Leelanau Children’s Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides high-quality early childhood educational programs and advocates for children, parents and families. Founded in 1976 as a playgroup at the Leland United Methodist Church, LCC has grown into a Michigan Department of Education Great Start to Quality, five-star rated early childhood education program.

The program provides center-based care for toddlers and preschoolers, with an emphasis on early relationships, early experiences, child initiated play-based learning, and community partnerships.

For more information, please contact info@leelanauchildrenscenter.org or call us at (231) 256-7841.

About Us

Leelanau Children’s Center is staffed by a talented group of skilled professionals and celebrates extraordinary staff retention with over 200 cumulative years at LCC.

Our Programs

Our center-based Preschool and Toddler programs endeavor to help children maintain their characteristic zest for life and curiosity, while giving children experiences that will help them develop and achieve.



If you’re interested in scheduling a visit, have a question about enrollment and/or tuition, or want to know more about the LCC curriculum and programming, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Our Mission: CHILDREN MATTER. Because children matter, the Leelanau Children’s Center provides
high-quality early childhood educational programs and advocates for children, parents, and families.

Los Niños Importan. Porque los niños importan, el Leelanau Children’s Center tiene una alta calidad de programas de cuidado infantil y defensores para los niños, padres y familias.

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Leelanau Children’s Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.