Early Childhood Center

Office:  (231) 865-4102

Fax:      (231) 865-4103

Program Directors

Pam Bergey
Jennifer Botbyl

Building Location

3113 E. Pontaluna Rd
Fruitport, MI 49415

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Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

Early Childhood Center

Early Childhood Programs at Fruitport Community Schools offer families of young children many opportunities for care, growth, and learning.  Our programs ensure a safe and secure environment that promote each child’s individual development.

We are proud to offer child care for children ages six weeks to five years old,  before/after school care for elementary children, and Summer Fun Camp for children who have attended elementary school .  In addition, three and four-year-olds have the opportunity to attend Child’s World Tuition Preschool, Head Start, or Great Start Readiness preschool programs.

For more information on any of our listed programs, please click the plus sign on the appropriate box below or contact our office.

Pam Bergey
Director ECC, SAC & Tuition Preschool

Jennifer Botbyl
Director GSRP & Head Start

 

Registration for Preschool 2021/22

Call now (231) 865-4111 to add your name to the Preschool Mailing list.

What is it:
Tuition Based Preschool Program

Qualifications:
Any child aged 3 or 4 by September 1, 2021

Cost:
3-day classes - $255 per quarter                     
2-day classes - $210 per quarter
$25 Registration Fee

Location:
Fruitport Early Childhood Center

Session Times:
4 Year Olds       M & F      9:15-11:45 and Wed. 10:15-12:45
3 Year Olds       T  & Th    9:15-11:45
        

Transportation:
Transportation is not provided.           

Registration:

Click Here for Child's World Preschool 2021-2022 Registration Form

For more information, please contact the Early Childhood Center @ 231-865-4102.

What is it:
Childcare for young children offering well-planned environments that support children's health and safety while fostering learning through play. The staff is comprised of caring and nurturing people whose goal is your child's well-being and happiness. 

Please click here for the 2021-2022 ECC Parent Handbook

Please click here for Parent COVID-19 Protocol Procedure Form

Please click here for Staff COVID-19 Protocol Procedure Form

Please click here for the Authorization for Medications Form

Qualifications:
Ages 6 weeks through 5 years old
Preschool-aged children must be potty trained.

Cost:
See schedule form below:
2021-2022 ECC Schedule Form

Location:
Early Childhood Center inside the Fruitport Middle School.

Session Times:
Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm. Care is also available on snow days, school breaks, and during the summer.

Transportation:
Transportation is not provided.

For more information, please contact the Early Childhood Center @ 231-865-4102.

                    

What is it:
Great Start Readiness is a free preschool program sponsored with funds from the Michigan Department of Education.

Qualifications:
Families must meet income eligibility requirements.  Click HERE to determine eligibility.  Keep in mind that eligibility does not ensure placement into program.  Priority is given to families who reside in the Fruitport Community Schools or Mona Shores Public School Districts. Children must be 4 years old by December 1 of the current school year with priority given to children with birthdays on or before September 1.

Cost: Free

Location:
Shettler Elementary in the Fruitport Community Schools District.
Ross Park Elementary in the Mona Shores School District.

Session Times:
Full day sessions (8:15 - 3:15) Monday through Thursday each week.

Transportation:
Transportation is not provided.

 

GSRP APPLICATIONS

 

If your child is income eligible for the Great Start Readiness Program based on the link above, choose one of the options below to BEGIN the application process.

Option 1 (Email): Click on link below to obtain forms.  Complete application online, save, and email to dtenbrock@muskegonisd.org. Health Appraisal form is print only. This form must be completed by child's physician.

Option 2 (Print and Drop Off): Click on link below to print application forms.  Drop off completed application at the Fruitport Early Childhood Center office between 9am and 3pm, Monday through Friday (except during the week of Spring Break).

Option 3 (Pick Up):  Visit the Fruitport Early Childhood Center office between 9am and 3pm (except during the week of Spring Break) to pick up a hard copy of the application.  

2021-2022 GSRP Application

The following documents are needed to COMPLETE your child's application.  Please bring them to our office and we will make copies for you.

