Current Families

Welcome to
Gretchen’s House

Gretchen’s House is a locally owned and operated family of seven childcare centers in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with satellite centers in Ypsilanti, and Houghton. We have been providing child development programs for infants through school-age children since 1985.


Family Handbook

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Our policies are developed with families’ and staffers’ well-being as our primary objective. 


Children who ride vehicles with wheels at the center are required to wear a personally fitted bike helmet.


Child care will be provided year round, Monday through Friday, with the following exceptions when the center will be closed:

HolidayDate Observed
New Year’s Day Holiday January 1st, 2024
Martin Luther King DayJanuary 15th, 2024
Memorial DayMay 27th, 2024
JuneteenthJune 19th, 2024
Independence Day July 4th-5th, 2024
Staff In-Service Days August 28th-30th, 2024
Labor DaySeptember 2nd, 2024
ThanksgivingNovember 27th-29th, 2024
Winter HolidaysDecember 23rd-31st, 2024
Note: Centers will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2025

Earth Friendly Practices

At Gretchen’s House, promoting physical health and caring for the environment are principles on which our curriculum is centered.