About Us


Van Cleave


Niki is has been in the early childhood field since 1996.  She has been an assistant teacher, lead teacher, assistant director and director of various centers.  She found her home in 2004 as the director of Katie's Kids when it opened.  After Katie's passing, Niki purchased the center.  She now continues the vision of Katie's Kids.

Kendall Habrowski


Kendall started her career in the early childhood field in 2008.  She has worked in both Early Head Start and Center environments as both an assistant and lead teacher.  She started her Katie's Kids career as our lead infant teacher and is now currently our Center Director.





Sarah came to Katie's Kids in 2006 as our Lead Preschool Teacher.  Previously she was a summer camp counselor for the Huntington Woods Fruit Camps.  Sarah has remained our Preschool Teacher but is also our Assistant Director.  Sarah has been a key part of our Katie's Kids family for many years. 

core values


We create a friendly fun environment


We are a part of your "village"


Our staff are always learning the newest methods of learning for children



We all work together for the greater good


We exhibit honesty, integrity and trust in all situations


At Katie's Kids it is our mission to provide a safe, warm and nurturing Christian environment with a sense of security for every child. We plant the seed of the Lord and watch it sprout as they grow older.

The Story Behind Katie's Kids



1971 - 2014

Katie's Kids was founded by a very special person, Katie Adams-Langley. Her dream of a family-like atmosphere to love, nurture and teach children about the world and our wonderful God came true when she opened Katie's Kids in 2004.  Starting with Niki, the director, Katie and 4 children on day 1, the center grew to 7 classrooms and a full staff in a short time.  Unfortunately, in 2014 the Lord called Katie home to be with Him.  We know she is looking down on us with her big smile and proud heart.

© 2004 Katie's Kids

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