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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.
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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.

ECC to Host TK Playgroups

Thornapple Kellogg's Early Childhood Center is hosting TK Playgroups for families with children ages 0 to 5 years old. The first playgroup date is Friday, Jan. 6. These playgroups are a great way to build social connections in fun creative activities and play. These playgroups are free at the TK Early Childhood Center!
Staff, students and administrators gather for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

TK Early Childhood Center is Open and Ready for Students

Paxton Dammen led his grandparents down the hallway of the new TK Early Childhood Center to show them his new preschool room - “the purple room,” he said pointing toward the end of the hall. He climbed the rock-climbing wall in the hallway, ran circles in the gymnasium/multi-purpose room, and couldn’t decide where to go first on the natural playscape-designed playground.



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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!