Gilden Woods New Hudson

Gilden Woods New Hudson 58019 Grand River Avenue New Hudson, MI 48165 248-491-8055 Hours
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Monday - Friday

Welcome to our New Hudson School!

We are proud to offer quality Childcare and Preschool to Lyon Township. Gilden Woods is conveniently located in Lyon Township, near I-96 and US-23 on Grand River Avenue.

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2016Year Opened

2018Golden Apple Award

Congratulations on Winning the 2018 Golden Apple Award

Ms. Melissa J.

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.

Ms. Elizabeth H.

Assistant Program Director

Hi my name is Elizabeth Hyndman. I have been married to my husband Adam since July 2017. I have a son named Scott who was born in 2006, an angel baby named Zachary who was born in 2012 and passed that same year, a daughter named Emma who was born in 2017 and am expecting another baby in April of 2019! I live in South Lyon, Michigan. I love spending  time with my family! I am a Christian, a country and Christian music lover, Red Wing and Chicago Cubs fan! I have been in the Early Childhood Development field since 2001. I have my CDA credential in Infant/Toddler and was a Lead Teacher for 11 years. I moved up into the Assistant Director position in September 2018. I am looking forward to learning and growing with the Gilden Woods families!

Ms. Paige E.

Curriculum Coordinator

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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"We love Apple Tree... the teachers are great. It feels like home away from home for our little guy. I also liked that we can see him in action on the apple cam anytime anywhere."

– Czarri 'Templora' Mitchell

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