Early Childhood

Stockbridge Early Childhood Programs foster learning through creative arts, music, positive social interactions, as well as academic activities to prepare your child for school and social success.

2024-25 School Year Preschool Registration

Our Preschool Registration for the 2024-25 school year is now available. Please click on this link here in orange and it will connect you to:  Early On Michigan/Michigan Preschool.

We are having ALL families register through this site only! You do not have to choose a program or days of the week for your child to attend yet. This is just the application process for now. Open enrollment opens in January of each year, the applications are processed by the Ingham ISD and then forwarded to Stockbridge by the early April. We will be in contact with you about further details once we receive your pre-registration request usually around early April.

**UPDATE March 18, 2024 - We may have some changes in programming for the 2024-25 school year in our preschool programs, so we may be a little later sending out information on choices as we need to finalize our plans before we can send out program options. **

Curious Cubs is specifically designed for 3-year-olds. Children must be fully and independently potty trained to attend. Located at Smith Elementary School in room B104.  Children not 3 years of age by the first day of school will be on a waiting list to join the program after their 3rd birthday, if we have openings available.

*We are no longer able to provide before or after school care for children in our Curious Cubs Program as of June 6, 2024.**

Curious Cubs Offers

Age-appropriate, hands-on learning environment
Preschool only: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Class Choices

2 Days a week choice: Tuesday and Thursday only
3 Days a week choice: Monday, Wednesday and Friday only


Preschool Only: $25 per day (9:00 am - 12 noon) 

Kids’ Club before and after school program has a “child-centered” focus. This program offers a variety of available activities from which the children may choose, including active play, constructive play, expressive play, mind play, and discovery play. Kids’ Club is a licensed childcare program housed at Smith Elementary for before school and Heritage Elementary School for after school.  Space is limited. For the 2023-24 School Year, Kids Club is full for before and after school enrollment.  We currently have a waiting list of children for the 2024-25 school year.

Hours of operation:

Before School 6:30 am - 8:45 am
After School 3:35 pm - 6:00 pm

Before School  $12.50/day/child (as of 08/19/2024)
After School $12.50/day/child (as of 08/19/2024)

Little Stars & Fantastic Fours are both our Great Start Readiness Programs that are funded by the State of Michigan and are Free for those that qualify. Children must be 4 years old by December 1, 2024, but not five years old by September 1, 2024.

Little Stars/Fantastic Fours Offers

  • Free for those who qualify
  • Breakfast and lunch are free to those who qualify
  • Transportation provided
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 8:55 am - 3:30 pm

Contact Us

Dena Sommer