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The Advantage To Your Child

Clever Endeavors Early Care & Education, Inc. starts with a philosophy that children learn best through child-centered learning and a complete, dynamic curriculum is built to incorporate this philosophy. Our philosophy, along with the expertise of our center's staff, provides a wonderful foundation for us to excel in the development of your child in every way.

Why Clever Endeavors?

Clever Endeavors Early Care & Education, Inc. has two state licensed childcare centers designed to provide quality childcare for Orange County families. Our curriculum is developmentally and age-appropriate according to the State Department of Education Guidelines and the National Association for the Education of Young Children standards, and is structured to achieve Clever Endeavors' prime goal: ensuring that all children will enter kindergarten prepared and ready to succeed in school! Most importantly:

  • Established in 1992, the core philosophy of Clever Endeavors has been around over 30 years

  • Staff experience and education exceeds licensing requirements

  • Staff expertise in socialization skills training promotes each child's social and emotional growth and development

  • Our preschool curriculum is based on the California Department of Education Preschool Learning Foundations

  • Our infant/toddler curriculum is based on the California Department of Education Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Foundations

  • Clever Endeavors employs a "child-centered" developmental learning approach, ensuring children are active in their learning

Tours are available daily by appointment, please call to set up an appointment today!
Hewes campus, children ages 2 – 6 year olds, 714-639-6233
Chapman campus, children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old, 714-363-3360

Keys To Our Success

Clever Endeavors believes that the keys to the success of our program include:

  • Providing prime locations to serve the families living and working in the greater Orange County area

  • Ensuring program quality by utilizing Clever Endeavors Early Care & Education, Inc.'s pool of experience in the early childhood education field

  • Continually developing as teachers and administrators through professional development opportunities for staff

  • Fulfilling the promise of respecting children and providing trustworthy expertise and information to all key contributors of your child's success

  • Loving what we do!

We are open from 7AM - 5PM, Monday through Friday. We offer half-day and full-day program. We serve children ages six weeks to six years.

Meet The Owner

Jamie Michaels

Owner/Director Hewes Campus

Jamie Michaels is the owner and director at Clever Endeavors Early Care & Education, Inc. She has owned and operated the school since 1992. After the birth of her sons, she left the steel industry to open the school and pursue a career that afforded her the opportunity to spend time with her children. Jamie attended Fullerton College and earned an Associate's Degree in Child Development. She continued her education, earning her Bachelor's Degree in Business with a focus on Organizational Management as well as a Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis on Leadership in Early Childhood. She holds her Child Development Program Director Permit through the California Commission of Teacher Credentialing, which fulfills requirements for teaching as well as directing two sites. Jamie's two sons were her inspiration for opening Clever Endeavors, and she thoroughly enjoys managing the daily operations of the school.

Tammy Hoover

Director Chapman Campus

Tammy Hoover graduated from San Diego State University in 1991 with a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development. She worked in the corporate world for a number of years in various capacities ranging from executive assistant to recruiting and training. Tammy began volunteering at Clever Endeavors Early Care & Education, Inc. in November 2006 when her son started preschool in Miss Karina's class. In February 2007, Tammy was hired part-time as a teacher for the two-year old classroom. Tammy is the Director of our Chapman location and additionally is responsible for our monthly newsletters and various literacy school projects including Scholastic book orders, our school library and Clever Endeavors' lending library bags. Tammy possesses a Child Development Site Supervisor Permit through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

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