Early Childhood

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

Curious Cubs is specifically designed for 3 year olds. Children must be potty trained to attend. Located at Smith Elementary School in room B104.

Curious Cubs Offers

Age-appropriate, hands-on learning environment
Maximum group size of 16
Child Care Hours of Operation: 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Preschool only: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Full Day: $34 per day
Preschool Only: $17 per day
5 hour rate (half day): $23 per day

Lead Teacher:  Ms. Michelle Vanover- Lead
Assistant:  Ms. Sara Steinkraus

Discovery Preschool is specifically designed for the 4 year old child. Children must be age 4 by January 1, 2019.   Staff offer a preschool curriculum in the morning with options for families to extend their child’s day.  Located at Smith Elementary in room B106.

Discovery Preschool Offers

A warm, nurturing environment allowing children to socially grow and make friends
preschool curriculum to prepare your child for kindergarten
Preschool Only: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Full days: 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Half day options


Preschool Only: $17 per day
Full Week Childcare: $165 per week
Full Day: $34 per day
Half Day Rate: $23 per day

Lead Teachers:  Ms. Ashlee Muscato
Assistants:  Ms. Lori Cook and Ms. Shelley Elmer

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.  Kids Club is a Before and After School Childcare Program.

Hours of operation:

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

Before School  $7.50/day/child
After School $7.50/day/child

Little Stars & Fantastic Fours are both our Great Start Readiness Programs that are funded by the State of Michigan. These are specifically Kindergarten Readiness Programs. Children must be 4 years old but not 5 years old by 09/01/2019.

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

Little Stars Classroom Teachers:  Ms. Jennifer Pulk, Ms. Tammie Heeney, Ms. Melissa Pepper
Fantastic Fours Classroom Teachers:  Ms. Rockelle Olson, Ms. Sherri Cole, Ms. Cady Bauer

Contact Us

Janice Armstrong
Director of Community Education and Early Childhood
517-851-7735 x3207