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.

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2017Year Opened

2018Golden Apple Award

Congratulations on Winning the 2018 Golden Apple Award

Ms. Megan R.

Program Director

My Name is Megan Rupert. I have been in the child care field for 5 years.  I went to college straight out of High School being unsure about what I wanted to do as a career. I went through several careers before I fell in love with Teaching. I started off getting a degree in Elementary Education at Washtenaw Community College while working for a Montessori Preschool and Day Care.  While working as an Assistant I obtained my Montessori certification which led me to becoming a Lead Montessori Preschool Teacher. I chose to change career paths from Elementary to Early Childhood Development. I fell in love with the children and the environment of the Daycare/ Preschool center. I knew that this was my passion. I pursued an Associated Degree in Child Care Professionals at Washtenaw Community College. I have been at Gilden Woods as a Lead Preschool Teacher for a year and became the Curriculum Coordinator as well.  I have been given the opportunity to be the centers Assistant Director. I am continuing my education with a BA in Early Childhood, once upon completion my future goal is to complete a Master’s Degree. live in Howell with my two children, Lyndsey (5) and Hudson (1). I absolutely love being a Mother, it is the greatest gift I have received.  I love spending all my free time with my children, family and friends. When I am not working I enjoy, being outside and going to the beach, camping and visiting new cities and towns, shopping for antiques! I am looking forward to getting to know all the families.

Ms. Casey T.

Curriculum Coordinator

My Name is Casey Taylor. I have been in  the child care field for 6 years. I graduated from South Lyon East High School.  I have always loved working  with children ever since I was 16 years old. I started working at a center in Brighton and fell in love with the children and the environment. I started out as an Assistant Toddler/ Preschooler Teacher. While working in childcare I received my CDA though the CCEI program, then I became a Lead Pre-K Teacher for a year. I started working at Gilden Woods as a Lead Toddler Teacher, and moved into the Preschool classroom. I got the opportunity to become the centers Curriculum Coordinator.
I live in Fowlerville with my boyfriend Steve, our dog Colt, and my son Bentley (4) who attends Gilden Woods in the 4-year-old classroom. I love spending my free time with my son, family, and friends. When I am not working I enjoy taking care of my four chickens, camping, shopping, cooking, going to the beach and traveling when I have the chance.
I am really looking forward to getting to know each and every one of the families here and providing a fun an safe learning environment for your children.

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




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"AppleTree & Gilden Woods offers so many great benefits, including earn-able paid time and a 401K plan. As a valued employee, we are treated to so many kind words from the administrative team and we are showered with special fun surprises all the time! "

– AppleTree Lead Teacher

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