South Lyon


Livonia South

Livonia North

Livonia West

  • Serving a 5 Star Fresh Organic Menu

    Serving a 5 Star Fresh Organic Menu

    Healthy snacks and meals are all included. We provide breakfast, lunch and 3 snacks throughout the day. Learning healthy eating habits is important for young children.
  • Kid Reports

    Kid Reports

    Communication is taken to the next level at The Learning Tree. Parents receive constant updates and pictures regarding their child's day. "Kids Reports is really wonderful. It's nice to be able to take a look during the day and see what my daughter has been up to. Whether she napped or ate all her bottles. etc. I also really love getting pictures while I'm at work!" -Brooke Mullender, Parent.
  • ZONO Sanitizer

    ZONO Sanitizer

    At The Learning Tree we are passionate about the healthiest and safest choices. We are proud to be the first childcare center in the State of Michigan to use ZONO Sanitizer as an additional step in our cleaning procedure in each classroom. We have watched illness drop year after year and have ZONO to thank.
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Livonia West Directors



 Jen Hamady


Hi, my name is Jen Hamady.  I rejoined The Learning Tree at the beginning of 2015, as a Pre-K teacher, at our North Location.  I started with the company in 2009, as a Preschool teacher and left in the fall of 2010 to return to school.  Since then, I have graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.  I received honorable distinction for academic achievement and am licensed by the State of Michigan as an elementary teacher.  I also hold endorsements in both Mathematics and Integrated Science from the state. 

Two weeks after opening my Pre-K room at the North Center, I was offered an opportunity to further my career at The Learning Tree – West Location, as the Assistant Director!  I am overjoyed to be back at The Learning Tree to serve our wonderful families and feel more prepared than ever! 

My daughter, Madison, who is now 10 years-old, loves The Learning Tree and is super excited to be back as well.  She started in Pre-K (2009) and is now a fifth grader attending the before & after school program.  Wow, time flies and they grow way too fast.  In addition to my daughter, my family includes my amazing husband, Brian, and a cute rescue doggie named Lucy. 

When I have free time, I like to read professional, peer-reviewed, education and medical journals (believe it or not) to keep current and informed.  I’ll share bits and pieces of my favorites with you.  My moto is, every great teacher is a life-long learner and even though I’m transitioning into an administrative role, I will always be a teacher at heart.  I’m eager to get to know everyone here at West and will be spending my first days and weeks introducing myself and chatting with as many staff members and families as I can.  I can’t wait to meet you!

Katie Tschetter

Assistant Director

Hello my name is Katie Tschetter and I am the assistant director at The Learning Tree West. I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. I double majored in science and liberal arts. I was recognized by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and was on the Dean's List. I also participated in collegiate soccer and currently coach JV soccer at Canton High School. In the past I have worked at charter, public, and montessori schools.
In my free time, my husband Seth and I enjoy traveling to local food joints and experiencing culture. We spend a lot of time outdoors gardening or playing with our puppy Luna. We enjoy traveling around Michigan and experiencing the beauty this state has to offer. I enjoy reading, crafting, and a good cup of coffee. I am excited to start this journey with you at The Learning Tree!

Karen Ballard

Regional Director

Learning Tree Child CareMy name is Karen Ballard and I began my career with The Learning Tree in August of 1998 as a Head Teacher in a toddler classroom. My passion for early childhood education was fueled in that class and my love for children and their families grew. In June of 2002 I switched gears a bit and transferred to The South Lyon Learning Tree as the center Director. It was as a Director that I became enthusiastic about watching children and teachers grow and learn. In December of 2003, I was given the opportunity to be Regional Director, overseeing the operations of all three Learning Trees.

As Regional Director, I have the pleasure of traveling from center to center throughout the week, talking with parents, training the administration at each center and I still find the time to do what I love most - play  with the children! This past September, I opened The Learning Tree’s newest center as the Director of The Learning Tree—West!

I graduated from William Tyndale College in December of 1998 with a degree in Early Childhood Education and am continuing my education at Madonna University. 

I have a five-year-old daughter, Olivia and when I am not at work we enjoy playing princess, having tea parties and practicing our ballerina skills! We recently took a trip to Disney where we met many Disney princesses! I also love being outside in the sunshine and crafting it up!

I look forward to being a part of each child’s early learning experience and know that The Learning Tree is the perfect fit for you and your family.
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