Oakland County's on-site child care center, Little Oaks, meets the needs of County employees by providing a safe, friendly and home-like atmosphere where their children are happy, secure and surrounded by a high-quality learning environment. The childcare center is administered by
The center provides child care services to employees who are currently eligible for benefits, at rates that are at or lower than those charged by other area centers accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The center is located at center of the County's park-like campus.
Advantages for Oakland County Employees
Simplified commute and convenience
Open door policy to visit and participate in family activities
Criteria for Admission
Little Oaks Child Development Center serves children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. The Little Oaks Child Development Center serves Oakland County government employees and partnering community approved affiliations. Grandparents may also sponsor their grandchildren.
Bright Horizons at Oakland County Little Oaks
Bright Horizons mission at Little Oaks is to help children of all ages to see the world as an invitation to learn and grow, and prepare them to approach school and academics. Through discovery, language-rich experiences, a loving faculty and friendships that begin in infancy, children who come to Bright Horizons build a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning.
Schedule of Operations
Little Oaks Child Development Center is open year round, Monday through Friday 6:45 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The center is closed following the Oakland County holiday schedule.
A Little History...
In his 1998 State of the County address, County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson spoke on establishing an affordable, high quality, on-site Child Care Facility that would demonstrate a positive impact in the lives of Oakland County employees and their children. Shortly thereafter, the Board of Commissioners passed a resolution for the renovation of the Health Annex building for the child care facility.
A 17 member task force comprised of four commissioners and employee representatives from the various County departments worked together to address the overall purpose/mission of the center, and assist with the design of a family oriented center, and selection of a quality child care provider.