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The Big List of Lansing Preschools 2024 + Key Terms to Help You Choose

Lansing Preschools

This information is updated for the 2024-25 preschool year.

Preschools for Lansing Area Kids

That moment your child becomes preschool-aged. It’s exciting! It’s terrifying! How do you know where to begin to choose the right preschool?

There are probably a million questions swimming around in your head like what age your child needs to be to enroll and what all the different types of schools really mean.

Whether this is your first time sending your little one off, you’ve just moved to the area, or if you’ve done this before, it’s always a tricky choice of knowing how to find the best preschool in Lansing for you.

Luckily for us, there are over 100 preschool choices in the Greater Lansing area to choose from and we’re here to help break it down for you to acquaint yourself with your options and understand what each one offers.

The beginning of your child’s academic career is here, so take a deep breath and let’s dive in.

Lansing-area preschools are listed below by area so that you can find a preschool near you that is best for your child and family.

Greater Lansing Preschool Guide

One last tidbit you’ll want to note before getting started: enrollment may begin as early as March, so be sure to contact the preschools you’re interested in ASAP to start the enrollment process.

*It is a parent’s responsibility to research a preschool’s accreditation status. Accreditation is not a legal requirement for preschools in Michigan and choosing an accredited preschool is a parent preference.

Bath

  • CACS Head Start – Bath Elementary School, 13789 Webster Rd, Bath MI 48808

Charlotte

  • CACS Head Start – Charlotte, 1370 North Clinton Trl, Charlotte, MI 48813 (Play-based Curriculum)
  • GSRP – Eaton RESA, 1790 E Packard Hwy, Charlotte, MI 48813 (Play-based Curriculum)

Corunna

  • CACS Head Start – 485 E McArthur St, Corunna, MI 48817
  • Elite Early Learning Center, 701 S Norton, Corunna, MI 48817

Dansville

  • GSRP/Tuition – Dansville Preschool & Child, 1317 Mason St, Dansville, MI 48819
  • GSRP – Dansville Schools- 1264 Adams St. Dansville, MI 48819

DeWitt

  • CACS Head Start – DeWitt – Fuerstenau Early Childhood Center, 205 W Washington, DeWitt, MI 48820
  • Little Panthers Preschool, 215 W Washington St, DeWitt, MI 48820
  • Looking Glass Child Development Center, 1060 W Herbison Rd, DeWitt, MI 48820
  • Prime Time Preschool, 13980 Schavey Rd, Dewitt, MI 48820 (Play-based Curriculum)
  • Tutor Time of DeWitt, 1150 Commerce Park Drive, DeWitt, MI 48820

Dimondale

  • Dimondale Elementary School, 330 Walnut Street, Dimondale, MI 48821

Durand

  • CACS Head Start – Bertha Neal Elementary, 930 W Main St, Durand, MI 48429

Eagle

  • Wacousta Cooperative Preschool 9180 Herbison Rd, Eagle, MI 48822

East Lansing

  • Abbott Nursery School, 800 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
  • AppleTree Early Care and Preschool-East Lansing, 3341 Coleman Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
  • CACS Head Start – Towar Garden, 6223 Towar Garden Cir, East Lansing, MI 48823
  • CACS Head Start/Tuition – MSU Child Development Laboratories, 325 W Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823  (NAEYC Accredited Curriculum) 
  • East Lansing KinderCare, 525 E Saginaw, East Lansing, MI 48823
  • Eastminster Child Development Center, 693 N Hagadorn Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
  • GSRP – East Lansing Public Schools- Red Cedar Elementary School-1110 Narcissus Dr. East Lansing, MI 48823
  • Greater Lansing Islamic School, 940 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
  • St. Thomas Aquinas School, 915 Alton Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
  • Spartan Child Development Center, 33 Crescent Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823 (High Scope Curriculum) 
  • Stepping Stones Montessori School, 1370 Beech St, East Lansing, MI 48823
  • Peoples Church Preschool, 200 W Grand River Ave, East Lansing

