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ABC Academy – Lansing Ave Center

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Message from Our Center Director

Premier, Personalized Care with a Family Feel

My name is Lori Jonas. I grew up in Jackson where I attended Vandercook Lake Schools. My passion for working with children began after the birth of my son. I found my true passion when I accepted the position at ABC Academy, earning a degree in early childhood education. I knew then that I wanted to pursue a career in Early Childhood Education. I have had many titles within the company, including working as an Aide, PreK Assistant, PreK Teacher, School Age Teacher, Assistant Director, and now Center Director. In my free time I enjoy watching sports and anything related to fitness. As an Early Childhood Director, my goal is to provide a safe, warm, nurturing environment where children can grow, learn, and succeed.
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–Lori Jonas

LANSING AVE PROGRAMS

Programs we offer

At ABC Academy, we want to set your children in the right direction! That’s why our curriculum-focused programs are all NAEYC accredited, and designed to provide quality education that prepares them for continued growth and success.

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Meet the Team

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Kathy Hoszkiw

Founder & Chair

Kathy established ABC Academy in 1984. She is very active in the early childhood profession. She is currently a member of the Great Start Collaborative Executive Committee, along with a member of the Child Care and Early Education subcommittee, the Great Start Committee Co-Chairperson and a member of the Partnership to Support Quality Advisory Team. She is also the co-founder of the Jackson Area Early Childhood Conference, providing annual training for early childhood professionals.

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Mariann Gladstone

Executive Director

Mariann supports our administrators and teaching teams with curriculum development, child assessment data analysis, planning and organizing the parent education and family events. She also provides support with maintaining NAEYC Accreditation, oversees compliance of the Great Start Readiness Program, and supports each administrator with the day to day operations of the centers.

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Lori Jonas

Lansing Center Director

My name is Lori Jonas. I grew up in Jackson where I attended Vandercook Lake Schools. My passion for working with children began after the birth of my son.  I found my true passion when I accepted the position at ABC Academy, earning a degree in early childhood education. I have had many titles within the company, including working as an Aide, PreK Assistant, PreK Teacher, School Age Teacher, Assistant Director, and now Center Director. As an Early Childhood Director, my goal is to provide a safe, warm, nurturing  environment where children can grow, learn, and succeed.

The staff are friendly, loving, safe, and keep communication open with you daily. I love that the staff have mask on, greet the children every day, know each child’s name, and overall treat you like family. ABC is not only a daycare but a learning center, my child has learned so much since starting at ABC, and I cannot wait to see what’s next to come while growing with ABC academy.

Ashley D., Parent Lansing Ave Center

I enrolled my children as infants at ABC Academy and continued attending through enrolling in the school age program. We are amazed at all of the have learned in each age group. My children love attending, and return each summer now that they are in the public schools. We love ABC Academy. They are truly a part of our family.

The Vanwoert Family. Lansing Ave Center

I am a single mother of two little boys. My oldest has an early developmental delay. With previous child care centers he used to tell me that he did not want to go. Now they are at ABC and are very happy and look forward to going to school every day. The teachers and students go out of their way to try to understand him and treat him with respect. I can go to work without concern, knowing that he is treated well and he is safe. I also love the warm welcome that I receive every morning. Thank you ABC Academy!

Melissa Patnode Lansing Ave Center

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