Little Huskies

Part-time and full-time infant, toddler, and pre-school programming.

Little Huskies Child Development Center exists to encourage and support each child's growth and development in a caring and nurturing environment.  The Center exists primarily to serve the Michigan Tech population and is an asset to the University, supporting the first goal of the strategic plan, to attract and support world-class faculty, staff and students.  The Center is one of the many people-focused work-life initiatives intended to provide an outstanding work and educational environment for Michigan Tech faculty, staff and students. Gretchen's House Child Development Center manages Little Huskies.  The first Gretchen's House center was opened in September, 1982, in a single-family home in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has since expanded to seven locations in Ann Arbor, one in Lansing and our location in Houghton.  Gretchen's House Child Care Centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  This accreditation is reviewed every five years and is a significant indicator of a high level of quality. 

Here's what makes us special:

  • Highly qualified teachers with degrees in early childhood or related fields.
  • Small group sizes and low children-staff ratios mean lots of individual attention.
  • Our facilities are home-like rather than institutional: they are attractive, comfortable, and stocked with high-quality, developmentally appropriate materials and fixtures.
  • We use HighScope, a research-based curriculum for children from birth to age five.
  • We set a premium on outdoor play and natural learning experiences.  Our centers garden and spend time outside every day.
  • Our programs are allergy aware.

Find out more about what makes Little Huskies unique!