Our Locations:

20000 W. Chicago St, Detroit, MI 48228

33634 W. 8 Mile Rd, Farmington, MI 48335

About Tott’s Early Learning Center in Farmington and Detroit

We are a High Scope Curriculum-based program dedicated to caring for children from ages 2 months to 5 years. Our engaging and welcoming center is open 5 days a week with opportunities for summer camps and after-school programs.

Who We Are

Tott's Early Learning Center was started in 2006 by Wanda Tott-Nathan as an in-home childcare provider.  As demand grew, Wanda, and her husband Nate, saw an opportunity to expand their childcare center into the 2 site based program it is today. In this process, it flourished into a family business as their two eldest children turned from students to current employees. Altogether, the Nathan family has worked to address the overwhelming need for childcare in their area. 

Wanda and Nate's dedication to providing a safe space for children to explore and grow has created a program where positive experiences help build a lifelong love of learning.

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Here at Tott’s Early Learning Center, our Company Values are at the heart of everything we do.

Love & Loyalty:

Totts ELC sticks to our passion; nurturing and educating children, treating each other with love and compassion.

Enthusiasm & Encouragement:

We live in the moment, celebrating the small accomplishments children make on a daily basis.


Totts ELC staff is committed to the growth and development of the whole child socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically


“Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.”


Totts ELC is committed to treating your child as an individual, focusing on their abilities not disabilities, and offering the support they need to become lifelong learners.


Our mission is to offer top-tier child care, enriching early education, and comprehensive family solutions, all designed to empower you as parents and ensure the well-being of our community.


In our vision at Tott’s Early Learning Center, we aspire to be more than just an educational institution; we aim to be a nurturing haven where your child’s boundless potential is not only recognized but celebrated. We envision a vibrant environment where the seeds of learning are sown, ensuring inevitable growth and transformation.


We work hard to create an environment where learning blossoms, growth is inevitable, and families flourish together. We believe in the power of play, both individual and group activities, as they contribute significantly to your child’s holistic and healthy development. Your trust is our driving force, and we are devoted to providing unparalleled child care, enriching early education, and comprehensive family solutions.

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About Our Locations

When you visit us here at Tott’s Early Learning Center, you’ll see firsthand what makes us different!

Our settings include:

  • Spacious, inclusive, and dynamic classrooms, open for age-appropriate and varied activities.

  • On-site kitchen, laundry, outdoor spaces and conference rooms.

  • A curriculum that focuses on achieving goals through innovation and play.

  • Lower teacher-to-child ratios than the state-mandated requirement so we can deliver truly individualized care and teaching. 

We are able to offer a wide variety of activities, including gardening lessons, music sessions, dance sessions, and so much more!

Merging Teaching and Childcare

We offer a variety of programs, including care for infants and toddlers, preschool, and pre-kindergarten.

We also offer out-of-semester time care for school-age children.

We believe that it’s never too early to start learning and that it’s vital to always present opportunities for children to learn and grow as soon as they start at our center. 

By developing our programs with curriculum experts and childcare specialists, we’ve been able to hone in on what makes early education a success and created a learning program that allows our children to enter school seamlessly.

Here’s What Our Happy Parents Have To Say!

We LOVE our parents and carers and we're so proud to share some of their thoughts with you…

"Our family has been with Tott’s since early 2024 at the new (second) location and we are so incredibly pleased and happy with this decision. From family founded, learning/education AND play-based, safe / secure environment, and the steps they use to update & keep families informed of the daily activities has kept our family happy and supported."

Heather Opasik

"My daughter currently attends totts learning center and I love and so does she. The owner of the center is an exceptional person, she tried to assist with what she can and offers knowledge on things she can’t. The teachers ms Alyssa, ms Dawn, and Mrs Nancy are all awesome. Thanks for being a part of me and my child’s daily life."

Shemika Grimmet

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What to Expect from Tott’s Early Learning Center

Our mission is to provide the highest quality childcare in Farmington & Franklin Park, if not the world!

As part of our commitment, we provide all of our kids with:

  • Healthy meals each day that meet dietary restrictions such as gluten-free, vegan, etc.

  • Hours that accommodate parents busy schedules (7 am to 6 pm).

  • Events that allow kids to learn more about the world around them.

  • Outdoor play that teaches little ones how to respect Mother Nature and interact with her in a meaningful way.

  • A diverse, all-inclusive environment where all abilities, cultures, and traditions are honored and respected

We would be thrilled to have you join our Tott's Early Learning Center family in Farmington. Contact us with any questions at 248-482-8491 or click the button below to schedule a tour!

Where children flourish through play and discovery!

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