Early Childhood

It is our belief that children need two things to move through life in a happy and healthy way - a strong sense of self-worth and consistently supportive adults who will be role models. L'Anse Creuse Public Schools offers a number of excellent early childhood programs tailored to suit both the needs of the parent and the child.

 

Early Childhood Program Information

Teens for Tots Preschool

The Preschool Program at the F. V. Pankow Center is a learning program designed for high school students who are enrolled in the Early Childhood class. They can earn credit while working with preschoolers under the supervision of the Child Care Directors and Early Childhood Educators.
External LinkLearn more about Teens for Tots

Great Start Readiness Program

Funded by the State of Michigan, this program is available for L’Anse Creuse children who meet state-mandated criteria and are four by September 1st. Qualification based on income eligibility guidelines and other criteria as determined by the state. For more information on Great Start Readiness, call (586) 493-5220, ext. 1424.
PDF DocumentGSRP-Head Start Flyer 
PDF DocumentGSRP Registration Packet

Head Start

A free preschool program provided by Macomb County for three and four year old children from income-eligible families. Call (586) 469-5215 for more information. 
PDF DocumentGSRP-Head Start Flyer

Tuition Classes

Classes designed for three and four year old children are held at Anna Mae Burdi Early Childhood Center in Chesterfield and the Early Childhood Center in Harrison Township.   Families register in the spring for the following September for this tuition-based program.  Call (586) 493-5220 ext. 1310 for more information. 
PDF DocumentPreschool Registration Packet
PDF DocumentSnapshots of Early Childhood Programs

Learning Nook

This full-time experience is housed at Anna Mae Burdi Early Childhood Center in Chesterfield and the Early Childhood Center in Harrison Township.  Children three to five years old participate in planned learning activities, lunch, rest and outdoor play. Centers are open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call the Burdi Center (586) 493-5220 ext. 1301, or the Early Childhood Center at (586) 783-6323 for more information. 
PDF DocumentLearning Nook Registration Packet

Before and After Preschool Care

An extended learning opportunity for preschoolers before and/or after their preschool classes.  The program is a prelude to or an extension of one's preschool class with developmentally appropriate learning activities.  Call the Burdi Center at (586) 493-5220, ext. 1301 or the Early Childhood Center at (586) 783-6323 for more information.

Preschool Preview and First Friends

Offered for children and parents to attend together. Call (586) 493-5220 ext. 1310 for more information and locations. 
PDF DocumentPreschool Preview Registration Forms 
PDF DocumentFirst Friends 2018-2019

Early Registration

“Staff and Alumni Registration”
Who: District employees, ECSE families, Teens for Tots families and families who have participated in L’Anse Creuse Public Schools tuition-based preschool programs in the past are eligible for early registration for the Fall programs. (Proof of program participation is required.)

Contact Early Childhood Programs at (586) 493-5220 x 1310 for registration information and dates.

Contact Us

Patrice Wadie
Director of Early Childhood Programs and Anna Mae Burdi Early Childhood Center
wadiepa@lc-ps.org
(586) 493-5220 ext. 1301

Diane Simmons
Director L'Anse Creuse Early Childhood Center
simmodi@lc-ps.org
(586) 783-6323

Jennifer Emard
Teens for Tots Preschool Teacher/Aide
emardje@lc-ps.org
(586) 783-6570 ext. 2503

Early Childhood Center
Burdi Center
Teens for Tots (Pankow Center)

Fall Class Information

PDF DocumentClass Listing 18-19 
PDF DocumentPay Schedule 18-19 
PDF DocumentCalendar 18-19