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.

In our child care program, we have programs for children birth to 12 years old.  (For information about our infant and toddler care, click here)

Our preschool child care program is play-based, with a strong curriculum focused on preparing children for kindergarten.  We know that children learn through play, so we create an environment where children are excited to learn pre-reading, writing and math skills.  Social interaction and building relationships is a strong focus of our program as well, we work hard to build a positive sense of community in our classrooms.  For qualifying families, a free preschool program is available, click here for more information about our GSRP preschool program.  

We also have a before and after school program for students, and all schools in St. Joseph transport students to and from our location.  For information about our school-age summer camp, click here.

We know that parents are very interested in what their children are learning, so every day we'll send emails with pictures and details about your child's day, including learning activities, meals, resting and any important information about how your child is feeling.

Meals and snacks are provided for every child.

"As a working mom, I love knowing I can leave her there with staff that I trust and have become friends with." 

-Barb C.

Owner Mary Wardlaw loves singing with the children, it's one of the ways we wrap our arms around our families!

Your child is WONDERFUL! 

We LOVE our families!

219 Peace Boulevard

St. Joseph MI


(888) 926-0405

210 E. Main Street

Niles, MI


(269) 683-0405