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Leaps & Bounds
Early Childhood Education Program


Leaps and Bounds Early Childhood Education Program fosters the development of the whole child: the social, emotional, physical and intellectual selves. Each child is recognized and valued as a unique individual and is allowed to grow and develop at his/her own rate. The program offers an interactive environment with a relaxed and flexible atmosphere. Staff support children’s curiosity and exploration with the goal being to inspire a lifelong love of learning.

Leaps and Bounds Early Childhood Education Program is committed to offer quality child care to infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children to meet the needs of families. We support working parents/ guardians by providing a safe and secure environment that is staffed by caregivers who guide and direct children with love, respect, concern, and acceptance. We believe in developing a respectful partnership with parents/guardians to help children develop to their full potential.

Leaps & Bounds Early Childhood Education Program maintains the state required teacher/child ratio:
1 : 4 for infants and toddlers 0-30 months
1 : 8 for older toddlers 30-36 months
1 : 10 for preschoolers 3 years of age
1 : 12 for preschoolers 4 years of age
1 : 18 for school age* children up to 12 years

Leaps & Bounds Early Childhood Education Program will be closed the following holidays: New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday Following Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas.  For school-age children, the program is available on a first-come, first-served basis on Snow Days/Delays,  School Breaks, and Summer.


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  1. It helps develop fine motor skills.

  2. It calms children.

  3. It encourages creatively.

  4. It enhances hand-eye coordination.

  5. It improves social skills.

  6. It supports literacy and numeracy.


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Leaps & Bounds offers a 3 Year Old Preschool Program - Pollywog Preschool ----Tuesdays and Thursdays - Mornings


Leaps & Bounds offers a 4 Year Old Preschool Program - Stepping Stones ---- Monday, Wednesday, Friday - Mornings and also Monday, Wednesday, Thursday - Afternoons


For a personal tour or information regarding openings, please contact us at 231-889-4251.


Support from the Manistee County Community Foundation

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