This information is updated for the 2020-21 preschool year.

PRESCHOOLS for Lansing Kids

It’s here – the exciting yet potentially emotional start to your new student’s academic career!  Did you know that we have 150+ preschool choices in the Greater Lansing area?

If this is your first time looking for preschools or you are new to the area – take a deep breath – and get ready to say hooray because this list is for you.

The preschools in our area are listed below so that you can choose with confidence, which is best for your child and family.

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Helpful Key Terms for Preschools Curriculum

With such a wide range of preschools curriculum choices in Lansing, here are some terms to become familiar with in your choosing process:

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

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

Language Immersion – A percentage of the day spent learning curriculum in English, 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 2020, 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.

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St. Martha Preschool

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The faith based Preschool program at St. Martha School is the perfect beginning to your child’s education! Our program is designed to enhance social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual growth.

Daily lessons and activities teach children to collaborate with others, practice self-help, problem solve independently, build social skills, explore, create, and discover new themes and ideas. At St. Martha Preschool, our goal is to help children build confidence, self-esteem, friendships, and a love of school!

Enrollment in our 3 and 4-year-old programs for the 2020-21 school year will open in February of 2020.

Contact: (517) 349-3322

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Immaculate Heart of Mary Preschool

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The IHM Preschool and Child Care Program provides activities that foster growth and development physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually, and spiritually. We believe these are equally important and interrelated with one another.

In a safe nurturing environment with a professionally trained child care director, a preschool teacher, and support staff, we provide a variety of developmentally planned activities including recreation, arts and crafts, games, dramatic play, free choice and many other enrichment experiences.

     We also provide:

  • Activities that include large and small muscle development
  • Art
  • Music
  • Dramatic play
  • Cooking
  • Field trips
  • Stories and games
  • Opportunities to explore and discover God’s creation
  • Equipment and materials conducive to learning and development on all levels
  • A partnership with parents and the child’s primary teacher
  • An atmosphere that builds a positive self-concept and encourages independence

Contact: (517) 882-6632

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Great Start Readiness Program Eaton RESA

Eaton RESA Preschool

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP Play-Based Curriculum) is Michigan’s state-funded preschool program for four-year-old children. The program is administered by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).

These high quality classrooms help prepare children for successful entry into Kindergarten at little or no cost to families. Classrooms are located in each district throughout Eaton county including:

  • Charlotte
  • Eaton Rapids
  • Grand Ledge
  • Maple Valley
  • Potterville

Contact: (517) 541-8724

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Looking Glass Child Development Center

At Looking Glass CDC, we are devoted to creating a nurturing, stimulating and accepting learning environment based on High Scope Curruiculum that provides children with the tools they need for future happiness and success.

The first five years of life are critical in development. We are committed to building on each child’s strengths, interests, curiosity, and desire to learn.

Our goal at Looking Glass Child Development Center is to provide the highest quality early childhood programming for infants (6 weeks) through school age. We offer unique services to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of our families.

Contact:

  • Looking Glass CDC DeWitt – (517) 668-6617
  • Looking Glass CDC Grand Ledge – (517) 731-2067

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AppleTree and Gilden Woods

Our K-Prep program offers age-specific curriculum for 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, and young 5’s. We understand that preschoolers need the freedom to explore, inquire, and engageThat’s why our approach is so effective. We provide a developmentally-appropriate environment for hands-on learning that’s stimulating and fun so your child can grow, play, and learn at their own pace. They’ll love engaging in art, music, movement, and circle time – and you’ll love the confidence and skills they develop.

Families can choose from full-time or part-time schedules from 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Monday-Friday. Healthy breakfast, lunch, and snacks are served daily and fun enrichment programs including; fitness, music, Spanish, and Tech Time are included in the tuition. In addition, we feature a S.T.E.M. curriculum to promote interest in science, technology, engineering, and math education.

The K-Prep program utilizes a winning combination of industry-respected curriculum such as; the Get Set for School program, and our own proprietary learning tools. This blend provides our preschoolers and young 5’s with dynamic, well-rounded developmental and academic learning objectives and a strong foundation for Kindergarten readiness. Our goal is to teach children the essential social, emotional, and academic skills needed for future school success. That’s why we focus on these key areas:

  • Language and Literacy
  • Cognitive
  • Social-Emotional
  • Physical

Call the school nearest you to schedule a tour and see how our unique environment, curriculum, and programming can help your preschooler be fully prepared for Kindergarten by learning and having fun every day! Registration is now open!


