When Kids are Happy and Healthy, Joy is Everywhere

Over 21 Years Of Raising Outstanding Young Learners & Leaders

Preschool & Childcare Center Serving Oakland County and all of Metro Detroit

Safeguarding Health Is Our Top Priority

Strict cleaning practices and health protocols protect against COVID-19

We Embrace A Healthy Lifestyle & Teach This To Your Child

Get expert guidance from Dr. Tamara Jefferson, our school’s director. Dr. Jefferson is a naturopathic doctor of medicine, helping families with healthy lifestyle management, ongoing confidence, and a greater sense of self-worth.

Superior Air Purification to Eliminate Bacteria & Viruses

The Molekule Air Purifier is also used in medical settings to cleanse the air of harmful germs. Your child will play safely, breathing in pure air that is rid of the widest range of pollutants.

Partnering With World Class Cleaning Experts to Keep Kids Healthy

To further protect your child’s health, Enviro-Masters expertly disinfects, sanitizes, and deep-cleans every area daily. A decade-long partnership with these professional cleaners ensures children’s ongoing safety and wellbeing.

A Healthy Child-Friendly Menu Supports Kids & Our Planet

A delicious vegetarian menu includes breakfast, lunch, and two snacks a day, at no extra cost. Through daily nutrition, your child will avoid toxic chemicals in their food, reduce pollution, and build their immune system.

The Heart-Centered Core Values That Guide Your Child:

Here Today, Leader Tomorrow

Your joyful tot develops outstanding leadership skills for life.

Curiosity For Lifelong Learning

Your joyful tot’s curiosity is the heart of their love of learning.

A Clean Space Is A Safe Space

Your joyful tot enjoys a clean and safe learning environment.

Confidence In Healthy Choices

Your joyful tot learns healthy habits which boosts confidence.

Self-Knowledge For Self-Love

It’s at the center of all we do.

Parents & Kids Alike Love Our Outdoor Classroom and Gardens

Your child will explore new ideas and discover daily wonders in our outdoor classroom. From gardening, digging, and sowing seeds to play-based learning outdoors, your child will build strength and confidence.

Graduate To School With Flying Colors

Watch your child surpass your expectations! They are fully prepared, mind, body, and soul to leap into Kindergarten. Graduation day is a much-anticipated event and the culmination of countless hours of fun and learning.
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Expanding Minds, Opening Eyes & Filling Hearts through Reading

Reading is the basis for all learning, and from infancy, it’s at the center of the classroom. Your child builds a passion for reading every day through books and related activities presented through talking, laughing, and play.

Twirling Into Kindergarten Thanks To S.T.R.E.A.M.

Your curious little learner moves towards Kindergarten with a solid basis of S.T.R.E.A.M: science, technology, reading, engineering, art, and math. These activities carry them forward with confidence, understanding, and enthusiasm.

Shifting The Classroom To Love & Connection

Dr. Becky Bailey’s world-renowned “Conscious Discipline” techniques will nurture social-emotional learning and transform your child’s classroom to an unconditionally safe place of love and connection.

Enrichments Make Every Day A Richer Experience

A diverse range of enrichment experiences make your child’s day, and their brilliant young mind, that much brighter. Already covered in your child’s tuition fees, these enrichments include:

Parent Communication App to Stay in Touch

From assignments to activities to closures, Remind makes sure you get the information you need, when you need it, directly to your phone, making it easy to stay on top of everything.

Supporting Parents as Part of a Joyful Family

Enjoy a family interview, meet our staff, and ask the team any questions you may have. Once part of the Joyful community, you can expect meetings three times a year, plus plenty of resources, like parenting magazines and cookbooks for kids.

Stellar Services, as Described by Both The City & The State

A selection as Business Grand Marshal for City of Oak Park in 2018 and top ratings by Great Start to Quality are proof positive that your child is in confident, capable hands, and caring hearts.

Hear from Parents Like you

Krystal Rai Sturgis
Krystal Rai Sturgis
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"They take pride in feeding the children all healthy foods!"
I love everything about Joyful Tots. They take pride in feeding the children all healthy foods! They even treat the child great as if they were their own. My children loves the staff and so do I.
Latoyka King
Latoyka King
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"They take so much pride in feeding the children healthy foods"
I love love love Joyful Tots. They take so much pride in feeding the children all healthy foods. My baby loves the staff and so do I.
Adrian Jefferson
Adrian Jefferson
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"A very caring, and loving center staffed with careful eyes!!!"
Khephera Jesal
Khephera Jesal
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"Healthy environment, great education, loving atmosphere, dedication and family centered!"
Meghan Veiga
Meghan Veiga
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"We couldn't imagine her anywhere else."
We absolutely love Joyful Tots! And recommend them to anyone. Our little one started here as a 1 year old and is now going on 4. We couldn't imagine her anywhere else. Joyful teachers are so amazing, always happy to see our kids every morning, and treat our little one and us like family.
I. G.
I. G.
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"You will feel very comfortable and secure"
This is the most educational, caring and loving childcare center in metro Detroit. You will feel very comfortable and secure knowing how well your child is cared for here.
We Like To Party Inc.
We Like To Party Inc.
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"I can always count on the center to be clean and the children to be well fed"
My family loves the care we receive from the teachers and staff. I can always count on the center to be clean and the children to be well fed. I love the fact that my children have always received healthy, organic, vegetarian (mostly) home cooked meals.
Kelly DeFrank
Kelly DeFrank
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"You feel special when they know you on a first name basis"
The staff is like family to me. You feel special when they know you on a first name basis and which parent you are to each student! Even the other parents get friendly and get to know you as well ☺️
Tony A.Jevon Ward
Tony A.Jevon Ward
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"They provide a warm, clean and friendly learning environment"
All three of my daughters have went to Joyful Tots. They provide a warm, clean and friendly learning environment. As a father I don’t trust everyone with my children but Joyful Tots Childcare has earned my trust.
DaCory Cooper
DaCory Cooper
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"they are so kid friendly. Works great with the kids"
By far this is the best facility when it comes to childcare, great staff, they are so kid friendly. Works great with the kids, you and family will definitely make a right choice taking your children to Joyful Tots.
Christian Chapman
Christian Chapman
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"I can not be happier with my decision on sending her here."
My daughter has been going to Joyful Tots since she was 3 months young. Fast forward to today, she’s going on 5 years and I can not be happier with my decision on sending her here.
Priya
Priya
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"A very loving and nurturing environment"
The best decision I made was sending my son to Joyful Tots from the ages of 1-5. A very loving and nurturing environment. Management and staff treated us like family.
Minique Rice
Minique Rice
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"the family atmosphere allows children and parents to feel right at home"
Joyful Tots has played a huge role in not only my child's development but my husband's and my development as young first time parents as well. The staff here is the epitome of supportive, and the family atmosphere allows children and parents to feel right at home.
loraw
loraw
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"The staff is very friendly and caring. "
Great place to send for learning, my son was ready for Kindergarten when leaving. The staff is very friendly and caring. They teach him how to eat healthy (healthier than me...LOL), the facility was clean and sanitized, and the rates were reasonable
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How old is your child?

babies

0 - 18 months

toddlers

18 - 35 Months

YOUNG SCHOLARS

3 - 5 years

PRIMARY

5 - 8 years