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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Programs

It is increasingly clear that crucial steps in learning and child development happen before kindergarten. With that in mind, Eaton Rapids Public Schools offers a variety of daycare and early education programs for your child. We strive to help your child learn and grow so that they have the best start to a great education.

 

Greyhound Early Learning Center

Greyhound Early Learning Center

Greyhound Early Learning Center at Union Street is a tuition-based birth - kindergarten preschool.

Montessori Preschool at Lockwood

Montessori Preschool at Lockwood

Eaton Rapids Montessori preschool is tuition-based and open to three- and four-year-olds. The preschool program, along with the kindergarten runs five days a week, following the district calendar.  

Great Start Readiness Program

Great Start Readiness Program

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is Michigan's state-funded preschool program for four-year-old children with factors which may place them at risk of educational failure.  The program is administered by the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Great Start.  Classes are held Greyhound Early Learning Center in Union Street School.

CACS Head Start

Head Start through Capital Area Community Services

CACS Head Start in Michigan is a comprehensive preschool program serving low-income children ages birth to 5 years old.  We serve 1761 children in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton and Shiawassee counties each year.

Early Childhood Special Education

Early Childhood Special Education

Michigan Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services include special instruction and related services provided to young children, ages three through five, who qualify under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA, Part B, Section 619). Through its 56 intermediate school districts (ISDs) Michigan's ECSE program ensures the provision of a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to all eligible children at no cost to their families, and in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). LRE means that young children with disabilities should receive services in typical community-based early childhood settings and programs whenever possible, and only go to more restrictive or specialized settings when their individual needs require it.

Humpty Dumpty Preschool

Humpty Dumpty Preschool

Humpty Dumpty is a privately run, cooperative preschool operating out of the Hamlin District School No. 15. Built in 1883, this one-room schoolhouse is the oldest building in the district.