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 2, 2023
Martin Luther King DayJanuary 16, 2023
Memorial DayMay 29, 2023
JuneteenthJune 19, 2023
Independence Day July 3-4 , 2023
Staff In-Service Days August 30, August 31 & September 1, 2023
Labor DaySeptember 4, 2023
ThanksgivingNovember 22 – 24, 2023
Winter HolidaysDec 25, 2023–Jan 1, 2024
Note: Centers will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Earth Friendly Practices

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