Duncan Lake Early Childhood Center Preschool 

Preschool is offered for children three and four years of age at Duncan Lake Early Childhood Center (DLECC). This is a tuition-based program and children attend two or three half days per week. Extended and full day options are available for four-year-olds to prepare them for full-day Kindergarten.  The curriculum is aligned to the Caledonia Community Schools (CCS) Kindergarten curriculum and addresses early literacy, language development, math application, and gross and fine motor skills. 

All enrollment paperwork can be submitted electronically.


Three-Year-Old Preschool Classes

Age 3 by 9/1/2020

2-day: M/W afternoon

2-day: T/Th morning or extended day

3-day: M/W/F morning


Four-Year-Old Preschool Classes

Age 4 by 9/1/2020

2-day: T/Th morning

2-day: T/Th extended day

2-day: T/Th all day

3-day: M/W/F morning

3-day: M/W/F afternoon

3-day: M/W/F extended day


Preschool Schedule

Morning     2.5 hrs   9:00 - 11:30am

Afternoon  2.5 hrs   12:30 - 3:00pm

Extended  4.5 hrs    9:00 - 1:30pm

All Day      6 hrs       9:00 - 3:00pm


Enroll Online

Open enrollment for the Fall 2020 begins January 28, 2020 and continues into the 2020/21 school year.

ONLINE:  You can begin the enrollment process by filling out the Duncan Lake Preschool Online Enrollment Form 2020-2021.

There is a $75 enrollment fee to secure a spot on the roster and we will email you your online invoice. Once we receive your enrollment fee, we will send you a confirmation email along with your Preschool Packet.

PICK UP:  Currently not available.

BY MAIL:  Currently not available.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 616.891.6220 or by email at barnwellj@calschools.org



For tuition information, please view the 2020/2021 Duncan Lake Preschool Payment Plan.

School Closing and Delays

There are certain days built into the preschool calendar that are predetermined days off (professional development, holidays, etc.) and are not made up. 

School closings and delays are made to assure the safety of children.  You must make your own judgment about driving in hazardous weather situations.  If bad weather begins and you wish to pick your child up early, please feel free to do so.  The decision to close because of snow or other emergency is in accordance with the Caledonia Community Schools. 

School closings are communicated on local radio and TV stationsYou can sign up for text alerts through Wood TV 8. 

In the event of snow or other emergency, please note the following:

  • If Caledonia Community Schools are closed, DLECC will be closed, please note there will be no make up for days we have to close.
  • If Caledonia Community Schools are delayed 2 hours, there will be NO a.m. preschool, however, afternoon preschool will run their regular schedule.
  • If Caledonia Community Schools are delayed 2 hours, extended day preschool or all day preschool will begin session at 11:00 a.m., with an abbreviated day ending at regular dismissal times.
  • If Caledonia Community Schools close early due to snow or other emergency, DLECC will close early. Parents will be contacted.