April Endicott (Keystone S.T.A.R.S. Director)
My name is April Endicott and this is my 3rd year as the S.T.A.R.S. Director. I have been a lead child care teacher at Keystone S.T.A.R.S. for the past 10 years. I began my journey in child care as a group daycare owner in my home in 1995. My husband and I became pregnant with twins in 1998 and we decided that I would take a step back and direct my energy into creating a strong foundation of family in our home. The journey with our children continued as we decided homeschooling our twins from preschool through their senior year was our focus. When our twins turned 15 I began working at Keystone to be able to give back to the community and help create a strong foundation in the next generation of students by embracing Kathi’s mission of providing a safe, caring and supportive before and after care program. I continue to further my education in early childhood education annually to stay current with the ever changing knowledge of best practices. I am honored to be able to use my experience to build on Kathi’s focus of providing a quality program to create a strong relationship with the children and families at Keystone.
“April's been a huge asset to our program and applies her experience to helping our youngest students grow and thrive.” -Kathi Remus.
Alissa Adkins (Canton S.T.A.R.S Director/Office Manager)
My name is Alissa Adkins, I am the S.T.A.R.S. Office Manager & the Director at Canton S.T.A.R.S. I earned my Associate's Degree from Washtenaw Community College. I have been a S.T.A.R.S. employee for the past twelve years and fulfilled a variety of positions such as Director at all 3 locations, child care assistant at Keystone and Plymouth S.T.A.R.S., and I worked as a child care assistant from 2005-2013 at Rockin Robbins Daycare. My role as Director at CCA has ultimately been my favorite position. I've loved building close relationships with the staff, students and parents over the last 3 years and enjoy taking our program up a notch, or two, each year!
I have two 6 & 7 year old daughters at home that keep me on my toes. This experience has enabled me to enhance my professional character and develop my child care skills in a variety of settings.
"Alissa brings excellent administrative qualities to S.T.A.R.S. aftercare with her strong work ethic, quick wit and thorough knowledge of current business practices." -Kathi Remus
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Rainey Sarasin (Plymouth S.T.A.R.S. Director)
My name is Rainey Sarasin, this is my fifth year as the Plymouth S.T.A.R.S. Director. I was a S.T.A.R.S. child care assistant for four years prior to taking on this role. I have developed close relationships with the parents, students and staff at PSCA and am excited to continue to grow them. I earned my Bachelor's in Elementary Education with a Double Minor in Math and Science from Eastern Michigan University.
"Rainey's knowledge and experience within the Plymouth Scholars community is invaluable as she has made the transition to director practically seamless. Her favorite quote is, "Logic will get you from A-Z, imagination will get you everywhere else."- Albert Einstein." -Kathi Remus
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Kathleen Remus (Owner)
Hi, my name is Kathleen Remus. I previously owned a licensed in home group daycare for 20 years. For the previous 16 years I have been the owner and operator of the on-site before and after school program at Keystone Academy. Ten years ago I began the S.T.A.R.S. program at Plymouth Scholars and this is our sixth year at Canton Charter.
I earned my CDA (Child Development Accreditation) at Washtenaw Community College. A CDA is a nationally recognized accreditation for the development of young children.
With my close ties to the National Heritage Academies I have acquired extensive knowledge of their educational practices. I am a major advocate for the learning and moral based curriculum that the National Heritage Academies provide for our children. As a childcare provider I intend to closely follow their principles as well as encourage the moral values and academic excellence that can be achieved.
“I am so fortunate and appreciative to have such a devoted and enthusiastic staff here with me at S.T.A.R.S. I look forward to another rewarding, enjoyable year with the National Heritage Academies.”