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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Upcoming GVSU Events

GVSU Moms Network (formerly What Mommies Do Best) - ALLENDALE

February 20, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Same group, new name! Being a Mom is the hardest and best job that you will ever do! (YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SIGN UP FOR EVERY SESSION)

Hands Only/Citizen CPR for Faculty/Staff

February 21, 2018 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Citizen CPR is a short program developed by the American Red Cross to teach people how to perform Hands-Only CPR.

Military Support Group

February 22, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Make connections with other GVSU faculty and staff who have a family member in the military.

GVSU Moms Network - DE VOS

March 15, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join GVSU Faculty and Staff Parents and Caretakers for monthly discussions, presentations, and fellowship.  (YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SIGN UP FOR EVERY SESSION)

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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.


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Page last modified February 20, 2018