This year’s preschool guide is brought to you by our title sponsor – Kalamazoo Country Day School. We thank them for support of our preschool guide.
Kalamazoo Area Preschools Are Enrolling NOW for Fall
Kalamazoo Country Day School, the premiere independent school in SW Michigan is celebrating 35 years of educating preschool through eighth grade students. At the core of the KCDS preschool are warm and welcoming classrooms where the children feel valued and safe. The curriculum is intellectually challenging and presented through creative, small group activities. All of our preschool teachers have Early Childhood or Lower Elementary certification.
Beginning with our youngest students, we offer Spanish four times a week, Music three times, Physical Education twice, plus Library, Art and Computers once a week. We offer a three or a five day program, half or full day.
Please join us Tuesday and Wednesday, February 11th & 12th, between 9-11 am when we open our doors so you can see us in action, visit the classrooms and meet the teachers. Individual tours may be scheduled through the Admissions office.
Did you know that many preschools start their enrollments in January and February for the next school year?
We’re here to help you research options for preschool for your little one in and around Kalamazoo. Use our list of area preschools to get started. (Thanks to all of the area moms and dads on our Facebook page for their suggestions on this list.)
Good luck in your research!
Preschool Listings Around Kalamazoo and Portage
- Adventure Kid’s Childcare, 9773 S. Sprinkle Road, Portage | 269-324-1138
- Adventure’s Learning Center, 4295 Bishop Ave, Portage | 269-323-3600
- Bullfrogs & Butterflies Christian Preschool, 5902 S. 12th St.. Portage | 269-488-2120
- Calico Corner Pre-School, 2323 Stadium Dr, Kalamazoo | 269-345-6901
- CHUM Co-Op Preschool, 7028 Oakland Drive, Portage | 269-251-2131
- Christ for Kids Preschool and Childcare, 7211 Oakland Drive, Portage | 269-327-4889
- Curious Kids, 1010 W Milham Ave, Portage | 269-323-6780
- Discovery Center Kids, 4102 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo | 269-372-0007
- Gagie School, 615 Fairview Avenue Kalamazoo | 269-344-6541
- Great Explorations Preschool, West Portage | 269-762-7115
- Hilltop Preschool of Zion Lutheran Church, 2122 Bronson Blvd, Kalamazoo |269-382-2360
- Jack and Jill Co-Op, 8047 Church St, Richland | 269-629-9149
- Kalamazoo Christian Preschool, multiple locations around Kalamazoo | 269-381-2044
- Kalamazoo Country Day School, 3221 E. Milham Rd, Portage | 269-329-0116
- Kazoo School, 1401 Cherry Street, Kalamazoo | 269-345-3239
- Learning Village-Fairfax, 202 Fairfax, Kalamazoo | 269-382-3887 and Learning Village – Lake St., 215 Lake Street, Kalamazoo | 269-341-6070
- Little Miracle’s Christian Learning Center, Southridge Church, 6726 Texas Drive, Kalamazoo | 269-353-2700, ext. 222
- Looking Glass Child Care, 5527 Parkview Ave., Kalamazoo | 269-372-9766
- Maple Preschool-YMCA, 1000 W. Maple, Kalamazoo | 269-345-9622
- Milwood Co-Op Pre-School, 3919 Portage St, Kalamazoo | 269-381-6209
- The Montessori School, 750 Howard, Kalamazoo, MI and 6274 N 32nd St., Richland | 269-349-3248
- Nature’s Way Preschool, 4442 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo | 269-343-7342
- Northglade Montessori Magnet School, 1914 Cobb Ave., Kalamazoo | 269-337-0700
- Otis Montessori Academy, 810 East Center Ave., Portage | 269-327-8277
- PCCN Co-Op, 2731 West Milham Road, Portage | 269-323-7855
- St. Michael’s Lutheran Preschool, 7211 Oakland Dr, Portage | 269-327-0512
- St. Monica Elementary, 530 West Kilgore Rd, Kalamazoo | 269-345-2444
- The Shamrock Montessori, 7508 Oakland Drive, Portage | 269-324-4818
- Small World Christian Preschool, 2400 Winchell Ave, Kalamazoo | 269-344-4920
- WMU Children’s Place Learning Center,The Children’s Place Learning Center at WMU, Kalamazoo | 269-387-2277
- Wee Care, 625 Oakland Dr., Portage | 269-327-3100
- Westwood Christian Co-Op Preschool, 620 Northhampton Rd, Kalamazoo | 269-381-8691
- WoodsEdge Y Preschool, 1501 E. Milham Road, Portage | 269-250-9452 [/checklist]
More Preschool Research Help
Have you checked out Kalamazoo County Ready 4’s and the Kalamazoo County Great Start Collaborative? They are both great additional resources for you in doing your preschool research.
Kalamazoo County Ready 4’s
Kalamazoo County Ready 4’s is a community-designed organization focused on helping local public and private pre-kindergarten programs reach high quality. KC Ready 4’s offers tuition assistance to qualifying families so they can afford to enroll their 4-year-olds in high-quality pre-kindergarten programs.
Great Start Collaborative
Great Start is part of a state-wide movement focused on helping parents find the best child care and preschool for their child and to help providers improve the care and education they give to children. There is a great tool available to parents: Great Start Connect.
By visiting the website, greatstartconnect.org, parents can search for child care and preschool providers that will best meet the needs of their family. Also, check out the great resources that we have locally at Kalamazoo County Great Start Collaborative.
If you know of any other preschools that we did not add to this list, please let us know in the comment section below.