Why Us?

At the Monarch Center for Child Development, we believe that every child deserves a fun and engaging learning environment that nurtures their curiosity and creativity. That’s why we offer a play-based learning curriculum that covers all the developmental domains from infants through pre-k and school aged kids in the summer. Whether your child is exploring the world through sensory play, building social skills through cooperative games, or discovering their passions through art and music, our center will provide them with the best possible start in life. Come and see for yourself why we are the best choice for your child’s education and care.

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What Makes Us Different

At the Monarch Center, we understand that choosing a childcare facility is a significant decision for every family. We share your dedication to providing the best care and nurturing environment for your precious child. That’s why we’ve created a unique environment that draws on the collective expertise of childcare and education professionals.

Our facility offers a safe, loving, and supportive space where your child’s individual needs are the center of attention. We believe that each child’s growth during the first five years is critical, and we embrace the understanding that every child learns and develops at their own pace and in their own unique way. 

Our dedicated staff is trained to create personalized learning plans that address each child’s specific needs and interests. We celebrate every milestone and support each step of their journey, fostering a love for learning that lasts a lifetime. 

Parents can feel confident that their children are in a safe and supportive environment that caters to their unique needs. This sense of security allows parents to focus on other aspects of their lives, knowing that their child is well cared for. 

At the Monarch Center, we are committed to providing a nurturing environment where your child can thrive and flourish. We take pride in being a partner in your child’s growth and development, ensuring that their time with us is filled with joy, discovery, and meaningful connections. 

Join us in this exciting journey, where we embrace the uniqueness of each child and celebrate the magic of their early years. At the Monarch Center, your child’s potential will take flight, as they become confident, curious, and capable learners.

Our Approach

The Monarch Center’s play-based curriculum is brought to life by our passionate and dedicated teachers who embrace the power of play as a transformative learning tool. By providing a nurturing and stimulating environment, fostering personalized learning experiences, and encouraging social and emotional development, our teachers pave the way for young learners to flourish and thrive as they embark on their educational journey.  

In the play-based approach, teachers at the Monarch Center provide a carefully crafted space that encourages exploration and discovery. Our learning center was thoughtfully set up with a diverse array of materials, toys, and activities that cater to various interests and developmental stages. The Monarch Center is designed to inspire children to engage in hands-on experiences and imaginative play, setting the stage for meaningful learning opportunities. 

Philosophy & Mission

At The Monarch Center for Child Development, we believe that every child is a unique and capable learner who deserves a nurturing and stimulating environment. We value play as the natural and powerful way that children learn about themselves, others, and the world around them. We provide a play-based curriculum that is responsive to children’s interests, needs, and abilities. Our curriculum fosters children’s curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking skills across all areas of development. Our educators are caring and supportive partners in children’s learning who observe, document, and extend children’s play experiences. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our children, families, and staff and strive to create a sense of belonging for everyone. Our mission is to provide high-quality early childhood education that prepares children for lifelong learning and success.

Our Story

The Monarch Center for Child Development was founded in 2023 by a group of passionate and experienced professionals who share a vision of providing high-quality and individualized care for young children. Our founders have backgrounds in education, psychology, and applied behavior analysis, and they have combined their expertise to create a unique and innovative childcare facility that caters to the diverse needs and interests of each child.

Our name, The Monarch Center, reflects our belief that every child has the potential to transform and grow into a beautiful and confident learner. Just like the monarch butterfly, which undergoes a remarkable metamorphosis from a caterpillar to a butterfly, our children are constantly evolving and discovering new aspects of themselves and the world around them. We aim to support and nurture this process by providing a safe, stimulating, and playful environment where children can explore, experiment, and express themselves freely.

At The Monarch Center, we follow a play-based curriculum that is aligned with the Michigan early childhood standards for learning and development. Our teachers are passionate and dedicated to bringing this curriculum to life by creating engaging and meaningful learning experiences that foster children’s cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and creative development. Our teachers also use positive behavior support strategies to promote children’s self-regulation, problem-solving, and cooperation skills.

We believe that every child is unique and deserves individualized attention and care. That’s why we offer small class sizes, low teacher-to-child ratios, and flexible scheduling options to accommodate each family’s needs and preferences. We also provide a breakfast, lunch and snack program partnered with our parent company, The Oxford Center.

We are more than just a childcare center; we are a community of learners who value diversity, inclusion, respect, and collaboration. We welcome families from all backgrounds and cultures, and we strive to create a warm and supportive atmosphere where everyone feels valued and appreciated. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey of learning and growing together!

Age Groups

6 weeks – 15 months

16 months to 24 months

2.5 years – 3 years

3 years – 5 years

What We Offer


Our curriculum is designed to meet state standards for early childhood education while fostering essential developmental areas. Click below to learn about four key areas of development and the types of activities your child will experience: 


Infant Program

In our infant classroom, we prioritize each baby's individual needs, ensuring that they feel secure and cherished throughout the day. We maintain a low teacher-to-infant ratio, allowing us to offer personalized attention and support for every child. 

Toddler Program

In our toddler classroom, we foster a play-based learning approach that encourages hands-on experiences and imaginative play. Colorful learning centers offer a variety of age-appropriate toys and activities, sparking creativity and cognitive development. 

Young Preschool

In our preschool classroom, we embrace a play-based curriculum that combines structured activities with child-led exploration. Learning centers are filled with age-appropriate materials, books, and engaging toys, encouraging hands-on learning and creativity. 


In our Pre-K classroom, we follow a comprehensive curriculum that balances play-based learning with structured activities. Learning centers are thoughtfully arranged with stimulating materials, books, and educational games, fostering hands-on exploration and imaginative play. 

Monarch Meals

Food is the fuel for learning! To help ensure that your child is receiving the proper nutrition they need, as well as to make life easier for you, The Monarch Center has partnered with The Oxford Center to offer a food program which provides prepared meals for your little ones!

Optional Therapy

We offer optional speech, occupational, and physical therapies, integrated seamlessly into their daycare experience. These services, covered by insurance, support diverse developmental needs, fostering growth in a nurturing environment.