Eaton Rapids

  • CACS Head Start – Eaton Rapids, 501 Union St, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

Elsie

  • CACS Head Start – Elsie, 215 N Tyler Dr, Elsie, MI 48831

Grand Ledge

  • CACS Head Start – Holbrook Early Childhood Center, 615 Jones Street, Grand Ledge, MI 48837
  • Gilden Woods Grand Ledge, 11920 Nixon Rd, Grand Ledge, MI 48837  (Hands-on and S.T.E.M. curriculum)
  • Little Comets Preschool, 615 Jones Street, Grand Ledge, MI 48837
  • Looking Glass Child Development Center, 915 Charlevoix Dr, Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Haslett

  • CACS Head Start – Wilkshire, 5750 Academic Way, Haslett, MI 48840
  • Gilden Woods Haslett, 16955 Marsh Rd, Haslett, MI 48840  (Hands-on and S.T.E.M. curriculum)
  • Haslett Child Development Center, 1546 Haslett Rd, Haslett, MI 48840
  • Little Lambs Preschool, 5589 Van Atta Rd, Haslett, MI 48840
  • CACS Head Start/GSRP/Tuition – MSU CDL-Haslett Campus, 5750 Academic Way Haslett, MI 48840

Holt

  • CACS Head Start – South Cedar, 2357 Delhi Commerce Drive, Holt, MI 48842
  • CACS Head Start/GSRP/Tuition – Caterpillar Corner Child Care Center-2168 Cedar St. Holt, MI 48842
  • Elliott Elementary School, 4200 Bond Ave, Holt, MI 48842
  • GSRP/Tuition – Holt Public Schools- Midway Early Learning Center- 4610 Spahr Ave. Holt, MI 48842
  • Horizon Elementary, 5776 West Holt Rd, Holt, MI 48842
  • Messiah Child Development Center, 5740 Holt Rd, Holt, MI 48842
  • Sycamore Elementary School, 4429 Sycamore Street, Holt, MI 48442
  • Wilcox Elementary School, 1650 Laurelwood Dr, Holt, MI 48842
  • SonShine Early Childhood Center, 2418 Aurelius Rd, Holt 48842
Lansing Preschool Guide

CACS & GSRP Programs in Lansing

CACS Head Start programs operate a Play-based Curriculum

  • Baker Donora Head Start, 840 Baker St, Lansing, MI 48910
  • Grand River Head Start, 1107 E Cesar E. Chavez Ave, Lansing, MI 48906
  • Harley Franks Head Start, 2924 Newark Ave, Lansing, MI 48911
  • Jenison Early Head Start, 727 N Jenison Ave, Lansing, MI 48915
  • Kendon Head Start, 827 Kendon Dr, Lansing, MI 48910
  • Miller Rd Head Start, 3000 W Miller Rd, Lansing, MI 48911
  • Mt. Vernon Head Start, 3338 N Waverly Rd, Lansing MI 48906
  • Pine St. Head Start, 600 W Maple, Lansing, MI 48906

GSRP – Great Start Readiness Program

  • GSRP – Cavanaugh STEAM Elementary, 300 W Cavanaugh, Lansing, MI 48910
  • GSPR – Colt Elementary, 4344 W Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48917
  • GSRP – Cumberland Elementary, 2801 Cumberland Rd, Lansing, MI 48906
  • GSRP – Forest View School, 3119 Stoneleigh Dr, Lansing, MI 48910
  • GSRP – Gier Park School, 401 East Gier Street, Lansing, MI 48906
  • GSRP – Kendon Elementary, 827 Kendon Drive, Lansing, MI 48910
  • GSRP – Kidtime Child Development Center, 3320 S. Pennsylvania, Lansing, MI 48910
  • GSRP – Lewton Spanish Global Immersion Academy, 2000 Lewton Pl, Lansing, MI 48911
  • GSRP – Lyons School, 2901 Lyons Ave, Lansing, Michigan 48910
  • GSRP – Post Oak Academy (IB) Chinese Immersion 2320, Post Oak Ln, Lansing, MI 48912
  • GSRP – Reo Early Learning School, 1221 Reo Court, Lansing, MI 48910
  • GSRP – Riddle Early Learning School, 221 Huron Street, Lansing, MI 48915
  • GSRP – Wexford Montessori Academy, 5217 Wexford Rd, Lansing, MI 48911
  • GSRP – Willow School, 1012 W Willow, Lansing, MI 48915
  • CACS Head Start/GSRP/Tuition – Cradles to Crayons, 4711 S Martin Luther King Blvd, Lansing, MI 48911

