The Big List of Lansing Preschools 2024 + Key Terms to Help You Choose

This information is updated for the 2024-25 preschool year.

PRESCHOOLS for Lansing Kids

That moment your child becomes preschool-aged. It’s exciting! It’s terrifying! How do you know where to begin to choose the right preschool?

There are probably a million questions swimming around in your head like what age your child needs to be to enroll and what all the different types of schools really mean.

Whether this is your first time sending your little one off, you’ve just moved to the area, or if you’ve done this before, it’s always a tricky choice of knowing how to find the best preschool in Lansing for you.

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Luckily for us, there are over 150 preschool choices in the Greater Lansing area to choose from and we’re here to help break it down for you to acquaint yourself with your options and understand what each one offers.

The beginning of your child’s academic career is here, so take a deep breath and let’s dive in.

Lansing-area preschools are listed below in alphabetical order so that you can choose with confidence which is best for your child and family.

We’ve also broken down the key preschool terms to know when looking for preschools to help you make an informed decision.

Helpful Key Terms for Preschool Curriculum

Don’t know where to start? No worries. With such a wide range of preschool curriculum choices in Greater Lansing, we’ve broken down some key terms to familiarize yourself with during your searching process.

High Scope Curriculum – Research-based curriculum based on active learning, purposeful play, etc.

International Baccalaureate (IB) – Accreditation curriculum based on critical thinking, inquiry, and independence.

Language Immersion – A percentage of the day spent learning curriculum in English and a percentage of the day spent learning curriculum in another language.

Magnet – Focused curriculum such as language immersion or S.T.E.M., S.T.E.A.M, Tech, etc.

Montessori – Curriculum based on child-directed, hands-on learning.

NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) Accredited – Research-based curriculum set by best-practices and standards for their teaching professionals.

Play-Based Curriculum – Curriculum geared around learning through play, many include weekly themes.

Reggio Emelia – Teaching/learning curriculum based on the interests of the child.

Waldorf – Curriculum incorporates the arts into all aspects of learning.

One last tidbit you’ll want to note before getting started: enrollment may begin as early as March, so be sure to contact the preschools you’re interested in ASAP to start the enrollment process.

*It is a parent’s responsibility to research a preschool’s accreditation status. Accreditation is not a legal requirement for preschools in Michigan and choosing an accredited preschool is a parent preference.

Greater Lansing Preschool Guide

Alphabetical Listing of Lansing Preschools

Preschools are listed alphabetically with addresses and phone numbers.

A

Abbott Nursery School 800 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823 | (517) 351-7410

AppleTree Early Care and Preschool-East Lansing (Hands-on and S.T.E.M. curriculum) 3341 Coleman Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823 | (517) 580-4616

B

Bright Beginnings 1375 W. North St, Owosso, MI 48867 | (989) 725-5770

C

CACS Head Start (Play-based Curriculum)

Locations of CACS Head Start Programs:

