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 within our infant, toddler, and preschool programs. We focus on low child to staff ratios and highly trained staff members. With all staff being CPR certified within their first 6 months, you can trust that your children will be well cared for. If you have any questions about the program, please contact littlelions@mvs.k12.mi.us.

Payment Options

DHHS Benefits

Little Lions is now accepting DHHS Child Development and Care benefits. If you would like to apply for benefits you would need to apply online at https://www.michigan.gov/mibridges or visit your local DHHS office. If you plan to use DHHS payments, please let the Little Lions office before enrollment. DHHS does not guarentee to cover all expenses and there may be fees responsible to the parents. 

Tuition Express

While cash and check payments will always be an option, we have recently expanded our payment options to also include Tuition Express. Tution Express is an online option which allows families to pay from home by entering their credit card information or at the center by swiping their card on our card swipe. We can also automatically withdraw your tuition from your bank account if you wish. Please contact the Little Lions office for more information. 

 

Important Information

Info Packet-Biting               Info Packet-Development               Info Packet-Messy Play                 

Info Packet-Outdoor Play               Info Packet-Potty Training               Info Packet-Tantrums

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

Little Lions Calendar

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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January 29 - January 30
ELEMENTARY PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
ELEMENTARY PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
Date: Jan 29 - Jan 30
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January 30
ELEMENTARY PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
ELEMENTARY PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
Date: Jan 29 - Jan 30
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February 14
HALF-DAY STUDENTS & STAFF
HALF-DAY STUDENTS & STAFF
Date: Feb 14
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February 17
NO SCHOOL STUDENTS & STAFF
NO SCHOOL STUDENTS & STAFF
Date: Feb 17
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February 19
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING/EARLY RELEASE
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING/EARLY RELEASE
Date: Feb 19
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March 18
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING/EARLY RELEASE
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING/EARLY RELEASE
Date: Mar 18
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March 25 - March 26
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL
Date: Mar 25 - Mar 26
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March 26
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL
Date: Mar 25 - Mar 26
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March 27
NO SCHOOL STUDENTS & STAFF/SPRING BREAK BEGINS
NO SCHOOL STUDENTS & STAFF/SPRING BREAK BEGINS
Date: Mar 27
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March 29 - April 3
SPRING BREAK
SPRING BREAK
Date: Mar 29 - Apr 3
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March 30 - April 3
SPRING BREAK
SPRING BREAK
Date: Mar 29 - Apr 3
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March 31 - April 3
SPRING BREAK
SPRING BREAK
Date: Mar 29 - Apr 3
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April 1 - April 3
SPRING BREAK
SPRING BREAK
Date: Mar 29 - Apr 3
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April 2 - April 3
SPRING BREAK
SPRING BREAK
Date: Mar 29 - Apr 3
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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.