Lansing School District – Universal Preschool including GSRP, Head Start and Early Childhood Special Ed

  • Averill New Tech Elementary, 3201 Averill Dr, Lansing, MI 48911
  • Cavanaugh STEAM Elementary, 300 W Cavanaugh Rd, Lansing, MI 48919
  • Cumberland Elementary, 2801 Cumberland Rd, Lansing, MI 48906
  • Forest View Elementary, 3119 Stoneleigh Dr, Lansing, MI 48910
  • Gier Park School, 402 E Gier St, Lansing, MI 48906
  • Kendon Elementary School, 827 Kendon Dr, Lansing, MI 48910
  • Lewton School, 2000 Lewton Pl, Lansing, MI 48911
  • Lyons School, 2901 Lyons Ave, Lansing, MI 48910
  • Pattengill Biotechnical Magnet School, 815 N Fairview Ave, Lansing, MI 48912
  • Pleasant View Magnet School, 4501 Pleasant Grove Rd, Lansing, MI 48911
  • Post Oak Academy, 2320 Post Oak Ln, Lansing MI 48912
  • Wexford Academy, 5217 Wexford Rd Lansing MI 48911

Lansing

  • Educational Child Care Center – EC3, 1715 W Malcolm X St, Lansing, MI 48915 (Play-based Curriculum)
  • Emanuel First Lutheran School, 1001 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48906
  • First Nazarene Childcare & Learning Academy, 310 Elmwood Dr, Lansing, MI 48917
  • Fenner Nature Center 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave, Lansing MI (Reggio Emelia Curriculum) 
  • Greater Lansing Adventist School, 5330 W St Joseph Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917
  • Happy Elephant Child Care, 4010 W Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48917
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary – St. Casimir School, 3830 Rosemont Ave, Lansing, MI 48910
  • Just Imagine Preschool, 124 Julian Ave, Lansing, MI 48917
  • Lansing Christian School Early Learners Preschool Program, 3405 Belle Chase Way, Lansing, MI
  • Lansing Saginaw KinderCare, 6824 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917
  • Little Scholars North Campus, 1754 E Clark Rd, Lansing, MI 48906
  • Our Savior Lutheran Church & School, 7910 E St Joe Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917
  • Trinity Lutheran Child Care Center – TLCCC, 501 W Saginaw St, Lansing, MI 48933

Leslie

  • CACS Head Start/GSRP/Tuition – Leslie Public Schools-510 Russell St, Leslie, MI 49251

Mason

  • CACS Head Start/GSRP.Tuition – Mason Public Schools, Harvey Education Center 400 S. Cedar, Mason, MI 48854
  • JNL Child Development Center, 2 Corporate Way, Mason, MI 48854
  • Mason Preschool & Childcare, 409 N Cedar St, Mason, MI 48854

Morrice

  • CACS Head Start – Morrice Great Start, Morrice Elementary School 111 E Mason St, Morrice, MI 48857

