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by Jill P 



Gilden Woods Opening Monday, January 12th – Tour Today!

A second Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool will open in Kalamazoo on Monday, January 12, 2015 to meet growing demand. Located at 4620 Arboretum Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI, 49006, the school will open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

“Our Kalamazoo school will provide high quality, educational child care, preschool, and before- and after-school care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old,’’ said Gilden Woods owner, Julia Buckham.

The new school will employ 30 new teachers and caregivers, and 2 directors, allowing for the enrollment of up to 168 children. The newest Gilden Woods location, part of a growing West Michigan-based family of owner-operated child care centers, will host a ribbon cutting and offer tours of the school on Thursday, January 22, at 11:00 am.


Grand Opening Open Houses

All community members are welcome and encouraged to attend the Grand Opening Open Houses on Saturday, January 17, from 9:00 am to 12 :00 pm and Thursday, January 22, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm to:

  • Tour the state-of-the-art facility, classrooms, and age-appropriate playgrounds.
  • Learn about unique features including the secure AppleCam internet system that allows enrolled parents to “visit” their child anytime using their computer or smartphone.
  • Meet Gilden Woods directors, teachers, and caregivers.
  • Learn about our developmentally-appropriate curriculum and monthly character education themes featuring our Woodland Friends.
  • Learn about exciting on-site enrichment programs including fitness, music, technology, and Spanish.


Locally Owned

There are currently 14 AppleTree and Gilden Woods schools located in West Michigan, Holland, Otsego, Portage, and East Lansing. The schools are specifically designed to foster engaging and interactive learning and play that promotes Kindergarten readiness and future school success.

Unlike other child care businesses, Gilden Woods owners are regularly involved in school operations allowing them to evaluate and improve the curriculum and programs, build relationships with staff and families, and monitor the safety of the building and learning environment.


Tons Of Options

The school provides infant and toddler child care and full- and half-day preschool. Before- and after-school care and fun, educational spring break, winter holiday, and summer day camps, are offered for school aged children. Transportation to and from several local schools is included in tuition.

“We invite you to see for yourself the care and research we have put into developing a state-of-the-art school with highly qualified, dedicated staff where your child can learn, grow, and thrive at their own pace,’’ Buckham said.


For More Information

For more information and to schedule a free tour, visit www.gildenwoods.com or call Lura Corbett, Program Director, at (269) 389-0118.







By | 2015-01-07T16:22:55+00:00 January 7th, 2015|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Parent resources|Comments Off on Gilden Woods Early Care & Preschool Expands With A Second Kalamazoo Area Location

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Jill is a mom of a busy 8 year old son. KZOOkids.com was started in 2013 to showcase all of the great things to do in and around Kalamazoo. When not working the KZOOkids.com website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.