Kindergarten to 12 Years


We provide before and after transportation and care for children in Kindergarten through 12 years of age. We know children had long days at school, and we want to provide them with a fun environment with their friends here!

school age PROGRAM

Kindergarten to 12 Years


We provide before and after transportation and care for children in Kindergarten through 12 years of age. We know children had long days at school, and we want to provide them with a fun environment with their friends here!

school age | kindergarten - 12 years | Serving Livonia, MI

virtual school age program

now enrolling!

safe and extra clean classrooms

individual learning areas with table top dividers

charging stations

teachers to support & assist

full fresh, organic menu

additional cooking, stem and art activities

Bus Snacks Are Complimentary And Daily

School Agers are greeted with a snack for the bus ride in the afternoon, along with an additional snack at the center.

A Stocked Art Area Keeps Children Creating

We have fun keeping up with the latest and greatest “in” items to stock our School Age Classrooms. Plenty of duct tape, beads, sharpies and several other special art items are always in our classroom.

Plenty Of Time For Homework

The center understand parents are busy and encourage time for homework to be started.

Wii Games Keep Things Fun And Balanced

School agers have options of active Wii games each day to keep their bodies moving and have a blast.

A Solid Backup Plan For When School Is Out

When school is out, we are in! We have a separate back up care program for days schools are closed for holidays and professional development. We always plan a field trip to take children on when school is out.

Yummy Breakfast And Snacks Included In Tuition

Before school – we’ll get them breakfast!

After school – we’ll get them a snack on the bus on the way to us, and then at 5pm again to hold them off for dinner.

Safe Bus Transportation For Your Convenience

Bus transportation to and from your child’s school is available during the school year. All of our bus drivers hold a Michigan Chauffeurs License and have been trained in proper vehicle safety. All of our vehicles are equipped with first aid kits and GPS. Your child’s school schedule and emergency card are always carried when picking up or dropping off your child. At the beginning of the school year our drivers communicate with your child’s school to designate a safe and appropriate pick up and drop off area for children attending The Learning Tree.

Trusted Curriculum Supports Growing Minds

The curriculum for the School-Age Program differs as the children spend most of their time at school. Goals for the School-Age Program include:

  • Providing quiet area for homework and study after school
  • Be available to help encourage children with their class work
  • Provide children with games that introduce the concept of strategy
  • Encourage children to make classroom rules to develop accountability
  • Provide children with games that teach mathematics and reasoning skills
  • Off-site field trips when schools are on holiday breaks. Popular destinations include: swimming, bowling, roller-skating and visits to the Science Center

We ask parents to bring a water bottle, extra clothes on the first day. Nap Items are needed too – a fitted sheet and a blanket or stuffed animal your child is comfortable with!

Our bus drivers drive either a 14 passenger multi-functional school bus, or a minivan. All of our vehicles have regular safety checks and maintenance.

The classroom ratio is 1 teacher to 18 children. On field trips, our ratio is 1 teacher to 12 children. However, if on a swimming field trip, our ratio is 1 teacher to 4 children.

Yes! Fresh air and a change of scenery is so important for children. School Agers have scheduled time outside in the afternoons, and twice if attending a full day.

Yes! That is what we are here for! We have a separate Back Up Care Program that provides care (and fun) when school is not in session.

Safety is our top priority! We created and implement an allergy procedure that includes a special placemat used for a food allergy. While the child’s picture and allergy information is posted, the child will also use a placemat at all snacks and meal times that alert their allergy. The placemat is a great tool for children to learn about allergies and be aware of allergies. We have received amazing feedback form our state licensing consultants on how well this is implemented in our classrooms!

Hear What Parents Have To Say...

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Teachers are always so nice...

Absolutely love The Learning Tree! Teachers are always so nice and really seem to care about the kids in their classroom. My daughter’s teachers are Jen, Rachelle, and occasionally Monica and we love all three of them. They have an awesome app so you know what activities they did and they send pictures as well. The entire staff is just so kind and caring and that’s what really makes this center stand out. I never feel uneasy about leaving my daughter with them.

Ashley Olsen

I love hearing about all they did that day...

Everyone at The Learning Tree has been wonderful! We have been here for 4 years, with 2 kids and have loved all of our teachers in each age group/room. Ms. Desiree in the Transitional Preschool room is patient, kind, loving, friendly, fun and a great teacher. My son has learned so much from being in her classroom. I love hearing about all they did that day at pick-up. They offer a variety of meals and snacks each week and have great communication with parents. I am so glad we chose The Learning Tree as our daycare/preschool!

Jen Stark

I cannot say enough about the curriculum...

Learning Tree has been such a wonderful foundation to our daughter’s education. The curriculum and activities they provide day-to-day and throughout the year is absolutely wonderful. I cannot say enough great things about the high scope curriculum. I know that both her intellectual and emotional needs are being met. I love that she is enjoying a well-balanced menu with a variety of options. Also, I love that they subscribe to the KidReports app, I get real time info on her daily activities and can see pictures while I am at work.

Kissa DeNeen

My daughter’s days are full of play...