  • Averill 3201 Averill Dr, Lansing, MI 48911 | (517) 482-1504
  • Baker 840 Baker St. Lansing, MI 48910 | (517) 482-1120
  • Bath Elementary School 13789 Webster Rd, Bath MI 48808 | (517) 641-6771
  • Beginnings Childcare 525 N. Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48912 | (517) 482-0082
  • Bentley Bright Beginnings 1375 W. North St, Owosso, MI 48867
  • Charlotte 1370 North Clinton Trail, Charlotte, MI 48813 | (517) 543-2751
  • Colt Elementary 4344 W. Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48917 | (517) 321-1548
  • Corunna Schools 485 E. McArthur St, Corunna, MI 48817 | (989) 743-8848
  • Cradles to Crayons 4711 S Martin Luther King Blvd, Lansing, MI 48911 | (517) 482-1504
  • Cumberland 2801 Cumberland, Lansing, MI 48906 | (517) 482-1504
  • DeWitt 205 W Washington, DeWitt, MI 48820 | (517) 668-3304 OR (517) 668-3305
  • Durand (Bertha Neal Elementary) 930 W. Main St, Durand, MI 48429 | (989)288-8921
  • Early Learning Children’s Community MC3700 Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI | 48910 517-483-1100
  • Eaton Rapids 501 Union Street, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827 | (517) 663-2704
  • Elsie 215 N Tyler Dr, Elsie, MI 48831 | (517) 482-1504
  • Forestview 3118 Stoneleigh, Lansing, MI 48910 | (517) 482-1504
  • Gier Park 401 E Gier St, Lansing, MI 48906 | (517) 482-1504
  • Grand Ledge (Holbrook) 615 Jones St, Grand Ledge, MI 48837 | (517) 925-5665
  • Grand River 1107 E. Grand River, Lansing, MI 48906 |  (517) 999-2730
  • Harley Franks 2924 Newark, Lansing, MI 48911 | (517) 482-1504
  • Hildebrandt 3140 N. Turner St, Lansing, MI 48906 (517) 702-3892
  • Jenison Early Head Start 727 N. Jenison Ave, Lansing, MI 48915 | (517) 372-9411
  • Kidtime Child Development Center 3320 S. Pennsylvania, Lansing, MI 48910 | (517) 887-6673
  • LaRoy Froh 2400 Reo Road, Lansing, MI 48911 | (517) 272-0565
  • Leslie Public Schools (HUGS) 212 Pennsylvania St, Leslie, MI 49251 | (517) 589-5151
  • Little Blessings 3320 Bardaville Dr, Lansing, MI 48906 | (517) 482-1504
  • Maplehill 640 Maplehill, Lansing, MI 48910 | (517) 882-5025
  • Mason 400 S. Cedar St, Lansing 48854 | (517) 676-6528
  • Midway Early Learning Center 4552 Spahr Ave, Holt, MI 48842 | (517) 694-7543
  • Miller Road 3001 W. Miller Road, Lansing, MI 48911 | (517) 482-1504
  • Morrice Great Start Morrice Elementary School 111 E. Mason St, Morrice, MI 48857 | (517) 675-5101
  • Mt. Vernon 3338 N. Waverly, Lansing, MI 48906 | (517) 323-2208
  • Ovid Community Schools 732 Mabbit Rd, Ovid, MI 48866 | (269) 749-4611
  • Perry 7320 Beard Rd, Shaftsburg, MI 48882 | (517) 675-5950
  • Pine Street 600 West Maple Ste 1, Lansing, MI 48906 | (517) 485-7012
  • Pleasant View 4501 Pleasant Rd, Lansing, MI 48910 | (517) 482-1504
  • Potterville 420 N. High St, Potterville, MI 48876|  (517) 645-4684
  • Roosevelt 201 N. Brooks St, Owosso 48867 | (989) 723-5849
  • South Cedar (behind McDonald’s) 2357 Delhi Commerce Drive, Holt, MI 48842 | (517) 699-0832 (S. Cedar 1) (517) 699-0831 (S. Cedar 2)
  • St. Johns 4179 South U.S. 27, St. Johns, MI 48879 | (989) 224-0574
  • Towar Garden 6223 Towar Garden Cir, East Lansing, MI 48823 | (517) 336-0521
  • Wilkshire Haslett 5750 Academic Way, Haslett, MI 48840

Charyl Stockwell Academy Preschool 9758 E Highland Rd, Howell, MI 48843 | (810) 632-2200

Colt Early Childhood Education 4344 W. Michigan Ave, Lansing 48917 | (517)-323-3777

D

Dansville Preschool & Child 1317 Mason St, Dansville, MI 48819 | (517) 623-6904

Delta Mills Early Childhood Center 6816 Delta River Drive, Lansing, MI 48906 | (517)-925-5600

Dimondale Elementary 330 Walnut Street, Dimondale, MI 48821 | (517) 694-6411

E

East Lansing KinderCare 525 E Saginaw, East Lansing MI 48823 | (517) 351-6166

Eastminster Child Development Center 693 N Hagadorn Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823 | (517) 332-2311

Educational Child Care Center – EC3 (Play-based Curriculum) 1715 W Malcolm X St, Lansing, MI 48915 | (517) 485-6825

Elite Early Learning Center 701 S Norton, Corunna, MI 48817 | (989) 720-5437

Elliott Elementary School 4200 Bond Ave, Holt, MI 48842 | (517) 699-2106

Emanuel First Lutheran School 1001 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48906 | (517) 485-4118

F

Fenner Nature Center (Reggio Emelia Curriculum) 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave, Lansing MI | (517) 483-4224

First Congregational Church UCC & Congregational Child Development Center 327 N Washington St, Owosso, MI 48867 | (989) 723-3010

