Child central station, llc


We are a licensed childcare program in Marquette, Michigan. We are licensed to care for children from ages 4 years, 9 months - 12 years. We operate a before and after school program at both the Sandy Knoll Elementary School and the Superior Hills Elementary School. Our hours are: 6:30 am - 9:00 am and 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm, Monday - Friday when school is in session. We also run a full day summer program.

We provide a rigorous play-based emergent curriculum. This means that we play, and we play, and we play! Our philosophy is child-centered and we run with their interests, integrating as many learning experiences as possible into the day.

If you were looking for Child Central Station Group Home Childcare, that is our sister company and can be found by clicking here.

Our staff is committed to a quality program based in a child's natural lead curiosity to play!

A message from Amy Ahola, Program Director, Licensee, CEO

Hi, I'm Amy, the owner, operator, licensee designee, program director, #whateveryouwanttocallme at Child Central Station, LLC. I've been a licensed child care provider since 2005. Prior to that time I also worked at a child care center and a K-12 school. I am very passionate about providing child centered, authentic play experiences for young children. In 2013 I was recognized as one of Microsoft’s 365 Heroes in Education, and in 2017 by the Terri Lynne Lokoff National Child Care Teacher’s Awards. I've also spent a great deal of time speaking at conferences and training other educators about the power of play. When I'm not working at one of the child care programs or training adults, you may find me volunteering with the Danish Sisterhood of America or the Boy Scouts of America. You will see me at one of the schools on a daily basis unless I'm sick or on vacation. My husband Allan and I run the various businesses and our son Dane helps out at them as well. I look forward to getting to know all of you and having a great time playing!

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website, and if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, do not hesitate to email/call/text. Have a fabulous day!