We are…

  • Licensed by the State of Michigan Department of Human Services
  • Owned and overseen by Sheryl L. Howard, Inc
  • Staffed with experienced and qualified professionals
  • Dedicated to providing a healthy, safe and nurturing environment for your children

Our Philosophy – Mission Statement:

Our preschool program and childcare programs are designed to ensure that each child is presented with opportunities to grow socially, emotionally, physically, academically, and independently. Working together with parents/guardians, we strive to develop positive self-esteem and a joy for learning in each child.

We believe that play and curiosity IS the work of children!”

About Our School

Our programs will use curiosity, trial and error, hands on activities, creative discovery centers, and child-based curriculum to make learning fun, positive, and meaningful. It is our role as teachers to encourage and teach fundamental skills, such as early literacy skills, basic math skills, social-emotional readiness, and trust in a fun, positive, and meaningful way.

It is our job as educators to facilitate the learning process in an environment filled with collaboration, respect, diversity, and high expectations. We believe that parents, family, and community all play a vital role in a student’s success. 

By supporting an open-door policy, we encourage both families and our community to participate in the teaching of our students, both inside and outside of the classrooms.

To better help the needs of our families and community members, we offer numerous childcare and learning programs. We offer Preschool, Full-Care, School Age Care, Toddler Care, Infant Care, Summer Care, and Drop-In Care. Some of our programs are year-round while others are only part of a year. No matter what program you choose, we guarantee that your child will be in a developmentally appropriate program that consists of both individual and group activities that encourages learning through play.

Meet the Owner


Sheryl Howard (aka Miss Sheri)

Growing up I always had a passion for children and the outdoors. Because of this passion, I am a proud mother of 3 children. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Family Life Education and an Associates of Arts in Early Childhood Education. I have been in the childcare field for over 30 years. In 2004 I opened my first childcare center, Dansville Preschool & Child Development Center. In 2011, I opened my second childcare center, Mason Preschool and Childcare Center. In 2018, I opened my third center, Bailey Preschool & Childcare Center.

I went into the field of working with children because of negative experiences I had with my own children in childcare. My hope is that my centers are a place where families can feel safe taking their children. A place where children can be encouraged to grow and learn in a nurturing environment that allows children to explore and be themselves in a comfortable and home-like atmosphere.

Meet the Director

Brooke Crandall (aka Miss Brooke)brooke website

Since I was a child, I knew that I was destined to be a teacher. Growing up, I was a kid enrolled in Sheri’s center in Dansville, so quite literally, daycare and preschool have been my whole life. Because of this, I have been exposed to quality, family oriented daycare policies that promote the growth of each child on an individual level.

Helping children grow and develop is something I have always been passionate about and because of this I have an Associates of Arts in Early Childhood Education. Since graduating high school, I have worked in childcare in all positions from assistant teacher to director. I have been at Bailey Preschool and Childcare Center since we opened in 2018. I have two boys who attend Bailey Preschool, so ensuring quality childcare is always my main priority. My goal as the director is to make sure that all families feel welcomed and included as partners in their child’s educational journey.