Clintondale Early Childhood Programs

Clintondale Early Childhood Programs

Education and Exploration at its best! Open 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM Monday through Friday
Location: Clintondale High School
35200 Little Mack, MI 48035
Now enrolling children birth-5 years old
Full Time and Part Time Available
Core Knowledge Preschool Curriculum
DHS subsidy payments accepted
Call (586)790-7603 to start your adventure today!
Email: Melissa Kloposki 
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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: R.H. Parker Elementary School and McGlinnen Elementary School
Eligibility: Age 4 on or before September 1, 2021 (families have the option to enroll children who will turn 4 by 12/1/21).
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: Bussing is available to any child (who lives in CCS district) and attends this program.
Fee: There is usually NO fee for this program (fee depends on income documentation and will be minimal).
Teacher: Michelle Hakim (Parker Elementary) Dawn Derkacz (McGlinnen Elementary)
For more information or to enroll in Preschool, please call Michelle Hakim: 586-791-6900 Ext 6316 or email: or Dawn Derkacz: 586-791-3400 Ext 6805 or email:

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 a.m. – 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 E.C.S.E. Coordinator: Lori Ringstad, 586-791-3500 ext. 6641

Young Fives is a two-year program designed for children turning 5 years old between July 1, 2021 and Dec 1, 2021.
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
Contact Enrollment for more information: 586-791-6300 ext 3001.

Kindergarten requirements
Kindergarten is a full day.
For the 2021-2022 school year, students entering Kindergarten must reach age five on or before September 1, 2021.

Students with a birthday before December 1st are encouraged to enroll in the Young Fives Program.
For more information see the Transition to Transition to Kindergarten Parent Guides Contact Enrollment for more information: 586-791-6300 ext 3001

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