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2023 ECC Open House Dates

Preschool begins Aug. 28 and follows the district elementary calendar. Open houses will be held Thursday, Aug. 24. Families are asked to attend during time slots assigned by the first letter of their last name.

Aug. 24: 5 to 5:30 p.m. Families with last names beginning A-H
Aug. 24: 5:30 to 6 p.m. Families with last names beginning I-R
Aug. 24: 6 to 6:30 p.m. Families with last names beginning S-Z

Early Childhood Special Education
Aug. 21: 4-6 p.m.
Theresa Orr with two preschool students on one of the mini trampolines purchased thanks to DonorsChoose.

DonorsChoose Effort Reaps Rewards

Indoor recess is anything but boring for students in Thornapple Kellogg’s Early Childhood Center preschool program, thanks to a DonorsChoose effort by preschool teacher Theresa Orr.
Thornapple Kellogg Early Childhood Center

TK Preschool Open Enrollment Begins Feb. 6

Thornapple Kellogg Preschool open enrollment begins at 8 a.m. Feb. 6 for the 2023-2024 school year. Enrollment will be completed online this year at ecc.tkschools.org.



Thornapple Kellogg Early Childhood Center
Welcome to the Thornapple Kellogg Schools Early Childhood Center!
Thornapple Kellogg’s beautiful Early Childhood Center, dedicated and opened in 2022, bustles with excitement for learning, exploring and making new friends as students begin their educational journey. We strive to provide safe and caring environments for all students to stimulate and challenge their growth and provide a solid foundation for future learning. Our preschool curriculum is designed to provide a carefully planned age-appropriate experience promoting learning. It is filled with engaging activities addressing social, emotional, cognitive, creative and physical strengths and needs of our young students.
We believe young children are active learners who learn best through playful experiences that promote curiosity and understanding of the world around them. We recognize all children are unique in their strengths, interests, needs and learning styles, and we will work closely with families to play and implement rich, meaningful experiences for children.
The Early Childhood Center is a great place to start a rewarding educational experience at Thornapple Kellogg Schools. We look forward to welcoming you to TK Early Childhood Center!