Preschool in Howell MI

Preschool Program

Preparing children ages 3.5 – 5 in Howell, MI for kindergarten 

Our daycare facility

Programming for your Child's Success

Ages 3 - 5 years

The preschool program is designed for children between the ages of 3.5 and 5 who are preparing for kindergarten.

Play-Based Curriculum

Your children will enjoy playing in interest areas that help them develop and refine emotional and social skills.

Developmentally Designed

The preschool classroom environment and curriculum is designed to meet the needs of each student.

About the program:

Preschool in Howell MI

Crossroads Learning Center is a play-based preschool program. Your children will enjoy playing in Interest Areas that help them develop and refine their emotional, cognitive, social and physical skills. The activities, environment and experiences in our preschool classroom are all designed to meet the individual needs of each student. The lessons and plans are also developmentally appropriate for our students.

Our learning environment is set up to meet each child’s development needs and to foster emotional, social, physical, and cognitive growth through the following Interest Areas based off the Creative Curriculum

Play-Based Curriculum

Preschool Program Interest Areas

Our learning environment is set up to meet each child’s development needs and to foster emotional, social, physical, and cognitive growth through the following Interest Areas based off the Creative Curriculum

Art

Blocks

Cooking

Discovery

Dramatic Play

Library

Music & Movement

Outdoors

Sand & Water

Toys & Games

Committed to you

We are Committed to Quality Care

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Lesson plans are posted on our Parent Information Board. The teachers plan for daily, developmentally appropriate activities using the Creative Curriculum and the Zoophonics curriculum. We also coach the children on being Bucket Fillers. Our Choice Time encourages learning with the child choosing a developmentally appropriate activity in an open-ended setting. We follow the “Plan, Do, Review” process during this time. During Group meeting and Small groups, a carefully planned curriculum fosters self-control and attention-span.

CLC assesses your child’s growth and development throughout the year using the 38 objectives of Creative Curriculum GOLD. This assessment is aligned with Michigan Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Pre-Kindergarten. It is also the same assessment used for Michigan’s Kindergarten Entry Assessment. Using authentic observations, anecdotal records, work samples and more, your child’s teachers will create a portfolio of them which you will be able to review at each of the three checkpoints through the school year. In addition, we will schedule two parent/teacher conferences during the school year to discuss your child’s progress and develop strategies for us to partner with you to further their development. Of course, we are available any time to answer questions or give support.

Meet Your educator

Specialized in Preschool Education

All of our specialized staff are background checked, as well as CPR and First Aid certified! Our children’s safety is a top priority.

Brianna Keeney of Crossroads Learning Center in Howell, MI

Brianna Keeney

Director

Brianna earned her degree in Early Childhood Education from Lansing Community College in 2017. Brianna has been teaching at Crossroads Learning Center since 2011 and has been the program director since January 2016. She is passionate about providing specialized, quality care to each child that attends Crossroads Learning Center.

Mallory Hall of Crossroads Learning Center in Howell, MI

Mallory Hall

Lead Instructor - Preschool

Mallory has been working in childcare since 2003. She has been awarded the national Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™. She has been employed at Crossroads since September 2014. She has a passion to work with the preschoolers as they continue to learn and prepare for Kindergarten.

Preschool in Howell MI

What our Lovely Family Says

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Jessica Mace - Parent
5/5

“Crossroads Learning Center is so much more than a daycare to us. Our kids have been attending since 2015 and the center has become like a second home to each of them over the years.

Between the amazingly loving staff, notable cleanliness and licensing adherence standards, yummy meals cooked in-house, creative and engaging learning plans, and fun outdoor activities for every season, we have continued to be blown away by our kids’ experience and the memories they are making.

Miss Brie and her team truly love all of the kids they care for, and it shows. The Crossroads team IS family to us; we are so lucky to have found them!”

Elizabeth Prouty - Parent
5/5

 “Absolutely love the care and education my children have received at CLC. 

My son attended from the age of 14 weeks old until he entered kindergarten and absolutely thrived. They showed him love and compassion daily along with a curriculum that he enjoyed and learned from. 

My daughter is now two and a half and has attended since she was 8 weeks old. When she started at CLC there were no reservations about starting her so early. I knew she would receive the love and care needed. Fast forward to now and my daughter is learning and loving her “school day”. I could not ask for better childcare to care for my children.” 

Joe and Bekah - Parents
5/5

“Crossroads Learning Center is not the first child care center we have used for our family, but it is our favorite!

The staff is so nice and welcoming… The teachers greet us every morning with smiles and friendly words (even teachers from other classrooms greet us). [Our children] are always happy to see their teachers and our toddler never wants to leave at the end of the day!

The friendly staff, the amazing art projects, the flexibility with scheduling… and the pictures you post on Facebook of our kids having fun at school really make it a lot easier to leave our children in your care because we know they are having a great time and that they are in excellent and loving hands! Thank you Crossroads for everything you do!”

Erika - Parent
5/5

“We have been with Crossroads Learning Center for 3 years and our daughter (5 years old) and son (1 year old) both currently attend.

We love the family atmosphere of Crossroads, and we know that all of the teachers know and love our children. We also know that our children are learning so much every day! Our daughter is more than ready for kindergarten, and our son will be more than ready for preschool when the time comes.

We also love the summer program and field trips that our daughter gets to go on, including the Howell Nature Center, Howell Aquatic Center, the Howell Library, Bounce gymnastics, and more! We couldn’t be happier and would recommend Crossroads Learning Center to anyone.”

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Inside the Preschool Program

A sneak peak into our facility.