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Child Development Services

Child Development Services

Contact Information Phone: (517) 676-6528, Fax:(517) 676-0294 All Programs Located at:  James C. Harvey Education Center (formerly Cedar Elementary), 400 S. Cedar St., Mason, MI  48854 Office Hours:  School Year: Mon – Fri, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed during lunch 12:45 – 1:45) Summer: Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.   

All programs are Filled on a first come/first serve basis. Registration paperwork is available at the Child Development Services Office located at James C. Harvey Education Center, door #11. 

 

2017-18 School Year- Preschool

A child must be toilet trained and 3 years old by September 1st of current school year to enroll.

Times/Cost:   2 day Tu/Th 9:00 am–11:15 am $100/mo

3 day M/W/F 9:00 am–11:15 am $135/mo

5 day Mon-Fri 8:45 am–3:45 pm $441/mo

5 day Mon-Fri 7:00 am–6:00 pm $657/mo

$65 registration fee is due at sign up with equal monthly payments starting September 1.

$80 late registration fee after August 1st

2017-18 School Year - Early Learning 

A Monday through Friday program which runs during the school year.  A child must be toilet trained and at least 4 years old by September 1st of current school year to enroll.

Times/Cost:   5 day Mon-Fri 8:45am–12:00pm$222/mo

5 day Mon-Fri 8:45 am–3:45 pm $441/mo

5 day Mon-Fri 7:00 am–6:00 pm $657/mo

$65 registration fee is due at sign up with equal monthly payments starting September 1.

$80 late registration fee after August 1st

2017-18 School Year- Before/After School Care

A school year program for students Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.  We serve all three elementary buildings via busing.  You have the option of a 3 day or 5 day commitment.

  •    3 day BS 7:00 am–8:45 am $92/mo

3 day AS 3:45 pm–6:00 pm $101/mo 

5 day BS 7:00 am–8:45 am $138/mo

5 day AS 3:45 pm–6:00 pm $156/mo

$65 registration fee is due at sign up with equal monthly payments starting September 1.

$80 late registration fee after August 1st

Grant Funded Programs

Grant funded programs are also available.  Apply online at www.inghampreschool.org or call (855) 644-7735.
For the Ready, Set, Go! (GSRP) and Head Start programs, please call (517) 676-6528.

Ready, Set, Go Program
The Ready, Set, Go program is a free program for qualifying children who will be four years old by September 1st of the current school year.  To be considered eligible, children must meet criteria set by the Michigan Department of Education.  The program is planned and operated by a certified teacher with an educational background in early childhood.  The provision of a qualified classroom assistant is also an asset to this program. 

Students will actively discover their world through a variety of materials and experiences.  They will learn and participate, while independence, creative thinking, natural curiosity, and cooperation are encouraged.  Children have fun painting, building, singing, playing, and learning with other children. 
 

Mission Statement for Head Start Programs
Capital Area Community Services, Inc., Head Start and Early Childhood Programs, in partnership with the community and participating families, is dedicated to creating a comprehensive, culturally sensitive, nurturing, safe and healthy learning environment in which children, families, and staff are inspired to reach their fullest potential.

 

Curriculum Statement
The Ready, Set, Go and Head Start program are here to meet the individual needs and interests of young children while stimulating the social/emotional, language, cognitive, literacy/mathematics, physical, and artistic developmental areas.  Also, we foster the love of active exploration and learning within a developmentally appropriate and enriching classroom setting. Children are introduced to a curriculum that supports kindergarten readiness.* Students will actively discover their world through a variety of materials and experiences.  They will learn and participate, while independence, creative thinking, natural curiosity, and cooperation are encouraged. 
 

*Goals are met through the use of The Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD tools which guide our planning of activities and develop instructional approaches and practices corresponding to the developmental areas.

Head Start Program
Participating families must meet the federally established poverty guidelines. This program services 3 and 4 year old children. The premise of the program is that children will benefit from a program that encourages each child’s natural curiosity, promotes self-discipline, and enhances their intellectual and physical development. The Head Start program assists with school readiness skills.  Parents are the primary influence in the development of their young child.  Parents of currently enrolled children are involved in the decision making process of the program and are active participants in the classroom setting. Through family and community assessments, Head Start programs identify service needs and develop appropriate programs to best service their families, and meet the early childhood needs of the community.

Completed Safety Drills For Child Development Services

To view the completed safety drills for Child Development Services, please click here.

Ingham I.S.D. Early Learning Calendar - 2017-2018

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