Gilden Woods Howell 3811 Grand Oaks Drive Howell, MI 48843 517-295-4761 Hours
6:00 am - 6:00 pm, Monday - Friday

Gilden Woods of Howell

We are proud to offer quality Childcare and Preschool to the Howell area. Conveniently located on Grand Oaks Drive just off of Latson Rd near the 1-96 Highway.

2017Year Opened

Ms. Melissa Joyce

Program Director

My name is Melissa Joyce. I have been in the child care field for 13 years starting off as a caregiver and working my way up to Lead Teacher, Assistant Director and then Director. I earned my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development through Oakland Community College and have also taken classes through Eastern Michigan University and Rasmussen College. I reside in the city of Howell with my boyfriend Tim and his 2 children, Kaelin and Owen. Together we have 3 dogs Rogue, Gambit and Jackson and we also have chickens. I have 2 younger sisters and 3 stepsisters. I have 1 niece named Hailey and I am expecting my first nephew this June! I have a big family with my mother living in Florida, I am fortunate to have my dad and stepmom nearby in Michigan. When I am not working I enjoy reading, kayaking, fishing, camping and I just recently picked up photography. If the weather is nice outside you can find me doing some sort of activity outside. I love to travel and will go anywhere I can. I fell in love with children when I was 14 and started babysitting and when I obtained my first child care job at the age of 17 I knew this is what I wanted to do with my life. Working with children is my passion and knowing I am making a difference in their lives at a young age is very rewarding to me. Plus, you can never have a bad day when a little kid comes in giving you a huge hug! I look forward to meeting you and getting to know your family.

Come join our dynamic, professional teaching team and make a difference in a child's life today.

Benefits available to our full-time employees include:

  • A fun, caring, loving environment for children
  • Tuition discounts
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekends off
  • Vacation and personal days
  • Insurance benefits
  • Continuing education and training opportunities
  • Work at the same location where your child is enrolled

 

We are currently looking to start classroom position interviews in January. Please see position details below!

 

 

Assistant Director

Applicants must read the Assistant Director employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application.

Assistant Infant Teachers

These full-time positions would be 40 hours/week M - F 9:00am - 6:00pm.  Applicants must read the Assistant Infant Teacher employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application.

Lead Toddler Teachers

These full-time positions would be 40 hours/week M - F 9:00am - 6:00pm.  Applicants must read the Lead Toddler Teacher employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application.

Assistant Toddler Teachers

These full-time positions would be 40 hours/week M - F 9:00am - 6:00pm.  Applicants must read the Assistant Toddler Teacher employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application.

Assistant Preschool Teachers

These full-time positions would be 40 hours/week M - F 9:00am - 6:00pm.  Applicants must read the Assistant Preschool Teacher employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application.

Classroom Assistant Teachers 

Applicants must read the Classroom Assistant Teacher employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application.

After School Teachers

Applicants must read the After School Teacher employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application.

Cook/Bus Driver

Applicants must read the Cook/Bus Driver employee qualifications & expectations before completing an application.

 

 

Updated 5/22/17

 

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