  • Child's Birth Certificate (Record of Birth or Affidavit of Parentage)
  • Proof of 2020 Household Income (1040 or w2s preferred) If anyone received ANY unemployment benefits in 2020, an end-of-the-year statement must be turned in, as well as W2(s) or 1040. 
  • Child's Medical Insurance Card
  • Proof of residency (current utility bill if living in Fruitport/Mona Shores districts only)
  • Up-to-date immunization record

For questions, email Deanna at dtenbrock@muskegonisd.org or call 231-865-4111.

 

                           

What is It:
Head Start is a free preschool program sponsored by funds from the Federal Department of Health & Human Services. The goal of Head Start is to increase school readiness of young children in low-income families.

Qualifications:
Families must meet income eligibility requirements. Click HERE to determine eligibility.  Keep in mind that eligibility does not ensure placement into program.  Priority is given to families who reside in the Fruitport Community Schools or Mona Shores Public School Districts. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by December 1 of the current school year with priority given to children with birthdays on or before September 1.

Cost:
Free

Location:
Shettler Elementary in the FCS District.
Ross Park Elementary in the MS District.

Session Times:
Full day classes - 4 or 5 days per week depending on the month

Meals:
Nutritious meals are provided.

Transportation:
Transportation is not provided.

 

HEAD START APPLICATIONS

 

If your child is income eligible for Head Start based on the link above, choose one of the options below to BEGIN the application process.

Option 1 (Email): Click on link below to obtain forms.  Complete application online, save, and email to dtenbrock@muskegonisd.org.  Health Appraisal and Dental forms are "print only" and must be completed by your child's physician/dentist.

Option 2 (Print and Drop Off): Click on link below to print application forms.  Drop off completed application at the Fruitport Early Childhood Center office between 9am and 3pm, Monday through Friday (except during the week of Spring Break).

Option 3 (Pick Up):  Visit the Fruitport Early Childhood Center office between 9am and 3pm (except during the week of Spring Break) to pick up a hard copy of the application.  

2021-2022 Head Start Application

The following documents are needed to COMPLETE your child's application.  Please bring them to our office and we will make copies for you.

  • Child's Birth Certificate (Record of Birth or Affidavit of Parentage)
  • Proof of 2020 Household Income (1040 or w2s preferred) If anyone received ANY unemployment benefits in 2020, an end-of-the-year statement must be turned in, as well as W2(s) or 1040. 
  • Child's Medical Insurance Card
  • Proof of residency (current utility bill if living in Fruitport/Mona Shores districts only)
  • Up-to-date immunization record

For questions, email Deanna at dtenbrock@muskegonisd.org or call 231-865-4111.

 

What is it:
Before and after-school childcare

Click Here for Parent COVID-19 Protocol Procedure Form

Click Here for Staff COVID-19 Preparedness & Response Plan

Click Here for the 2021-2022 SAC Program Parent Handbook

Click Here for the Authorizations for Medications Form

Qualifications:
Any elementary child enrolled in Kindergarten through 5th grade

Cost:
Click on schedule forms below:
Edgewood SAC Schedule Form

Beach SAC Schedule Form

Location:
Beach Elementary & Edgewood Elementary

Session Times:
School days, including Delayed Start Wednesday
AM: 6:30-8:30, PM: 3:30-6:00

Transportation:
A shuttle bus is available for Shettler students to go to Beach Elementary for the  SAC program.

For more information, please contact the Early Childhood Center @231-865-4102.

What is it:
Summer childcare program offering two weekly field trips, weekly STEM & literacy activities, and arts & crafts.  All supervised by experienced and caring staff.  We help bridge the summer recess learning gap.  FIELD TRIPS AND ACTIVITIES WILL DEPEND ON THE REGULATIONS REGARDING COVID 19. 

Please CLICK HERE for the Authorization for Medications Form

Qualifications:
Elementary children currently attending kindergarten through 5th Grade.

Cost:
See schedule form below
2021 Summer Fun Camp Weekly Schedule Form

Location:
Fruitport Early Childhood Center & Edgewood Elementary

Session Times:
June 14 through September 2. Closed July 2nd, 5th & 6th.   Hours 7:00 am-6:00 pm

Transportation:
Transportation for field trips is provided.

For more information, please contact the Early Childhood Center @ 231-865-4102.

Office:  (231) 865-4102

Fax:      (231) 865-4103

Program Directors

Pam Bergey
Jennifer Botbyl

Building Location

3113 E. Pontaluna Rd
Fruitport, MI 49415

View Map

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

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