EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION
This is an early childhood Special Education Program that uses a variety of activities to enrich a child’s life and prepare him/her for future educational programs. Activities are designed to meet a child at his or her own level of development and move him/her forward. Each child has individualized goals. Eligibility: The child must be delayed in some area of development as determined by the Special Education Staff based on a formal evaluation. Ages 3-5 years old.
Location: Rainbow Elementary School
Days: Monday-Friday Hours: 8:30-11:10 a.m., and 11:45 a.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Transportation: Yes, for children living within district boundaries
For more information call or email coordinator Lori Ringstad, 586-791-3500, ext. 6641.
Young Fives is a two-year program designed for children turning five-years old between July 1 and Dec 1.
The program provides a strong foundation for future success in all areas of learning. Children are taught with hands-on materials, songs, and games. They are assessed by observation and work samples. Upon completion of the two-year program, children enter first grade.
Location: tentatively available at all Clintondale Elementary Schools.
To enroll, or learn more about Young Fives, call 586-791-6300, ext. 3001.
Kindergarten is a full day. For the 2021-22 school year, students entering kindergarten must reach age five on or before September 1. Students with a birthday before December 1 are encouraged to enroll in the Young Fives Program. For more information see the Transition to Kindergarten Parent Guides – Michigan. Requirements: Kindergarten is full day for the school year. Students entering kindergarten must reach age five on or before September 1. Students with a birthday before December 1 are encouraged to enroll in the Young Fives Program.
GREAT START READINESS PROGRAM
Our preschool program focuses on the social, emotional and academic needs of the four-year-old child. Our teaching staff provides developmentally appropriate activities in math, science, reading and writing. Your child will learn kindergarten readiness skills and help build a solid foundation for success in his/her educational journey.
Location: Parker Elementary School, McGlinnen Elementary School, and Rainbow Elementary School.
Eligibility: Age 4 on or before September 1. Families have the option to enroll children who will turn 4 by December 1.
Requirements: Must provide original birth certificate, immunizations records, health physical, current income documentation (W-2), driver’s license, and proof of residency in order to qualify for GSRP.
Transportation: Busing is available to any child (who lives in CCS district) and attends this program.
Fees: There is usually no fees for this program. Fees depend on income documentation and will be minimal.
Teachers: Michelle Hakim (Parker Elementary), Dawn Derkacz (McGlinnen Elementary), and Stephanie Round (Rainbow Elementary).
For more information or to enroll in preschool at Parker Elementary, please email Michelle Hakim or call 586-791-6900, ext. 6316. For more information or to enroll at McGlinnen Elementary, email Dawn Derkacz or call 586-791-3400, ext. 6805. For more information or to enroll at Rainbow Elementary, email Stephanie Round or call 586-791-3500.
Quality childcare can make a big difference in the future of a child and the community. It is the goal of the Clintondale Child Care Center to see that the program is organized and focused to the needs of all involved: children, high school students, teachers, and parents.
Education and exploration at its best! Now enrolling newborns to five-year olds for full-time and part-time childcare with core knowledge preschool curriculum. The Clintondale Childcare Center, located at 35200 Little Mack Avenue, is open weekdays from 6:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. DHS subsidy payments accepted.
For more information, call 586-790-7603 or email Melissa Kloposki to start your adventure today.