The Leelanau Children's Center operates two primary program elements:
Center-based Preschool & Toddler programs
Center-based Preschool and Toddler programs endeavor to help children maintain their characteristic zest for life and curiosity, while exposing children to experiences that will help them achieve optimal development. These objectives are achieved via play based full and part day programs delivered in our facilities in Leland and Northport.
Our center-based programs provide children with lots of opportunity to explore the world through play – we play inside, outside, in structured and informal settings. We provide places for contemplative play, social play, discovery play, active play and are always challenging ourselves to create experiences that support and nourish the children in our programs.
Parent Support & Outreach
Parent support and education is woven into the fabric of everyday life at the Leelanau Children's Center. From the daily parent-teacher visits at pick up and drop off to parent study groups – our goal is to provide timely, supportive and helpful information for parents.
Our outreach program, Parenting Communities of Leelanau County, aspires to help parents be the parents they dream of being. Parenting Communities provides families with a menu of ways to meet other parents, explore their child's development, think about their own parenting, find other children and families to play with and find resources that will help them parent as they wish.