Our goal is to provide children with a safe environment that promotes learning and creativity. Our focus is not only an education, but building strong character values that will serve as the foundation for the child's developing social skills.
Our infant and toddler program cares for children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 2 years & 6 months. The classroom environments are arranged in several activity centers, designed to offer children meaningful learning and developmental experiences. There is open space for large group activities and smaller areas for individual and small group play. One teacher for every 4 children is required for the program. Children will be assigned a primary caregiver in the classroom who will create learning and development goals each child. Children in the infant and toddler classrooms will begin preparing for potty training, using eating utensils, practicing large motor skills like walking and throwing a ball, and having opportunities to learn social skills when socializing with other children.
Our preschool program cares for children ranging in age from 2 years & 6 months to 5 years of age. Our preschool classrooms are arranged with several activity centers, allowing children to choose freely between a variety of interesting, age-appropriate activities. There is open space for large group play and activities and smaller areas for individual and small group play. The daily schedule is structured to provide opportunities for a balance of child-lead and adult-initiated activities, providing the optimal environment for meaningful curiosity and learning. One caregiver for every 8 children is required for this program. Children in our preschool program will gain experience with life skills, social skills and academic skills to prepare them for kindergarten and life in general.
The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a state-funded free preschool program for qualifying four-year-old children. Our teachers utilize a research-based curriculum that aligns with Michigan's Early Childhood Standards for Quality for Prekindergarten (ECSQ-PK). Our classrooms have consistent daily routines that include group activities as well as daily free choice time and outdoor play. There are two teachers per classroom, keeping a 1:8 ratio of adults to children. GSRP Teachers are highly-qualified and have degrees within the field of early childhood education. Children's progress is measured and reported in the areas of social-emotional, physical, language, and cognitive development. Progress in content learning areas of literacy, math, science, social studies, art, and English speaking skills are also measured and reported. We partner with families to create the best preschool experience possible for children. GSRP students attend school Monday through Thursday. Free meals are provided daily for students. Some of our sites provide transportation and/or before and after school care. To apply for the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP), click the 'Apply Now' button below!
Our school-age program offers children ages 5 to 12 care before and after school, during school holidays, school in-service days and during the summer, if space allows. Before and after school care offers a snack in the morning, a snack in the afternoon, assistance with homework and projects, as well as a variety of indoor and outdoor activities that reflect the age and interests of the children. Our teachers strive to develop new, creative and engaging activities to keep the children active and learning!