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Novi KinderCare

Tori Luckett, Center Director

24250 Homestead Novi MI 48374
(248) 305-5461 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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On 10 Mile Road between Taft and Beck Road

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Novi Woods Elementary School transportation provided to and from the school. Park View Elementary School transportation can be arranged for school bus to pick up/drop of at the site. A staff will assist with transition.


Our Nationally Accredited KinderCare Learning Center is proud to offer one of the best early educational programs in the country. We provide an individualized curriculum for Infants and all children up to the age of 12. Our research-based curriculum forcuses on six key areas of development: Cognitive, Creative Expression, Executive Function, Language and Literacy, Physical and Welness, and Social/ Emotional.

Our Program Features:

  • Encouragement and support that help build children's self-confidence and self-help skill
  • Opportunities for children to express themselves creatively through music, art, dance and drama
  • Engaging small and large group experiences
  • Age-appropriate activities and materials that encourage the development of important learning concepts
  • Regular teacher-family communication; including daily updates and Parent/ Teacher conferences three times a year

Tori Luckett, Center Director

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We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


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


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.


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.


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 and staff at the Novi KinderCare are passionate about developing the minds of the children in our care. With extensive experience, various educational and cultural backgrounds, our staff is fully equipped to provide your children and families with a nurturing environment to develop the youngest of minds and create a lifelong love of learning.

  • Tori Luckett

    Tori Luckett, Center Director

    Mrs. Tori Luckett joined the Novi KinderCare Team in August of 2016 bringing with her a wealth of experience and education. Beginning her early childhood journey in 1994, she dedicated 15 years to the Head Start program community of Ypsilanti/Belleville as both a teacher and family service provider. Relocating briefly to the Orlando area, Tori spent five years as a Center Director  before she married and returned to Michigan. She is a die hard Wolverine and enjoys college football season, playing the piano, and community activities through her church. A life long lover of learning, she continues educating herself on current trends and research in the Early Childhood field. She loves the team here at Novi and welcomes family input into making the center an effective and connected program for each family.  

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Goodnight Moon

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Paula Warren

    Paula Warren, Assistant Director

    Every day is a new adventure when working with children.

    As Assistant Director for our center, Paula works with each family through the enrollment and entry process into the school. In addition she is responsible for ensuring the quality of each classroom and offering any needed support to classroom teaching staff. She enjoys working with the teachers and assisting with the development of classroom schedules and lesson plans. Paula is a graduate from Western Michigan University where she earned her degree in Family and Child Development. She also holds a certification to teach English as a foreign language. Paula enjoys getting to know each child and learning all of their different personalities.

    Previous Experience:
    Paula has had several years experience babysitting, she was an assistant teacher for two years, and lead preschool teacher for three years.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Fox in Socks

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Development, TEFL Certified
  • Ms. Karen

    Ms. Karen, Health & Safety Manager, Learning Adventures Teacher

    I am so fortunate to care for and educate young children. It is my privilege to prepare them for a love of learning that lasts a lifetime!

    Ms. Karen has been with our center since 2007. She teaches our Learning Adventures extracurricular program which includes Phonics, Math, Music, Science, and Cooking. She loves to "break into song" in the classroom and have the children spontaneously join in! Ms. Karen has also completed her child development associate credential, as well as daycare administration classes. She has three grown daughters and recently had her first grandchild.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Karen was a Communication Director at Glendale Heights Community Hospital.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Pete the Cat's Brand New Shoes

    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate credential
  • Ms. Cindy

    Ms. Cindy, Infant Classroom

    I love watching the infants change and grow as they develop their own personalities.

