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Monday, October 03, 2011 - New Preschool Center Opens at Elementary in Bellaire
New Preschool Center Opens at Elementary in Bellaire
Collaborative effort also provides students before- and after-school care
 
Bellaire area families  may take advantage of a new preschool as well as before- and after-school childcare at John Rodger Elementary School, 204 W Forest Home Ave. in Bellaire.
 
The Bellaire Intermediate School District is partnering with Munson Healthcare to provide a quality pre-kindergarten program for 4 year olds. The program uses Macmillan/McGraw-Hill's Little Treasures curriculum to prepare children to start school.
 
Munson Healthcare Childcare Services staff from Kalkaska Memorial Health Center are running the program, and are excited to be welcomed into the Bellaire community.
 
“We feel really welcome in the community, and we look forward to a wonderful partnership,” said Brigid Wilson, manager of Munson Healthcare Childcare Services.

Kalkaska Memorial Health Center has provided childcare services, including preschool and summer camp, since 2000. The program opened on Monday, Aug. 22.

Wilson said childcare services also will be offered during snow days, holidays, and no-school days. Enrollment in the program is required, but flexible schedules are available week by week. For more information or to enroll a child, call (231) 533-8916, ext. 285.