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Loving & Learning Family Daycare

5298 Clear Lake Road
North Branch, MI 48461

(810) 858-7214


Loving & Learning Family Daycare.

It's Not Just a Daycare; We're Part of Your Family.

Quality Childcare at Affordable Prices.

Located in North Branch, MI.

Full Time, Part time and drop in child care available. Open Monday-Friday 6:30am-5:30pm

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Waldorf

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Children are encourgaed to learn through play and through teacher lead instruction during circle time. Teachers assist children with learning by asking opened ended questions and demonstrating how changing variables can produce different results.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Loving & Learning Family Daycare.
It's Not Just a Daycare; We're Part of Your Family.

A Typical Day

Loving & Learning Family Day Care
Pre-School Program Schedule

6:30-7:30 Arrival / Free Play/ Breakfast

7:30-7:45 Clean Up & Morning Chat
7:45-9:00 Directed Activities/Circle Time
9:000- 9:30 Wash Hands & Snack
9:30-10:00 Circle Time

10:00-10:30 Center Play/Group Work
10:30-11:00 Outside Time

11:00-11:30 Wash Hands & Help prepare lunch

11:30-12:00 Lunch Times

12:00-2:00 Naptime

2:00-3:00 Arts & Crafts

3:00-3:30 Clean Up/Snack

3:30- 4:00 Circle Time or Additional Outside Time

4:00-4:30 Outside Time

4:30-5:00 Individual Activities / Wind Down / Clean-Up

5:00-5:30- Prepare for Pick up

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents are given a daily verbal report of their child's day. Parents of children under age 2 receive a daily sheet which contains several things including what their child did, potty training & diapering information, feeding schedule, and information the teacher needs to get out to parents.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

We ask parents to please inform their child's teacher of the child's favorite games, things to do, etc. Also informating the teacher of any special routines, fears, (i.e.: scared of dark, shut doors, etc.) or anything else about the child's likes and dislikes would be helpful to the teacher. Loving & Learning Family Daycare would like to do everything possible to make each child's time here more comfortable and fun. The more the teachers know about each child, the better they can help the child adapt to their new daycare.