Our staff members are experienced childcare providers who are certified in CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse Recognition, and Communicable Disease Recognition. Most of our staff members have an early education background or a university degree in Early Childhood or related program. All staff complete a Protective Services Clearance through the Department of Human Service. Criminal History records are checked on all staff members through Michigan Department of State Policy Internal Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT.) Staff members will not be allowed in the center if they are convicted of a sexual offence, a felony involving harm or threatened harm to an individual within ten years, or child abuse and neglect. We pride ourselves on providing a safe, loving and friendly atmosphere for your child to play and learn. Our staff members strive to make your children feel welcome at our center, and we are confident that your children will enjoy themselves and will want to come back.
About the Director:
Deanna Gleason serves as the center Director and is a graduate of Oakland University with a Master’s Degree in Special Education with a special emphasis in Learning Disabilities and Emotionally Impaired children. Mrs. Gleason’s bachelor’s degree was earned from Eastern Michigan University in Elementary Education and has taught in the public school system and charter schools. Mrs. Gleason also served as the Assistant Director of Huntington Learning Center. Mrs. Gleason has held a Michigan State Elementary Professional Education Certificate with a ZA endorsement (early childhood education).
About the Assistant Director:
Jennifer Stajdl serves as center Assistant Director and is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in History; minoring in Women’s Studies. Mrs. Stajdl’s Associate’s Degree was in Liberal Arts with credits in Early Childhood Education. She has served as Infant Lead Teacher and Assistant Director at Hour Kidz of South Lyon. Before working at Hour Kidz, Mrs. Stajdl worked as an Infant Teacher at a local childcare facility. She has also volunteered her time at Eastern Michigan University’s Children’s Institute as well as Hardy Elementary School.