Kenowa Hills
Early Childhood Center



Community Education Preschool | Child Care | Great Start Readiness Program

The Early Childhood Center (ECC) programming focuses on safety, care, development, and kindergarten readiness. The ECC houses several programs including Community Education Preschool, Great Start Readiness Preschool, and a Child Care Center for both before- and after-school childcare for children from kindergarten to fifth grade and all-day child care with educational enrichment for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. 

Community Education Preschool gives 3- and 4-year-old children the opportunity to explore, create and interact with children their own age while learning to feel comfortable at school.  This tuition-based program offers a curriculum designed to prepare students for kindergarten and is not limited to district residents. 

Child Care provides both a before- and after-school daycare program for children from kindergarten to fifth grade and all-day childcare with educational enrichment for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. Hours of operation are 6:30 am to 6:00 pm year-round, offering care throughout school breaks, snow days, and vacations. Enrollment is not limited to residents of Kenowa Hills. 

Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a state-funded preschool program. Those who qualify* may attend a full-day program four days per week, Monday through Thursday. The GSRP program also includes two home visits, two parent-teacher conferences, parent in-services, and workshops. Please call the Kent Intermediate School District at 616-447-2409 for more details.

Bright Beginnings is a no-cost family outreach and support program that uses the Parent as Teachers curriculum model. Parents as Teachers believe that children are born to learn and that parents are their children's first and most important teachers! Monthly playdates are held for parents and their children.

Special Education supports for preschool students are available. For more information visit our special education page or contact us.

For more information call us at 616-647-0910.

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Personalized, competency-based learning is a natural fit for the Kenowa Hills Early Childhood Center, aligning Personal Mastery to our youngest learners.

Early Childhood Center

Principal: Luke Scholten

Secretary Kim Olson

Address: 3971 Richmond Court NW Grand Rapids, MI 49534-1258

Phone: (616) 647-0910

Fax: (616) 647-0911

EC Special Education Schedule: 8:25 am-11:20 am | 12:30 pm-3:25 pm

Great Start Readiness Preschool: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Community Education Preschool Schedule: Morning and afternoon sessions, 2-4 days per week

Upcoming Events

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Half Days - June 4-6

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - (all day)

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Last Day of School 2023-24

Thursday, June 6, 2024 - (all day)

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Board of Education Meeting - Budget Hearing 2024

Monday, June 10, 2024 - at 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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