Early Childhood Center

Office:  (231) 865-4102

Fax:      (231) 865-4103

Program Directors

Building Location

3113 E. Pontaluna Rd
Fruitport, MI 49415

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Office Hours

8:30 AM - 3:30 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 Tuition Preschool 2022/23

Call now (231) 865-4056 to add your name to the tuition preschool mailing list.  For Great Start Readiness Program and Head Start Preschool, click on the program below for more information.

What is it:
Tuition Based Preschool Program

Qualifications:
Any child aged 3 or 4 by September 1, 2022

Cost:
3-day classes - $260 per quarter                     
2-day classes - $215 per quarter
$30 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.           

 

For more information, please contact the Early Childhood Center @ 231-865-4056.

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 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 and Beach Elementary in the Fruitport Community Schools District.
Ross Park Elementary in the Mona Shores School District.

Session Times:
Full day sessions (8:15 - 3:45) Monday through Thursday each week. Times may vary slightly each year.

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 (Print and Drop Off): Click on link below to print application forms.  Drop off completed application at Glenside ECC office located at 1213 W. Hackley Ave, Monday through Friday between 9am and 3pm.  This is now the enrollment office for Muskegon, Fruitport and Mona Shores Head Start and GSRP programs.

Option 3 (Pick Up):  Visit the Glenside ECC office located at 1213 W. Hackley Ave, Monday through Friday between 9am and 3pm.

2022-2023 GSRP Application

The following documents are needed to COMPLETE your child's application.  

  • Child's Birth Certificate (Record of Birth or Affidavit of Parentage)
  • Proof of 2021 Household Income (1040 or w2s preferred) If you receive food stamps, the only proof needed is proof of your SNAP benefits. If anyone received ANY unemployment benefits in 2021, 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 dtuinstra@muskegonisd.org or call 231-720-2540 or text the business line at 231-329-9695.

 

                           

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 - Monday through Thursday.  Times vary by location.

Meals:
Nutritious meals are provided.

Transportation:
Transportation is not provided.

 

HEAD START 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 (Print and Drop Off): Click on link below to print application forms.  Drop off completed application at Glenside ECC office located at 1213 W. Hackley Ave, Monday through Friday between 9am and 3pm.  This is now the enrollment office for Muskegon, Fruitport and Mona Shores Head Start and GSRP programs.

Option 3 (Pick Up):  Visit the Glenside ECC office located at 1213 W. Hackley Ave, Monday through Friday between 9am and 3pm.

2022-2023 GSRP Application

The following documents are needed to COMPLETE your child's application.  

  • Child's Birth Certificate (Record of Birth or Affidavit of Parentage)
  • Proof of 2021 Household Income (1040 or w2s preferred) If you receive food stamps, the only proof needed is proof of your SNAP benefits. If anyone received ANY unemployment benefits in 2021, 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 dtuinstra@muskegonisd.org or call 231-720-2540 or text the business line at 231-329-9695.

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 form below:

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
2022 Summer Fun Camp Schedule

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

Building Location

3113 E. Pontaluna Rd
Fruitport, MI 49415

View Map

Office Hours

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

 

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