My daughter has been at The Learning Tree West for seven months now. She is so excited to go to school every morning. Her days are full of play, learning and fun with age appropriate, engaging activities. The center provides breakfast, lunch and snacks throughout the day. I also appreciate the app updates throughout the day, the friendliness of the office staff and the overall cleanliness of the building. Overall, I’m very grateful to have my daughter at The Learning Tree and in the care of some amazing infant teachers each day.

Alyssa Sullivan

Her teachers are so informative and loving...

Being a first time mom, I was extremely nervous about sending our daughter to daycare. From day one, her teachers have been SO informative and loving. Specifically, Ms. Bailey and Ms. Paula. They send updates/pictures all day long through the app and also share a detailed lesson plan for the week! They are so receptive of our requests and happily give us daily updates. My husband and I could not be happier with our decision to entrust The Learning Tree West.

Rachel Katkin

Daily structure with lesson plans is fantastic...

We absolutely LOVE The Learning Tree West! After our tour we knew this was the right fit for our family. They go above and beyond in their cleaning practices and nutritional meals/snacks. Their daily structure with their lesson plans has been fantastic for our toddler. What she has learned in her TPS classroom is absolutely incredible. We are now excited for her new journey in preschool. Enrolling our daughter into their program is the best decision we have made for her start to school.

Ashley Wimberly

He is already speaking in full sentences...

The Learning Tree North has been an amazing experience for my son. Every morning when I drop him off, he is always welcomed with open arms. He is already speaking in full sentences and has so much fun at school. I know now that having him in Ms. Noreen’s class is giving him his best chance and teaching him the skills that I wouldn’t fully be able to teach him on my own. I am grateful for the women that work so hard to take care of our future generation.

Nancy Norman

They always welcome him with a big smile...

Our son Francesco started at the Learning Tree North last April in the toddler 2 classroom. This is the first time in a childcare for him and, since the beginning, Ms Noreen and Ms A’Naya have been nothing but great with him. We are grateful to have them caring for Francesco. They always welcome him with a big smile and they make our drop-offs very easy. We already noticed a lot of development improvements since April. We would recommend Learning Tree to other parents.

Nicola Pisu

The teachers have been absolutely wonderful...

The teachers have been absolutely wonderful and the attention our son is getting makes us feel better about going to work everyday. Learning Tree North has different activities planned every day that helps him grow, learn and develop. Each week there is a different "theme" which we absolutely love. I love the Kid Reports app and can see what he is doing throughout the day. I would highly recommend Learning Tree North to all of my family and friends and hope to see the center continue to run a successful and loveable business.

Chelsea Moreau

Teachers have been helping our children...

My children have been attending the The Learning Tree in South Lyon for about 8 months. All the teachers have been helping our children learn and grow with fun and engaging activities and lesson plans. We love the projects that come home and the activities they do that include the families as well! We feel our children are loved by the teachers and they love the food too that is prepared by Miss Lisa! Thank you to The Learning Tree staff for all that you do!

Nick Stahl

It is clean, staff is friendly and communicates...

We've been here for 6 months now and I love it here. It is clean, staff is friendly and communicates all day via app. I am sent photos, updates etc! They serve only organic food and have a splash pad area outside. The children stay separated by age, even outside. They have daily activities that change every day, and they are active all day! I have recommended this place to multiple people, because I am truly impressed with the quality of care and love that goes toward each child. Thank you Learning Tree for keeping me at ease all day.

Hayley Pierzynski

The teachers have been there for us daily...

We have nothing but good things to say about the staff and education/care they have recieved. The teachers have been there for us daily with a smile. Our daughter's main teacher, Abby, is "my favorite", and our daughter often is excited to see her and tell her about her adventures and good behavior. We credit Abby for her love of books, early reading and writing skills, and kindness with her peers. Our son's main teacher, "my Tay Tay", rolls with all he can throw at her. He too has developed a love of books and learning.

Elizabeth Koster

Great cuticular activities for each age...

Highly recommend!!! Menu allows my picky kiddo to try healthy new choices! Great cuticular activities for each age. Absolute trust, being away from our children can be stressful and they make it look easy. I am a past employee and currently have a child enrolled. I truly support the level of care provided. It’s not just a daycare, she is excited to go to “school” everyday!


Colleen Kramer

We love the lesson plans, daily photos...

Our overall experience has been wonderful from the very beginning. We appreciate the clear communication, organization, transparency, and friendliness from the co-directors. And we feel so at ease knowing our daughter is in such good hands with the Infant Room teachers. And their dedication and openness to collaborate with us on the best care for our girl has been tremendously appreciated. We love the lesson plans, daily photos of our girl, and the egg-free/nut-free menu.


Lauren Suits

The staff is extremely friendly and helpful...

I have only had excellent experiences at learning tree. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The classrooms are clean and have lots of activity stations for the kids. They provide great meals and also have a huge playground with lots of room for the kids to run and play. The teachers are great and invest a lot of time into the kids. My kids are learning something new every day.

Nicholas Rote