KC Ready 4s’ Providers

Kalamazoo County Ready 4s

One of KC Ready 4s’ primary goals is to assist licensed, private providers in reaching and maintaining 4 or 5 stars under Michigan’s Great Start to Quality improvement system.  Currently, we are pleased to be working with the following private providers that have attained 4 or 5 stars:

Wait! If you applied through KC Ready 4s, and were told that you are eligible to receive GSRP funding click here to be taken to a list of providers that participate with GSRP funding. The following list is for families that are eligible for KC Ready 4s funding ONLY.

Name of Pre-k Provider Address Neighborhood/Location Contact Person and Phone #
Bullfrogs & Butterflies Christian Learning Center 5902 S. 12th St.
Kalamazoo MI 49009
Near Texas Drive and Milham Avenue Pam Sward
Child Development Center – Augusta 600 W. Michigan Ave. Augusta MI 49012 Half-way between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Tricia Lyon
Child Development Center -Forest Academy 5196 Comstock Ave. Kalamazoo, MI East of Sprinkle Rd. in Comstock Tammy Farmand488-2323
Christ for Kids 7211 Oakland Dr. Portage MI 49024 Inside St. Michael’s Lutheran Church Emily Ritchie
Comstock Community Learning Center 1046 River St.
Kalamazoo MI 49048
Near Market St., east of Sprinkle Rd. in Comstock Serena Wolf
Curious Kids 1010 W. Milham Rd.
Portage MI 49024
Near Portage Northern High School and US Post Office Tammy Karmon-Hoffman/
Kathy Silva 323-6780
The Discovery Center 4102 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49006
West of WMU’s main campus, near Drake Road Marcia Betts
Great Explorations Preschool 3355 Westcove Dr.
Portage MI 49024
Near Milham Avenue and Angling Road Julie Hensley
Heart and Hands Preschool 217 S. Main St. Vicksburg MI 49097 Inside Vicksburg United Methodist Church Amber Morris
649-2343 x106
JDI Preschool 1515 N. Edwards
Kalamazoo MI 49007
North of Paterson St. in the Northside neighborhood Lesley Benson
Kids Crossing Learning Center 7520 East U Ave.
Vicksburg MI 49097
Inside Chapman Memorial Church of the Nazarene Rebecca DeLaBarre
649-2392 x29
Lakeland Creative Beginnings 10442 Sprinkle Rd. Vicksburg MI 49097 Inside Lakeland Reformed Church in Vicksburg Cindy Palmer
Learning Village on Fairfax Avenue 202 Fairfax Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49001
Near Whites Road and Westnedge Avenue Alexis Simmonds
Learning Village on Lake Street 215 Lake St.
Kalamazoo MI 49001
Near Crosstown Parkway, south of downtown Kalamazoo Renae Budrow
Little Lambs Learning Center 110 E. Clay
Schoolcraft MI 49097
Behind Schoolcraft United Methodist Church off Hwy 131 Debbie Dugan
Little Tykes Learning Center 1422 E. Centre Ave.
Portage MI 49002
Between Lovers Lane and Portage Road Paula Matthieu
The Looking Glass 5527 Parkview
Kalamazoo MI 49009
Near 11th Street, west of US 131 Joni Sluys/Bonnie Podewell
Loy Norrix Child Care Center 606 E. Kilgore Rd.
Kalamazoo MI 49001
Inside Loy Norrix High School, near Milham Park Mary Hentschl-Early
The Montessori School on Howard Street 750 Howard St.
Kalamazoo MI 49001
Near Crosstown Parkway and Westnedge Avenue Judy Hill/Amy Naugle
The Montessori School in Richland 6274 N. 32nd St. Richland MI 49083 Between EF and G Avenues in Richland Judy Hill/Amy Naugle 349-3248
Nature’s Way Preschool 4442 Oakland Dr.
Kalamazoo MI 49008
Near US 131 and Angling Road Heather Parker
Parchment Early Learning Center 600 Edison
Parchment MI 49004
Inside Parchment’s Northwood Elementary School Anna Wessing
PCCN Preschool 2731 W. Milham
Portage MI 49024
Inside Portage Congregational Community Church, between Angling Rd. & Oakland Dr. Laurie Kreg
Steps and Stages 741 W. Kilgore
Portage MI 49024
Near Westnedge Avenue and Kilgore Road Donna Leversee
Tam’s Sunshine House 861 East G Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49004
Near N. Riverview in Parchment Tambra Craven
TLC Licensed Childcare & Preschool 10570 Stadium Dr.
Kalamazoo MI 49009
West side of Kalamazoo, Mattawan school district Thelma Carter
WMU Children’s Place Learning Center 2210 Wilbur
Kalamazoo MI 49008
On the campus of Western Michigan University Kathy Gilbert
YMCA Maple Street Early Learning Center 1001 W. Maple St.
Kalamazoo MI 49008
Near Crosstown Parkway and Westnedge Avenue Beth Russell
YWCA Children’s Center 353 E. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49007
Near Pitcher and Water Streets in Downtown Kalamazoo Nichole Weststrate

 We are working with many other Kalamazoo County pre-k programs in helping them through the Great Start to Quality system and will add them to the list when they achieve 4 or 5 stars.