First Nazarene Childcare & Learning Academy 310 Elmwood Dr, Lansing, MI 48917 | (517) 321-4676

G

Gilden Woods Haslett (Hands-on and S.T.E.M. curriculum) 16955 Marsh Rd, Haslett, MI 48840 | 517-574-4646 | Facebook

Gilden Woods Okemos (Hands-on and S.T.E.M. curriculum) 2190 Association Dr, Okemos, MI 48864 | 517-574-4159 | Facebook

Gilden Woods Howell (Hands-on and S.T.E.M. curriculum) 3811 Grand Oaks Drive, Howell, MI 48843 | 517-295-4761 | Facebook

Gilden Woods Grand Ledge (Hands-on and S.T.E.M. curriculum) 11920 Nixon Rd, Grand Ledge, MI 48837 | Facebook

Greater Lansing Adventist School 5330 W St Joseph Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917 | (517) 321-5565

Greater Lansing Islamic School 940 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823 | (517) 332-3700

GSRP – Great Start Readiness Program (Play-based curriculum)

Locations of GSRP:

  • Cavanaugh STEAM Elementary – 300 W. Cavanaugh, Lansing, MI 48910 | (517) 755-1250
  • Cumberland Elementary – 2801 Cumberland Rd, Lansing, MI 48906 | (517) 755-1280
  • Eaton RESA (Play-based Curriculum) – 1790 E. Packard Hwy, Charlotte, MI 48813 | (517) 541-8724
  • Forest View School– 3119 Stoneleigh Dr, Lansing, MI 48910 | (517) 755-1330
  • Gier Park School – 401 East Gier Street, Lansing, MI 48906 | (517) 755-1360
  • Kendon Elementary 827 Kendon Drive, Lansing, MI 48910 | (517) 755-1450
  • Lewton Spanish Global Immersion Academy 2000 Lewton Pl, Lansing, MI 48911 | (517) 755-1460
  • Lyons School – 2901 Lyons Ave, Lansing, Michigan 48910 | (517) 755-1480
  • Post Oak Academy International Baccalaureate (IB) Chinese Immersion  2320 Post Oak Lane, Lansing, MI 48912 | (517) 755-1610
  • Reo Early Learning School – 1221 Reo Court, Lansing, MI 48910 | (517) 755-1620
  • Riddle Early Learning School 221 Huron Street, Lansing, MI 48915 | (517) 755-1720
  • Wexford Montessori Academy 5217 Wexford Rd, Lansing, MI 48911 | (517) 755-1740
  • Willow School 1012 W. Willow, Lansing, MI 48915 | (517) 755-1680

H

Happy Elephant Child Care 4010 W Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48917 | (517) 321-7876

Haslett Child Development Center 1546 Haslett Rd, Haslett, MI 48840 | (517) 339-2926

Hilarie Krumm Christian Preschool 1251 Sweetwood Dr, Okemos, Michigan 48864 | (517) 927-4870

Holbrook Early Childhood Center 615 Jones Street, Grand Ledge, MI 48837 | (517)-925-5641

Horizon Elementary 5776 West Holt Rd, Holt, MI 48842 | (517) 694-4224

I

Immaculate Heart of Mary-St. Casimir School (Theme and Play-Based Curriculum) 3830 Rosemont Ave, Lansing, MI 48910 | (517) 882-6631

J

Jackson School of the Arts 634 N. Mechanic Street, Jackson, MI 49202 | (517) 784-2389

JNL Child Development Center 2 Corporate Way, Mason, MI 48854 | (517) 349-2364

Just Imagine Preschool 124 Julian Ave, Lansing, MI 48917 | (517)-214-7968

K

Kid Time Child Development Center 3320 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48910 | (517) 887-6673

L

Lansing Christian School Early Learners Preschool Program | 3405 Belle Chase Way, Lansing, MI | (517)-882-5779

Lansing Saginaw KinderCare 6824 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917 | (800) 905-3276

Little Comets Preschool 615 Jones Street, Grand Ledge, MI 48837 | (517)-925-5641

Little Hornets Preschool 420 Highland St, Williamston, MI 48895 | (517) 655-4637

Little Lambs Preschool 5589 Van Atta Rd, Haslett, MI 48840 | (517) 339-2333

Little Panthers Preschool 215 W. Washington St, DeWitt, MI 48820 | (517)668-3460

Little Raiders Preschool 500 Oak St, Portland, MI 48875 | (517) 647-2991

Little Scholars North Campus 1754 E. Clark Rd, Lansing, MI 48906 | (517) 993-5195

