Kindergarten Prep​

Kindergarten Prep will run in-person as scheduled during phase 4 of Michigan’s reopening status. In-person K Prep classes will be available for students whose parents/guardians are essential workforce members during phase 3. Program operation during phase 1 & 2 is TBD. The first day of the 2020-2021 school year is Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Children who are 4 years old by September 8, 2020, are eligible for Kindergarten Prep. This program is intended for students who will be entering kindergarten programs in the 2021-2022 school year. The K Prep format is designed to promote school readiness for kindergarten programs at Cedar Crest and in the community. K Prep students enjoy a comprehensive curriculum rich in humanities (world languages, art, music and physical education) while developing academic skills and social-emotional maturity for kindergarten success. 

Our K Prep students benefit greatly from our collaborative relationship with the world language, music, physical education and art teachers of Cedar Crest Academy. Each week, Cedar Crest Academy’s ancillary teachers visit our K Prep classrooms to provide specialized instruction in Spanish, Chinese, music, art, and physical education. Cedar Crest’s world language teachers are native speakers who offer cultural learning experiences in addition to foreign language instruction. Early childhood students enjoy large group games, tumbling, and traditional sports activities lead by our physical education teacher in Cedar Crest Academies full-size gymnasium. Our uniquely comprehensive Preschool and K Prep programs are rich with meaningful learning opportunities to promote the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development of young children.

Half and full day program options are available. A minimum participation of three mornings per week is recommended for optimal academic preparation.

Cedar Crest Early Childhood Center is located in Clarkston, Michigan. Our early childhood programs are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC®). NAEYC® accredited centers adhere to standards and practices that exceed licensing standards. NAEYC® standards reflect best practices in early childhood education programs that are supported by research and ongoing evaluation of programs.

Contact Director, Jody Begley, at or 248.625.1091 to learn more about Kindergarten Prep at Cedar Crest.

Morning Program Hours: 9:00-12:00
Full Day Program Hours: 9:00-4:00
Childcare Hours: 7:00-5:30

2020-2021 K PREP TUITION MORNING PROGRAM (9:00-12:00)

5 days: $181.00/wk
4 days: $145.00/wk
3 days: $109.00/wk
2 days: $72.00/wk

2020-2021 K PREP TUITION FULL DAY PROGRAM (9:00-4:00)

5 days: $352.00/wk
4 days: $282.00/wk
3 days: $212.00/wk
2 days: $140.00/wk

A non-refundable registration fee of $50.00/family. This is a on-time fee; however, if you do not use the service of CCECC for one year, the fee must be renewed.

Childcare is available before and after preschool classes, 7:00-5:30, Monday-Friday.

Extended care fees apply to childcare hours before and/or after preschool class that total fewer than 3 hours/day.

Daycare fees apply to childcare hours before and/or after preschool class that total more than 3 hours/day.
5 days: $334/wk
4 days: $285/wk
3 days: $224/wk
2 days: $156/wk

The CCECC Family Handbook contains details about our programs, policies and procedures, fee schedules, and community resources.
2020-2021 Cedar Crest Early Childhood Family Handbook

If you are interested in learning more about Cedar Crest Early Childhood Center’s Kindergarten Prep programs or you would like to schedule an appointment to visit our classrooms,
please contact:
Jody Begley, Director
(248) 625-1091

Contact Jody Begley at regarding program availability.