Little Lions Preschool and Child Care

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Welcome!

We are delighted to be able to offer early childhood programs that enhance the educational experience of our youngest learners. We are now enrolling for the Little Lions Preschool and Child Care located at Fuller Street Elementary School for the 2016-2017 school year. Preschool starts September 6, 2016. A $30 registration fee can reserve a spot for your child today! If you have any questions about the program please contact Annette Kent, Program Director at akent@mvs.k12.mi.us.

Little Lions Preschool Program

The Little Lions Preschool Program offers a play-based kindergarten readiness preschool curriculum that teaches intellectual, social and emotional development, language skills, positive self-concepts and self expression through large and small group learning. Preschool children are encouraged to develop independence through daily living and oral language skills through guided and spontaneous interactions. Children explore, experiment and engage in themed activities that are planned for a range of levels in each of the developmental domains.

Early Childhood Philosophy

We believe it is important for children to have learning experiences with peers and caring adults in a fun, positive and safe environment. Early learning opportunities that occur through play-based, child focused programs prepare children to be successful, life-long learners.

Curriculum 

The Maple Valley Schools Little Lions Preschool programs incorporate:

  • Michigan Early Childhood Standards of Quality
  • Creative Curriculum
  • Zoo-Phonics

These programs are used as a blueprint for planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate research-based curriculum, which provides a solid foundation for learning through social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Full-day preschoolers visit specials classes throughout the week. Specials include art, gym, library and music. 

Little Lions Child Care

At Little Lions Child Care, children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old are provided with high quality, educationally based care. Low adult to child ratios and highly qualified staff, along with the use of a nationally recognized curriculum, The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers, provide children with the highest standards in early education. School Age programs, including before and after school care, no school days and school vacation camps, focus on team building and character development. Our facility has multiple classroom spaces allowing for division of age groups to ensure developmentally appropriate activities for all children. 

Hours of operation for Little Lions Child Care are Monday - Friday from 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.year round. For more information or to schedule a tour contact: Annettte Kent, Program Director at akent@mvs.k12.mi.us.