    Ms. Cindy has been with KinderCare since 2003 and has watched many children grow from infancy to Prekindergarten years in our center. She truly loves the infants in her care and is a very caring and compassionate teacher. She maintains a positive environment in her nurturing classroom. Ms. Cindy plans activities that promote growth and development in the infant room. She enjoys engaging the children in sensory, art, and music activities. What Ms. Cindy enjoys most about her classroom is observing the children reach milestones and recognizing their names and faces in their classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working at KinderCare, Cindy was a stay-at-home mom and raised her two children.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Love You Forever

    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
    Child Development Associate credential
  • Ms. Dawn

    Ms. Dawn, Infant Classroom

    Treat others as you want to be treated.

    Ms. Dawn is the second team teacher in our Infant room. She has been married to her best friend for 24 years and has two wonderful daughters, ages 19, and 20. She brings to us her years of experience as a mom focused on the health, safety and development of her children. Ms. Dawn has been with our program for over three years and is dedicated to providing exceptional care to our youngest students. She has been trained in Safe Sleep, CPR/First Aid, and annual required licensing training.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    If You Give a Pig a Pancake
    Chicken Soup for the Soul

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Marissa

    Ms. Marissa, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Marissa joined our teaching team last Fall, and just recently moved to the Lead Teacher position in our Infant Mobile room (Waddlers) after spending several months of being trained and mentored by Ms. Cindy our Infant Teacher and Team Leader. Ms. Marissa is a first time mom to Riley who is one year old and is in our Toddler A classroom. She loves to spend time with family and friends and enjoys time outside and traveling. Ms. Marissa has been in Early Childhood for about a year and a half and has and education degree from Michigan State University. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Berenstein Bears

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Sarah

    Ms. Sarah, Infant and Toddler Classrooms

    Giving the children confidence, self-esteem, and a love of learning.

    Ms. Sarah grew up in England and has lived in the USA since 1996. She received her NNEB in England, which is a certification to nanny or work in a daycare. Ms. Sarah has worked at KinderCare since 2007. She takes pride in knowing that all of the children in her classroom will be provided with the best care and education possible.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
  • Ms. Pam

    Ms. Pam, Toddler Classroom

    I love watching the children learn and grow on a daily basis.

    Ms. Pam has been with KinderCare since 2012. In that time she has developed strong bonds with the children in her care. Every day to her is a new adventure as she is able to observe the children develop new skills. The parents as well as the children in her classroom absolutely love her. Ms. Pam has a very nurturing teaching style that is comforting and soothing to her students.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Pam volunteered at Our Lady of Victory as a lunch supervisor. Pam is also a mother and has raised two children.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Dinosaur Pet

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Micheli

    Ms. Micheli, Toddler Classroom

    I love working with the children and seeing them grow with self esteem.

    Micheli has been with KinderCare since 2014. She has obtained her education and experience in early childhood development in her home country, Peru. She enjoys doing big group activities with her students such as music and reading. She is fluent in Spanish and loves to incorporate the language throughout lessons.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Five Green Speckled Frogs

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Kisha

    Ms. Kisha, Preschool Classroom

    I love the kids more than anything!

    Kisha has been with KinderCare since May 2014 and has several years experience in early childhood education. She enjoys playing music and dancing with her students, as well as encouraging language development through the use of puppets.

    Previous Experience:
    Kisha has been a lead teacher for 14 years and was a teacher assistant for ten years. She was also an education specialist for nine years.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Oh, The Places You'll Go!

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Kurumi

    Ms. Kurumi, Preschool Classroom

    Do into others as you would have them do unto you.

    Ms. Kurumi teaches in our preschool classroom and brings to our center the rich culture and language of Japan. She provides a connection with our Japanese speaking families, helping to assure them that their child is doing well and excelling in the class. She is currently attending college to earn her child development associate and recently enjoyed having her family here from Japan to share in her wedding nuptials. Ms. Kurumi has a bachelor of art in international relations, and after graduating worked for a travel agency for two years. During that time she traveled to over 50 countries, learning and experiencing many different cultures. She respects all the differences of every culture and loves working with a culturally diverse group of people and children. Ms. Kurumi moved to Michigan three years ago to work as an Au pair. She loves working with families that are transitioning from Japan to Michigan. 

