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The Detroit Diesel-UAW Child Development Center is located at 13440 Outer Drive West, between 1-96 and Plymouth Road. From Telegraph, take Plymouth Road east to Outer Drive. Make a left onto Outer Drive. The Center is located two blocks down on the left. Enter through the Detroit Diesel Corporation guard shack and follow the signs around to the Child Development Center. From I-96: Exit at Outer Drive. Go south on Outer Drive. The road will curve to the left. The entrance to DDC is on the right hand side of the street just after the railroad tracks.

Our Infant Program

An exceptional place for your baby to thrive

Our space is built for babies on the move: look for bright mirrors, warm rugs, sensory tables, great books, and baskets filled with soft, natural materials. There are musical instruments, toys for pretend play, safe equipment, and outdoor places to explore. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that our stringent safety, security, and cleanliness standards meet or exceed all state and local guidelines.

Even these youngest of children are encouraged to learn about their world through our individualized curriculum that invites exploration, celebrates each important milestone, and supports the transition from the sensory motor world of infancy to the increasingly social and self-directed world of toddlers.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Thank you so much for taking care of our baby boy. Bright Horizons welcomed him into their classroom with open arms, and ever since, he has flourished mentally and physically. He always smiles when he sees you at drop off and we can tell he is happy. It brings so much peace of mind knowing our son loves going to school."

Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Listening to stories or classical music, one-on-one spoken interaction with caregiver.
  • Math Counts Counting through books, poetry, and songs.
  • Science Rocks Bubble blowing, interacting with nature through walks and outdoor exploration.
  • ArtSmart Finger (or feet) painting, experiences with textiles.
  • Our World Rich connections — via smiles and hugs — with the center community.
  • Well Aware Soft safe places that encourage rolling over, pulling up, crawling, and safely exploring.

Teacher Spotlight

Just a few of our gold stars of the day.


Name: Miss Shantonae

I Teach: Infant Lead Teacher

Teaching Since: 2015

I love teaching children because: The children bring such joy to my life. Their laughter and their beautiful smiles electrifies my eceryday presents with them.

Favorite Children's Book: "Pete the Cat and Hie Four Furry Friends"

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Learning at Home

Mirror Magic in the Car

You Will Need:

Two mirrors that can be hung in the car.

Directions:

Hang one mirror on the seat in front of your baby. Hang the second mirror in the front of the car, to enable your baby to see your face. When stopped at a light, make faces or talk with your baby. The mirror in the back will give your baby the opportunity to look at and coo to himself.

Tip:

This is added stimulation for children in the back seat of the car.


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