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. 



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School Procedures


Classroom assignments are shared in your Brightwheel account. If you have not registered your child yet, please do so! If you need a new invitation, please email the office.


First day of Preschool 2020 is September 8th & September 9th.


Please make sure you have signed up for AUTOPAY in Brightwheel by the end of August. The first tuition payment is due on 9/1.


Please review our Pick up and drop off map for important changes for this school year

How do I use Brightwheel to check my child in and out of school?

Please watch this helpful video created by our staff:




updated 9/15/2020

Three-Year-Old Preschool Classes

Age 3 by 9/1/2020

2-day: M/W afternoon         12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

2-day: T/Th morning            9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

2-day: T/Th morning/extended split   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (morning) or 1:00 PM (extended)

3-day: M/W/F morning         9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Four-Year-Old Preschool Classes

Age 4 by 9/1/2020

2-day: T/Th morning              9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

2-day: T/Th extended day      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

2-day: T/Th all day                 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

3-day: M/W/F morning           9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

3-day: M/W/F afternoon         12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 

3-day: M/W/F extended day   9:30 AM - 1:30 PM



Preschool Calendar 2020/21

Additional event dates during the school year are TBD and will be posted here at a later date. Please refer to the Caledonia Community Schools district calendar for schedule holidays and breaks. If Caledonia is closed for the day or if they have a half day, Preschool will not be in session.


Online Application

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

If you are already on the roster, you do not need to complete the form below.

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

There is no fee collected when you complete the online form.

Once we receive your enrollment form, we will send you an email with a link to pay your online invoice for the $75 enrollment fee to secure a spot on the roster.

After your enrollment invoice has been paid, your spot is secure and we will send you a confirmation email along with your Preschool Packet. Packets can also be found in on our website.


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


* Submit your Enrollment Packet


All new & returning Preschool students will need to complete the following forms prior to the first day of school. Please download the links below, complete the forms, and scan and email them back to the office.


Completed forms should be scanned and emailed back to barnwellj@calschools.org. Please use the subject heading "ENROLLMENT PACKET" & include your child's first and last name. 

Nature Walk Permission Slip

Health Appraisal or you can use the form provided by your physician

Caledonia Community Schools Acceptable Use Policy & Photo Release

Licensing Requirement: Child Information Record 

Licensing Requirement: Parent Notification

Lunch & Snack Agreement - students enrolled in programs over 2 hours


* Activate your Brightwheel Account


Beginning Fall 2020, we will be enrolling all of our students into Brightwheel to help manage communication and preschool tuition payments. Enrolled families will receive a link to activate their account. If you have not received your link, please email the office. Student accounts will need to be activated by 8/28.

Back to School Supply List

Preschool Student Supply List 2020/21


*Cleaning wipes are an optional supply




Payments are collected via auto pay in your child's Brightwheel account on the 1st of each month (September - May). 

Three Year Old, 2 half days = $105/month or $945 total

Three Year Old, 3 half days = $145/month or $1,305 total

Four Year Old, 2 extended days = $145/month or $1,305 total

Four Year Old, 2 full days = $225/month or $2,025 total

Four Year Old, 3 half days = $145/month or $1,305 total

Four Year Old, 3 extended days = $225/month or $2,025 total


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.


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