Metro Detroit Baby Resources 2019

The child care, education, medical care, and party place businesses to know this year
Metro Detroit Baby Resources 2019
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Child Care & Education

Metro Detroit offers an array of day cares, preschools and other facilities dedicated to helping little ones learn and grow. 


Bright Horizons at Midtown Detroit 

With a curriculum that includes art, science, reading and math, plus activities like yoga and dance, Bright Horizons in Midtown Detroit provides the essential tools needed to learn and thrive.1110 Seward Ave., Detroit; 313-871-2100;

Childtime of Detroit

Childtime of Detroit cultivates a nurturing environment with a focus on helping students grow, both as learners and individuals. for locations

Matrix Head Start 

The largest Head Start provider in Detroit, Matrix Human Services operates across several locations and offers a trilingual, multicultural program that serves low-income children aged 0 to 5, kids with special needs, pregnant teens, and more. for locations

Detroit Wolf Trap 

The Detroit Wolf Trap program — a local affiliate of the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts — educates young children through performing arts strategies designed to support literacy, math, and science skills along with social and emotional development. 8701 W. Vernor Hwy. Ste. 301, Detroit; 313-841-4765;

Focus: HOPE Early Learning Programs 

Established in 1987, Focus: Hope serves more than 200 children annually, as well as providing women with peer-to-peer support for pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding, plus early parenting assistance. 1550 Oakman Blvd, Detroit; 313-494-5500;

Detroit Waldorf School

Set in an Albert Kahn-designed building in the historic Indian Village neighborhood, the private Detroit Waldorf School features a curriculum that blends the arts, sciences, and humanities. 2555 Burns St., Detroit; 313-822-0300; 

Livingston County

School Bell Brighton Early Childhood Education Center

Family-owned and operated, School Bell provides early education programs including
child care, preschool, pre-K, latchkey, and summer camp. 7172 Grand River Ave., Brighton; 810-227-3505;

Little Glad Early Childhood Center

With a belief that a child’s education begins at birth, Little Glad Early Childhood Center fosters an environment that invites kids to observe, be active, make choices, and experiment. 450 N. Hibbard St., Fowlerville; 517-223-6480;

Building Blocks Preschool 

Building Blocks employs a “whole child” approach to education by nurturing all aspects of a child’s development: social, emotional, cognitive, and physical. 340 Harvey Lake Rd., Highland Charter Twp.; 248-889-2727;

IXL Learning Center 

IXL Learning Center encourages learning through experience with activities that foster creativity, independence, self-help skills, and more. 5424 E. Grand River Ave., Howell; 517-546-2000;

The Learning Tree Child Care Center

From on-site chefs who prepare organic food to a full garden, the eco-friendly Learning Tree is dedicated to providing quality child care for children from 6 weeks to 13 years old.
1183 Parkway Dr., Howell; 517-545-3440;

Maple Tree Montessori Academy

Maple Tree Montessori Academy, which enrolls students starting at 12 months, aims to create a nurturing, caring, and stimulating environment in which children can flourish. 2944 S. Old US Highway 23, Brighton; 810-225-8321;

Garden Gate Montessori

With a curriculum encompassing everything from language and mathematics to culture and real-life skills, Garden Gate Montessori plants the seeds for children’s growth. 2100 Progressive Dr., Hartland; 810-632-2118. 

Macomb County 

Northbrook Early Childhood Academy

The Northbrook Early Childhood Academy enriches its students through music, art, and play, as well as a focus on developing self-respect, discipline, and respect for others.
51850 North Ave., Macomb; 586-598-5112;

The Early Intervention Center 

Founded in 2001, the Early Intervention Center is a nonprofit organization that provides one-on-one Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children on the autism spectrum.
55 Park St., Troy; 248-565-8970;

Michigan Montessori Children’s Academy

The mission at Michigan Montessori Children’s Academy is to provide students with a stimulating, structured environment that fosters the development of skills including creative thinking, discipline, and self-sufficiency. 13341 22 Mile Rd., Shelby Charter Twp.

