These preschools are currently enrolling students, ages 3 & 4, for the 2017-2018 school year. Registration is filling up, so please enroll your child before the summer.
Preschool & Safe (in-person enrollment)
Learn and Play Preschool & Daycare (in-person enrollment)
The Ark Preschool (in-person enrollment)
St. Margaret’s Preschool (in-person enrollment)
Incoming Kindergarteners- If you have a child, who turns 5 before September 1st, you must register and have them screened before June 9th for kindergarten this fall. You can call one of the elementary buildings for enrollment packets and available testing times.
Change the First Five Years (Video)
Plainwell Community Schools continues to focus on the importance of Early Childhood Education. Through the State of Michigan’s Great Parents, Great Start program and the Five by Five initiative, PCS brings the excitement of education to our community’s youngest members – the Little Trojans (ages birth to five).
Little Trojans – Great Parents, Great Start Program:
Great Parents, Great Start is an exciting FREE educational program that connects parents of children (ages birth to 5 years) with other district families, community resources, the intermediate school district (AAESA), and our local school district (Plainwell Community Schools).
The following are FREE resources provided through Plainwell’s Great Parents, Great Start Program for families in our district:
- Assessment testing to identify physical and learning delays.
- Assessment testing to identify social and emotional concerns.
- Developmental charts for monthly/yearly milestones.
- Literacy and physical activities to achieve monthly milestones.
- In-home visitations and/or classroom meetings to help promote cognitive, physical, and social growth for Little Trojans.
- Information and activities for Plainwell’s Five-by-Five Initiative program.
- Connecting Little Trojans with therapy services through AAESA or Plainwell Community Schools- (i.e. occupational, physical, speech/language, behavioral)
- Imagination Library (free hard covered books for children ages birth to five years)
Plainwell Community School’s Playgroups provide FREE monthly literacy-based activities for children (ages 0-5) and their parents at Starr Elementary School. Playgroups are held every third Tuesday of the month, from 10-11am in the Early Childhood Discovery Center- except for Dad’s Night. Come explore your child’s many developmental domains: sensory, gross & fine motor, social and language. Information related to early childhood topics will be shared at each group, as well as, connections to community resources.
*A FREE book and snack are provided for each child at every group session.
Playgroups are Sponsored by:
The 2017-2018 Playgroup Schedule Will Be Posted in August.
Parents stay healthy this winter by either walking or running at Hick’s Gym, while your child(ren) improve upon their fine & gross motor, balance, and coordination skills with age appropriate toys in the middle of the gym. Fun-Kid-Fit mornings will be offered every second Tuesday of the month from 10-10:45 am- begin November 14th and ending March 13th.
Fun-Kid-Fit Mornings are Sponsored by:
The 2017-2018 Open Swim Schedule for Children Ages 0-5 and their Parents Will Be Posted in August.
Aquatics is Sponsored by:
For early childhood activities, find our Pinterest board.
For up-to-date events, please check out our Facebook page.
Join our campaign and begin reading to your child everyday. It’s never to late to start and the rewards are endless! Sign up at the Ransom District Library for prizes 🙂
Sign up for FREE books through Allegan County’s Imagination Library. You will be mailed a hardcover book every month until your child turns 5. These high quality books have important early childhood themes running throughout them (i.e. animals, shapes, numbers, emotions, friendship, & getting ready for school).
Start your book collection today.
Plainwell Community School’s “Great Start Family Coach”:
Hi. My name is Rebecca (Becky) Huberty and I am so excited to end my third year at Plainwell as your Great Start Family Coach and Early Childhood Liaison. I have lived in the district for over a decade now and my husband and I have three little girls at Starr Elementary. As a former elementary teacher, I am thrilled to share my knowledge and to connect families with FREE services and resources in the area. My goal is for ALL Children (ages birth to five) to be successful learners at Plainwell Community Schools.
In my spare time, I enjoy writing young adult novels- two of which are published under my pen name RL Stoll. I am active at Northbridge Church. I love to read, swim, and travel. If you have any questions, concerns, or need additional resources, please contact me at 269-685-5835 ext. #1108, or email me at gro.sloohcsllewnialp@ytrebuhr.