Our Staff

All of the Wee Friends Staff has been trained in, but not limited to, the following:

  • CPR
  • First-aid
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Infant Safe Sleep
  • 16 hours of continuing education training per year required by the State of Michigan
  • Fire/Natural Disaster Safety

Education:

Our Directors and Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten Teachers have Bachelors and/or Associates degrees or CDAs in Early Childhood Education. Nursery School Teachers have Associates degrees or CDAs in Early Childhood Education. All of our  Staff working with ages below 2 1/2 years have their Infant/Toddler certification.

Meet the Owners:

      Mrs. Deana                  Mrs. Laura

 

Wee Friends Staff – Commerce :

 katieMs. Katie – at Wee Friends for 11 years 

Lead Teacher in 3-4 Year Old Pee Wee Class & Summer Camp Counselor

has over 14 years of experience working in Child Care. She has her dog Wilbur that she loves to take on walks at the Nature parks when she’s not working. Ms. Katie’s favorite book is “Silly Tilly” by Eileen Spinelli

 

 

 

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Mrs. Lauren – At Wee Friends for 9 years

Lead Teacher in the Baby Room & Summer Camp Counselor

has her Bachelors degree in Human Resources and a minor in Labor Relations from Oakland University and has CEUS in Early Childhood Education. She also has twin girls, Evalynn & Eloise, who are almost 4 and in our Younger Nursery School Program. Her favorite book is “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister. 

 

 

 

 

972272_393120994130103_1956302426_nMs. Jess – at Wee Friends for 6 Years & a Preschool class of ’95 Graduate

Lead Teacher for our  2-3 Year Old Pee Wee Class & Website and Facebook Manager

has taken many classes in early childhood education & Child Psychology and is Presently working towards a Bachelors Degree in Marketing. Ms. Jess’ favorite quote is:

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who will decide where to go.” ~Dr. Seuss

 

249050_422705357838333_1043126246_n  Ms. Kristin – at Wee Friends for 4 years

Lead Teacher in the 3-4 Year Old Pee Wee Class

has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Oakland Community College and has worked in Child Care for 9 years. Ms. Kristin is the Mom to Larissa, who is in Kindergarten. Her favorite part of the day with the Pee Wees  is doing large motor activities that include dance parties!

 

 

 

Michelle Mrs. Michelle – at Wee Friends for 3 years

Director & Lead Teacher in our 2-3 Year Old Pee Wee Class & Summer Camp Counselor

has her CDA in Early Childhood Education and has been working in Child Care for over 24 years. She loves anything that glitters and sparkles! She has 3 Children, Gabrielle who is in college, Brett who is starting High school in the fall and Anastasia who is in 2nd grade. Her favorite book is “There’s a Wocket in my Pocket” by Dr. Seuss

 

 

Sherlynn Ms. Sherlynn – at Wee Friends for 9 years

Lead Teacher in our Younger Toddler Class

has her Infant & Toddlers certifications and CEUS in Early Childhood Education. She has two children, Sean who is 21 and Madison who is 14. Her favorite activity to do with the Toddlers every day is reading books and singing songs.

 

 

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Mrs. Lee – at Wee Friends for 3 years

Lead Teacher in the Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten Class

has an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Oakland Community College. She has 2 Children of her own, Riley & Carter. Riley attended the center before starting Kindergarten, she’s now in 2nd grade and comes to our Summer Adventure Camp & Carter is 3 and in our Older Nursery School Program.

 

Ms. KellyMs. Kelly – at Wee Friends for 2 years

Lead Teacher in the Baby Room & Assistant Teacher in Ms. Katie’s Class

has certifications for infants & Toddlers. She has 3 children of her own, Lexi, James & L.T who are 12, 10 & 9. Ms. Kelly loves spending time with her children and getting to cuddle with her adorable doggy Starbuck.

 

 

 

JordanMs. Jordan – at Wee Friends for 7 months

Assistant Toddler Room Teacher

has worked in child care for 2 years and loves spending time with her nieces and nephews. Ms. Jordan loves spending time with her Family and loves spending time outdoors in the Summer.

Ms. Vivianne – at Wee Friends for 8 months 

Assistant Teacher in the Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten Class

 

Ms. Jerri – at Wee Friends for 7 months

Lead Teacher in the Older Toddler Class

 

 

 

 

 Wee Friends Staff – Highland:

JanetMrs. Janet – at Wee Friends for 8 years

Lead Preschool teacher

has been working with young children for 25 years and has her degree in Elementary Education. She is married with five children. She enjoys camping, singing, and reading. Her favorite thing to do with the children is science and performing science experiments.

Favorite Quote: “All it takes is a little faith and truth and a little pit of pixie dust” -Walt Disney

Stephanie

 Ms. Stephanie – at Wee Friends for 16 years 

Lead Infant Teacher

Ms. Stephanie has over 20 years of experience. She has Infant and Toddlers certification and CEUs in Early Childhood Education. She is married with two children. She has a daughter who also works at Wee Friends, Payton and a son, Andrew. She loves being outdoors and spending time with her family when she isn’t at work. She loves to hold the babies, sing and read to them.

Favorite Quote: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” –Dr. Seuss

 

Lynn Ms. Lynn – at Wee Friends for 4 years 

Lead Junior Pre-K Teacher

Ms. Lynn has 25+ years of experience working with children. Has an associate in Early Childhood Development. Is married and has a daughter named Courtney. Loves spending time outdoors, sports. She likes to interact with children and play games.

Favorite Quote: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Theodore Roosevelt

 

Cheryl Ms. Cheryl – at Wee Friends for 4 years

Assistant Toddler Teacher 

Ms. Cheryl has over 25 years of experience working with children. She has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Ms. Cheryl loves to read stories and sing songs to the children.

Favorite Quote: “I will not play at tug o war. I’d rather play a hug o war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs.” Shel Silverstein

 

 

 

Payton Ms. Payton – at Wee Friends for 6 years & a Preschool class of ’97 Graduate

Lead Toddler Teacher & Summer Camp Counselor

Ms. Payton has an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education and currently attends Oakland University working towards a bachelor degree in Psychology. She loves to play outdoors with the children and play tag, sports, and building in the sandbox.

Favorite Quote: “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss

 

 

Michelle Ms. Michelle – at Wee Friends for 18 years

Assistant Infant Teacher

She has her Infant and Toddlers certification and has CEUs in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Michelle loves to spend most of her time with her 3 children.

Favorite Quote: “If you see someone without a smile, give them yours”

 

 

Ms. Kelly – At Wee Friends for 4 months

Lead Preschool Teacher

Ms. Kelly has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development and has 24 years experience in the field. She is married and has two children.

Ms. Josephine – At Wee Friends for 4 months

Assistant Toddler Teacher

Ms. Josephine is currently attending Oakland Community College to earn an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.

 Ms. Olivia – At Wee Friends for 4 months

Assistant Teacher

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