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 C64

    Phone: 734-439-5118

    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 C64

    Phone: 734-439-5118

    Our toddler program is a developmentally appropriate play-based structure, so the children have the opportunity to experience their environment 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.

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Mrs. Denene Yarger, Toddler Lead Teacher

Hello my name is Denene Yarger and I am the lead teacher for the infant and toddler room. I have my associates degree in Early Childhood Development and over 26 years of experience with all ages. This is my 13th year here at PECC and infant 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 25 years, my oldest Kelsey is attending Central Michigan and my son is a sophomore at Milan High. I am looking forward to a fun year getting to know each of you and your children.

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Mrs. Marianne Goudy, Infant Lead Teacher

My name is Marianne Goudy and this is my eighth year working as a lead teacher in the Tadpole Infant room. 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 34 years. I have two children ages 31 and 28 and 3 granddaughters!  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.

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Mrs. Kara Britton

Hi, my name is Kara Britton. I'm so excited to be a part of the toddler and infant room here at Symons! I've been a stay-at-home mom for the past nine years, to my two children Halle (11) and Drew (9). I live  in Milan with my husband, two kids, and our cat and dog. I can't wait for a year filled with crafts, snacks, reading books, and singing songs!

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Mrs. Kathy Gyolai

Hi, my name is Kathy Gyolai and this is my 12th year in the infant room.  I have been married to my husband Jeff for 28 years.  We have three grown children, all graduates of Milan.  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!

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Mrs. Lindsey Kriner

Hi, my name is Lindsey Kriner. I am a mom of three children, Dylan is 10, Kallie is 9, Karina is 5 and just started kindergarten this year. Our family wouldn’t be complete without our pets. We have a dog, 2 cats, a guinea pig, chicken, peacocks, and ducks. My favorite color is pink. I love to sing and dance. Being outdoors is my absolute favorite place to be and I always love an adventure. I am looking forward to watching your little ones learn, grow, and play!

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Mrs. Sheila Meyer

Hi, I'm Sheila Meyer and the director of the infant/toddler program.  I have been working with Milan schools for 28 years now.  I also run our before and after school programs, as well as, Milan Summer Camp.  My husband and I just celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary this summer.  We have 3 daughters 28, 26 and 24 and 1 granddaughter and will soon have our first grandson.   I enjoy crafting and camping when I am out of school. I look forward to spending time with your child this school year in the infant/toddler rooms.

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Ms. Enchantra Ritenour

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Mrs. Sarah Roy

 

Hi my name is Sarah Roy. This will be my 5th year in the Tadpole Infant room. I throughly enjoy making connections with the infants and their families.  I have an enthusiastic approach to early childhood development. I enjoy singing, dancing and reading stories throughout our day. 
 
I live just outside of Milan with my husband and our two kids. In our free time we enjoy being outside, swimming and watching movies together. 

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Mrs. Amber Scott

Hi, my name is Amber Scott. I received my CDA in 1999, and have been a preschool teacher or nanny, the past 25 years. I started off, in the preschool room at Paddock in 2015. This is my first year, with the infant/toddler room. I have been married for 20 years and have two wonderful sons, whom I homeschool, part-time, as well. I look forward to working with and enjoying your children, this year!

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Miss Hannah Szweda

Hello my name is Hannah. I have been a part of PECC for 2 years now. I am currently a junior at Washtenaw Community College, studying secondary childhood elementary. I have a younger sister who is 19, and a younger brother who is 8 years old. I enjoy camping, hanging out with my friends and boyfriend, and snuggling up with my puppy. I enjoy spending time with the children in the classroom and learning from them just as much I hope they learn from me.