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Our Mission Statement
Together with parents, we provide a safe, nurturing environment that encourages independence and growth through active learning.
Full Day Child Care and Preschool
Age Groups: Infants (0-1); Older Infants; Toddlers; Young 3s; Preschool 3; Preschool 4
HALF DAY PRESCHOOL
Age Groups: three- and four-year-olds part-time and full-time; morning or afternoon options.
GREAT START READINESS PROGRAM
Ages: eligible four-year-olds
50 YEARS OF RESEARCH
All our programs follow the HighScope Curriculum, a research-based developmental approach to early childhood learning. HighScope was established in Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1970.
260 Years of Teaching Experience
Our center is licensed by the State of Michigan and our highly trained staff have a combined 260 years of experience teaching and working with children.
3500 books in our classrooms and libraries
"Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks." — Dr. Seuss
"When reading is an enjoyable part of everyday life, children will develop positive attitudes about reading." – Reading Rockets
150 children served annually
With full-day care programs starting at six-months of age, to half-day and full-day preschool programs, Jenkins ECLC serves approximately 150 students on average. Set in the heart of the Dexter Community Schools campus, Jenkins preschoolers experience a nearly seamless transition to elementary school, making Dexter a cradle-to-career district.