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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 supported by Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum and Gold Assessment Programs. Each classroom has a full-time lead teacher with a BA/BS in education or education related field. Our assistant teachers 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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Learn more about Preschool 3

Upcoming Events

October Events 2

October 22, 2017 1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Please joins us for the events that you can this month families. It will be a great time had by all. :)

October Events1

October 22, 2017 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Please see flyer for October events that are happening at the center this month.

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Accredited for the past 12 years and still going.

Great Start to Quality

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GVSU Student Services

Our division partners

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Creative Curriculum

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.


More information about the events we do on and around campus.

Allendale Chamber of Commerce