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.



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


Preschool 1

Classroom 1 Photo

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Preschool 2

Photo of Preschool 2 Classroom

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Preschool 3

Photo of Preschool 3 classroom

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Upcoming Events

Date Night

February 19, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We will be offering Free  child care for our CEC families while they enjoy a night out on the town. We will have cookie decorating, games, and dinner will be provided. Please sign-up...

GV Spring Break

March 7, 2016 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Grand Valley's spring break. The center will still be open even though there are no classes.

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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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