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For children who will be 4 years old by Sept 1 of the current school year

Preschool programs available for 4 year olds 

Index to programs listed on this page:

Half Day Programs

  3 or 4 days/week  3 hours/day 

 This kindergarten readiness preschool option offers inquiry-based learning in an exploratory program where children use the materials in the classroom to explore and discover. Classes meet from September through early-June. There are morning and afternoon sessions available.

Children need to be 4 years old by September 1 and MUST be toilet-trained.
There are 18 preschool students per two staff members (ratio 9:1).  Staff are highly qualified teachers and experienced paraprofessionals.

Kiddie Campus At Canton High School, along with the classroom staff, high school students enrolled in a Child Development Course interact with children on a daily basis.

2018-2019 Calendar (Google Doc)
Kiddie Campus Parent Handbook 2016-2017 (PDF, 14 pages)

2018-2019 Early Childhood Program Options (District Map of Schools)

Fee: $24.50/ half day

 Class  Location  Times  Session Day
 461  Allen Early Learning Academy  8 - 11 a.m.  M-Th
 464  Allen Early Learning Academy  12 - 3 p.m.  T W Th
 411  Canton High School  8:15 - 11:15 a.m.  M-Th
 413  Canton High School  12 - 3 p.m.  M-Th
 414  Field Elementary    8:15 - 11:15 a.m.  M-Th
 415  Field Elementary   12:15 - 3:15 p.m.  Tu W Th
 416  Field Elementary   12:15 - 3:15 p.m  Tu W Th
 434  Gallimore Elementary  8 - 11 a.m.  M-Th
 441  Gallimore Elementary  12 - 3 p.m.  M-Th

Go to the Preschool Registration page to register for this program.

 

School Day Programs

4 days /week 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

The school day program is designed to offer developmentally appropriate instruction during the course of a regular 7 hour school day.

Hours:  Monday - Thursday 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Breakfast and snack provided. Lunch may be purchased or provided by parent. 

Children must be 4 years old by Sept 1 and toilet trained.

2018-2019 Early Childhood Program Options (District Map of Schools )

Fees:  $38.75 / day

Class Location Times Session Day
402 Allen Early Learning Academy 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

 M-Th

401 Bentley Elementary School Day 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

M-Th

431

Gallimore Elementary School Day 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. M-Th

Go to the Preschool Registration page to register for this program.

 

Full Day Programs

up to 5 days/week 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The Early Childhood Department is offers full day preschool with before and after care for 4 year old children. (up to 11 hours)

The classes are available from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.  2-5 days per week.
Breakfast and snack provided. Lunch may be purchased or provided by parent. 

Children must be 4 years old by Sept 1 and toilet trained.

2018-2019 Early Childhood Program Options (District Map of Schools)

Fees:
Partial schedule (2-4 days) $52/day
Full schedule (5 days) $48.85/day

Class Location Times Session Day
470 Allen Early Learning Academy (multi age 3 & 4) 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. M Tu W Th F
450 Gallimore Elementary 
7 a.m. - 6 p.m. M T W Th F

Go to the Preschool Registration page to register for this program.

 

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Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)

4 days/week (8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.) (if eligible)

The 4-Year-Old Great Start Readiness (GSRP) program is a free 4 year old full day preschool program funded by the State of Michigan. Classes run Monday through Thursday 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Families must meet income guidelines to qualify. Additional risk factors may apply.

If you are selecting the 4-year old GSRP Program, you will need a copy of your most recent 1040 tax form with the registration paperwork. Selection is based on federal income guidelines using your 1040 Tax form (CANNOT USE W-2 forms), along with at least one other risk factor.  Parents must attend a screening appointment to determine eligibility.   Screenings for the 4-Year-Old GSRP Program will take place in mid-May.

 2018-2019 Early Childhood Program Options (District Map of Schools)

Fee: Free if eligible

Class Location Times Session Day

 647

Allen Early Learning Academy GSRP 8:15 a.m. -3:15 p.m. M-Th
645 Eriksson Elementary GSRP 8:15 a.m. -3:15 p.m. M-Th
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If you are interested in the GSRP program please fill out the  
GSRP Interest form (PDF) and return it to the Early childhood Office at Allen Elementary Academy.