Creative Kids Learning Center, Inc., was established in 1997 by Jodie Hutcheson. Jodie earned her Bachelor's degree in early Childhood Education from Michigan State University and her Master's degree in Education from the University of Michigan. As a graduate with distinction. She was inducted as a graduate scholar in the School of Education and also earned an invitation to Pi Lamda Theda which she is still a member. Jodie is a professional speaker and presenter in the Early Childhood Education Field and a former on-site field advisor of the Lansing Community College Child Development Program. Jodie is also a published author for the Michigan Department of Consumer & Industry Services. Their quarterly publication "Michigan Child Care Manners" is distributed to every child care center in the state of Michigan. Her most recent accomplishment is being named "Most Influential Woman" in 2003.
Why Day Care? A question I have been asked all my life ... why day care? The only response I will ever have is "it's in my blood, my destiny" and it has always been that way. In a time when "day care" was not a popular place, I always felt that I could make a difference, and I feel that I have. Day care can be a wonderful place for children to grow, learn and develop to their maximum potential; they just have to find the right one. Before entering the child care field, I took a child development class and elected to do my research paper on "the long term effects of child care". What I found out then, was information that I will retain forever. At the time, the results were overwhelming positive; longer friendships, higher level of education attained, more successful marriages, more success in the work place, and most importantly very high self-esteem (just to name a few). What a gift to give your children, things that will last a lifetime.
So I dove in head first, taking on the world of child care. My thoughts were big impressive buildings, lots of children, modern and high tech equipment... the list goes on. So I spent years working in the field as a Center Director, first for a smaller Christian organization and then a large corporation to learn the "ins and outs" of the field, and I did. Some good and some bad. I left with the experiences that I could make a difference. I now own and operate a small, high quality facility with certified teachers. Being the owner, and being a mom, I have a vested interest in my program, my career and my children. I only ask that you come and see what we are all about!
Our highly qualified staff makes sure that your child thrives in our educational and playful environment. We always put your child’s safety first.
- Licensed through the State of Michigan # DC470079518
Brighton, MI 48116-1241