Preschool is offered for children 3 and 4 years of age at DLECC. This is a tuition-based program and children attend 2 or 3 half days per week. The curriculum is aligned to the CCS Kindergarten curriculum and addresses early literacy, language development, math applications, and gross and fine motor development.
Early Childhood Special Education
Children who have been identified with special needs attend the ECSE program four half days per week, along with one Friday every month. This is a mandated, state-funded program which follows a preschool curriculum, as well as individualized goals for each child based on their needs. Speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and social work services are embedded into the program.
The Supported Preschool Program is designed to support students with special needs within a general education Preschool environment. A Special Education teacher and General Education teacher co-teach. Students in this program attend two half days per week and attend groups on Fridays. During the Friday groups, a parent/guardian attends with the child to learn about strategies and skills to work on at home. Eligibility for this program is based on the child's Individual Education Program.
Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)
The Great Start Readiness Program is for children who are 4 years old, on or before September 1, 2015. This program is funded through a grant by the Department of Education to provide free preschool for children who have been identified as being at risk of learning difficulties. The GSRP students attend school four half days per week.
Our Young Fives program meets 5 days a week and is designed for children who need additional time and support to develop the skills needed for a successful kindergarten experience. The Young Fives curriculum provides appropriate social, emotional, physical and intellectual experiences to prepare children for success in school.
Family and Children Educational Services (FACES)
The FACES (Family and Children's Educational Services) program provides diagnostic services and home-based intervention to children with special needs from birth to three years old. The early interventionist works with families through weekly home visits and group visits at DLECC to provide individualized services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays
The Kent ISD Bright Beginnings Early Childhood program is a partnership between Kent ISD and it's constituent districts. This no-cost program provides services to all families with children birth through 5 years of age throughout Kent County. Playgroups are held bi-weekly at DLECC and the Parent Educator also does home visits with enrolled families.
Free Developmental Inventory (For Children Birth-4 ½ Years Of Age)
Do you have concerns about the development of your child in the area of speech, language, hearing, vision, large or small motor skills, socialization, or the growth of your child? We may be able to help!
The Caledonia Community Schools conducts a developmental screening for children who may benefit from early educational intervention. If you are a Caledonia School District resident who has concerns and would like more information please call 891-6220 for more information. Screenings are held January, April, and August at Duncan Lake Early Childhood Center, 9751 Duncan Lake Ave. There is no fee for this service.
Caledonia Community Schools began a partnership with the YMCA in September of 2006 to provide childcare within the school district. Care is provided by YMCA employees at DLECC for children birth through 5 years of age. Childcare for school-age children is provided at each elementary school.