• Paddock’s Early Childhood Center’s emphasis for all children from birth to age five is learning through play. There are many natural experiences through play that lay the foundation for educational experiences in our preschool rooms. In preschool, we expand on learning through play via our HighScope Curriculum, which emphasizes child-initiated learning at their unique developmental level. This curriculum is fully aligned with the Common Core State Standards, state early learning guidelines, and the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework. It is our center’s philosophy that all projects done are age appropriate and done authentically by the child. 

Preschool Programs

  • Come Grow With Us!

    3-4 years old (Preschool Half-Day Only)

    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 9 am - 12 pm
    Thursdays, Fridays 9 am - 12 pm

    3-4 years old (Full Day Program)
    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 7 am - 5:30 pm
    Including breakfast, morning preschool & afternoon childcare.

    Free Preschool for Eligible 4-Year Olds!
    Monday-Thursday, 8:40-3:40pm
    Submit an intake form here, or reach out for assistance!
    Program provided via Michigan's Great Start to Readiness Program

    Continuum of Preschool Special Education Services: Full Inclusion to Specialized Programs
    Individualized Special Education Supports & Services across all preschool programs
    Do you have concerns about your child's development? Please reach out, and we'll be happy to assist you! 

    Preschool Program Informational Flyer
    Preschool Learning Packet

Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)

  • The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a state-funded preschool program that serves families whose circumstances indicate a need for free early childhood education.  Availability of the program is contingent on funding by the Michigan legislature and approval from the Michigan Department of Education.   If you think your child might qualify, complete the form at or call (855) 644-PreK and someone will be in touch with you about the free preschool opportunities that are available.

    Overview of Michigan's Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)

    If your child is approved for the GSRP Program, you will receive a verification letter from our director with details on your child attending Paddock's Early Childhood Center.  Below is a list of necessary paperwork that must be turned in before your child may attend preschool.

    • Certified Copy of Child's Birth Certificate or Parent Affidavit
    • Proof of Residency (Gas Bill, Water Bill or Mortgage/Rental Agreement)
    • Proof of Income (Last year's tax form or end of year W-2 form)
    • Child Information Form (Emergency Information Form)
    • Contract for Services
    • Health Acknowledgement and Photo Release Form
    • Health Appraisal Form (signed by a physician)
    • Immunization Record (up-to-date within last year)
    • Complete Application for Free or Reduced Lunch