Merry Mill Child Center Inc

Merry Mill Child Center serves children from infancy up to age 10 with a focus on everything from cognitive and language development to kindergarten prep.35505 Schoenherr Rd., Sterling Heights. 586-939-9175;

Lakeside Preschool & Childcare Center

Part of the Lakeside Assembly of God Church, Lakeside Preschool and Childcare Center aims to provide an environment that nurtures children’s spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical development. 46155 Schoenherr Rd., Shelby Charter Twp; 586-726-1120; 

Montessori Stepping Stones

Founded in 1984, Montessori Stepping Stones offers child care and summer programs for infants through middle-school-aged children. 174 Cass Ave., Mt Clemens; 586-465-4260;

Oakland County

Temple Israel

For nearly 40 years, Temple Israel Early Childhood Center — which also has a fully accredited kindergarten ­— has been providing a loving, safe, and nurturing space where kids enjoy a blended curriculum of Judaica and secular studies. 5725 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield; 248-661-5700;

Temple Bethel 

At Temple Beth El Early Childhood Center, the focus is on exploratory play, as well as art, story-time, gym, music, outdoor fun, cooking, and Jewish experiences. 7400 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills; 248-851-1100;

Scuola Creativa

Serving kids from birth until age 5, Scuola Creativa is dedicated to recognizing the uniqueness of each individual and upholding an image of the child as a powerful, competent, capable, and integral member of the community. 25423 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak; 313-354-4088; 

Olhsa Head Start 

With programs designed to ensure that children have access to the nutritional, medical, and educational services they need, Olhsa Head Start aims to help young children fulfill their potential. 14700 W. Lincoln St., Oak Park; 248-837-8404; 

Bright Horizons at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Oakland

With a curriculum designed to support early learning, plus a focus on healthy food, Bright Horizons inspires children to be bold explorers and confident learners. 161 Bassett St., Pontiac; 248-858-6667; 

Bloomfield Maples Montessori School

Founded in 1983, Bloomfield Maples Montessori focuses on allowing children to follow their own natural course of development while acquiring valuable life skills. 6201 W. Maple Rd., West Bloomfield Township; 248-661-0910; 

AppleTree & Gilden Woods

This Michigan-based chain of 27 preschools is dedicated to providing care and education for children as young as 6 weeks in a fun and engaging learning environment. The newest outpost debuted in Troy earlier this summer. for locations 

Washtenaw County

Washtenaw County Head Start

Washtenaw County Head Start provides free preschool programs for Washtenaw County residents, with teachers committed to growing the minds of young learners. 1661 Leforge Rd., Ypsilanti; 734-994-8178;

Early Learning Center

Established in 1975 and offering programming for children 2 to 5 years old, the Early Learning Center provides a safe and nurturing learning environment. 3070 Redwood Ave.,
Ann Arbor; 734-973-7722;

For Kid’s Sake Early Learning Center

For Kid’s Sake Early Learning Center features play-based programs designed to encourage children to be confident and competent learners. 10300 Dexter-Pinckney Rd., Pinckney;

Morning Star Child Care

Morning Star Child Care provides creative and educational care for children from 8 weeks to 12 years old. 7394 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd., Dexter; 734-424-9193; 

Daycroft Montessori School

Started in a church basement in 1960, Daycroft is a small, privately owned preschool program that enables students to create, explore, and engage through a variety of hands-on learning activities. 100 Oakbrook Dr., Ann Arbor; 734-930-0333; 

Children’s Garden Montessori

Children’s Garden Montessori pairs the Montessori teaching model with a natural setting, featuring a student-tended garden, outdoor classrooms, and more. 10980 Ford Rd.,
Superior Charter Twp; 734-547-9000;

Wayne County 

Stottlemyer Early Childhood Center

Offering a range of early education programs, Stottlemyer sends hundreds of students to district kindergarten classrooms. 34801 Marquette St., Westland; 734-419-2630;

Sylvester Shear Early Childhood Center

Sylvester Shear Early Childhood Center supports the diverse academic, emotional, social, and behavioral needs of students and empowers them to become active
and contributing members of society. 26141 Schoolcraft Rd., Redford Charter Twp; 313-535-4000; 

Ferndale Montessori

Established in 1981, Ferndale Montessori Center instills a lifelong love of learning in children aged 18 months to 6 years. 400 W. Marshall St., Ferndale; 248-548-4154;

Drayton Avenue Co-Op Preschool

Drayton Avenue Co-Op Preschool provides developmental, play-based preschool programming for students from 2 to 4 years old. 1841 Pinecrest Dr., Ferndale; 248-545-0444; 

Green Garden Child Development Center

With core values focused around health, eco-friendliness, and learning through play, Green Garden Child Development Center offers programs for infants up through pre-kindergartners. 21135 John R Rd., Hazel Park; 248-544-7336; 

University of Michigan-Dearborn Early Childhood Education Center

At the University of Michigan-Dearborn Early Childhood Education Center, the curriculum focuses on nurturing children’s critical thinking and problem-solving skills. 18501 Rotunda Dr., Dearborn; 313-593-5424;

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Medical Care

Whether you’re pregnant or already a parent, local OB/GYNs and pediatricians have your health care needs covered.

