3 – 5 Years

The preschool program at Educare Flint is designed to prepare 3- and- 4-year-old children for kindergarten and beyond. Educare Flint provides family-centered services designed to promote the development of children's social-emotional, cognitive, and pre-academic skills while engaging parents in their roles as the first and most important teachers in the lives of their children. Through the Educare Model, we provide the following supports to children ages 3-4 and their families:

Extended Program Duration*

    • Full Day: 7:30 AM – 5:30 AM
    • Full Week: Monday-Friday 
    • Full Year: Program offered 12 months 

Low Student-to-Caregiver Ratios

    • Small class sizes with ratios of 9 children to 1 caregiver ratio at minimum.

Comprehensive Evaluation & Quality Improvement

    • Ages and Stages Questionnaires Social Emotional (ASQ SE – 2) 
    • Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ – 3)
    • Parent Interviews 
    • Preschool Language Scale (PLS-5)
    • Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT) 
    • Devereaux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA
    • ITIERS-3 
    • Pre- K Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) 
    • Staff Surveys 
    • Research-Program Partnership 

High Staff Qualifications

    • Early Childhood Specialists : Master's degree or higher
    • Lead Teachers & Family Engagement Advocates: Bachelor's degree or higher
    • Assistant Teachers : Associates Degree or higher
    • Support Teachers: Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential or higher

On-site Intensive Family Engagement Supports

    • Full-time Family Engagement Advocates are available to families during all program hours and are trained to engage and support parents throughout their child's enrollment at Educare Flint 
    • A full-time Parent Navigator is available to promote two-generation family engagement through intensive family engagement 
    • Parent Networks: Parent Ambassadors, Never Stop Learning, Women of Worth, Fathers and Men Engaged.
    • Parent mentorship.

Evidence-Based Practices

    • Creative Curriculum © for Preschool
    • Continuity of Care: Children remain with their same teaching team until the transition into elementary school
    • Curricular emphasis on social, emotional, math, literacy, and art and literacy practices 
    • Small group & individualized instruction and interaction 

 

Health Services

    • Dental Referrals
    • Health Insurance Assistance
    • Health Referrals
    • Health Screening
    • Hearing Screening
    • Hemoglobin Testing
    • Height and Weight Growth Measurements
    • Oral Health Exam and Fluoride Treatments in partnership with Mott Children’s Health Center
    • Vision Screening
    • Vision Referrals
    • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Satellite Office located in the Educare Flint facility. The Case workers from MDHHS can support families in a variety of assistance programs. *
      • Cash Assistance
      • Child Care Assistance
      • Children’s Special Health Care Services
      • Emergency Relief: Home, Utilities & Burial
      • Food Assistance
      • Health Care Coverage
      • Housing and Homeless Services
      • Medicaid
      • Migrant Services
      • Universal Caseload Action Plan
      • Women, Infants & Children (W.I.C.)

*Availability subject to change due to COVID-19