Okemos

  • Gilden Woods Okemos, 2190 Association Dr, Okemos, MI 48864  (Hands-on and S.T.E.M. curriculum)
  • Hilarie Krumm Christian Preschool, 1251 Sweetwood Dr, Okemos, Michigan 48864
  • Montessori Radmoor School, 2745 Mt Hope, Okemos, MI 48864
  • Okemos Kids Club Edgewood Early Childhood Center, 1826 Osage Dr, Okemos, MI 48864
  • Okemos Nursery School, 2165 Clinton St, Okemos, MI 48864 (Reggio Emelia / Waldorf Curriculum)
  • Okemos Public Montessori at Central, 4406 Okemos Rd, Okemos, MI 48864
  • St. Martha School-Preschool – 8 Catholic School, 1100 West Grand River Ave, Okemos, MI 48864  (Theme and Play-Based Curriculum)
  • GSRP/Tuition – Okemos Public Schools, Edgewood Early Childhood Center-1826 Osage Dr. Okemos, MI 48864

Ovid

  • CACS Head Start – Ovid Community Schools, 732 Mabbit Rd, Ovid, MI 48866

Owosso

  • CACS Head Start – Bentley Bright Beginnings, 1375 W North St, Owosso, MI 48867
  • CACS Head Start – Roosevelt, 201 N Brooks St, Owosso 48867
  • First Congregational Church UCC & Congregational Child Dev Center, 327 N Washington St, Owosso, MI 48867
  • Noah’s Ark Children’s Center, 1500 North Water St, Owosso, MI 48867
  • Salem Lutheran School, 520 W Stewart St, Owosso, MI 48867
  • St Paul’s Catholic School, 718 W Main St, Owosso, MI 48867

Portland

  • Little Raiders Preschool, 500 Oak St, Portland, MI 48875

Potterville

  • CACS Head Start – Potterville, 420 N High St, Potterville, MI 48876

St. Johns

  • CACS Head Start – St. Johns, 4179 South US 27, St. Johns, MI 48879
  • Meadowland Pre-School, 2965 Parks Rd, St. Johns, MI 48879
  • Treasures To Grow On Christian Preschool, 2583 Green Rd, St Johns, MI 48879

Shaftsburg

  • CACS Head Start – Perry, 7320 Beard Rd, Shaftsburg, MI 48882

Stockbridge

  • GSRP/Tuition – Stockbridge Community Schools-Emma L. Smith Elementary School-100 Price Ave, Stockbridge, MI 49285

Webberville

  • GSRP/Tuition – Webberville Community Schools- Webberville Elementary School-202 N Main St. Webberville, MI 48892

Williamston

  • Little Hornets Preschool, 420 Highland St, Williamston, MI 48895
  • Memorial Lutheran School, 2070 Sherwood Rd, Williamston, MI 48895
  • St. Mary Catholic School, 220 N Cedar St, Williamston, MI 48895
  • GSRP/Tuition – Williamston Community Schools-Kids’ Corner- 410 Highland St. Williamston, MI 48895

Did we miss a preschool? Comment below and we’ll add it to our list.

Understanding Key Terms for Preschool Curriculum

Don’t know where to start? No worries. With such a wide range of preschool curriculum choices in Greater Lansing, we’ve broken down some key terms to familiarize yourself with during your searching process.

High Scope Curriculum – Research-based curriculum based on active learning, purposeful play, etc.

International Baccalaureate (IB) – Accreditation curriculum based on critical thinking, inquiry, and independence.

Language Immersion – A percentage of the day spent learning curriculum in English and a percentage of the day spent learning curriculum in another language.

Magnet – Focused curriculum such as language immersion or S.T.E.M., S.T.E.A.M, Tech, etc.

Montessori – Curriculum based on child-directed, hands-on learning.

NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) Accredited – Research-based curriculum set by best practices and standards for their teaching professionals.

Play-Based Curriculum – Curriculum geared around learning through play, many include weekly themes.

Reggio Emelia – Teaching/learning curriculum based on the interests of the child.

Waldorf – Curriculum incorporates the arts into all aspects of learning.


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