Detroit – Obstetrics and Gynecology

Hutzel Women’s Health Specialists

The obstetrician/gynecologists, certified nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners at Hutzel Women’s Health Specialists are dedicated to promoting high-quality and compassionate health care across several metro Detroit locations. for locations 

DMC Center for Obstetrics & Gynecology

Whether patients are seeking advice about birth control, information about fertility procedures, or care during pregnancy, the DMC Center for Obstetrics & Gynecology treats women at all stages, from young adulthood through maturity. 4727 St Antoine St., Ste. 210, Detroit; 313-993-0909; 

Comprehensive Woman’s Care

At Comprehensive Woman’s Care, a broad staff of specialists in obstetrics, gynecology, minimally invasive surgery and infertility strive to provide expert, compassionate care in a friendly environment. 22151 Moross Rd., Ste. 303, Detroit; 313-881-6488;

Detroit – Pediatrics 

Detroit Riverview Pediatrics

From sick visits to routine checkups, Detroit Riverview Pediatrics is dedicated to providing excellent and quality care to patients and families.7633 E. Jefferson Ave. Ste. 140, Detroit; 313-821-3777; 

Children’s Hospital of Michigan General Pediatrics

The Division of General Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan treats newborns up to 21-year-olds and offers a range of services, including parent education, immunizations, and well-child checkups. 3901 Beaubien St., Detroit; 313-832-8290; 

Livingston County – Obstetrics and Gynecology 

IHA Livingston OB/GYN

With more than 650 physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and midwives in approximately 70 locations across southeast Michigan, IHA is one of the largest multi-specialty groups in the state. 2305 Genoa Business Park Dr., Ste. 220, Brighton; 810-494-6860;

Associates in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Associates in Obstetrics & Gynecology offers quality care from the first prenatal visit up to delivery, plus routine appointments and more. 1225 S. Latson Rd., Ste. 380, Howell; 248- 465-4340;

Livingston County – Pediatrics

Brighton Pediatrics

Serving the health needs of Livingston County, Brighton Pediatrics is dedicated to providing excellence in health care for infants, children, and adolescents. 8550 Grand River Ave., Ste. 300, Brighton; 810-220-3700; 

Dr. Desai’s Livingston Pediatric Center

Granted the 2017 Livingston County People’s Choice Award, Dr. Desai’s Livingston Pediatric Center celebrates 35 years of award-winning pediatric and adolescent medicine. 136 Kissane Ave., Brighton; 810-229-7337; 

Macomb County – Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Eastside Gynecology-Obstetrics

Eastside Gynecology –  Obstetrics offers expertise in all areas of female health care, including teen health, pregnancy, reproductive and menstrual issues, and menopause. for locations

Partridge Creek OBGYN

From midwifery to 3D/4D ultrasound, Partridge Creek OB/GYN offers a wide range of women’s health care services. 19991 Hall Rd., Ste. 105, Macomb; 586-247-8609; 

McLaren Macomb – North Grove Women’s Health

The four experienced physicians at McLaren Macomb-North Grove Women’s Health offer obstetric and gynecological care for women of all ages. 44200 Garfield Rd., Ste. 164, Clinton Twp; 586-412-5117; 

Macomb County – Pediatrics 

Macomb Pediatric Associates

Macomb Pediatric Associates has been providing care for children in every stage of development for more than 40 years. 29703 Hoover Rd., Ste. B, Warren; 586-573-9090. 39200 Garfield Rd., E. Clinton Twp; 586-353-5213; 

Macomb Medical Pediatrics

Macomb Medical Pediatrics offers a wide array of health care services for children of all ages, from sports physicals and ADHD evaluations to allergy testing and sick care. 43475 Dalcoma Dr. Ste. 208, Clinton Twp.; 586-263-1818; 

Cornerstone Lakeview Pediatrics

Lakeview Pediatrics, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2018, aims to provide compassionate and quality health care for children from birth to 21 years of age. 46591 Romeo Plank Rd., Ste. 112, Macomb; 586-228-0130;

Oakland County – Obstetrics and Gynecology

Oakland Macomb OB/GYN

Founded in 1998 by Dr. James McBride and Dr. Catherine Stark, Oakland Macomb OB/GYN is known for compassionate, sensitive care offered in state-of-the-art facilities. for locations

Women First OB/GYN Center

The all-female staff at Women First is dedicated to providing patients exceptional, personalized health care using the latest technology and research. 326 N. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-584-7600;

Modern Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Lori Shoha and Dr. Jay Fisher handle women’s health needs including pregnancy, infertility issues, minimally invasive surgery, and menopause. 5793 W. Maple Rd., Ste. 147, West Bloomfield; 248-862-7221;

