721 Mt. Pleasant
Ann Arbor MI 48103
Open: 7:15a.m. — 5:45 p.m.
Program: Full-day care for infants and toddlers.
History: Also known as “Baby House,” this center opened in September, 1985 at the request of parents from the original Gretchen’s House who needed care for their preschoolers’ younger siblings. It’s just around the corner from Gretchen’s House-Mount Vernon. The yard is deep and shady. Teachers use strollers, wagons, and front packs to take their children for walks around the neighborhood and to nearby parks. When children are ready for preschool, they’re eager to graduate to “Big House” across the street.
Meet the Director: Danielle Grimaldo has been with Gretchen’s House since November 2008. During her time at Gretchen’s House Danielle has had the opportunity to work with Infants, Toddlers and Preschool aged children. She received her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Cornerstone University in 2007 and her Bachelor Degree in Child Development from Madonna University in Danielle is a HighScope certified teacher who often presents at Gretchen’s House training’s and has also presented at local conferences. In her spare time she enjoys playing board games with her family, reading books, teaching Zumba, and cooking.
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