Kathleen Remus (Owner & Canton S.T.A.R.S. Director)

Hello, my name is Kathleen Remus. I have over 30 years experience of owning and operating quality child care programs. I previously owned a licensed in home group daycare for 20 years. For the previous 17 years I have been the owner and operator of the on-site before and after school program at Keystone Academy. Eleven years ago I began the S.T.A.R.S. program at Plymouth Scholars, this is our seventh year at Canton Charter and in the Fall of 2024 we are launching our new location within South Arbor Charter Academy.

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.”

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 11 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.”  -Kathleen Remus.

Alissa Adkins (Office Manager)

My name is Alissa Adkins, I am the S.T.A.R.S. Office Manager. I earned my Associate's Degree from Washtenaw Community College. I have been a S.T.A.R.S. employee for the past thirteen years and fulfilled a variety of positions such as Director at all 3 locations, child care provider 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 family and I recently moved to South Carolina, thus I stepped down from my Director role at CCA and will continue remotely as Office Manager of all 4 locations. I look forward to visiting Summer camp at CCA and seeing some familiar faces! I'm thankful for my time at S.T.A.R.S., as I feel it has helped me grow as a parent and employee.

"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." -Kathleen Remus

Micah Blanchard (Canton S.T.A.R.S. Director)

My name is Micah Cheyenne Blanchard, this is my 11th year as a S.T.A.R.S employee. I began my journey with S.T.A.R.S. as a classroom assistant from the ages 15-17, splitting that time between Keystone Academy and Plymouth Scholars. I became primarily a kindergarten classroom teacher for S.T.A.R.S from ages 18-25, however, I have worked with all ages from Kindergarten-8th grade. From ages 22-25 I also filled in as Director (as needed) at Canton Charter Academy. 
Throughout my experience with this company at all three locations I’ve been blessed to have experienced so much and have a well rounded familiarity with our policies and procedures.
I have developed close relationships with the parents, students and staff at CCA and I am excited to continue to grow into building this relationship for the rest of our current school year. I’m not only excited but proud to also be apart of our programs expansion into our new location, South Arbor Charter Academy, in the Fall as the on site Director. I earned my CDA and Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education/Applied Science at Washtenaw Community College.


"Micah's work ethic, leadership and initiative have created the makings of a model employee. Since earning her CDA, we've been working towards constantly preparing and training her for this position and I can't wait to see how she thrives as Director! Congratulations Micah, you've earned it!" -Kathleen Remus

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Rainey Sarasin (Plymouth S.T.A.R.S. Director)

My name is Rainey Sarasin, this is my seventh 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." -Kathleen Remus

A Before & After School Program

Contact Us:

Office Manager: 734-301-6030

Owner: 734-231-7967