Paddock’s Early Childhood Center’s emphasis for all children 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 addition to the importance of play based learning, we also implement The Creative Curriculum, which balances both teacher-directed and child-initiated learning, with an emphasis on responding to children’s learning styles and building on their strengths and interests. This curriculum is fully aligned 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. Be sure to recognize your child’s accomplishments and talk about the stages of what they did and brought home to share.
3-4 years old
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 9 am - 12 pm
Thursdays, Fridays 9 am - 12 pm
4-5 years old
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 9 am - 1 pm
Will eat lunch at school and must be fully toilet trained.
3-5 years old (Full Day Program)
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 7 am - 5:30 pm
Includes breakfast, morning preschool & afternoon childcare.
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 MichiganPreschool.org or call (855) 644-PreK and someone will be in touch with you about the free preschool opportunities that are available.
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 Bil or Mortgage/Rental Agreement)
- Proof of Income (Last years 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
Transitioning from Preschool to Kindergarten
The transition from Preschool to Kindergarten is one of the most imporant transistions in your life and your child's.
Below are some links to a few resources to help your family ease into this transistion.
Kindergarten Readiness Activities and Links
Below are a few resources for Kindergarten readiness activities to practice with your child at home.