ECC Information


Jenison three and four year old preschool is a combination of structured and unstructured activities for three and four year olds. During "free play," children select their own activities from a variety of planned projects. Within the limits of safety and courtesy to classmates, we allow them to explore, improve motor skills, create an imaginary world and prepare themselves for future schooling. In small and large groups, our staff provides more structured opportunities for each child's involvement, however, it is not our intent to provide an academic program that will duplicate the kindergarten experience. Our program will afford your preschooler the opportunity to explore, create, and interact while learning to feel comfortable in a school environment. Tuition paid by parents pays for student instruction, supplies, and a daily nutritious snack. Low income families may quality for free preschool as determined by the State of Michigan Great Start Grant. The ECC also provides substantial inclusion opportunities for students with developmental delays. 

For additional information, please call the Early Childhood Center at 457-1406.

Medication Permission Form  2019-2020

All medications, prescription and non-prescription, require a medication form. 

PDF DocumentPlease click here for the JPS Elementary Medication Consent Form.


The Jenison Public Schools Early Childhood Center Preschool is a child centered program. We will attempt to follow the K-12 calendar as much as possible. Exceptions will be made pertaining for half-days, etc., and your child’s teacher will keep you informed regarding any deviations in scheduling. Preschool provides a safe, nurturing environment of a social and play experience for your child.

Your child will have guidance by a certified teacher and assistant. He or she will gain an awareness and enjoyment of the world around him or her through a variety of child scaled equipment, expressive material, and experiences not always available at home. Our philosophy is to provide a nurturing environment in which the children can develop their intellectual and social skills through structured and unstructured play.

Our program is experientially oriented. Our program offers an interesting and rewarding learning environment.

On behalf of the entire Jenison Public Schools Early Childhood staff, I would like to welcome you to the JPS ECC and say we look forward to working along side parents to ensure that each child receives state of the art programs. We consider children our future, and everyone who has a role in caring for children has the greatest responsibility and joy in the world.

The Early Childhood Center (ECC) is operated through Jenison Public Schools.

The ECC is a partner with the family in the education and socialization of children during their early years. It offers many opportunities for family involvement in a child’s educational experience. Students, faculty members and families all benefit from these shared activities, learning from one another and working together for the well-being of the children.

The ECC provides a learning environment for both Preschool, Childcare, Transitional-Kindergarten, Summer Programs and Extended Day Programs.