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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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Special Instructions:
"Off 10 mile Rd. east of Beck Rd. south of I-96."

Neighborhood:
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.

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Welcome

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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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.

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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 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, Center Director

  • Paula

    Paula, Program Specialist

    Everyday is a new adventure when working with children.

    As Acting Assistant Director for our center, Paula is responsible for ensuring the quality of each classroom. 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 2 years, and lead preschool teacher for 3 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Fox in Socks By: Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    11/3/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2008
    Education:
    BS in Family and Child Development, TEFL Certified
  • 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 pre-kindergarten 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.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2000
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Kisha

    Kisha, Toddler B

    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 10 years. She was also an education specialist for 9 years.
    Year Started:
    5/6/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 1990
    Education:
    Business Certified
  • Micheli

    Micheli, Toddler B

    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.

    Year Started:
    2/17/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2005
    Education:
    Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Sarah

    Ms. Sarah, Toddler Classroom

    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.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2001
  • Ms. Pam

    Ms. Pam, Preschool 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.
    Year Started:
    2/7/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's
  • Ms. Christine

    Ms. Christine, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I enjoy watching children learn and explore. I love to see the wonder in their eyes.

    Ms. Christine has worked at KinderCare since 2011. Her favorite thing to do in her classroom is read to her students using dramatic voices and movements to build a sense of interest and anticipation in her students.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Christine worked at another childcare center and was a stay at home mother.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2000
  • Ms. Ibtihal (Tee)

    Ms. Ibtihal (Tee), Prekindergarten Classroom

    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.

    Year Started:
    11/16/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
  • Ms. Karen

    Ms. Karen, 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's 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.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2007
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's 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. 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

  • Great Start to Quality

    Great Start to Quality

  • NAEYC

    NAEYC

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.

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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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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