Ms. Adrienne studied Early Childhood Development at Madonna University and has worked with children for over 35 years. She is beginning her 7th school year with M&M Extra Care. A fun fact about Ms. Adrienne is that she is a jump rope wizard and can jump rope longer than most of the M&M camp kids. Her favorite book as a child was “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.”
Ms. Madison is starting her third school year with M&M Extra Care. She has a degree in Health and Human services from the University of Michigan. Crafting is a favorite hobby of hers, including crochet, reading, and jewelry making. Her guilty pleasure TV are reality shows and documentaries. She loved Junie B. Jones books as a child.
Meet Teacher Mar! They started their education journey and Eastern Michigan University. They have previous experience with preschool aged kids at a nature preschool program in Ann Arbor. They are a huge children’s rights advocate. Mar enjoys art, animation, and reading in their free time. Their guilty pleasure TV show is Animaniacs. As a kid, Mar’s favorite books were Goosebumps and Michigan Chillers.
Meet Mr. Jelani! He started off in early childhood education where he taught preschoolers for a year. He has also worked as a swim instructor and a modeling teacher. He is now pursuing art education at Eastern Michigan University. In his free time he enjoys fashion, art, and anime. He likes to paint and watch movies. His guilty pleasure TV is The Kardashians. As a child his favorite books were the Harry Potter series.
Ms. Ashonte is a lover of arts and crafts, and gardening. She has a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration and is working on a Master’s degree in psychology. She has experience working with the Boys and Girls club. Her guilty pleasure show is "Murder She Wrote" and her favorite book growing up was Corduroy.
Mr. T is returning for his third school year with M&M. He is studying secondary education at EMU and is in his last year of studies before student teaching. He loves off roading and adventuring with his family. His favorite books as a child were “The Chronicles of Narnia.”
Ms. Tara has been with M & M since 2009 and also began as an Enrichment Specialist. But with Tara’s extensive experience and expertise in School-Age programming, it was clear her role was to include so much more. Tara is instrumental in providing high quality care at M&M. Tara is a valuable coach and leader to all Specialists, Site Leaders and even the Administrative Team. Tara will often step into a classroom to cover a shift, to help train a new specialist, or even just because she LOVES working with the kids! Tara’s greatest love—planning and working summer camp!
As the owner of M&M Daycare, Inc., Madonna has been providing care for children since 1995. As a parent of two children who attended NHA Schools, Madonna understands the important role that M&M Plays in providing a quality school-age program. She understands that strong partnerships with families, co-workers and school-day teachers will aid in the growth and development of each child. Her team of professionals are provided with an equally safe and cooperative workplace where honesty, integrity, trust, respect, and ongoing professional education is their primary responsibility. Although Madonna now operates primarily in the administration of the program, she believes in her team and relies on them to provide the best before and afterschool program available!