We are currently at our Capacity for Before &/or After School Care at this location and new registrations may be placed on a wait list. Please register to keep your place in line, but you may need to make alternate plans for care until an opening occurs. You will not be invoiced for your registration fee until a space can be made available. Once an opening occurs you will receive an invoice for the registration fee and it must be paid to complete the process. Drop-In Clients that are already registered may also need to make alternate plans until more space becomes available for after school care.
Mrs. Heather started with M&M as an Enrichment Specialist in 2015, in 2nd grade class. She was assistant Site Leader in 2016 and then became the Site Leader in 2017. She returned to school in 2018 to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education thanks to all the support of her husband Terry. She absolutely loves her job and being able to work with all the different children. She has worked with children for over 20 years and feels that she has brought new experiences to GRA. She is super excited for the new school year and can’t wait to see what this year should bring and what is to come! “What we learn becomes a part of who we are.”—Kathy R. Jeffords
Ms. Baldwin works as a paraprofessional at Grand River Academy. She had the pleasure of joining the M&M team in 2018 and is excited for what adventures she will go on with the kids. She truly believes that it takes a village to enrich the life of a child and feels honored to be a part of the village here. When away from the children, she is sitting watching the water and enjoying mother nature’s beauty.
Mrs. Cynthia was born and raised in California and has been with M&M since 2017. She has experience working with infants and school-age kids. She had the opportunity of working with military families and the USAF for 5 years. She also worked with the after-school program here in Michigan. She is a proud parent of two boys, EJ and Eli. On the weekends, she loves to spend time with her family, explore new places, and likes to travel. She loves working with kids and believes there is always something to learn from them. She likes to be there for them, listening, and encouraging them. She believes that we can make a difference in their lives, and wants to be a part of that experience.
Ms. Darlene is new to M&M Extra Care., but not to kids! She is a native Detroiter and has served with the Girl Scouts of America in a few different assignments; as a lead coordinator and kitchen cook/server. She was with the Girl Scouts camps for four years and also taught bible study to children in her church. Her goal is to help them believe in themselves and know that they can achieve great things. She is glad to be part of the M&M Extra Care team!
Mr. Heather loves being around children. If he can make them smile, then he did his job right. He thinks it is important to teach them responsibilities to becoming young adults. You will see him answering the door as well as assisting in some of our after-care rooms as it is needed. “No child should be left behind, only the bad choices should”.
Ms. Key thoroughly enjoys children and encourages creative expression. She has experience working with children ages 18 months through 16 years old. Currently, she has an Associates of Arts degree and will be obtaining her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology in 2024. She enjoys working with children and guiding them while they go through different experiences in life.
Ms. Chantel is attending Schoolcraft College for her Associate’s degree in Graphic Design. She recently became a member of the Phi Theta Honors Society at the college. She considers herself a big nerd and loves to read and write. In her spare time, she enjoys learning Japanese and watching manga. She loves working with children and helping them grow into responsible and caring civilians that will one day contribute to our society.
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 believes that each child shall be treated as an individual and will have caring professionals provide a safe, nurturing environment. Additionally, independence, exploration, and a feeling of self-worth will be encouraged and opportunities for social-emotional growth, recreational activities and educational learning will be provided.