• 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 mellingerl@milanareaschools.org.

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

Enrichment Activities for Families with Young Children

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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)

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.