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Welcome to the Children's Enrichment Center home of the "Littlest Lakers" serving families of GVSU and the surrounding communities since the early 1970s. .

The CEC operates with 3 classrooms . Each classroom has a full-time lead teacher with a BA/BS in education or education related field. Our support staff are all undergraduate students pursuing education or child related fields. The CEC runs a year round preschool program serving children ages 2.5 years - 5 years of age in the mornings with enrichment opportunities offered throughout the day. We also offer before and after school care for local Allendale elementary students up to age 12 with transportation provided by Allendale Public School Transportation. 

Our mission here at the CEC is to educate children, families, and students to shape their lives and societies in order to nurture habits of intellectual growth, curiosity, and a love for learning.

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Our Values: Education, Families, Community, and Character.



Classrooms

Preschool 1

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Preschool 2

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Preschool 3

Photo of Preschool 3 classroom

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Upcoming Events

Zoo Filed trip

August 8, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The CEC will be going to the John Ball Zoo. Please make sure your child is dressed comfortably and packs a disposable lunch.

Last day of Camp

August 18, 2017 All Day

We will be saying good-bye to our friends that have joined us for our summer camps. It has been a great summer of fun adventures on and off campus.

Fall Open House

August 22, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

We will be having our annual open house on August 22nd from 6:30-8:30pm. Come meet your child's teacher or check out our center if you are not enrolled for the school year. .

Children's Museum Field Trip

August 24, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The CEC will be going to the Grand Rapids Children's Museum. Please check your emails for upcoming details and permission slips.

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We use the Creative Curriculum and Gold+ Assessment program

Farmer's Market

During the months of June - October we take weekly trips to the market to pick out our afternoon snack.

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