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Childtime of Southfield

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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 10 Years
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Supporting Our Community

As always, we’re proud to support our community. It starts with a healthy, safe environment when your child is away from home. Learn how we prioritize the well-being of your children and our staff.

Plus, for elementary school students, The Prep Lab offers distance learning support, STEM projects, and more, on a flexible schedule—including a full-day option.

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to Childtime in Southfield, MI! My name is Melissa and I am the school director. I have a masters of science degree in early childhood studies and more than 10 years of experience in early childhood. Whether it's providing care for Infants or participating in activities in our Preschool programs, I take pride in being a part of the life and development of every child we care for. Our staff has 150 years of combined experience in the field.

We value families and offer a variety of opportunities for them to be involved. We also offer parent-teacher conferences twice a year to discuss developmental progress in a more personal setting.

Safety and security are a priority. In response to the current pandemic, we have improved our health and safety policies to include health and temperature checks for everyone that enters our school. Our teaching and support team are required to wear cloth facial coverings while indoors and to socially distance from the children and other staff members outdoors when facial coverings may be taken down. We are also taking extra measures to clean and sanitize high touch points and surfaces throughout the day. We have also removed equipment from our environment that cannot be easily sanitized on a daily basis.

During these uncertain times we have also increased our focus on providing care and education to families of school-age children. We are pleased to introduce Prep Lab, a program that allows us to provide educational and social support to children enrolled in virtual learning experiences through their elementary or junior high school.

At our school, you'll also love staying connected with your child all day long through our mobile app. Get real-time updates via text and email, so you don't miss a single moment. We are also proud to introduce WatchMeGrow, an app that allows you to see your child's main classroom and daily activities in real-time, which is coming soon!

We invite you to schedule a tour of our Childtime!

Here's what people have to say

4.9 out of 5 stars
My two children attend Childtime and I absolutely love everyone there, they are like family. We are so lucky to walk into a building, be greeted by such amazing staff, and to have my children run up to their teachers (past and present) and give them huge hugs. My family is so fortunate to be attending Childtime and I would recommended it everyone.
Great, one of the best daycares in Metro Detroit area.
The director is amazing and the staff is sincere in their support of our children's development.
Great group, the work as a team and the director is spot on. We are grateful for all that they do.
I am happy I chose this location because they have a great group of people who are kind, trustworthy, and sincere. I couldn't be happier with how prepared my son was for kindergarten this year!
This school has a wonderful staff. Ms, Joyce, Ms. Rachel, Ms. Melissa, Ms. Beverly, and Ms. Frederika are the ones who I consider to be the leads of the school. School director, Ms. Melissa, sets clear expectations and her team executes them completely. They are guiding the new team members in an exemplary manner and overall the entire staff does a wonderful job.
This place is fabulous. The care is wonderful and curriculum is well suited for my child and my family.
As our second daycare facility we are blown away by the professionalism and level of care our child receives.
This Daycare is the best!!!! I love the very friendly staff. I brought my daughter in at 5 months and I did not want too, I cried the first day! They made us feel very welcomed and loved. She is 3 now. They are always doing fun things with the kids ((fun fun stuff))., teaching them things, they help with potty training. Literally whatever to accommodate me and my child. I love how all the kids are
in rooms with kids that are the same age as them. They send me pics and vidoes throughout the day. Everytime she eat, sleep or potty they send a notification to the app. I love this center. It is truly the best hands down.
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I have enjoyed this school and the teachers. My child has learned several things. Loves her homework.

Childtime Programs

Learn About Electives

For an additional fee, go beyond regular classroom learning experiences with our enhanced series of fun, interactive enrichment programs exploring a variety of activities. We offer:


Gymnastics, Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math

Proud to be Accredited!

We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.

Open a window to your child's day.

WatchMeGrow: Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

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Meet Our Staff

Melissa Fowlkes, Director

Education: M.S. in Early Childhood Education from Walden University; B.S. in Child Development from Central Michigan University

Certifications: First Aid and CPR Infant, Child, and Adult; Coursework Completed Towards Teaching Adults; Post Masters Certificate

My passion for learning and making a positive impact in the lives of young children make being a director at Childtime a dream job! I enjoy watching our children grow and develop. Establishing and maintaining a relationship with our families and community neighbors is very important to me.

Meet Our Staff

Shamya Howell, Assistant Director

Education: B.S. in Child Care Management; A.S. in Early Childhood Education

Certifications: First Aid and CPR for Infant, Child and Adult

I have a passion for working in the child care field! I love making a difference in the lives of young children. I enjoy partnering with the parents to provide the best learning environment for the children. My other interests are loving on my baby girl and going on outings with my fiancé!

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Find your neighborhood school and schedule a tour today. We can't wait to show you all the wonderful things happening at Childtime.


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Local School Phone Number: 248.905.5300248.905.5300 License #: DC630294577