Infant & Toddler Childcare

  • You are your child's best teacher & we are here to support you!

    We are here to provide a quality, developmentally appropriate experience for your child by creating daily routines and meaningful experiences that revolve around the children's strengths, interests and needs.  We view ourselves as an extension of your family and are here to support you and your family during these early years.  We are committed to having a constant atmosphere of love, learning and security in order to help create a strong foundation for your child's needs and lifelong learning. 

    We believe babies are born to learn!  Children form their basis for learning during the first years of life.  It’s a known fact that early childhood experiences have an enduring impact on future learning and well-being.   During our daily routines and activities we implement the goals of The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, & Twos to enrich your child's developmental skills and experiences.

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Infant Childcare

  • Welcome to our Infant Tadpole Room!

     

    Room E42

    Phone: 734-439-5163

    Our infant program is structured around the individual needs of each child, based on the schedule provided by the parent/guardian and designated to enrich your child's developmental skills.  Infants are fed on demand.

    Outside Time - Weather permitting, we take the infants and young toddlers on a walk outside at least once per day.  When the weather does not permit us to go outside, we stay inside the building and walk or play in the multi-purpose room or First Steps.

    Shoe Free Room - With infants always on the floor, we want to provide a clean, safe and healthy environment in the infant room.  We practice a “shoe free” room.  We ask that all adults and children entering the room remove their shoes.  We do this to prevent outside contaminants from being brought into the room.

Toddler Childcare

  • Welcome to our Toddler Tadpole Room!

     

    Room E40

    Phone: 734-439-5106

    Our toddler program is a developmentally appropriate play-based structure, so the children have the opportunity to experience their enviroment and surroundings. interacting in ways that support and expand their abilities. 

    We provide daily activities that involve a range of opportunities to explore, imagine, investigate and engage in purposeful and meaningful experiences, structured around the developmental skills and milestones of the children. 

    Through our activities we allow children to develop independence and to grow socially and emotionally in a safe and supervised environment, with constant  support.

    Outside Time - Weather permitting, we take a walk out to the toddler playground at least once per day.  When the weather does not permit us to go outside, we stay inside the building and walk or play in the multi-purpose room.

Meet Our Staff

Mrs. Marianne Goudy - Infant Room

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Mrs. Marianne Goudy - Infant Room

My name is Marianne Goudy and this is my fifth year working as a Lead teacher in the Tadpole Infant Rm. I have worked at Paddock for 10 years. Before I came to work in the Early Childhood Center, I was a Special Education Para Professional. I received my CDA (Child Development Associates) for Infant and Toddlers in 2012 and continue my education every year to keep that credential current. I live in Tecumseh with my husband of 31 years. I have two children ages 28 and 24. I love being with my family and spending time with my many pets.  I enjoy kayaking and camping. I am excited to begin this new school year and get to know you and your family.

Mrs. Denene Yarger - Toddler Room

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Mrs. Denene Yarger - Toddler Room

Hello my name is Denene Yarger and I am the lead teacher for the toddler room. I have my associates degree in Early Childhood Development and over 25 years of experience with all ages. This is my 12th year here at PECC and toddler age is my favorite! Their eyes light up when they try something new and they get so proud of them selves as they figure out their independence. My husband and I have been married for 24 years, my oldest Kelsey is attending Central Michigan and my son is a freshman at Milan High. I am looking forward to a fun year getting to know each of you and your children.

Miss Emily Bowerman - Toddler Room

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Miss Emily Bowerman - Toddler Room

My name is Emily Bowerman and I have lived in Milan my whole life. I graduated from Milan High School in 2018. I will be attending Monroe Community College in the fall working towards my associates degree in child development. This is my second year here at Paddock and really enjoyed working with the toddler age. I am very excited to get to know each of you.

Mrs. Kendra Gotts -Toddler Room

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Mrs. Kendra Gotts -Toddler Room

Hi! My name is Kendra Gotts and I'll be one of your toddler teachers this year! This is my 3rd year teaching toddlers. I have a wonderful husband Ben, I have 2 amazing children Braeden is 12 and Brooklyn is 7. Also have 2 animals, dog named Gus and a rabbit named Thumper. I have lived in Milan my whole life I came from a big family. I enjoy camping and going to my kids activities. I'm very excited for this year to have this opportunity to care for your children.

Mrs. Katherine Gragg - Infant Room

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Mrs. Katherine Gragg - Infant Room

Hi, my name is Katherine Gragg, most people call me Kati or Kat. I live in Ann Arbor with my husband of 11 years - Dan, and our two daughters - Maizie and Aurora. They have attended Milan Area Schools for 4 years and will be starting 5th grade and 3rd grade this year. When we aren’t busy with school we enjoy walks to the parks, reading, arts and crafts. 

I look forward to learning and growing with you and your children this year! 
Mrs. Kathy Gyolai - Infant Room

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Mrs. Kathy Gyolai - Infant Room

Hi, my name is Kathy Gyolai and this is my 11th year in the infant room.  I have been married to my husband Jeff for 26 years.  We have three daughters.  Our two oldest are now in college, while the youngest is a senior at Milan High school.  In 1997, I graduated with my Bachelors of Science from Eastern Michigan University. 

 
I am grateful for the opportunity to watch your children grow and learn.  I enjoy singing songs and reading baby board books with them.  It is fun to watch them interact with each other.  Thank you for sharing your children with us!
Mrs. Kim Kimbrell

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Mrs. Kim Kimbrell

Ten years with Paddock’s Early Childhood Center has blessed me with many amazing memories, experiences and opportunities. The children each leaving a mark on my heart that has transformed me into the teacher I am today. My love for my students pushed me to pursue my education in early childhood at Washtenaw Community College. I was able to complete my Associates Degree in Early Childhood from WCC this past May.

Personally, I grew up in Milan, have been married for 25 years, with four children (2 boys and 2 girls) who keep us very busy with their many activities. Many animals also keep me busy as well as entertain me and fulfill my love for animals. Some of my other interests include being outdoors, camping, traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Mrs. Linda Kline - Toddler Room

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Mrs. Linda Kline - Toddler Room

My husband, Ron, and I have lived in the Milan area for 26 years.  We enjoy family activities with our children and grandchildren.

I received my BA and Teaching Certificate from the University of Michigan.  Much of my employment career has been at the North Central Association and The University of Michigan.  

My goal for an encore career has always been to work with toddlers and am I excited to have this opportunity at PECC.

Mrs. Sarah Roy - Infant Room

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Mrs. Sarah Roy - Infant Room

Hello! My name is Sarah Roy, I am so excited to be working in the Infant Tadpole room this year on a regular basis. If it seems like you have seen me around the building, its because you have!  I have been a substitute in the Infant, Toddler and Preschool rooms for the past three years.  I also try to attend as many field trips with my two kids and volunteer in their classrooms as much as possible.

My family and I live just outside of Milan, in a country setting.  We have 2 dogs, 2 rabbits, 1 frog and 1 fish.  We love being outside, playing, camping, or just relaxing around the fire.

I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you!