarten teacher.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2000
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
  • Janet Stafford

    Janet Stafford, Assistant Director

    I love the way that children use their imaginations in everything that they do.  I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to experience life through the eyes of a child.  Children are so sincere and it makes me happy to watch them learn and grow each day.

    Janet began her early childhood career as a teacher. She has worked in a variety of classrooms and has a strong knowledge of curriculum. Janet earned her Child Development Associate's credential and is commited to continuing education in the field.  She has worked as an Assistant Director with KinderCare since 1999. The children love attending Ms. Janet's phonics and math classes.  She makes learning fun with silly songs and stories.  It is normal to see Janet invloved in a fun game of tag on the playground.  She is energetic and the children love her for it!  When she is not teaching, Janet enjoys spending time with her family, including her two adorable dogs.  She loves reading and shares this passion on a daily basis during circle time.

    Year Started:
    3/29/1999
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Anne

    Ms. Anne, Infants

    I truly enjoy working in the infant room and having the opportunity to influence so many lives.

    Ms. Anne went to Michigan State University and received her degree in Early Child Education.  She has worked in the infant classroom for over 12years.  She not only has experience with children in a childcare setting, but also as a mom.  She loves spending time with her husband and two young daughters.  Parents and children love Ms. Anne's patient and caring nature, and her fun loving personality.  It is not uncommon to see the infants gathered around Ms. Anne for circle time with stories, and puppets.  The babies love this special group time.

    Year Started:
    3/12/2003
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Alyse

    Ms. Alyse, Toddler Classroom

    I enjoy seeing the children learn new things and hearing them laugh each day.

    Ms. Alyse has worked at KinderCare since 2007. She loves this age group and helping to transition infants into the toddler classroom. She has her CDA and uses her degree on a daily basis to ensure high quality curriculum in her classroom.  Ms. Alyse loves dancing with the children and you can often see her blowing bubbles for the children while they have mini dance parties.   She enjoys making a difference in the lives of children each and everyday.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate degree
  • Ms. Melanie

    Ms. Melanie, Discovery Preschool

    I am very lucky to have the opportunity to work with such a fun group of children.

    Melanie has had quite a few experiences with children around the world.  After working with children in Korea teaching English she came to KinderCare in 2014.  She is the teacher in the discovery preschool classroom, working with children to prepare them to transition to preschool.  Her classroom is always filled with fun art and sensory experiences.  She is very creative and loves to bring this skill into the classroom.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Bachelors degree
  • Ms. Angie

    Ms. Angie, Preschool Classroom

    The children enhance my life and make me laugh each day.

    Ms. Angie has worked in a variety of positions throughout the center. Her experience with a variety of ages makes her a wonderul asset to the center. She is currently the lead teacher in the preschool classroom. She has a love for art and music within the classroom. Ms. Angie enjoys communication with the children and parents and helping the children to gain social and academic skills to prepare them for Kindergarten.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2003
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Sherry

    Ms. Sherry, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love to watch the children learn and grow as they prepare for Kindergarten.

    Ms. Sherry worked for several years as a teacher's aide before coming to work at KinderCare. While at KinderCare she is the lead teacher of the Prekindergarten class. Ms. Sherry completed her Child Development Associate's credential and continues to work on furthering her education. She loves helping the children as they prepare to transition from our center to a kindergarten classroom. She also drives the bus and assists with dropping off and picking up the children from school.  All the children love the fun socks and outfits that she wears for Spirit day.  She makes learning fun and never hesitates to get messy with the children.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2001
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential

July 2015 Events

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  1. Thursday July 02, 2015
    1. Wear Red. White and Blue!

      Wear red, white and blue today!

  2. Thursday July 09, 2015
    1. Shine bright! Wear Orange!

      Wear orange to school today!

  3. Friday July 10, 2015
    1. Kona Ice Visit

      Kona ice comes to visit the center for our Friday Summer fun activity!

  4. Tuesday July 14, 2015
    1. In Center Event

      In center event celebrating KinderCare's birthday. Join us as we celebrate this special day. There will be cake and fun birthday activities.

  5. Wednesday July 15, 2015
    1. Wear your favorite baseball shirt!

      Don't forget to wear your favorite baseball shirt today!

  6. Friday July 17, 2015
    1. Magic Show

      Join us for a fun Magic Show presented by Spitzer and Sons.

  7. Wednesday July 29, 2015
    1. Pajama Day

      Wear your favorite pajamas to school today!

  8. Friday July 31, 2015
    1. Puppet Show

      Join us for a Puppet Show put on by Pippin Puppets.

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.

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

The center has a security door with a keypad entrance. The playground is fenced in around the entire center for safety. The staff also possess current First Aid and CPR certifications.

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 loves all of the teachers at the center and talks about them constantly. She has learned so much since she has been attending the center. She is putting together sentences better and her vocabulary is growing as well.

- Mother

My husband and I came and toured Silver Springs KinderCare when I was pregnant with my son, we knew right then what center we wanted to care for our son. The infant teachers are so amazing, and love each and every child. My husband and I always tell are friends and family what a wonderful place KinderCare is, and we are excited too see him learn and grow.

- Mother

My daughter has been at the Silver Springs KinderCare for almost five years.  When I brought her to the center as a baby I fell in love with the center and staff.  She has learned so much over the years, thanks caring and committed teachers.  I am never worried to leave her, always knowing that she is being loved and cared for.  I want to thank all of her teachers for giving her a firm start on her education.  We went to Kindergarten testing this past week and they told me that she must attend a great preschool because she is more than ready for Kindergarten.   I will miss all the teachers when she heads off to Kindergarten, but am truly grateful for the wonderful experiences that they have shared with my child

- Mother
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