Young 5's

Our Young Fives program meets five full days each 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.

Stay in the loop!

CCS has an app that has become a very helpful communication tool for district announcements. It will be important that you have the Caledonia Community Schools App downloaded on your phone to receive important updates over the summer and into the school year.

Open House

Our Young Fives Open House will be held in late-August during the afternoon and early evening. Details regarding format, specific times, and the date will be shared in mid-August via email to all enrolled families.

Arriving and departing from school

PDF DocumentPickup and Drop off Procedures




Young Fives students attend school according to the Caledonia Community Schools district calendar.  They attend school for five full days at the Duncan Lake Early Childhood Center.  The start and end times for the 2022/23 school year are 8:45 AM - 3:40 PM on full days. 

District Printable Calendar

PDF Document2023-24 District Calendar

PDF Document2024-25 District Calendar

Our Young Fives student can either bring a lunch from home or order lunch from our school cafeteria. Please visit our food services website for more information.

All students attending Caledonia Community Schools are eligible for free breakfast and lunch during the 2023-24 school year. This is due to the new “Free Meals for All” legislation passed by the State of Michigan this year.


If you have questions about enrollment for your child, please review our Young Fives Brochure for answers to the following frequently asked questions:

  • Is Young Fives right for my child?
  • What will my child learn in Young Fives?
  • What is the difference between Young Fives and Kindergarten?

If you have questions or concerns, please fill out our Contact Us Form.

Young Fives Enrollment

Young Fives 2023/24

Start and End Times

Monday - Friday  8:40am - 3:40pm 

Half-Day Dismissal 12:00pm

Student Drop off Time

Please park in the lot next to the playground and wait with your child for the teachers to come out to collect the students. When the bus arrives is your cue that the teachers will be out in just a moment. If the bus has already left when you arrive, please sign your student in through the front office (entrance on Duncan Lake). 



Lindsey Conrad
Young Fives
Tammy Geene
Young Fives
Amy Paoletti
Young Fives


Lisa Folkersma
Young Fives
Suzanne Langenburg
Young Fives
Tara Lupton
Young Fives