A Touch of Home Child Care - Home-style nurturing. Center-based learning objectives.
Our Story

February 2011 -  A Touch of Home (ATH) Child Care was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to proud parents (or co-owners) Andrea Lopez and Elise Allie. Miss Andrea and Miss Elise were driven by their passionate vision to provide quality affordable child care to families where their children would thrive in a homey, nurturing, and center-based daycare environment.

June 2011 - Through nothing but word of mouth advertising, A Touch Of Home was full-grown within four months of opening. Overwhelmed with the love and support of their child care families, Miss Andrea and Miss Elise took a leap of faith and began pursuing a second location.

June 2012 -  A Touch of Home Too was born in Portage, Michigan. Both child care centers were successful and thriving.

November 2014 - With the desire for more family time and less stress, Miss Andrea and Miss Elise made the difficult decision to close the Kalamazoo location and focus all efforts on making ATH Portage a high-quality, star-rated center. http://www.greatstarttoquality.org

May 2015- A Touch of Home Gladys received their 4 Star rating and became proud participants with the KCReady 4's scholarship program.  Please visit their website to see if your family qualifies for this awesome preschool scholarship program.  www.kcready4s.org

November 2016- With most of their own children being school age and current childcare parents voicing a need for an affordable school age program, Andrea and Elise found a need to expand once again.  The perfect location presented itself when a former child care center became available.  The Oakland location opened in December of 2016 and is now a 3 Star High Quality center. 

August 2018- The Looking Glass Learning Center joined the ATH family as Andrea and Elise purchased the up and running, privately owned, childcare center in Kalamazoo.  

October 2019- A Touch of Home Schoolcraft was purchased from the owners of Little Eagles Learning Center.  




A Touch Of Home Child Care
400 Gladys Street, Portage, MI 49002 • 269-324-1969
7455 Oakland Drive, Portage, MI 49024  • 269-220-5585
249 N Grand St, Schoolcraft, MI  269-679-3809
The Looking Glass (owned & operated by A Touch of Home)
5527 Parkview Ave., Kalamazoo, MI. 269-372-9766


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