The CLC’s year-round Preschool Program serves children 2 years, 9 months to 5 years old (toilet learned).
Our classroom activities are provided by uniquely nurturing staff who structure each day’s activities using “Creative Curriculum”. This early childhood development program allows our teachers to challenge each child in preparation for a successful experience in Kindergarten, Elementary School and beyond! Each week has a theme upon which our curriculum is built, activities are planned and field trips are scheduled.
Field trips are an important part of the CLC’s Preschool Program. These special, year-round outings provide young learners with a chance to experience our weekly, themed lessons out in the real world. During the summer months in particular, we take field trips on a weekly basis. Some of our typical destinations include:
- Local Parks
- Binder Park Zoo
- Curious Kids Museum
- Kalamazoo Valley Museum
- Local Library
- Mooville Dairy Farm
All care providers/teachers meet or exceed state licensing requirements. Many of our staff hold an associates or bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education and some are currently attending area colleges and universities in the field of education. All staff are trained in CPR and First Aid, and participates in ongoing professional development training experiences year-round.
Our staff-to-child ratio is 1:10
Current Program Rates
DUE TO MANDATORY STATE OF MICHIGAN WAGE INCREASES, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019, TUITION WILL INCREASE TO THE FOLLOWING RATES. WE CONTINUE TO REVIEW AND ADJUST OUR PROGRAM COSTS. DURING 2019, THE LEARNING CENTER WILL CONTINUE TO EXPLORE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES, i.e., FUNDRAISERS, SAVINGS INITIATIVES AND PROGRAM CHANGES.
|Preschool||3 Half Days||3 Full Days||4 Half Days||4 Full Days||5 Half Days||5 Full Days|
|2 yrs. 9 mos. – 5 yrs. (toilet learned)||$114||$172||$138||$208||$166||$250|