Little Lions Preschool and Child Care

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Welcome!

We are delighted to be able to offer early childhood programs that enhance the educational experience of our youngest learners. Little Lions Child Care is pleased to announce that we have current openings for preschoolers ages 3-5! Space is extremely limited, so contact the Little Lions office today to secure your child's placement in the program! If you are interested in infant and toddler enrollment, please contact Little Lions, located at Fuller Street Elementary School, to be placed on the 2019-2020 waiting list. Little Lions will call waiting list participants as openings become available.  Waiting list enrollment is first come, first served. Being placed on the waiting list does not guarantee enrollment. If you have any questions about the program, please contact littlelions@mvs.k12.mi.us.

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Little Lions 2019-2020 Program Fees                    2019-2020 Parent Handbook

Little Lions Calendar

August 19
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - HALF DAY
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - HALF DAY
Date: Aug 19
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August 23
STAFF PD - NO SCHOOL
STAFF PD - NO SCHOOL
Date: Aug 23
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August 30
NO SCHOOL STUDENTS/STAFF
NO SCHOOL STUDENTS/STAFF
Date: Aug 30
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September 2
LABOR DAY HOLIDAY NO SCHOOL
LABOR DAY HOLIDAY NO SCHOOL
Date: Sep 2
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September 18
2 HOUR EARLY RELEASE/PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
2 HOUR EARLY RELEASE/PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
Date: Sep 18
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October 16 - October 17
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Date: Oct 16 - Oct 17
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October 17
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Date: Oct 16 - Oct 17
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October 18
NO SCHOOL STUDENTS & STAFF
NO SCHOOL STUDENTS & STAFF
Date: Oct 18
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October 23
EARLY RELEASE DAY/PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
EARLY RELEASE DAY/PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
Date: Oct 23
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October 31
HALLOWEEN - HALF DAY OF SCHOOL
HALLOWEEN - HALF DAY OF SCHOOL
Date: Oct 31
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November 15
NO SCHOOL STUDENTS & STAFF
NO SCHOOL STUDENTS & STAFF
Date: Nov 15
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November 27 - November 29
THANKSGIVING BREAK
THANKSGIVING BREAK
Date: Nov 27 - Nov 29
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November 28 - November 29
THANKSGIVING BREAK
THANKSGIVING BREAK
Date: Nov 27 - Nov 29
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November 29
THANKSGIVING BREAK
THANKSGIVING BREAK
Date: Nov 27 - Nov 29
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December 19 - December 20
HALF DAY - JR/SR EXAMS, END SEM. 1, WINTER BREAK BEGINS AT END OF DAY 12/20/19
HALF DAY - JR/SR EXAMS, END SEM. 1, WINTER BREAK BEGINS AT END OF DAY 12/20/19
Date: Dec 19 - Dec 20
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December 20
HALF DAY - JR/SR EXAMS, END SEM. 1, WINTER BREAK BEGINS AT END OF DAY 12/20/19
HALF DAY - JR/SR EXAMS, END SEM. 1, WINTER BREAK BEGINS AT END OF DAY 12/20/19
Date: Dec 19 - Dec 20
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December 23 - January 3
WINTER BREAK
WINTER BREAK
Date: Dec 23 - Jan 3
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December 24 - January 3
WINTER BREAK
WINTER BREAK
Date: Dec 23 - Jan 3
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December 25 - January 3
WINTER BREAK
WINTER BREAK
Date: Dec 23 - Jan 3
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December 26 - January 3
WINTER BREAK
WINTER BREAK
Date: Dec 23 - Jan 3
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December 27 - January 3
WINTER BREAK
WINTER BREAK
Date: Dec 23 - Jan 3
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December 28 - January 3
WINTER BREAK
WINTER BREAK
Date: Dec 23 - Jan 3
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December 29 - January 3
WINTER BREAK
WINTER BREAK
Date: Dec 23 - Jan 3
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December 30 - January 3
WINTER BREAK
WINTER BREAK
Date: Dec 23 - Jan 3
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December 31 - January 3
WINTER BREAK
WINTER BREAK
Date: Dec 23 - Jan 3
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January 1 - January 3
WINTER BREAK
WINTER BREAK
Date: Dec 23 - Jan 3
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January 2 - January 3
WINTER BREAK
WINTER BREAK
Date: Dec 23 - Jan 3
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January 3
WINTER BREAK
WINTER BREAK
Date: Dec 23 - Jan 3
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January 17
HALF-DAY STUDENTS AND STAFF
HALF-DAY STUDENTS AND STAFF
Date: Jan 17
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January 20
NO SCHOOL STUDENTS/PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
NO SCHOOL STUDENTS/PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
Date: Jan 20
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Little Lions Preschool Program

The Little Lions Preschool Program offers a play-based kindergarten readiness preschool curriculum that teaches intellectual, social and emotional development, language skills, positive self-concepts and self expression through large and small group learning. Preschool children are encouraged to develop independence through daily living and oral language skills through guided and spontaneous interactions. Children explore, experiment and engage in themed activities that are planned for a range of levels in each of the developmental domains.

Early Childhood Philosophy

We believe it is important for children to have learning experiences with peers and caring adults in a fun, positive and safe environment. Early learning opportunities that occur through play-based, child focused programs prepare children to be successful, life-long learners.

Curriculum 

The Maple Valley Schools Little Lions Preschool programs incorporate:

These programs are used as a blueprint for planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate research-based curriculum, which provides a solid foundation for learning through social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Full-day preschoolers visit Motor Monkeys - a fun gym class to promote gross motor development. 

Little Lions Child Care

At Little Lions Child Care, children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old are provided with high quality, educationally based care. Low adult to child ratios and highly qualified staff, along with the use of a nationally recognized curriculum, The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers, provide children with the highest standards in early education. School Age programs, including before and after school care, no school days and school vacation camps, focus on team building and character development. Our facility has multiple classroom spaces allowing for division of age groups to ensure developmentally appropriate activities for all children. 

Hours of operation for Little Lions Child Care are Monday - Friday from 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.year round. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact: Jamie Richter, Director, at littlelions@mvs.k12.mi.us.