700 Mt. Vernon
Ann Arbor MI 48103
Open: 7:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Programs: Full-day preschool, morning preschool, and young fives programs; afternoon care for public school kindergartners; before and after school care for schoolage children from Eberwhite Elementary.
History: This is where it all began! The first Gretchen’s House Child Care Center opened at this location in September, 1982. On a sunny corner lot in a quiet, cozy Westside neighborhood, this center is within walking distance of several local parks, an elementary school, and a nature area.
Meet the Director: Chrissy McKiddie has been with Gretchen’s House since 1998. Chrissy has worked in a variety of positions. She was the Lead Infant/Toddler teacher at the Traver Rd location and Preschool/Young Fives teacher at Mt. Vernon. She was also the Program Director at the Dhu Varren center for eight years before taking on the role of Center Director at our Mt. Pleasant location. In 2016 Chrissy was welcomed back to our Dhu Varren location as Center Director. Chrissy has a bachelor’s degree of Science in Preschool/Family Life Studies from Northern Michigan University. At home Chrissy is wife to David and mother to Emily and Cameron. Chrissy enjoys reading and vacationing “up north” in her spare time, which is very limited with two kids in sports. Chrissy is a swim, baseball, football, and marching band mom!
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