All employees obtain a completed criminal background check and child abuse check prior to their start of employment. Most are certified in Infant, Child & Adult CPR and Standard First Aid along with being trained in Blood Borne Pathogens and Safe Sleep/SIDS. All employees must complete 24 continuous training hours in the Child Development Field annually. More info to come...


Ms. Tammy has owned Lollipop's for 17 years! 

Program Director
Ms. Melina is the Program Director as well as the Preschool Teacher. She has her Degree in Early Childhood Development.  Melina said, "She enjoys working with children because every child is so different and everyday she learns something new from them". She also said, "I have always loved teaching children because I love the excitement the children get from learning". As being the director she said, " When it comes to working with the parents I feel like open communication is a must and I love that parents trust me with their most precious things in their life. Lollipop's is now part of my family and I am excited to be a part of this great center". 

Infant Room
Lead Teacher

Ms. Marissa is finishing up her CDA and so is excited to be working in the infant room. Children are her number one passion and she says, "The children bring so much joy to my heart and every day when I am working with the infants I feel so blessed to be part of their life. I want the parents to feel comfortable and know that when they are here at Lollipops I will treat them like one of my own children".

Ms. Kelsey is working on her Bachelors degree in Health Science and Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy at SVSU. Ms. Kelsey said, "I like working with children because I like to provide children with love, confidence and the opportunities to grow in the directions their dreams take them. It is the most rewarding experience every day". 

Ms. Kristen is currently attending Delta College. Ms. Kristen said her favorite thing about working with the infants and toddlers is "When I walk in the door and they give me the biggest smile and then run/crawl up to give me a hug. It makes my whole day". 

Ms. Breann is going to school for an Ultrasound Technician. "I like working with kids because they all have unique personalities and I have always enjoyed caring for them. I also think watching them grow into their own individual is rewarding and joyful. I absolutely love being in every single one of their lives."

Tyke Room
Lead Teacher

Ms. Pennie has taken several Child Development college courses. She has been employed at Lollipops since 2004. Her favorite thing about working with children is doing circle time and teaching them songs, ABC's, and 123's. "Their faces light up when learning".

Ms. Masako joined Lollipop's family in fall of 2017. Ms. Masako enjoys playing with the children and always gives the children extra love when they need it. 

Ms. Sarah is going to school at SVSU for Early Childhood Education. Sarah said she loves working with children because every single day brings something new. "Kids bring such a positive energy and being around them brings so much joy. It is so rewarding to see a child grasp a new concept and refreshing to see such excitement about school. I have wanted to be a teacher ever since I started school. "

Young 3's Room
Lead Teacher
Ms. Ashley has been with us since November 2016. She is currently attending SVSU and will be graduating in December 2018, double majoring in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She currently has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan. Ashley said "I have always wanted to be a teacher since I was little. I have been working with children in a child care setting since 2011".

Ms. Melissa is studying Professional and Technical Writing. Melissa said, "working with children is the most rewarding job I've held, even on the most difficult days smiles and hugs from them make it worth it".

Lead Teacher

Ms. Melina

Ms. Amanda has a Bachelors Degree in Applied Science. She has been employed at Lollipop's since 2011. Her favorite thing about working with children is listening and observing them, then finding Developmentally appropriate ways to help them learn. 

Ms. Makenzie is currently enrolled at SVSU double majoring in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. She will student teach in the fall of 2018 and graduate in December of 2018. Makenzie said "I work with children because I want to make a difference and what better way to do so than supporting, encouraging and molding the minds of our youth". 

Ms. Molly is attending SVSU where she plans on getting a degree in Exercise Science and Athletic Coaching. Ms. Molly said, "I like working with kids because they bring out simple joys in life. I have always looked after younger kids and I've loved everything about it; their imagination, how they explain different thing. They just bring a different perspective to my life that I'd like to always be a part of."