Richmond Early Childhood Learning Center
‚ÄčEarly Childhood Development:



 

 
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Richmond Community Schools is committed to offering high quality childcare and educational programs for young children through a variety of Early Childhood Offerings.  We are excited to announce even more choices for our parents along with the creation of an Early Childhood Wing in Lee Elementary. Our Early Childhood Department is here to provide a caring environment for your child and to provide an atmosphere where children will develop an enthusiasm for learning, exploring, and creativity through the use of constructive play activities in the areas of art, music, drama, literature, and cooking.

  All Programs Feature:  
 
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Research Based Creative Curriculum
  • Highly Qualified Early Childhood Teachers
  • Professional Experienced Support Staff
  • Housed Within the Lee Elementary Early Childhood Wing
 
     
  Contact:  
 

For more information, call:

(586) 727-2509

 
     

 

  Creative Curriculum  
 

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is an early childhood curriculum that focuses on
project-based investigations as a means for children to apply skills and addresses four
areas of development: social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language. The curriculum
is designed to foster development of the whole child through teacher-led, small and large
group activities centered around 11 interest areas:
 

  • Blocks
  • Library
  • Cooking
  • Dramatic Play
  • Discovery
  • Computers
  • Toys and Games
  • Sand and Water
  • Outdoors
  • Art
  • Music and Movement
 








 






                       See what the research says:

Comparing Child Outcomes
 

 
       
 
Tuition Based Preschool Program-

ImageThe program operates within the school calendar, with
the exception of the first and last week of school.

Thrilling Threes:  This program meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from
 8:00-11:00 AM.  The cost of tuition for this program is $1200 with a $50 registration fee.


Fabulous Fours:   3 and 5 day options are available.  Class will be held from 8:00-11:00
am  for the 4 year old, 5 day option.  The 4 year old, 3 day option is at
11:30 am -2:30 pm.  Both options require a $50 registration fee.  
The tuition for the three day program is $1200 and the five day
program is $1700.

Full Day Options are Available- Full day options combine structured childcare with
our Tuition Preschool (The cost for the structured child care during the school day is
$4.50 an hour.)

*Children must be toilet trained.
Great Start Readiness Program *-

   
Free preschool funded by the State of Michigan.  
This program is available for children who meet
 state-mandated criteria and are four years old by
October 1 st
. Classes run for the full school day
Monday-Thursday.

Qualification based on income eligibility guidelines as determined by the state.
Call (586) 727-2509 for more information.


* Pending Grant Approval
 
Head Start - Federal Program Department of Health and Human Services

Free Preschool for 3 and 4 year old Macomb County children from income
eligible families.

Designed to cover the following areas:
Early Childhood Education
Health Services
Family and Community Partnerships
 
Traditional Classrooms run 3 1/2 hours per day (Monday - Thursday)

For more information on Head Start, or to request an application, please call
(586) 469-5215 and mention the Richmond location.  Applications accepted year-round.

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Early Childhood Special Education-
 

The Richmond School District Early Childhood Special Education Program is an early
 intervention service designed to provide children and families with early learning
experiences in a nurturing environment to promote successful educational experiences.
A preschool program is available five half days per week for children three through
five years of age. Our program is staffed with highly qualified Early Childhood teachers,
professional support staff and experienced paraprofessionals. Children must meet
eligibility criteria to receive services and/or attend the preschool classroom.

 

Contact Information: Shirley Matuszewski, 586-727-2509 Ext. 1403
 


Child Care Center


Packets are available - Please stop in office.


Our child care center is located within Will L. Lee Elementary school. 
The child care center is offered for school age children
(3 year old preschool through 6th grade).  *Children must be toilet trained


Child Care Center hours and rates:
6:30 AM - 7:50 AM -$5 flat fee
2:50 PM - 6:00 PM -$7 flat fee
7:50 AM - 2:50 PM -$4.50 an hour