    Previous Experience:
    Au pair
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Rainbow Fish

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Sarah S.

    Ms. Sarah S., Prekindergarten Classroom

    Carpe Diem

    Ms. Sarah has been with the Novi site since March of 2015. She is a Michigan native, but has also had the privilege of serving in the U.S. Army for six years. She is the mother of two little boys aged, 3 and 5, which makes her a perfect match for our Prekindergarten Multi-age classroom. Ms. Sarah currently has an associate degree in Early Childhood and is working towards her bachelor of arts in Human Development and Family Studies. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Stuart Little

  • Ms. Kathy

    Ms. Kathy, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Teaching the young mind is like a sponge, absorbing a thirst for knowledge!

    Ms. Kathy is originally from Tuskegee Alabama where she attended Tuskegee university and obtained an associate degree in early childhood. She moved to Michigan in 1984 and has lived here with her two daughters and granddaughter who attends our infant program. Ms. Kathy has worked in several local school districts before finding a home here in Novi. On top of her busy schedule of lesson and class planning, Ms. Kathy is also an author of two children's books; Stinky Winky and Can I Tell you Something? 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Future Has a Past

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Mona

    Ms. Mona, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Mona has a love for learning that is supported by her many activities throughout her life in which she has engaged in teaching young children. Ms. Mona has an engineering degree from Purdue University, has raised two children with her husband of 35 years, been a stay at home mom, business owner and volunteered at church and in the community. In her words, she has always wanted to be a teacher!! So when she had the opportunity, she joined the KinderCare family and has been working with our multi-age classrooms since. Using her engineering background, Ms. Mona helps in our STEM programming, plans small group experiences, and works with our school age tutoring program.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Stephanie

    Ms. Stephanie, Multi-Age Classroom Assistant

    Ms. Stephanie is originally from Canada, but has lived here in the States most of her life. Originally planning to go into the world of photography, she took a Child Development class in college and instantly fell in love with early childhood. She loves watching how children grow and learn new things. In her free time, she likes to read, write, visit coffee shops and dabble still in photographer. This September she will be getting married to her best friend.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Goodnight Moon

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Ibtihal (Tee)

    Ms. Ibtihal (Tee), Multi-Age Classroom Assistant

    To teach them to be a good person in their environment.

    Ms. Tee has been with us at KinderCare since 2001. She has worked with so many of our students over the years, preparing them for their next steps in life. She enjoys making learning fun for the children by helping them explore and create using art, math, science, and writing.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Megan

    Ms. Megan, Infant Classroom

    We will pass through life's issues again and again, each time with a new story, each time with a greater understanding, until they become indistinguishable from our blessing and wisdom.

    Ms. Megan is currently a senior at Eastern Michigan University where she is pursuing a degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. She has always had a strong calling to influence the lives of young children, which she attributes to getting from her mom, Dawn who also works in our Infant Classroom. Ms. Megan has done her student teaching through the Novi Community Preschool and EMU's Children's Institute. She is favorite in the classroom and with parents.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Laynae'a

    Ms. Laynae'a, Floater

    Ms. Laynae'a is currently attending college studying early childhood development. When not in school, she works here part-time in just about every classroom. Ms. Laynae'a is the "extra" hands in the classroom when a teacher needs assistance, a special project is going on, or we are in the transitional periods of the day.

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor 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

  • Great Start to Quality

    Great Start to Quality



Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Arabic
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Japanese

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

With key pad entry and family sign-in/sign-out codes, continuous cleaning, sanitation procedures, and illness policies, KinderCare strives to make our center a safe and healthy place to be.

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The staff is friendly, responsible and have good ethics. Love the family discount!

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My daughter loved the School Age day camps and cannot wait to return next summer!

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I am so comfortable with the teachers and the director. I do not have any worries about leaving my baby with them! Great place for babies!

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