Little Shamrocks Preschool & Childcare 1521 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912 | (517) 487-0439

Looking Glass Child Development Center (High Scope Curriculum) 1060 West Herbison Rd, DeWitt, MI 48820 and 915 Charlevoix Drive, Grand Ledge, MI 48837 | (517) 668-6179

M

Meadowland Pre-School (Theme and play-based curriculum) 2965 Parks Rd, St. Johns, MI 48879 | (989) 224-8647

Mason Preschool & Childcare 409 N Cedar St, Mason, MI 48854 | (517) 676-3373

Mason Public Schools, Harvey Education Center 400 S. Cedar, Mason, MI 48854 | (517) 676-6528

Memorial Lutheran School 2070 Sherwood Rd, Williamston, MI 48895 | (517) 655-1402

Messiah Child Development Center 5740 Holt Rd, Holt, MI 48842 | (517) 694-7344

Midway Early Learning Center 4552 Spahr Ave, Holt, MI 48842 | (517) 694-3411

Montessori Radmoor School 2745 Mt. Hope, Okemos, MI 48864 | (517)-351-3655

MSU Child Development Laboratories (NAEYC Accredited Curriculum) 325 W Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823 | (517) 355-1900 517-355-1900

MSU Preschool (NAEYC Accredited Curriculum) 5750 Academic Way, Haslett, MI 48840 | (517) 339-6045

N

Noah’s Ark Children’s Center | 1500 North Water Street, Owosso, MI 48867 | (989) 725-2202

O

Okemos Kids Club Edgewood Early Childhood Center 1826 Osage Dr, Okemos, MI 48864 | (517)-706-5023

Okemos Nursery School (Reggio Emelia / Waldorf Curriculum) 2165 Clinton St, Okemos, MI 48864 | (517) 349-4877

Okemos Public Montessori at Central 4406 Okemos Rd, Okemos, MI 48864 | (517) 706-5402

Our Savior Lutheran Church & School 7910 E St Joe Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917 | (517) 882-3550

P

Peoples Church Preschool 200 W Grand River Ave, East Lansing | (517)-332-2885

Prime Time Preschool (Co-op and Play-Based Curriculum) 13980 Schavey Rd, Dewitt, MI 48820 | (517) 669-7612

R

S

Salem Lutheran School 520 W Stewart St, Owosso, MI 48867 | (989) 725-2234

Spartan Child Development Center (High Scope Curriculum) 33 Crescent Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823 | (517) 353-5154

SonShine Early Childhood Center 2418 Aurelius Rd, Holt 48842 | (517)-694-3182

Stepping Stones Montessori School 1370 Beech St, East Lansing, MI 48823 | (517) 336-0422

St. Gerard Preschool | 4433 W. Willow Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917 | (517)-321-6126

St. Martha School-Preschool – 8 Catholic School (Theme and Play-Based Curriculum) 1100 West Grand River Ave, Okemos, MI 48864  | (517) 349-1763 | (517)-349-3322

St. Mary Catholic School 220 N Cedar St, Williamston, MI 48895 | (517) 655-4038

St Paul’s Catholic School 718 W Main St, Owosso, MI 48867 | (989) 725-7766

St Thomas Aquinas School 915 Alton Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823 | (517) 332-0813

Sycamore Elementary School 4429 Sycamore Street, Holt, MI 48442 | (517) 699-2185

T

Treasures To Grow On Christian Preschool 2583 Green Rd, St Johns, MI 48879 | 517 668-0032

Trinity Lutheran Child Care Center – TLCCC 501 W Saginaw St, Lansing, MI 48933 | (517) 372-3003

Tutor Time of DeWitt 1150 Commerce Park Drive, DeWitt, MI 48820 | 517.668.0172

Tutor Time of Okemos 2273 Club Meridian Dr, Okemos, MI 48864 | (517) 381-8905

W

Wacousta Cooperative Preschool 9180 Herbison Rd, Eagle, MI 48822 | 517-626-2746

Wilcox Elementary School 1650 Laurelwood Dr, Holt, MI 48842 | (517) 699-0249

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