Michigan Child Care Centers, Inc., Kinder Kare programs are based on developmentally appropriate practices and promote a climate of acceptance for all children. The program is structured to enhance children's feelings of comfort, security, self-esteem and development of positive relationships with adults and other children The use of positive guidance techniques, enhance children's development of self-control, responsibility and respect for self, others and the environment.
We provide a wide variety of activities and materials in which children explore their environment, creatively express themselves, develop skills at their own pace and interact with other children and adults.
The daily routine/schedule is predictable, yet flexible, allowing children the opportunity to explore and learn in a meaningful way. Daily activities enhance learning through creative expressions (art), dramatic play, discovery (science), math, music, and creative movement, literature, language, and motor development. Activities are balanced between free choice activities and group experiences that stimulate and challenge their young minds and bodies. Outdoor play opportunities allow children to climb, run, jump, swing, ride, dig, and explore nature.
Michigan Child Care Centers, Inc., Kinder Kare programs value and respect all families. We recognize the family's role as the first and most important teachers, and honor the right and responsibility of each family to be active partners in their child's education. Families are provided multiple opportunities for involvement in our programs, strengthening our relationship and enhancing the early childhood experience. . Michigan Child Care Centers,Inc.,Kinder Kare has been providing programs for young children for over forty years. We operate nine centers in the Tri-Cities,providing child care services that include a developmentally appropriate program for children ages infant through 12 years; meals/snacks that meet USDA standards; family support through events,workshops and referrals as needed; transportation (limited locations); qualified/trained staff; and a family friendly environment that strives to meet the needs of the communities in which we serve. As a community partner,we work collaboratively with Head Start,offering classrooms at selected locations and receive funding from the Michigan Department of Education for the Great Start Readiness Preschool Program.