Paddock's Early Childhood Center
Come Grow With Us
PECC Office: 734-439-5114
Paddock’s Early Childhood Center encompasses many programs that help children and families succeed. We have children’s programs starting from birth through age five, as well as, school-age childcare. Our purpose is to provide a quality, developmentally appropriate, educational experience for your child. We view ourselves as an extension of your family. There is a commitment to having a constant atmosphere of love, learning and security in order to help create a strong foundation for lifelong learning.
Program tours are available by appointment. Please contact Mrs. Mellinger to set up an appointment at (734) 439-5159 or via email at email@example.com.
Enrichment Activities for Families with Young Children
It is recommended families establish a basic daily routine and schedule for their student(s) that includes a focus on reading, critical thinking, creative activities, and physical fitness.
Please find below various learning apps and websites your family can use at home.
Scholastic Learn at Home: Prek-K: Great books & Learning ActivitiesUnite for Literacy: Online Non-Fiction Books with AudioStoryline Online: Stories read to you by Movie StarsNomster Chef: Illustrated recipes designed to help kids ages 2-12 cooks with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science skills.Following apps are available FREE through the Apple Store, Google Play and/or Amazon:ABC Kids - Tracing & Phonics
Learn & Play Tip-a-Day: Ideas to Boost Young Brain (only available iPhones and iPads)
Text And Learn for Kindergarten - www.texttolearn.com or Text TALK to 77453
Text 4 Baby - www.text4baby.org or Text BABY to 511411 (or BEBE for Spanish)
Our Shutterfly albums provide a great avenue for you to view the growing success of your child and to open dialogue each week with your child about their classroom experiences. Please contact your classroom teacher or email Mrs. Lisa Mellinger at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have forgotten your password.
Childcare and Preschool Dates to Remember
March 16 - April 12th: Governor Whitmer announced “the closure of all k-12 school buildings, public, private, and boarding to students". This closure encompasses the school day, child care and all extracurricular activities.
April 13th - School Resumes
Tuesday, April 14th - CANCELLED **Preschool Open House - Will be rescheduled at a later date
Wednesday, May 6th - Half Day
Monday, May 25th - No School
School Closing and Delays
If Milan Area Schools are CLOSED, all programs are also closed.
If Milan Area Schools are DELAYED, Breakfast Club, Morning Childcare & Preschool will be cancelled.
Afternoon programs will operate.
TV: WXYZ (CH 7), WDIV (Ch 4), Fox 2 (Ch 2)
Radio: WJR (760 AM), WWJ (950 AM)
TALK: Text And Learn for Kindergarten
Text And Learn for Kindergarten (TALK) is available to parents of children ages birth through 5 years old in the Washtenaw County. Text TALK to 77453 to sign up today! With TALK, text messages will suggest simple activities parents can try at home with their child. Activities don't require any special materials and take less than 20 minutes to complete, but the benefits last a lifetime! Parents are their child's first and best teachers! Daily interactions with young children can help build literacy skills and prepare the child for success in school and in life.
Child Development Screening with the Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)
Want to learn more about your child's development? Looking for new age appropriate activities to do with your child? Ever wonder if your child's development is on track? Paddock’s Early Childhood Center, in conjunction with Washtenaw Success by 6 Great Start Collaborative is pleased to offer free developmental screenings online to all families residing in the Milan Area School District and Washtenaw County. The ASQ-3 (Ages & Stages Questionnaire) is an established, research-based tool that can help you understand more about your child's development from 2 months to 5-1/2 years of age. A questionnaire is created based on your child's age and helps to monitor development in 5 areas: communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving and personal-social.
ASQ Developmental Screening: The questionnaire takes about 15 minutes to complete. An early education specialist will respond to your questionnaire within a few days. Each family who completes a screening will receive age appropriate activities for the child. When you complete the ASQ-3, you will be invited to complete the ASQ:SE, which is an additional screening tool for social-emotional development. You can take one or both questionnaires. Regular developmental screening in the early years helps inform parents about important developmental milestones and can ensure that children are on track. Thanks to a generous grant from the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, these screenings are FREE to all families residing in Washtenaw County.