Early Childhood Programs

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Program Offerings


New Haven Community Schools Early Childhood Programs
30375 Clark Street, P.O. Box 482000
New Haven, MI 48048

  Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, a child who resides in the school district may enroll in kindergarten if the child is at least 5 years of age on September 1 of the school year of enrollment.

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Program

The ECSE program is a special services preschool for children living in the New Haven School District. Children eligible for the program must be three years or older to enter the program and must be assessed to determine eligibility. The ECSE program services children who have difficulty in the following areas:

*Understanding and following directions
*Expressing thoughts and ideas
*Saying words or sentences
*Under developed motor skills
*Delayed social skills
*Learning new concepts for school readiness

The ECSE classroom provides a language-enriched environment with a “play based” curriculum. This allows the children to learn the basic skills for school readiness at their own pace through hands-on experiences in a wide variety of activities.

NO COST FOR PROGRAM.  BUSING WILL BE PROVIDED.  Please contact the special services department at 586-749-9535.

More-for-Fours (GSRP)

More-for-Fours is a Great Start Readiness Program which is funded by the State of Michigan. The children eligible for this program must be four years old by October 1 of the year they enter the program. Qualifications are established by the State of Michigan.

 The purpose of the program is to provide an environment which promotes the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of the children. The curriculum consists of hands-on activities involving large group, small group, and individualized learning situations. This class has a limited number of students. More-for-Fours currently meets Monday-Thursday from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

NO COST FOR PROGRAM. BUSING WILL BE PROVIDED.  Please contract Janice Raska-Dolan at 586-749-8063.

Little Rockets Preschool Three-and Four-Year Old Tuition Program

New Haven Community Schools currently operates two preschool programs on a tuition basis.  Please contact the the lead teacher, Janice Raska-Dolan at 586-749-8063 for tuition costs and questions.

The 3-year old class currently meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.  The program is based on a sixty day school year.  Focus is emphasized on social development, however all domains of development are seen.  Parents provide transportation.

The 4-year old class is available Mondays through Thursdays.  Parents have the option of choosing 3-days per week or 4-days per week.  Tuition rates are based upon a 90-day school year or a 120-day school year. Class times are 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  School readiness skills are emphasized through hands-on activities and individual learning experiences. Parents provide transportation.

Little Rockets Early Childhood
Extended Care Program

Little Rockets Early Childhood Extended Care offers before and after preschool care on-site on a tuition basis. The center is open 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please contact Little Rockets Childhood Extended Care at 586-421-3847 for more information.

MCCSA Head Start

A Macomb County Headstart classroom is also housed within New Haven Community Schools. This free county program is for three-and four-year old students that qualify. This program is at:

New Haven Little Rockets Shooting Stars
New Haven Administration Building
30375 Clark Street
New Haven

Please contact the Macomb County Headstart office at (586) 469-5215 for questions or applications.  

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