Oakland County – Pediatrics

Orchard Pediatrics

Since its founding in 1988, Orchard Pediatrics has been dedicated to providing quality care for everything from the simplest to the most serious issues for infants, children, and adolescents. 6900 Orchard Lake Rd., Ste. 206, West Bloomfield; 248-855-7510;

Child Health Associates

At Child Health Associates, the team of experienced physicians seeks to provide the care and compassion that they expect for their own children. 1800 W. Big Beaver Rd., Ste. 200, Troy; 248-205-3535. 25500 Meadowbrook, Novi; 248-788-2100;

Country Creek Pediatrics

Run by Dr. La Sharon Samuels, Country Creek Pediatrics specializes in well-child care, as well as pediatric asthma and allergies, and management of childhood obesity. 2240 N. Opdyke Rd., Auburn Hills; 248-289-7400;

Pediatric Specialists of Bloomfield Hills

The team at Beaumont Health-affiliated Pediatric Specialists of Bloomfield Hills has been providing quality pediatric care for 15 years. for locations

Merrillwood Pediatrics

The physicians at Merillwood Pediatrics believe that exceptional care is obtained when there’s an ongoing relationship between the doctor and patient. To that end, they strive to understand children’s and parents’ needs, and equip patients with the knowledge necessary for promoting a lifetime of optimal health. 27332 Woodward Ave., Ste. 100, Royal Oak; 248-543-1545;

Washtenaw County – Obstetrics and Gynecology 

St. Joseph Mercy Academic OB/GYN Center

From a prenatal-care model that integrates health assessment, education, and support to various consultation services, physicians at St. Joseph Mercy Academic OB/GYN Center are dedicated to patient-centered care. 5333 McAuley Dr., Ste. 2110, Ypsilanti; 734-712-3967; 

Michigan Medicine OB/Gyn Clinic

Dr. Samantha Leigh Kempner provides a range of services, including general obstetrics and gynecology, family planning, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Briarwood Building 2, 400 E. Eisenhower Pkwy., Ste. B, Ann Arbor; 734-232-2600; 

Washtenaw County – Pediatrics 

IHA Primary Pediatrics – Domino’s Farms

Serving Ann Arbor and surrounding areas for more than 20 years, IHA Primary Pediatrics offers personal and quality care for children from birth through adolescence. 4200 Whitehall Dr., Ste. 230, Ann Arbor; 734-769-3896; 

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital: Department of Pediatrics

Ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation for 2018 and 2019 by U.S. News & World Report, Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is known for excellence in pediatric cardiology, neonatology, orthopedics, and other areas. 1540 E. Hospital Dr., Ste. 4204, Ann Arbor; 734-764-5176;

IHA Pediatric Healthcare – Arbor Park

Dr. Roy Rosen brings more than 25 years of experience in pediatrics and care for infants, children, and adolescents. 4936 W. Clark Rd., Ste. 101 Ypsilanti; 734-434-3000; 

Wayne County – Obstetrics and Gynecology

Michigan Women’s Care

Michigan Women’s Care provides comprehensive OB/GYN services to women of all ages in Canton and surrounding communities. 6300 N. Haggerty Rd., Ste. 200, Canton; 734-981-8181; 

Southfield OBGYN

Dr. Michele Thomas and Dr. Patrice Harold provide everything from annual checkups and in-office laboratory testing to family planning services. 29275 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield; 248-354-2201;

Beaumont Ob/Gyn Associates – Dearborn

With a team of six physicians, Beaumont OB/GYN Associates is dedicated to bringing women high-quality obstetrics and gynecological care. 4900 Mercury Dr., Ste. 201 Dearborn; 313-583-5440;

Wayne County – Pediatrics

Dearborn Pediatric & Adolescent Medical Center

Dr. Lobna Fakih and her team provide top pediatric and adolescent health care for families in Dearborn and surrounding areas. 2547 Monroe St., Dearborn; 313-791-8300; 

Western Wayne Family Health

Western Wayne Family Health Centers offers high-quality, affordable care in several disciplines, from OB/GYN and dental to behavioral health services and more. 2500 Hamlin Dr., Inkster; 313-561-5100;

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Party Places 

From bowling alleys and bakeries to petting zoos and giant treehouses, there’s a venue perfect for your celebration.  


