"The Children’s Center is wonderful! The teachers go above and beyond, when my son was struggling with the transition of starting at the center they helped him by writing out a daily schedule that he could follow to help him know what was going to come next. Thanks to them, the transition has been easier not only on my son but us as parents. We’re very thankful for the program and the people that care for our children!"
Welcome to where we LOVE first and teach second. Let us wrap our arms around your child!
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The Children's Center Founders Jay and Mary Wardlaw
and their 6 grandchildren
Guide to finding the BEST child care
Almost 30 years ago we looked for daycare for our 18 month old daughter. After a heart-breaking start to our search a vision for child care that put relationships first began to come to life for us. Through the years we've grown from a home-based program loving 6 children to a multi-site organization wrapping our arms around over 200 children and their families. Children, staff and families are the heart of our program. We have a 4-star rating in both of our locations, and the State of Michigan has rated us among the top 10% of all licensed programs in the state - but that's not our highest goal. It's not about numbers or ratings, it's about building relationships and giving families a loving environment for their children. The excellence of our program flows from the commitment to LOVE first and teach second.
We LOVE our families!
Mary and Jay Wardlaw
The staff at The Children's Center have been hired first because of their shared vision to LOVE our families. From the littlest ones in our care who are rocked, cared for and snuggled, to our preschoolers and older - our focus is building relationships, celebrating when children reach new milestones and comforting when they are sad. Every teacher is here to LOVE our families.
Welcome Letter From Our Founders
Along with daycare / child care, The Children's Center offers a free Great Start Readiness Preschool Program, available at both of our location for qualifying families with children four years of age. Let's see if your family qualifies!
"The Staff at The Children's Center truly care for the children and it really matters to me." - Rhonda T.