The Treetops Program reflects the philosophy that each child develops individually. We understand that children grow and learn best in a safe environment that provides opportunities to explore, create, and communicate with other children and adults. Our highly qualified and professional teachers will guide and encourage your child/children in every stage of his/her development.

Children's Drop-in Daycare Programs:


  • Ages 2 months-7 years
  • Play the day away at the Children’s Center with creative art activities, story time, and hands on exploration in a child friendly environment.
  • Monday-Friday 7am-6pm
  • Subject to availability and advanced reservations required
  • 2 hour minimum 

$10 /hour

Winter Weekend Drop-Ins

  • Ages 2 months-12 years
  • Saturdays through ski season from 10am-5pm
  • Sundays 1/14/18 & 2/18/18 from 10am-5pm
  • 2 hour minimum

$10 /hour

Saturday Night Live

  • Every Saturday through ski season from 5:30-8:30 
  • Enjoy Arts & Crafts, Movie, Pizza, Fun and Games.
  • Reservations required by 5pm on the Friday before


In Room Nanny Service

  • $12/hr. for first child plus $3/hr. for each additional sibling
  • Subject to availability and advanced reservations required

$12 /hour

Quality Staff

  • All staff are certified in Infant/Child CPR & First Aid
  • Lead teachers have an associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education
  • All staff meets Michigan Child Day Care Licensing requirements including annual training, finger printing, and background checks for abuse & neglect of a child.
  • All staff are SIDS/Shaken Baby trained

Resort Childcare Hours of Operation:

  • Monday-Friday 7am-6pm
  • Days Closed
    • Spring Break
    • Memorial Day/Labor Day
    • July 4th
    • Thanksgiving Day & Day After
    • New Year’s Day & Christmas Day

Treetops Childcare Center & Preschool Programs

Infant & Toddlers

  • For children ages 2 months-2 ½ years
  • The ratio is one teacher to four babies 
  • Infants and Toddlers receive loving care in a safe, nurturing environment where special attention is given to meeting their physical and emotional needs
  • Rates are $45 daily or $155 weekly

$155 /week


  • Designed for children ages 3 to 5 years
  • Our Children’s Center provides children of all ages with an enriching and engaging environment
  • Preschool is included for all children 3 and older as an added benefit of the full day program
  • Rates are $40 daily or $140 weekly

$140 /week

After School Care

  • A safe and secure after school program is available for school-aged children
  • The Gaylord school buses will pick up from any of the Gaylord Schools and drop-off at the Childcare Center. Snack is provided after drop-off.
  • Rates are $8 daily and $40 weekly

$8 /day

Snow Days

  • Full-day daycare is offered on snow days to our parents and the public
  • Parents whose children already attend Treetops Childcare Center come first than any available spots will be offered to the public.
  • The cost for Childcare on a snow day is $40 for parents whose children already attend Treetops and $45 for Drop-ins.

$40 /child


Treetops wins awards while developing great kids. We're delighted when our daycare programs are recognized by outside groups. It's gratifying but we're not going to rest on these laurels.

Treetops has been recognized by the state child care task force and by Child and Family Services for offering unique and high-quality care programs, winning:

  • Award of Excellence
  • Innovator Award
  • Grandparent Award
  • Best on the Block Award
  • New Kid on the Block Award

Okay, time for some paperwork...

Our state-licensed Children's Center opened in September 1990 and has earned awards and acclaim ever since from the House Republican Task Force on childcare.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form[i], (AD-3027) found online,[ii]*, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; Fax: (202) 690-7442 or Email: [email protected][iii]This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. We're committed to children's growth and learning, so take some time away from parenting and enjoy the activities at Treetops Your kids will thank you for it!