Dawn Richardson, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
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. In Plymouth: Metropolitan Junior Academy. In Northville: Winchester Elementary.
Our center is accredited by the National Accreditation Commission.
Meet Dawn Richardson, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 1999
Education: Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development Associates
Favorite Children's Book: Goodnight Moon
Meet Dawn Richardson! She is the Center Director at Livonia KinderCare in Michigan. Dawn attended Schoolcraft College, where she earned an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has also earned a Childhood Development Associate credential. She has been with KinderCare since 1999, and before that she was a teacher. "It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice." Outside of work, Don enjoys camping, traveling, and spending time with her family.
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
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.
Livonia KinderCare Programs
Infant Programs (6 weeks–1 year)
Leaving your baby in someone else’s care is a big step. Everyone at our centers—most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers—will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant classroom, you’ll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and ready to explore their world.
Toddler Programs (1–2 Years)
Everything in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That’s because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the place, that means they’re learning and discovering new things every day. We’ll help them explore their interests (and find new ones!) as they play and learn.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2–3 Years)
This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton of books and toys and bring artwork down to kids eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn how we all work together in a classroom. Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them get used to a more structured school setting.
Preschool Programs (3–4 Years)
This age is all about expression, when kids really start to form their own ideas about what they want to play and how they want to create. Every day in our preschool classroom, your child will explore science experiments, create artwork, and play pretend—all the skills needed for their big next step: kindergarten!
Prekindergarten Programs (4–5 Years)
When you walk into one of our pre-K classrooms, you’ll see artwork and writing displayed around the room. Labels are everywhere to help kids connect letters with words. You’ll also see pictures on the walls that reflect the families in our community. Your child will also deepen their knowledge in language, math, science, Spanish, and social skills.
Before- and After-School Programs (5–12 Years)
You can count on us to provide reliable care for your school-ager while you’re at work, with safe transportation from our center to your child’s school and back! Whether your child wants to start a drama club, build a volcano, or create a comic book, they will have a place to follow their dreams. Your child will start and end the day with a whole lot of fun!
School Break Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Winter break, spring break, summer break—when school’s out (but you still need to work), you can count on KinderCare to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that’s focused on fun. We welcome children ages 5–12 during school break times and make sure they have a sensational, screen-free experience they won’t forget.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. They’ll whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!
Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Kids will learn to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. Our original curriculum blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.
Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)
Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)
STEM Innovators (3-8 Years)
You’ve probably heard a lot about how important STEM education is for your child, but what does that really mean? Our STEM Innovators program takes kids’ natural ability to make sense of the world and applies it to robotics, chemistry, coding, geology, and more. While your child experiments, they’ll discover how to use technology to do amazing things!
We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH
An Artist's Heart
"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
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!”
Amanda - KinderCare Parent
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! :)”
Jean W. - KinderCare Parent
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A
Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.
Frequently Asked Questions
What accreditations does KinderCare have?
We are your trusted caregiver. Our centers are state-licensed and regularly inspected to make sure everything meets or exceeds standards, including child-to-teacher ratios and safe facilities. Our centers aren’t just licensed—most are accredited, too! Find out more.
Do you offer part-time schedules at Livonia KinderCare?
Everybody’s schedule is different. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and full-time childcare. Drop-in care may also be available. Reach out to your Center Director to learn more.
How does naptime work at Livonia KinderCare?
Our teachers meet every child’s needs during naptime. Our teachers know how to get babies to nap. In fact, they are pros at getting children of any age to nap. Visit our article on "10 Ways We Help Kids Get a Great Daycare Nap" to learn more.
Do you support alternative diets?
We strive to be as inclusive as possible. To that point, we provide a vegetarian option at mealtime, take care to not serve common allergens and can adapt menus based on your child’s food sensitivities. If your child has additional needs, we’ll work with you to figure out a plan.
Are meals included in tuition? Can I choose to send my child with lunch?
We provide nutritious meals and snacks developed by a registered dietician to meet the needs of rapidly growing bodies and minds. If your child has special dietary requirements and you would prefer to bring in their lunch, please make arrangements with the center director.
Does my child need to be potty-trained?
Every child begins toilet learning at a different age. Until your child shows an interest in toilet learning, we’ll provide diaper changes on an as-needed basis. When your child shows an interest, we'll discuss how to work together to encourage toilet learning.