Preschool Guide - East Kalamazoo

Featured Preschool

Community Learning Center
1046 River St., Kalamazoo
(269) 345-7243
learn more: communitylearningcntr.com
contact: info@communitylearningcntr.com
The Community Learning Center is a nationally accredited facility providing quality, curriculum-based care for children ages 6 weeks–5th grade. We strive to help your children develop socially and academically as a gateway to their success.


Other preschools

Child Development Center — Augusta
Augusta, 600 W. Michigan Ave., Augusta
(269) 731-4411

Child Development Center — Forest Academy
5196 Comstock Ave., Kalamazoo
(269) 488-2323

Comstock North Head Start & GSRP, Comstock Public Schools
3100 N. 26th St., Kalamazoo
(269) 250-8550; Head Start: (269) 250-9845

Comstock STEM Head Start, Comstock Public Schools
175 Hunt St., Kalamazoo
(269) 250-9845

Edison Environmental Science Academy PEEP, Kalamazoo Public Schools
924 Russell St., Kalamazoo,
(269) 337-0095

Galesburg-Augusta Primary School, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
315 W. Battle Creek St., Galesburg, 269.484.2040

Greenwood Elementary PEEP, Kalamazoo Public Schools
3501 Moreland Ave., Kalamazoo,
(269) 337-0095 

Little Treasures Preschool at Haven Reformed Church
5350 N. Sprinkle Road, Kalamazoo,
(269) 344-5871

Milwood Commons Preschool & Childcare
2031 E. Cork St., Kalamazoo
(269) 344-9731

Milwood Cooperative Preschool
3919 Portage St., Kalamazoo
(269) 381-6209

Northeastern Elementary PEEP, Kalamazoo Public Schools
2433 Gertrude St., Kalamazoo
(269) 337-0095

Pre K International Child Care
11 Mills St., Kalamazoo
(269) 870-8412

St. Joseph Head Start
936 Lake St., Kalamazoo
(269) 250-9845

Washington Writers Academy PEEP, Kalamazoo Public Schools
1919 Portage St., Kalamazoo
(269) 337-0095

Information updated November 2016

This guide is researched and compiled by FYI Family Magazine staff. Enhanced listing information provided by those entities. Every reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein, FYI Family Magazine assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. Information contained here is subject to change without notice.

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Preschool Primer

As you begin your preschool search, here are some terms to know:

Head Start is a federally funded pre-kindergarten program for 3- and 4-year-olds that offers free tuition for families at or below the federally determined poverty level or who are receiving public assistance. Classrooms are located in public schools and at community sites, and bus transportation is often available.

Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a state-funded pre-kindergarten program for 4-year-olds that offers free tuition for low-income families with annual incomes up to 250% of the federal poverty level (approximately $60,000 for a family of four). Classrooms are located in public schools and private childcare centers.

Kalamazoo County Ready 4s is a privately funded program that offers tuition assistance to qualifying families so they can afford to enroll their 4-year-olds in high-quality pre-kindergarten programs. Tuition assistance is on a sliding scale based on family income. Participating preschools are located in childcare facilities, public and private schools and licensed home daycare programs.

Private preschools run the gamut from preschool and childcare centers to in-home daycare providers who implement a preschool curriculum for their 3- to 5-year-old charges. Some preschools provide preschool only and others combine preschool with childcare. Private preschools charge tuition, although some may be participants in the Great Start Readiness Program or Kalamazoo County Ready 4s and offer tuition assistance to qualified families.

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