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Our Mission

WHAT'S OUR GOAL

“Inspiring Every Child’s Passion for Learning Through Diverse & Meaningful Experiences”.

“I believe that the first five years of childhood is the most important time for development and learning. I have developed a program that will encourage children to learn in an environment that is happy and safe. It is my goal to empower the children with the skills they need to live up to their full potential.

We have a “Whole Child Development” philosophy that features a full day of developmentally appropriate and engaging learning child initiated learning activities. This will all allow children to develop socially, cognitively, emotionally and physically. (Example: when they learn about an apple they touch it, smell it, cut it open, taste it, talk about it and sometimes sing about it). Children learn by doing, it is both fun and educational. The activities that are chosen are open ended, which means they grow at the level of the individual child. Each classroom will have several different designated Interest Areas. The areas will be library, blocks, toys & games, art, cooking, outside, computers, dramatic play, discovery, music & movement, and sand & water. Children will have free choice time along with structured activities throughout the day.

The infants and toddler rooms will have age appropriate activities. There are individual developmental plans for each of the infants under the age of 12 months. One of the important goals of our center is to help these little ones develop a sense of security and bond with their teachers. We want to ensure that they will be loved and supported as they begin to explore the world around them. This is when we have the opportunity to help them learn and develop different skills. A lot of their learning will come during play and consistent interaction to capture those “teachable” moments”.

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Classrooms

FROM INFANT TO PRE-KINDERGARTEN

 

Infant

Approximately 4 weeks – 12 months

In the Infant Room, our main goal is for the children to develop trust in their teachers and a sense of security in their environment. We want the children to develop self-awareness, self-regulation, self-soothing and begin their communication/social skills.

Weeble Wobble

Approximately 11 months – 18 months

In our Weeble Wobble Room one of our primary goals is to keep them safe while they are learning to explore, climb and walk around the classroom.  We encourage the children to create relationships with their teachers and peers.  We help them develop gross and fine motor skills.

Toddlers

Approximately 16 months – 30 months

In our Toddler Room, we follow the Creative Curriculum. The teachers do weekly lesson plans based on the interest of the children. We encourage the children create relationships with their teachers and peers as well as develop gross and fine motor skills.

GSRP

Preschool is a vital part of childhood development. Our accredited curriculum will challenge your child and allow him or her to be the best they can be!

 

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Meet our Staff

WE ARE ALL HERE TO HELP YOU

We here at Academy 4 Lil’ Angels want to thank you for trusting us with your precious child. We are always available to talk about your
child’s development and status in our classroom. Please feel free to browse though our list of qualified staff if you’re thinking of enrolling your child in one of our prestigious programs.

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Ms. Angie

Director

Ms. Felicia

Curriculum Specialist

Ms. Carol

Cook/Bus Driver

Hello my name is Ms. Carol. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Oakland University. I have over 35 years of experience working with children from infants to school age. I have coordinated the toddler program at my church for Vacation Bible School for the past 25 years. I babysat children while raising my children. I have been married for 25 years and have two children of my own. I love to read and swim. My favorite activity is reading by my pool. I look forward to getting to know you and your children. I am excited to be working with your children to help them reach their greatest potential.

Ms. Taylor

Office Assistant

My name is Ms. Taylor. I graduated from Chippewa Valley High school in May of 2014. I have been working for Academy 4 Lil Angels since November of 2015 and started studying Early Childhood Education soon after at Macomb Community College. I am currently going towards my CDA and hope to eventually peruse my education even further, possibly in Foster Care work. I have known that my passion for children would lead to my current field of study when I was a nanny for a family with seven wonderful children. Since their ages ranged from as old as eleven to as young as one week, I had to come up with creative ways to keep them all engaged, while also managing their daily routine from breakfast to bedtime. While working at a childcare center, I hope to provide a comfortable environment for kids to expand their cognitive and social/emotion skills daily! I believe that kids learn best when they’re having fun so I hope to keep my students entertained so they can continuously gain knowledge!

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Ms. Taia

Teacher

Ms. Debbie

Teacher – Infants

Hi! My name is Ms. Debbie. I am the assistant caregiver in the Infant Room. I have been married for over 20 years and have a son. I also have a dog named Buddy. I worked in a school for 8 years as a Latch Key teacher and Lunch Aid. I have been working at Academy 4 Lil’ Angels since 2013. My hobbies include scrapbooking, decorate cakes and bowling. I am always excited to go to Early Childhood Conference to further my knowledge. I am certified CPR, 1st Aid and Blood borne Pathogen.

Every child has the potential to be great, and I believe it all starts with a teacher who cares. My biggest passion in my life is education. Giving a child a successful academic future, to me, is the best gift I could ever give. I believe my dedication and commitment has helped me achieve success in all the goals I have set. I am very excited to be a part of a field, that I have no doubt in my mind is the place I am meant to be.

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Ms. Amy

Teacher

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Ms. Kiara

Teacher

Ms. Crystal

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Ms. Corrina

Assistant Teacher – Toddler

Ms. Rose

Teacher

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Ms. Denise

Pre-School 4’s

Hello my name is Ms. Denise. I have been married for thirty-five years and have five children and six grandchildren. I like to spend a lot of time with my family. We all love to go camping and I like to visit my children that live out of state. I have worked with children for most of my life. I have done babysitting to working in a school district for fifteen years. My goal while working with children is to help build their physical, social, emotional and cognitive skills they need. I am very patient, caring, loving and compassionate. I am looking forward to working with you and your child.

Ms. Heli

Teacher

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Ms. Erica

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Hi! My name is Mrs. Erica and I am a teacher in the GSRP room. I have been teaching for 19 years. I graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Prior to working for Academy 4 Lil’ Angels I worked for both Utica Community Schools and Warren Consolidated. My goal as a teacher is to make my students independent and to fall in love with school. I want them to come to school and realize that learning can be an exciting and fun experience. I love working with children. I have a daughter named Hannah and a son named Joel. We love to go on lots of vacations to sunny places down south. We are big fans of going camping and being outdoors.

Ms. Chanel

Teacher

Ms. Bailey

Teacher

Enrichment Programs

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HappyFeet

 

The HappyFeet Soccer enrichment program is offered biweekly.  This program helps your child(ren) learn and develop through soccer activities.  HappyFeet aligns with our curriculum by helping the children to develop their gross motor skills, expand their language interaction and establish positive relationships by interacting with their peers.  “The HappyFeet goal is that each and every kid has fun, improves their fitness, increases their enjoyment of fitness activities, achieves a higher self concept and gains advance skill!” (HappyFeet Website).

 

 

TumbleSports

 

The TumbleSports enrichment program is offered biweekly at our center and includes various movement activities.  A certified instructor will structure the time offered to your child(ren) by creating lesson plans that are non-competitive and lots of fun!  TumbleSports aligns with our curriculum by helping the children to develop their gross motor skills, expand their receptive and expressive language interaction and establish positive relationships by working alongside their peers.  Some examples of the sports your child will engage in include hockey, t-ball, tennis, and different forms of dances.

 

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Testimonials

WHAT PARENTS SAY ABOUT US

“We have been going to the academy for 5 years. The care is great, close to home, affordable, and our daughter has made many friends. I would highly recommend the center to anyone interested”

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