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. Jamie H.

Program Director

My name is Jamie Henson and I am from Battle Creek, Michigan. I came to Gilden Woods with over 7 years of experience in childcare. I have an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education from Kellogg Community College. I have 3 beautiful children that help me strive to be the best role model for them and other young children. Outside of work I enjoy visiting new places with my husband and children. I enjoy reading with my children and our favorite book is “Oh the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss. I am proud to be the Program Director at our Portage center and happy to help your children learn and grow.

Ms. Nicole R.

Assistant Program Director

Hello from your Assistant Program Director Nicole!

I have over 8 years of working in the early childhood education field. I have my CDA and enjoy watching children learn something new everyday. 

I am happily married, my husbands name is Erik. I have two cats and one dog. I enjoy reading and hanging out with my family.

Ms. Lacey H.

Curriculum Coordinator

Hi Everyone! My name is Lacey and I am your Curriculum Coordinator. 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! 

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

 

2 Assistant Toddler Teachers

This full-time position 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.

Lead Toddler Teacher

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.

Lead Infant Teacher

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

Assistant Infant Teacher

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.

Assistant Preschool Teacher

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.

 

Last Updated 10/25/18

 

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"We love this place! Our kids are absolutely thriving here--warm and caring staff; challenging and fun curriculum; and an environment that fosters creativity and fun. We wouldn't even consider sending them anywhere else."

– Kabrina Alcorn

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Our newest state-of-the-art school will be opening on December 17th in Commerce Twp! 

Join us on December 13th from 5pm to 7pm for our Grand Opening Open House! Come tour our newest school, meet our Program Director and teachers. There will also be local kid friendly vendors, giveaways and refreshments. A free family fun event! We can't wait to join the Commerce Twp community!