• Paddock's Early Childhood Center

    Come Grow With Us

    PECC Office: 734-439-5114 

    PECC Director: Lisa Mellinger mellingerl@milanareaschools.org

    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.

    Due to the COVID-19 closure, we were not be able to host our annual Preschool Open House or offer in person tours at this time. We have created a virtual tour that will provide you with information about our preschool options and a slideshow to show you what "A Day In The Life of a Preschooler" at Paddock's Early Childhood Center looks like.  You may click through the slides and watch the video to learn more about our program.  If you would like to schedule a Zoom meeting or Zoom tour with Mrs. Mellinger, please email her at mellingerl@milanareaschools.org or leave a voicemail message at 734-439-5159.

    Please click the link view our virtual tour here: Preschool Virtual Tour

    Thank you for taking time to learn about our program.  We are here to meet your needs and look forward to seeing you and your child in the Fall.

    Please follow this link to Registration, Program and Billing Information.

Do you need assistance with food?

  • Aid in Milan and Food Gatherers have partnered to provide summer food distribution.  Food distribution will take place on Tuesdays and will include 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches. The pick-up location will be the Milan Baptist Church (31 Ferman Street) parking lot.  Please enter the parking lot from Ferman and exit onto Tolan headed northbound.

    Orders must be placed between 6:00 PM on Tuesday and 1:00 PM on Thursday the week prior.
    To complete an Electronic Order Form (recommended) please visit Aid in Milan’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/aidinmilaninc/) for the link.  Orders can also be placed by calling 734-439-8420.

    Tuesday Distribution Details
    The drive-through pickup site at Milan Baptist Church will be open between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM.
    Deliveries will take place between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Please inquire with Aid in Milan if this is needed.

    Compassion Ministry of Milan: 120 Hack St, Milan, 734-681-0799  (Saturdays 10 am-12 pm)



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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.

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.


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    Radio:  WJR (760 AM),  WWJ (950 AM)

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.

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