EarlY Childhood Center

Welcome

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About Us

The Clarkston Community Schools Early Childhood center provides several programs for Clarkston families! We offer a variety of preschool programs for children ages 2-4 and an early intervention program for children birth-3. We also provide before and after school childcare at all seven of Clarkston Schools elementary buildings. Regardless of the program, our goal is to provide a safe, caring and nurturing environment that will help our children develop a sense of community and trust and a love of learning!

Our Programs

Funshine Preschool

Funshine Preschool is a tuition-based preschool program for children ages 2-4. Half-day and full-day classes are available.


GREAT START READINESS PROGRAM

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is Michigan's state-funded preschool program for four-year-old children. GSRP is free to families who qualify for admission.


SPICE & DOLLS

SPICE is a special education preschool program for children ages 3 to 5 years old.
DOLLS is an Early Intervention program for children ages Birth to 3 years old.


Kids Connection

Kids Connection is our before and after school program for preschool and elementary school children throughout the district.


Directions

REGISTRATION & INFORMATION LINE:
248.623.4350

after-hours emergency Line:
248.595.5044

Contact

Lisa Marion, Director
lkmarion@clarkston.k12.mi.us
P: 248.623.4350
F: 248.623.4355

Jessica Kolos, Supervisor
cjkolos@clarkston.k12.mi.us

P: 248.623.4350
F: 248.623.4355

Campus Location
6397 Clarkston Road
Clarkston, Michigan 48346

School Hours
Monday - Friday 7am- 4pm

Links & Downloads

Registration Information

Please select the program you would like to register your child in.

Parent Resources

Early On Oakland

What is Early On® Oakland?

Early On® Oakland is a system of services for families of children birth to three years, who have a health condition or a developmentally delay.

The system includes a collection of activities, supports, services and resources provided by many different agencies and programs. Early On® Oakland helps you find the individual support that your child and family needs.

How can Early On® Oakland help?

If that little voice inside your head is telling you that something isn't "quite right" with your baby or toddler, don't wait to reach out for help. The first years of a child's life are too important to let slip by. Don't wait to see if your little one "outgrows" your concern. Working on delays and concerns early means that children have a good chance for a great start in life.

Put your mind at ease, and give your child the help he or she may need by calling Early On® Oakland today! For free information and resources about your child's development, call 248.209.2084 or toll-free at 866.456.2084.

Who can receive Early On® Oakland Services?

Early On® Oakland is available to any Oakland County family with a child from birth to age three who has a developmental delay or an established medical condition.

What happens when I call?

A Referral Specialist will discuss your concerns and connect you with a Service Coordinator. The Service Coordinator will set up a developmental evaluation to see how your child is learning and growing. The evaluation can be done anywhere your family or child spends time and should work into your family's schedule. The evaluation process will determine if your child is eligible for Early On®, and the kinds of support your family may need.

What if my child is eligible for Early On® Oakland?

Your Service Coordinator will help you think about the changes you would like to see for your child. Services and supports are coordinated through an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP). An IFSP is your family's plan of action.

How does Early On® help?

You and your Service Coordinator will decide what is best for your family. You will talk about activities, the things you can do every day, or programs where your child can learn and play with others. Your family may also need other supports like information or resources to help your child grow and develop. A few children may need extra help, and you and your Service Coordinator may decide your child needs special services to go along with the activities and supports. Examples of these services include family counseling, nursing services, nutritional counseling, audiology services, and physical, occupational or speech therapies.

For more information, call Early On® Oakland today! 248.209.2084 or toll-free at 866.456.2084