Michigan Science Center

The Michigan Science Center fulfills its mission of inspiring visitors to explore science, technology, engineering, and math in a creative environment with live stage shows, a
4D theater, a planetarium, and more than 250 hands-on exhibits. 5020 John R St., Detroit; 313-577-8400;

Kidz Kingdom Child Care & Party Center

Detroit’s first indoor playground, Kidz Kingdom is a family entertainment complex that offers licensed child care during the week and recreation on the weekends with open play and a party space. 18602 Fenkell Ave., Detroit; 313-296-1741;

Bounce House 

Private parties at Bounce House come with eight bouncers, free arcade games, a basketball
court, and private lounge rooms for adults. 9800 E. Eight Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-366-4300;

Livingston County

Chamberlin Pony Rides & Mobile Petting Zoo

Chamberlin offers up pony rides, petting zoos, face painting, balloon twisting, and more. 734-780-5800;

Castaway Play Cafe

Castaway Play Cafe features laser tag, indoor bounce and play structures, an arcade
and more. 1800 N. Burkhart Rd., Howell; 517-545-7386; 

Safari Playground

This indoor, wildlife-themed activity center features arcade games, a casual eatery, and more for your next birthday party or day care event. 700 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake; 248-669-1400;

Macomb County

C.J. Barrymore’s 

C.J. Barrymore’s is a prime venue for kid-friendly adventures, with bumper cars, go-karts, and more than 100 arcade games. 21750 Hall Rd., Clinton Township; 586-469-2800; 

Tea Party Castle

Featuring elegant décor like golden tables, fine china, and fairytale murals, parties at Tea Party Castle make guests feel like they’re receiving the royal treatment. 52261 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Charter Twp; 866-484-4662;

Detroit Kid City

With locations in Clinton Township, Dearborn, and Southfield, Detroit Kid City offers an immersive, imaginative experience for kids — plus a chance for parents to relax at the coffee shop each spot has onsite. 37051 S. Gratiot Ave., Clinton Twp; 22950 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; 29115 Greenfield Rd., Southfield; 248-443-5300;

Oakland County

LEGOLAND Discovery Center 

With a new virtual-reality experience, factory tour, engaging workshops, and more, Legoland Discovery Center offers hours of fun created for children of all ages. 4240 Baldwin Rd., Auburn Hills; 248-409-6009;

Born Yoga

Little yogis come to life at this boutique children’s and family yoga studio, where party perks include instructor-led flows, arts-and-crafts projects, and, of course, plenty of music and dancing. 2121 Cole St., Birmingham; 248-480-0452;


BounceU is an upbeat, private-party environment perfect for creating lasting memories — and tired feet from all that jumping. 1101 Rochester Rd., Troy; 248-626-5867;

Sweet Spots

Sweet Spots offers themed parties centered on princesses, superheroes, pajama parties, and more. Expect a private room decorated with your party theme, while games,
dress-up sessions, dancing and even pillow fights entertain your guests. 32902 Middlebelt Rd., Farmington Hills; 248-787-4247;

West Bloomfield Adventure Park

With 130+ obstacles across 7 different courses, this forest-set park is all about outdoors fun. You’ll find zip-line trails, climbing platforms, elevated bridges, and much more. 6600 W. Maple Rd., West Bloomfield Township; 248-419-1550; 

Washtenaw County

The Chelsea TreeHouse 

The Chelsea Treehouse boasts a big climbing structure, five slides, swinging bridges, basketball hoops and a giant tree house. The 9,000-square-foot space also includes a baby and toddler area, plus a cafe. 1101 S. Main St., Chelsea; 734-475-1555;

Peachy Fitness

Fitness and fun are rolled into one at this yoga and dance studio, which offers themed birthday parties: Choose from outer space, jungle, beach, farm, or nature. All parties include an instructor-led class and a craft, like rock painting. 2385 S. Huron Pkwy., Ann Arbor; 734-681-0477;

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Science meets fun at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, which is packed with more than 250 exhibits, many of them featuring various interactive activities. 220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor; 734-995-5439;

Wayne County 

Mad Science of Detroit

Mad Science of Detroit brings the party to you with high-energy, interactive shows that feature demonstrations of everything from fireworks to objects floating through columns of air. Bonus: Kids have the opportunity to make slime. 12413 Stark Rd., Livonia; 734-266-9444;

Roosevelt Lanes

Roosevelt Lanes offers beautiful lanes for hours of bowling fun. Choose between “regular” and glow bowling, where the bowling alley is lit up to create a cosmic vibe. 6701 Roosevelt Ave., Allen Park; 313-381-0222;

Angel’s Bake N Cakes

Cake-decorating parties at Angel’s Bake N Cakes leave guests with their own edible project, decorating tricks, and fun memories to share. 3969 Fort St., Lincoln Park; 313-551-4072;

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