A Touch of Home Gladys location is conveniently located in Portage behind Dick’s Sporting Goods, just off South Westnedge and close to I-94.
400 Gladys Street
Portage, MI 49002
Hours: 6:30am – 5:30pm
6 weeks to 12 Years
A Touch of Home Oakland is located at the corner of Oakland Dr and Schuring, centered between 1-94 and US-131.
7455 Oakland Drive
Portage, MI 49024
Hours: 6:30am – 6:00pm
6 weeks to 12 years
(we offer before and after school care, transportation, and summer camps)
A Touch of Home Kalamazoo is located in Kalamazoo on the corner of Parkview Avenue and 11th Street
near US-131 and Stadium Drive.
5527 Parkview Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(we offer before and after school care, virtual learning support, and summer camps)
A Touch of Home Texas Corner on 8th Street, near Q Avenue.
7890 S 8th Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Hours: 7:00am – 6:00pm
February 2011 – A Touch of Home (ATH) Child Care was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to proud parents (or co-owners) Andrea Lopez and Elise Allie. Miss Andrea and Miss Elise were driven by their passionate vision to provide quality affordable child care to families where their children would thrive in a homey, nurturing, and center-based daycare environment.
June 2011 – Through nothing but word of mouth advertising, A Touch Of Home was full-grown within four months of opening. Overwhelmed with the love and support of their child care families, Miss Andrea and Miss Elise took a leap of faith and began pursuing a second location.
June 2012 – A Touch of Home Too was born in Portage, Michigan. Both child care centers were successful and thriving.
November 2014 – With the desire for more family time and less stress, Miss Andrea and Miss Elise made the difficult decision to close the Kalamazoo location and focus all efforts on making ATH Portage a high-quality, star-rated center. Read More.
November 2016 – With most of their own children being school age and current childcare parents voicing a need for an affordable school age program, Andrea and Elise found a need to expand once again. The perfect location presented itself when a former child care center became available. The Oakland location opened in December of 2016 and is now a 3 Star High Quality center.
August 2018 – The Looking Glass Learning Center joined the ATH family as Andrea and Elise purchased the up and running, privately owned, childcare center in Kalamazoo.
October 2019 – A Touch of Home Schoolcraft was purchased from the owners of Little Eagles Learning Center.
NOVEMBER 2020 – TEXAS CORNERS LOCATION NOW OPEN AND ENROLLING!!
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OUR Daily Routine
We strive to make the transition from home life to the childcare setting as stress free as possible for both parents and children. Routines help tremendously as children crave consistency. Plus, children learn through play as teachers in all classrooms utilize Creative Curriculum, a play based model. Find out more about this high-quality approved curriculum at Teaching Strategies. Our daily routine consists of:
- Sensory Activities
- Family Style Breakfast, Snack, & Lunch Times
- Large Group
- Choice Time
- Small Group
- Nap/Quiet Time
- Story Time
- Outdoor Play
Our Pre-School. Our Family. Our Community
Our work is child’s play – literally! ATH provides a play-based learning environment that incorporates home grown values while stimulating your child’s creativity and social, emotional, and intellectual growth. Children enjoy the fostering, loving, and creative atmosphere, while parents can feel confident knowing that the creative curriculum is taught by caring, experienced, and educated caregivers.
What Our Families are Saying
“A Touch of Home has played a huge role in the development and educational successes of both of my children. Their curriculum is outlined in a way that is both fun and educational. Additionally, my youngest son was born deaf, and they have been great in ensuring their staff is educated on how to use and troubleshoot his devices, and they also have implemented basic sign language into their learning programs. The staff is very friendly and most have become like family to us. We HIGHLY recommend A Touch of Home family.”
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