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Silver Spring KinderCare

Janet Stafford, 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.

Janet Stafford, 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. 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. Thursday December 15, 2016
    1. Holiday Festival

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      Join us for an afternoon of holiday family fun! The children will be performing some of their holiday favorites. We will also be decorating cookies, have our family holiday photo booth and more. Stay tuned for more information. We hope to see you all there. 

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!

  • Janet Stafford

    Janet Stafford, Center 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 committed 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 involved 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.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to taking the job of Acting Director, Janet had been an Assistant Director for 12+ years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Napping House by Audrey Wood
    Year Started:
    3/29/1999
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16+ years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Lisa West-Gorman

    Lisa West-Gorman, Assistant Director

    "In a world where you can be anything...be kind.

    Thoroughly enjoys early childhood education! Outside of work I am married. I enjoy being active in the community and have been involved with the Jaycees and also worked on the Quake on the lake committee.

    Previous Experience:
    I have taught every age group from Infant to School-age and worked in several different facilities over the years. I have been a member of the management team since July of 2015.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Lorax by Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    5/14/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Oakland University and Master's coursework in Early Childhood Education at Saginaw Valley State University
  • Ms. Missy

    Ms. Missy, Preschool Classroom

    Smile and the world smiles back at you!

    I live in Northville with my husband Tony along with our fur babies, our dogs Frank and Holly and the boss of the house, the cat Ted. Between us we have three grown up children that are working on building their own lives. We are one big happy family!

    Previous Experience:
    For 13 years I taught three-year-olds at Temple Israel in West Bloomfield. I was a Director of Camp Tamarack in Ortonville for six years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Good Night Moon
    Year Started:
    10/24/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Education:
    Majored in Early Childhood at Oakland Community College.
  • Ms. Loris

    Ms. Loris, Toddler Classroom

    I am originally from Mexico and moved to the United States in 2009. I am married and have a daughter that comes to KinderCare.

    Previous Experience:
    I have worked at Kearney Public School in Kearney, NE and Head Start in Toledo, Ohio.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear
    Year Started:
    6/7/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Ms. Anne

    Ms. Anne, Infant Classroom

    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 12 years. 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.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    3/12/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's 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.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
    Year Started:
    6/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 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.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Bachelor's degree
  • Ms. Angie

    Ms. Angie, School Age 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 wonderful 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.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    2/1/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate credential
  • Ms. Kaela

    Ms. Kaela, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Remember to look for the good in everyday." -Pete the Cat

    Ms. Kaela is going on her 5th year of teaching Pre-Kindergarten. Before coming to KinderCare she worked at Preschools in Los Angeles, California where learned many different methods of Early Childhood Education. She earned her Associate's Degree from Santa Monica college. She thrives on being very multicultural and loves to integrate that into her classroom.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    8/3/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Degree
  • Ms. Sherry

    Ms. Sherry, Prekindergarten and School-Age Classrooms

    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 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.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Berenstain Bears
    Year Started:
    6/1/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate 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. Thursday December 15, 2016
    1. Holiday Festival

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      Join us for an afternoon of holiday family fun! The children will be performing some of their holiday favorites. We will also be decorating cookies, have our family holiday photo booth and more. Stay tuned for more information. We hope to see you all there. 

  3. 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.

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.

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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 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

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
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