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.
- Head Start & Great Start Readiness Program (online enrollment)
- 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 Kindergartners- If you have a child, who turns 5 before September 1st, he/she must be registered and screened for kindergarten before June 9th. Please call one of the elementary buildings for enrollment packets and available testing times.
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 (children ages birth to five).
5 BY 5 INITIATIVE:
1. Say the alphabet
2. Count objects to 10
3. Rhyme words
4. Print my name
5. Say my first and last
name, my parents’
names, address and
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 old) with other district families, community resources, the intermediate school district (AAESA), and our local school district (Plainwell Community Schools).
The following are FREE services offered to families in our district:
- Assessment testing to identify physical, cognitive, social, and emotional delays.
- Referrals to Early-On or Plainwell Community Schools for occupational and/or speech & language services.
- Classroom sessions to help promote cognitive, physical, and social growth for developmentally delayed children.
- “Welcome Baby” educational gift bag
- Monthly literacy playgroups & literacy themed activity bags (October-May)
- Monthly exercise activities (November-March)
- Parent seminars and trainings (Various Dates)
- Preschool Round-Up (February)
- Kindergarten Round-Up (April)
Congratulations on your new arrival!
If you fill out the form below or call 685-5835 (ext. 1108), a “Welcome Baby” bag will be delivered to your home (during the school year only). Each bag contains a FREE book, developmental milestones, age appropriate activities for you to do at home with your growing newborn, and community resource information.
Plainwell Community School’s 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.
New This School Year: 15 different literacy themed activity bags (6 in Spanish/English) will be available for check-out at each playgroup. Prizes will be awarded to those, who complete two of the five activities at home.
*A FREE book and snack are provided for each child at every group session.
Playgroups are Sponsored by:
The 2017-2018 “RHYME TIME” 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 early literacy 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. Each book has an important early childhood theme running throughout it (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 and my husband and I have three little girls at Starr Elementary. As a former elementary teacher, I am thrilled to share my literacy knowledge with young families and to connect them with FREE services and resources in the area. My goal is for ALL children (ages birth to five) to enter kindergarten as 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.