EarlY Childhood Center

Every Great Story Has a Beginning

Igniting imaginations

Our early childhood education programs are devoted to developing the whole child for social, emotional, intellectual, and physical well-being. Each child will grow with knowledge and strength as an individual capable of making decisions that will shape his or her own future and the future of the world. The goal is for each child to reach his or her full potential in all areas of early childhood development, on the path to becoming an active and contributing member of society.

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District News

CHS Winter Guard Wins State Championship

On April 7, the Clarkston High School Marching Band Winter Guard brought home first place honors at the Michigan Color Guard Circuit (MCGC) State Championships at Saginaw Valley State University.

Team RUSH Robotics Heads to States

Clarkston High School's Team RUSH 27 heads to the Michigan FIRST Robotics Competition State Championship at Saginaw Valley State University, April 11-14. They are seeded #1 after winning the district meet in Livonia, March 29-31.

SPE Students Win District Battle of The Books Competition

In our first-ever elementary-level Clarkston Community Schools Battle of the Books, The Golden Read-Trievers from Springfield Plains won first place, and Mr. Pig and the Pugs from North Sashabaw placed second after a three-way tiebreaker.

Students Honored for Citizenship

The Clarkston Area Optimist Club honored Outstanding Student Citizens Isabelle Henry of Bailey Lake Elementary, Katie Jakubiak of Springfield Plains Elementary, and Savannah Powers of Independence Elementary at its breakfast meeting, March 28.

A Letter From the Interim Superintendent: Big Wins

As we head off into our Spring Break today, I hope you're able to take some time to invest in your relationship with your child. If you're headed out of town on a trip, tuck away the devices and start a conversation with your kids. Ask them about their lives. What are they proud of? What are they worried about? What are they excited about?

Moving to Middle School: What Every Fifth Grade Parent Needs to Know

Moving up from fifth to sixth grade is an exciting time for students, and parents! In Clarkston, sixth graders from throughout the district come together in one building to begin building bonds with their graduating class. Sashabaw Middle School is home to sixth and seventh grade students - this is a very unique and deliberate arrangement designed by middle grade educators to "Keep Kids Younger, Longer."

Congratulations, 2018 Sparkle Award Winners

On March 21, Clarkston Community Schools and the Clarkston PAC celebrated the third annual Sparkle Awards to honor individuals and groups in our district who support students with IEPs. Congratulations, Sparkle Award winners!

Clarkston Business Professionals of America (BPA) Students Head to Nationals

Ten Clarkston Community Schools students recently competed in the Business Professionals of America 2018 State Leadership Competition, and seven students have qualified for Nationals! Andrew Dimmer placed in an unprecedented seven events at states - a record for the CHS Chapter! Andrew also was one of two students at this event to be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

Future Problem Solvers Earn Top Awards at State Bowl Competition

On March 17-18, eight Clarkston Future Problem Solving teams participated in the State Bowl Competition at MSU and came home with top awards! The Michigan Future Problem Solving Program (MFPSP) provides creative problem solving activities for students grades K-12. Spanning a variety of disciplines and content areas, MFPSP consistently demonstrates its validity in education as an integral part of a school's curriculum or as an academic extracurricular activity.