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 infants and toddlers! 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 preschool enrollment, please contact Little Lions, located at Fuller Street Elementary School, to be placed on the 2018-2019 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.

 

Important Information

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Little Lions Program Fees Updated January 2018                   2017-2018 Parent Handbook

Little Lions Calendar

December 21
Half Day Students/Staff Winter Break Begins
Half Day Students/Staff Winter Break Begins
Dec 21
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December 24 - December 28
Winter Break
Winter Break
Dec 24 - Dec 28
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Have a Wonderful Break!

December 25 - December 28
Winter Break
Winter Break
Dec 24 - Dec 28
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Have a Wonderful Break!

December 26 - December 28
Winter Break
Winter Break
Dec 24 - Dec 28
Little Lions

Have a Wonderful Break!

December 27 - December 28
Winter Break
Winter Break
Dec 24 - Dec 28
Little Lions

Have a Wonderful Break!

December 28
Winter Break
Winter Break
Dec 24 - Dec 28
Little Lions

Have a Wonderful Break!

December 31 - January 4
Winter Break
Winter Break
Dec 31 - Jan 4
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Happy New Year!  Go Lions!

January 1 - January 4
Winter Break
Winter Break
Dec 31 - Jan 4
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Happy New Year!  Go Lions!

January 2 - January 4
Winter Break
Winter Break
Dec 31 - Jan 4
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Happy New Year!  Go Lions!

January 3 - January 4
Winter Break
Winter Break
Dec 31 - Jan 4
Little Lions

Happy New Year!  Go Lions!

January 4
Winter Break
Winter Break
Dec 31 - Jan 4
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Happy New Year!  Go Lions!

January 7
School Resumes From Winter Break
School Resumes From Winter Break
Jan 7
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January 17 - January 18
Half Day Students/Staff Semester Exams
Half Day Students/Staff Semester Exams
Jan 17 - Jan 18
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Half Day Release Times:  Jr/Sr High 11:25, Maplewood 11:40, Fuller 12:00

January 18
Half Day Students/Staff Semester Exams
Half Day Students/Staff Semester Exams
Jan 17 - Jan 18
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Half Day Release Times:  Jr/Sr High 11:25, Maplewood 11:40, Fuller 12:00

January 21
No School for Students, Professional Learning Day
No School for Students, Professional Learning Day
Jan 21
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January 22
Second Semester Begins
Second Semester Begins
Jan 22
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February 15
No School Students/Staff
No School Students/Staff
Feb 15
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February 18
No School Students/Staff
No School Students/Staff
Feb 18
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February 20
Early Release/Professional Learning
Early Release/Professional Learning
Feb 20
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 Early Release:  Jr/Sr High 12:55, Maplewood 1:10, Fuller 1:30

March 20
Early Release/Professional Learning
Early Release/Professional Learning
Mar 20
Little Lions

 Early Release:  Jr/Sr High 12:55, Maplewood 1:10, Fuller 1:30

March 27 - March 28
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Mar 27 - Mar 28
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March 28
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Mar 27 - Mar 28
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March 29
No School Students/Staff Spring Break Begins
No School Students/Staff Spring Break Begins
Mar 29
Little Lions

Have a Great Spring Break!

April 1 - April 5
Spring Break
Spring Break
Apr 1 - Apr 5
Little Lions

Have a Great Spring Break!

April 2 - April 5
Spring Break
Spring Break
Apr 1 - Apr 5
Little Lions

Have a Great Spring Break!

April 3 - April 5
Spring Break
Spring Break
Apr 1 - Apr 5
Little Lions

Have a Great Spring Break!

April 4 - April 5
Spring Break
Spring Break
Apr 1 - Apr 5
Little Lions

Have a Great Spring Break!

April 5
Spring Break
Spring Break
Apr 1 - Apr 5
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Have a Great Spring Break!

April 8
School Resumes from Spring Break
School Resumes from Spring Break
Apr 8
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Welcome Back!

April 19
Good Friday ~ No School Students/Staff
Good Friday ~ No School Students/Staff
Apr 19
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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.