Preschoolers eating lunch
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toddler  gluing shapes
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toddler using markers
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preschooler taking care of a baby
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preschoolers playing with blocks and farm animal toys
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smiling boy
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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

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HALF DAY PRESCHOOL

Age Groups: three- and four-year-olds part-time and full-time; morning or afternoon options. 

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GREAT START READINESS PROGRAM

Ages: eligible four-year-olds

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Fast Facts

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.