*** FREE PRESCHOOL FOR THE 20/21 SCHOOL YEAR ***
For the 20/21 school year, the income cap has been lifted and the primary eligibility factor is age! For more information, please click on the link below.
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.
Learn 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) 783-6323, ext. 1301.
GSRP-Head Start Flyer
GSRP Registration Packet
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.
GSRP-Head Start Flyer
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.
Preschool Registration Packet
Snapshots of Early Childhood Programs
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.
Learning 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 Canceled for the 20-21 school year
“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.
Director of Early Childhood Programs and Anna Mae Burdi Early Childhood Center
(586) 493-5220 ext. 1301
Director L'Anse Creuse Early Childhood Center
Teens for Tots Preschool Teacher/Aide
(586) 783-6570 ext. 2503
Fall Class Information
If you would like to register for preschool at Burdi, please call Patrice Wadie at 586-493-5220 ext. 1301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment. If you would like to register for preschool at the L'Anse Creuse Early Childhood Center or for the Great Start Readiness Program, please call Diane Simmons at 586-783-6323 ext. 1301 or email email@example.com to set up an appointment.