Gilden Woods – Haslett | 517-574-4646

Gilden Woods –  Okemos  | 517-574-4159

Gilden Woods – Howell | 517-295-4761

Gilden Woods – Grand Ledge | (517) 925-8075

AppleTree – East Lansing | (517) 580-4616

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Preschools are listed alphabetically with address included to ensure you get the full list of curriculums and schools offered in the Greater Lansing Area helping to make the best choice for your families needs.

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Abbott Nursery School Inc 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 | East Lansing

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Bennett Woods Elementary School 2650 Bennett Rd, Okemos, MI 48864 | (517) 706-5100

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

C

CACS Head Start (Play-based Curriculum)

Locations:

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

DeWitt 3147 Herbison Rd, 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

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) 827-2282

Wilkshire Haslett 5750 Academic Way, Haslett, MI 48840

Hildebrandt 3140 N. Turner St, Lansing, MI 48906 (517) 702-3892

Midway Early Learning Center 4552 Spahr Ave, Holt, MI 48842 | (517) 694-7543

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

Maplehill 640 Maplehill, Lansing, MI 48910 | (517) 882-5025

Mason 400 S. Cedar St, Lansing 48854 | (517) 676-6528

Miller Road 3001 W. Miller Road, Lansing, MI 48911

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, Lansing, MI 48906 | (517) 485-7012

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 Circle, East Lansing, MI 48823 | (517) 336-0521 (Towar 1) (517) 336-0523 (Towar 2)

Central School 600 W Oliver St, Owosso, MI 48867 | (989) 723-2790

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

Childtime of Lansing 920 Jerome St, Lansing, MI 48912 | (517) 364-3923

Church of the Resurrection School 1521 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912 | (517) 487-0439

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

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Early Learning Children’s Community -LCC (NAEYC Accredited Preschool) Administration Building 601 N Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933 | (517) 483-1100

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 912 S Washington St, Owosso, MI 48867 | (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

Emerson Elementary 515 E Oliver St, Owosso, MI 48867 | (989) 725-7361

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Fairytales Day Care 3620 S Waverly Rd, Lansing, MI 48911 | (517) 708-7014

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

Grand Ledge Cooperative Preschool (Play-based Curriculum) 908 W. Jefferson St, Grand Ledge, MI 48837 | (517) 627-7208

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 Rediness Program (Play-based curriculum)

Locations:

Averill New Tech Academy – 3201 Averill Drive, Lansing, MI 48911  | (517) 755-1220

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 | Website | Facebook

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

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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

Holt Lutheran Schools 2418 N Aurelius Rd, Holt, MI 48842 | (517) 694-3182

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

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

Ivy Ambitions 1200 E Michigan Ave # 725, Lansing, MI 48912 | (517) 599-2767

J

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

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

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Kids’ Corner of Willamston 420 Highland St, Williamston, MI 48895 | (517) 655-4637

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

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Lansing Charter Academy 3300 Express Ct, Lansing, MI 48910 | (517) 882-9585

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

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

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

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

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

Littlest Warrior Preschool Program 4344 W. Michigan Ave, Lansing 48917 | (517)-323-3777

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

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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

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

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

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Oakwood Elementary School 500 Oak St, Portland, MI 48875 | (517) 647-2991

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-Lansing 7910 E St Joe Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917 | (517) 882-3550

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

Pinecrest Elementary School 1811 Pinecrest Dr, East Lansing, MI 48823 | (517) 333-7870

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

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Rainbow Child Care Center of Lansing 6824 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917 | (800) 905-3276

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

Small Folks Development Center Inc 3140 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48910 | (517) 272-0129

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

Sprout House Preschool 4831 Holt Rd, Holt, MI 48842 | (517) 242-1681

Stepping Stones Montessori School in East Lansing 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-Pre-school – 8 Catholic School (Theme and Play-Based Curriculum) 1100 West Grand River Ave, Okemos, MI 48864  | (517) 349-1763 | (517)-349-3322 | Facebook | Instagram

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

St Joseph Catholic School 811 E Oliver St, Owosso, MI 48867 | (989) 723-2030 | Washington Campus 645 Alger Ave, Owosso, MI 48867 | (989) 723-8131

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

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Treasures To Grow On Christian Preschool 13060 S. US Hwy 27, DeWitt, MI 48820 | 517 668-0032

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

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

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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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