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Preschool Graduation Ceremony


Lens Learning Center crafts future leaders with love and positivity to boost powerful decision -making abilities. We understand the importance of positive role models and we take pride in providing a learning environment rich of opportunities to help build social skills. We support and encourage healthy relationships by leading positive interactions between children, families, and staff. 



Lens Learning Center uses the power of making learning a fun activity while simultaneously expanding their levels of knowledge. Our unique programs places emphasis on age-appropriate play based learning environments. 

Kids Play


Lens Learning Center believes that children thrive in an environment which values their own uniqueness, while providing support and opportunities to grow emotionally, socially and creatively. By building on each child’s strengths, interests and curiosities, we guide each child to explore the world around them as well as develop new abilities and form close relationships.


Nita Hinton

Owner/Program Director

Nita Hinton is the owner & program director of Lens Learning Center. Nita has a bachelors degree in community services & family studies from Siena Heights University and has years of experience working with diverse populations across Calhoun and Kalamazoo County. Nita also has years of childcare experience working and volunteering throughout the community and has three young children of her own. Nita’s dream is to provide a reliable, affordable, quality childcare program for the community.

Lens Learning Center is a Licensed Child Care center; Ages birth - 14years; 24 hrs a day; Accepts DHS payment assistance; Transportation to Pennfield School District

Our Mission 

At Lens Learning Center our mission is to Lead, Educate, Nurture, and Stimulate children in a fun-loving, empowering, non-traditional, safe setting.   


Our Philosophy

Lens Learning Center promises to provide affordable and quality childcare essential for families to effectively “live their best lives”. Lens Learning Center promises to provide an environment full of the love, encouragement, nurture & support that will assist each child to reach their fullest potential.  Our smaller group environment ensures that all children receive individualized attention and customized care to help them learn and grow.              

Our Promises

  • We promise to lead positive interactions between children, families, and staff to ensure a loving relationship.

  • We promise to provide opportunities to educate and empower in an environment that promotes intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development.

  • We promise to provide dependable caregivers and consistent routines, so children can form secure attachments to nurturing adults in a nurturing environment.

  • We promise to provide an atmosphere that encourages safe and appropriate stimulation of the mind & body in a supportive setting.


Lens Learning Center will not discriminate against any child, parent or family on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or handicap.

Drawing Time

4-5 Years old

(1:12 ratio)

Teacher with Pupils

School Age 5+

(1:18 ratio)

Full-time & Part-time Services


Full-time childcare includes up to 45 hours per week of childcare for children ages birth to 14 years old.

Part-time childcare is available for ages 2.5 & older as well and before or after school care.


Birth to 30 Months

(1:4 Ratio)

Playing in Nursery

30 months- 3 Years Old (1:8 Ratio)

Kids in Preschool

3-4 Years Old

(1:10 Ratio)

Drop in Services


Drop in childcare will be provided on a first come first serve basis, if there is availability in an age appropriate classroom. The tuition for drop in care depends on the childs age. Please see age categories above. There is a 4-hour minimum requirement. Drop in care fees must be paid the day service is provided at drop off and all required enrollment forms must be completed. 

  • Do you accept DHHS payment assistance?
    Yes we do!
  • When is tuition due?
    Tuition is due the Monday of each week services are to be provided. Payment plans are available to those families that get paid bi weekly.
  • What form of payments are accepted?
    We accept cash, credit/debit and money orders.
  • Do you provide diapers/wipes
    Parents are responsible for providing their own diapers / wipes.
  • Do you offer drop in, part time or full time care?"
    We offer part time (depends on age) and full time.
  • How Soon Can my Child Start
    We usually always have immediate openings. Your child start date depends on how soon you're able to provide the required documentation.
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