Gilden Woods Portage

Gilden Woods Portage 1518 East Centre Ave. Portage, MI 49002 269-359-1115 Hours
6AM - 6PM, Monday - Friday

Welcome to our Portage School!

We are proud to offer quality child care and preschool to the Portage community. We are conveniently located on East Centre Avenue between Lovers Lane and Portage Road across East Centre Avenue from Corstange Greenhouse and Centre Meadows Apartments.

2014Year Opened

Ms. Lacey H.

Program Director

Hi Everyone! My name is Lacey and I am your Program Director. I am originally from Muncie, Indiana. A little bit about myself, I have a boyfriend named Justin and a puppy dog companion. I like to play softball and fish in the summer as well as spend time in Kentucky on my families houseboat. 

I have 7 years experience working with children. I have my Early Childhood Associates from Kellogg Community College. I love being able to watch children grow and develop!

If you asked me what my favorite book was, anything PETE THE CAT! 

Ms. Alex P.

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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"I love teaching the children and watching their responses. It is a fun and fulfilling career with a lot of growth opportunities. I started out as an assistant then became a lead teacher and now I am a curriculum coordinator. "

– AppleTree Curriculum Coordinator

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