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FREE PRESCHOOL IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR MOST 4 YEAR OLDS!  Please call 586-510-2800 for more information.
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Early Childhood (Pre-K) Options

Enrollment for the remainder of 2020 is still being accepted.  Please click on the Enrollment Tab on our website and follow the instructions to begin the online registration.  Appointments are scheduled through the Early Childhood Center, so skip this step at the end of the online registration.  Upon completion, please email the following documents to durkas@clps.org:
  • Child's Original Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Record
  • Mortgage/Lease Document
  • Current Utility Bill
  • Copy of Parent Driver's License
  • 2019 Federal Tax Return (for GSRP only)
*A Health Appraisal will also be required within the first 30 days of the school year.  The form is attached at the bottom of this page.
Once you have submitted your documents, you will receive confirmation from the Early Childhood Center (ECC) via email.  We offer several preschool programs and want to place your child in the program that best suits your needs.  You may contact Sheryl in one of the following ways if you have any questions:
The following early childhood options are available to the community.  Final registration will be completed at the Early Childhood Center, 24580 Cunningham, Warren, MI  48091.  

Tuition-Based Preschool (TBPS)
(Must be 3 by September 1, 2020) - Not currently in session.  Students are being placed on a waitlist.

Tuition-Based Preschool offers full day and half day options to 3- and 4-year-old children.  This classroom environment provides learning opportunities through small group and whole group instruction, as well as choice time.  The Creative Curriculum is used to guide instruction, along with planning and assessments set forth by the Michigan Department of Education.  This program offers students their first preschool experience and allows them to build on the skills necessary to begin kindergarten.  Our classrooms run Monday through Friday, with a full day option (9:00am – 3:30pm) and a half day option of morning (9:00am – 12:00pm) or afternoon (12:30pm – 3:30pm).  This program gives parents the flexibility to choose the days and time that works best for them (two days minimum).

Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)
(Must be 4 by September 1, 2020, with a waiver provision for children born between September 1 and  December 1, 2020)

The GSRP is a free, state-funded preschool program for qualifying families.  Children must be 4 years old and families must qualify based on the Income Eligibility Guidelines.  (These guidelines have been amended for the 2020-2021 School Year - all 4 year-olds are eligible.)  An original birth certificate of the child and proof of household income are requirements of the application process.  We currently have five GSRP classrooms at the Early Childhood Center, four of which are School Day and one that is a Half Day program.  (Due to COVID, students for the Half Day program are being placed on a waitlist at this time.)  Our GSRP provides children the opportunity to build a solid foundation for learning.  Classroom instruction utilizes The Creative Curriculum, a research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning.  Through “studies” based on student interest and student-led inquiry, children have a say and are engaged in their learning.

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

ECSE and Transition ECSE are offered at the Early Childhood Center for children who qualify.  Please contact our Special Education Services at 586-510-2050.


We also offer before and aftercare in conjunction with most of our programs.  (Not currently offered due to COVID.)