Ms. Melissa Failla

Parent/Tot – ages 18 months – 3 years
3 Year Program: must be three years of age by 09/01/17
Oakland University
Bachelor of Science Child Psychology
Bachelor of Science Human Resource Development
Certification in Early Childhood Education
Associate Degree General Studies
Associate Degree Psychology

Ms. Melissa started her career as a social worker in foster care and adoptions. After six years she decided to stay home and raise her two daughters and that is when she found Anchor Bay Co-Op Nursery, Inc. Preschool.  Her daughters attended preschool here and during that time Melissa was an active part of our Co-Op both as a parent and board member. Melissa held two board positions during her time here as a parent; Scheduling Chairperson and President each for 2 years.

Melissa furthered her education by earning her certificate in Early Childhood Education. After student teaching for a year at our preschool she then began teaching. Melissa has been teaching at our program since 2003 and truly loves our Co-Op’s program and philosophies.


Ms. Shannon Kitchen

4 & 5 Year Program: must be four years of age by 09/01/17
Wayne State University
Bachelor of Science Child Psychology
Macomb Community College
Associate Degree Early Education
Associate Degree Science

Ms. Shannon has worked in several preschools throughout Macomb County for the past thirteen years. Then she found a special place here at ABCN. She has been teaching at ABCN for ten years and LOVES the program and philosophies. Ms. Shannon’s favorite thing about ABCN is the families we serve and the parents who are involved in their children’s education. Her classroom is designed to encourage academic, social, and emotional skills that are age appropriate. She believes that children develop in unique ways and at an individual pace. Ms. Shannon provides materials and activities that will support a child’s current level of development and gently guide their growth. Children will have the opportunity to practice, master, and increase skills in all areas of development. Ms. Shannon loves to see them gain their independence!