210 E. Main Street

Niles, MI


(269) 683-0405

219 Peace Boulevard

St. Joseph MI


(888) 926-0405

"I wrote this song as a way to share my passion for teaching.  It captures the vision for my early childhood program, and the heart of every teacher"  -Mary Wardlaw

Owners Jay and Mary Wardlaw with their family

Jay and Mary Wardlaw

StatisticsReview of The Children's Center

Mary's song

"All of the staff members are compassionate and friendly."  - Stephanie R.

"My kids love the fun and awesome staff who take care of them." - Abbi W.

"The staff at The Children's Center truly care for the children, and it really matters to me." -Rhonda T.

Mary Wardlaw is a local mom of 4 and holds the degree of child development specialist.  Mary's parents, both teachers, inspired her love for education and for 23 years she has been working in the field of early childhood.  Her husband of 29 years, Jay Wardlaw now works along side Mary as they grow the vision for loving care and education together.

Our vision