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Programs at the Early Childhood Center

At the Early Childhood Center of Whitmore Lake Public Schools, we offer a variety of programs for children preschool age or younger. Our programs create a comfortable and safe learning environment for children to develop, socialize, and prepare for kindergarten and elementary school, while also catering to the needs of children with disabilities or developmental delays. Additionally, we offer Kids Club, a before and after school program for children whose parents or guardians work during those times and needs a safe environment for their child to be cared for and supervised.

The Whitmore Lake Early Childhood Center Offers a Number of Unique Programs for Children

Early Childhood Center Early On Program

Early On

A program designed to address early on developmental delays or disabilities in children ages 0-3 years. Scheduled according to family visits with the Parent Educator.

Early Childhood Center Special Education Program

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

A special education program providing an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for each child’s specific needs. Offered Monday-Thursday, from 8:50 AM – 11:50 AM.

Early Childhood Center First Steps Program

First Steps Play Group

A beginning program for children ages 0-5 years. These are sliding-scale tuition-based playgroups that parents attend with their child for activities, snacks, and socialization. Offered every Friday, from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Early Childhood Center Great Start Readiness Program

Great Start Readiness Preschool Program (GSRP)

GSRP is a free preschool program for children at least four years old who are at risk for learning. Full day program offered Monday – Thursday, from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM or 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

Early Childhood Center Head Start Program

Head Start

A federally funded preschool program for three and four-year-old children for low-income families, foster children, and children with special needs. Full day program for four-year-old children Monday-Thursday, from 8:00 AM -3:00 PM or 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Half day program for three-year-old children Monday-Thursday, from 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Early Childhood Center Kids Club Program

Kids Club

The Kids Club before and after school program of Whitmore Lake Elementary School & Early Childhood Center is a unique opportunity for students in Preschool through sixth grade who need a safe and encouraging environment to stay while they wait for their parents or guardians who may need to work earlier or later than usual.

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Early Childhood Center Tuition Preschool Program

Tuition Preschool

A preschool program for children who will be three or four years old before the cut-off date. Tuition preschool uses the Creative Curriculum approach. Learn more about the curriculum in our handbook or through the curriculum link. Tuition preschool offers two-day, three-day & four-day sessions as listed below:

4-Day AM: Monday-Thursday, from 8:15 AM-11:15 AM.
4 Full Day: Monday-Thursday, from 8:15 AM-3:15 PM.
3-Day AM: Choose Mon. – Thurs.; from 8:15 AM-11:15 AM.
3 Full Day: Choose Mon. – Thurs.; from 8:15 AM-3:15 PM.
2-Day AM: Choose Mon. – Thurs., from 8:15 AM-11:15 AM.
2 Full Day: Choose Mon. – Thurs., from 8:15 AM-3:15 PM.

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