Welcome to Jackson Early Childhood Center!

  • From Building Administrator Katie M. Dodge, Ph.D.

    Dear Jackson Early Childhood Center Families,


    Hello! My name is Katie Dodge and it is with the greatest excitement and enthusiasm that I write this letter to introduce myself as the new Principal at Jackson. I have been an LPS educator (2nd-6th grades, General Education, Gifted and Talented Education, and Special Education), Teacher Consultant, and Coordinator of Student Services during the past 19 years. I am also a graduate of Churchill High School and Madonna University.  The Livonia Community is near and dear to my heart. As a life-long learner, I have also earned my Ph.D. from the University of Toledo and several Administration Certifications from Grand Valley State University.

    I look forward to working with your family this school year and getting to know your child/children. I am deeply invested in ensuring that each child at Jackson feels safe and secure at school while learning through exploration and play. I look forward to listening to their laughter and supporting their growth. This is a true passion for me!

    I would love to meet with parents before the school year starts to begin developing a relationship and learning from you. Building a strong school community is a top priority for me. Please join me at Jackson in the gym on 8/24/21 from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM or 6:00 PM-7:00 PM. If meeting face to face does not work for your family, I will also be hosting a virtual meet and greet on 8/26/21 from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Meet and Greet Link.

    When I am not at Jackson, I enjoy spending time with my six-year-old son, Crosby. We enjoy playing outdoors, using our imaginations, and reading together. Otherwise, you can find us walking our dog Pal and playing with our cat, Patches. I also enjoy gardening, golf, hot tea, and reading 😊

    I can’t wait to meet your family and begin this wonderful school year!




    Katie M. Dodge, Ph.D.


    734-744-2813, ext. 22990

Jackson Center Information

  • Main Office: 734-744-2813
    Fax: 734-744-2814

    Early Childhood Special Education: 734-744-2813, ext. 22902

    32025 Lyndon
    Livonia, MI 48154

    Office Hours: 8:00a-4:00p

    Jackson Center is an early childhood center that offers a variety of programs: 

    • Childcare from 6 weeks to 5 years
    • Preschool classes for 3 and 4 year olds
    • Early childhood special education programs for 3 and 4 year olds
    • Parent/child classes.