2018 Mid-Michigan Preschool Guide

Choosing a preschool, especially for the first time, is not a decision to be made lightly.

We know, because we’re moms! The Mid-Michigan Moms Blog team members have gone though the preschool selection and enrollment process before. Some of us have been through it many times! We know how overwhelming it can be.
Our wonderful readers ask us for preschool recommendations on a daily basis, especially during enrollment season. We’re more than happy to share some of the best schools that our area has to offer. Our aim is to  help you and your growing families make the best and most informed preschool decision possible for your children.
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Rainbow Child Care Center

The Rainbow Child Care Center family is dedicated to delivering the best educational practices that exceed their families’ highest expectations. Their schools provide a safe “Home Away from Home” environment that foster the developmental growth of every child. Rainbow Child Care Center’s goal is to provide continuity between home and school. They believe it is important for children to maintain a familiar and comfortable routine that fosters development and learning. A nurturing atmosphere, a structured curriculum, and parents and teachers who work as partners will prepare children for their future academic careers and inspire a love of lifelong learning.

Rainbow offers a variety of age- and developmentally-appropriate early education and child care programs, tailored for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Parents receive the option of full- or part-time programs, both of which include a robust curriculum and dynamic activities.

Rainbow schools utilize The Creative Curriculum® as a foundation for the structure of the classroom environment, teacher interactions and child development. Rainbow provides four additional opportunities for educational enrichment, included in the cost of tuition. Each program is designed for specific age groups to ensure children are engaging in developmentally appropriate activities: BabySignLanguage.com, Zoo-phonics®, Ready, Set, Grow! Fit Foundations®, and Language Immersion Spanish.

Rainbow’s goal is to support a culturally diverse environment while providing outstanding educational experiences for children. 

Contact Information

St. John Preschools

St. John Preschools put a focus on the whole person and provides opportunities for children to enhance their spiritual, emotional, social, creative, physical, and cognitive growth. The school feels that family is the greatest, most influential teacher for a child, and they are privileged to work as one with the families of their students. St. John’s highly educated staff provides an atmosphere of loving care.

St. John offers preschool for 3 year olds and 4 year olds.  In addition, they have a Great Start Readiness Program classroom.  Classes are 1/2 days Monday through Thursday, and child care is available for students Monday through Friday in order to meet the needs of each family.

Contact Information
Lori Peppin, Director
Marsha Livingston, Secretary
810-652-0304 ext. 278

Faith Lutheran Preschool

Celebrating 22 years of excellence, Faith Lutheran recognizes that the early childhood years are an important time in the development of each child. Offering classes for children ages 2-5, the school provides countless opportunities for children to grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually throughout this important time. 

A Christ-based program, Faith aims to minster to the whole family. With over 70 years of combined experience working with children, the preschool staff is up to date on current research regarding the best ways to help children learn and prepare for Kindergarten.

Faith offers a variety of classes, suited to the needs and schedules of each family, including:

  • One or two day 2-year-old programs
  • Two or three day 3-year-old programs
  • Three day 4-year-old programs
  • Five day 4-year-old program, to prepare for the adjustment to kindergarten
  • An after school program to adjust children to a full school day
  • Childcare for working parents

Featuring colorful and cheerful classrooms, a full-sized gymnasium for large motor skill practice, a friendly and outgoing staff, a secure and locked entry, comprehensive curriculum and more, Faith Lutheran Preschool is a mom-approved, and favored choice for area parents looking to send their children to preschool!

Contact Information
Cindy LaFontaine, Director of Early Childhood
[email protected]

Top Recommended Mid-Michigan Area Preschools

Daystar Child Care
Doodle Bug Daycare Center
Genesee Christian School
Pilgrim Christian Preschool

Clio Early Elementary
Discovery Depot Daycare
Lady Di Daycare & Preschool
Peyton’s Learning Place

Faith Baptist of Davison
Montessori of Davison
Waterbrook Christian Academy

Country Mouse Child Care
Fenton Montessori
World of Wonder Preschool

Morgan’s Early Learning Center
St Paul Lutheran

Eastern Michigan Montessori Academy
Early Childhood Center, Flushing Community Schools
Little People’s Playhouse

Grand Blanc
Caring Hands Daycare & Preschool
Child’s World Preschool & Daycare
Holy Family
Learning House at First United
New Life Childcare & Preschool

Chickadees & Bumblebees
Hidden Treasures
Presbyterian Co-op
Trinity Lutheran

Holy Cross Lutheran
Bethany Lutheran
Good Shepard Lutheran
Grace Christian School
Freeland Cooperative PreK

Swartz Creek
Brandi’s Place – Early Learning & Childcare Center
Mary Crapo Child Development Center
Honey Bear Child Care & Learning Center

Various Locations
EduPlay Discovery Center
Little Learners
Little People’s Playhouse
Freeland Cooperative PreK

GSRP + Head Start

The Great Start Readiness Program
GSRP is Michigan’s state-funded preschool program. It is designed for four-year-old children with certain factors. The program is administered by the Michigan Department of Education. GSRP Funding is allocated to each intermediate school district throughout the state, to administer the program locally. Please visit the GSRP website for more information.

Genesee County Preschool
The Genesee County Quality Preschool Partnership is a collaboration of local school districts and community-based providers, offering State of Michigan (GSRP) and federally (Early Head Start and Head Start) funded preschool services for low to moderate income families.  For more information and qualification requirements, please click here.

Head Start
Head Start is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to lower income children and their families. Per the Michigan HeadStart Association, there are 90 Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Michigan. Please click here to find a program in + around Detroit. Income requirements are set by the federal government and change from year to year.

Parents as Teachers, Grand Blanc
A program for families within the Grand Blanc School District with children from birth up to kindergarten. Providing child development information designed to enhance the parent-child relationship, foster kindergarten readiness, and promote health.  Home visits, yearly screenings, educational group meetings, parent child activities, gym nights and more.  Participation is free of charge. Parents as Teachers believes that parents are their children’s first and most important teacher. 

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2 Responses to 2018 Mid-Michigan Preschool Guide

  1. Kelsey May 7, 2018 at 6:11 pm #

    My boys have been at Children’s Garden at the Perry Center in Grand Blanc for the last 2 years. We will be back again next year. We’ve loved it there! Its a great Preschool. I didn’t see it mentioned anywhere on here, and I think its worth adding 🙂

    • Lyndsey
      Lyndsey May 7, 2018 at 6:41 pm #

      Thank you for letting us know. We love receiving recommendations from readers!