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
488-2120
Christ for Kids Preschool & Childcare 7211 Oakland Dr. Portage MI 49024 Inside St. Michael’s Lutheran Church Emily Ritchie
327-4889
Comstock Community Learning Center 1046 River St.
Kalamazoo MI 49048
Near Market St., east of Sprinkle Rd. in Comstock Mary DeHaan/Brooke Guernsey
345-7243
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
372-0007
Great Explorations Preschool 3355 Westcove Dr.
Portage MI 49024
Near Milham Avenue and Angling Road Julie Hensley
762-7115
Heart and Hands Preschool 217 S. Main St. Vicksburg MI 49097 Inside Vicksburg United Methodist Church Amber Morris
649-2343 x106
Hilltop Preschool 2122 Bronson Blvd
Kalamazoo MI 49008
Inside Zion Lutheran Church, near Westnedge Ave. and Crosstown Parkway Gail Lager
382-2360 x213
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
649-1703
Learning Village on Fairfax Avenue 202 Fairfax Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49001
Near Whites Road and Westnedge Avenue Alexis Simmonds
382-3887
Learning Village on Lake Street 215 Lake St.
Kalamazoo MI 49001
Near Crosstown Parkway, south of downtown Kalamazoo Renae Budrow
341-6070
Little Lambs Learning Center 110 E. Clay
Schoolcraft MI 49097
Behind Schoolcraft United Methodist Church off Hwy 131 Diane Rice
679-2508
Little Tykes Learning Center 1422 E. Centre Ave.
Portage MI 49002
Between Lovers Lane and Portage Road Paula Matthieu
324-1286
The Looking Glass 5527 Parkview
Kalamazoo MI 49009
Near 11th Street, west of US 131 Joni Sluys/Bonnie Podewell
372-9766
Loy Norrix Child Care Center 606 E. Kilgore Rd.
Kalamazoo MI 49001
Inside Loy Norrix High School, near Milham Park Mary Hentschl-Early
337-0264
The Montessori School on Howard Street 750 Howard St.
Kalamazoo MI 49001
Near Crosstown Parkway and Westnedge Avenue Judy Hill/Amy Naugle
349-3248
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 –  FULL 4442 Oakland Dr.
Kalamazoo MI 49008
Near US 131 and Angling Road Heather Parker
343-7342
PCCN Preschool 2731 W. Milham
Portage MI 49024
Inside Portage Congregational Community Church, between Angling Rd. & Oakland Dr. Laurie Kreg
323-7855
Tam’s Sunshine House 861 East G Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49004
Near N. Riverview in Parchment Tambra Craven
349-2151
TLC Licensed Childcare & Preschool 10570 Stadium Dr.
Kalamazoo MI 49009
West side of Kalamazoo, Mattawan school district Thelma Carter
372-0156
WMU Children’s Place Learning Center 2210 Wilbur
Kalamazoo MI 49008
On the campus of Western Michigan University Kathy Gilbert
387-2277
YMCA Maple Street Early Learning Center 1001 W. Maple St.
Kalamazoo MI 49008
Near Crosstown Parkway and Westnedge Avenue Beth Russell
345-9622
YWCA Children’s Center 353 E. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49007
Near Pitcher and Water Streets in Downtown Kalamazoo Amy Lason
342-1519

 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.