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Cuddle Creek Childcare

3445 Ferry Street, Ann Arbor, MI

Starting at $40/day

Cuddle Creek Childcare is a diverse, family owned business providing a nurturing environment for children ages 6 weeks and up. We understand the challenge of finding trusted care for your child while you are away; we also value the importance of a comfortable, home-like setting-where established routines are key and everyone learns through the human experience. We believe play is a child's work, we believe in respect for all and a child's right to be included, and we believe that all children can be successful members of society in some fashion. Our family is a myriad of diversity: inter-racial adoption, domestic partnership, special needs, rescue pets, etc. We feel strongly that our unique home-life is a true representation of the world around us, on a micro-level. In addition to the typical child care experiences such as learning to share, achieving developmental milestones, problem solving, teamwork, etc., at Cuddle Creek, your child will witness and practice tolerance, acceptance, kindness, compassion, personal responsibility, self-affirmation, and a host of other invaluable life-skills.
Cuddle Creek Child Care uses the Attachment Theory in our practices with all children. We do not use time-outs or punitive consequences at any time. Our staff have found that redirection and adult support is the most successful approach to encouraging appropriate behaviors in older infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children. In our Infant program, we strive to emulate the routines and schedule you have set as parents, to nurture, protect, and build a secure relationship with your child. With over 35+ combined years of experience, we have come to know that a safe, trusting relationship between caregiver and child must be the foundation to all learning.
Cuddle Creek Child Care provides 2 nutritious snacks daily, plus beverages (water, whole milk). Families are responsible to bring breakfast if applicable and lunch. Infant mealtimes will be discussed during the enrollment process. Families are asked to provide their own diapers only.
As parents ourselves, we know that not all work schedules are typical-so we are proud to offer alternative hours of operation upon request, including weekend care consideration. We are here not only for your child, but to help you make parenthood a successful, enjoyable experience. It takes a village!
Please call us to set up a visit today-we are always open to meeting new friends, and we hope you will decide to stay!
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Discovery Center Inc

775 S Maple Rd, Ann Arbor, MI

Starting at $57/day

The Discovery Center has been located on the west side of Ann Arbor since its founding in 1974. Jacki M. began her dream of providing high-quality early childhood programs at the center s original location on North Maple Road. In 1984, the center moved to its current facility on South Maple Road that was designed and built to house our programs. The new building gave us the opportunity to expand the center s offerings to three full-day preschool classrooms, a half-day preschool program, and a new kindergarten program. In 2003, we renovated and further expanded our facilities with the addition of a new large motor/gym space, basement storage area, larger parking lot, and fourth full-day preschool classroom.
The Discovery Center has been an accredited program through the National Association for the Education of Young Children since 1993. The family continues to own and operate The Discovery Center in collaboration with the administrative and teaching staff of the center.The mission of The Discovery Center is to provide a high-quality early childhood experience for young children. In order to achieve this, The Discovery Center strives to provide an environment where each child is able to approach optimum physical, social, emotional, aesthetic, and intellectual growth. The classroom environment encourages each child to explore "discovery centers" set up by the staff and to participate in a full range of activities occurring throughout the day. The program is enhanced by outside specialists who provide Spanish, music, and story telling enrichment activities.
Our curriculum has been developed by our staff of professional educators to be consistent with the center s philosophy. Some areas of the curriculum stressed by The Discovery Center are dramatic play, creative art, music, science and nature, math activities, stories and books, self-help skills, world awareness, communication skills, creative movement, social/emotional skills, and outdoor play. Within this framework, the staff works toward providing an optimum amount of attention, affection, stimulation, independence, novelty, and choice of activities for each child. We offer both half day and full day preschool programs and young 5 program options.
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