Meet the OCE Staff:

 

Main Phone:  (517) 706-5020

Fax:  (517) 349-6643

 

Childcare Coordinator:
Linda Arens
(517) 706-5031
Linda.Arens@okemosschools.net

Childcare Registrar:
Margaret Smith
(517) 706-5023

Margaret.Smith@okemosschools.net


Supervisor of Recreation:

Brian Dunn

(517) 706-5026
Brian.Dunn@okemosschools.net


Enrichment Secretary/Registrar:
Kelli Guthrie

(517) 706-5021

Kelli.Guthrie@okemosschools.net

Facilities Coordinator:
Cathy McKenna

T-F 9 am - 3 pm 

(517) 706-5032
Cathy.McKenna@okemosschools.net

Finance:
Janet Lee
(517) 706-5015
Janet.Lee@okemosschools.net


Senior Center Activities Leader:
Cherie Wisdom
(517) 706-5045
Cherie.Wisdom@okemosschools.net

Okemos Kids Club


 

 

 

Okemos Kids Club opened in the fall of 1983.  The program was created to meet a community need that was identified by parents and school personnel.  It was developed and is sponsored by Okemos Community Education in cooperation with school personnel.  Current Kids Club programs include: Infant, Toddler, Young and Older Preschool, Preschool Discoveries, Kindergarten Readiness, Kindergarten Extended Enrichment Program (KEEP), Elementary Before/After school care, and a middle school after school program (Club Kinawa). These programs provide options for children as young as six weeks through the middle school years.  OKC is fully licensed by the State of Michigan, Department of Human Services (DHS).  For further information regarding registration and rates you may either call Margaret Smith, our OKC Registrar, at 517-706-5023, or click here to go to our website.

 

Infant

This is a year round, full day program that allows for 2, 3, or 5 day options.  The children in this program are six weeks to 12 months old.  Your child will be cared for in a safe and nurturing environment.  Constant communication with parents helps the dedicated staff meet the unique needs of each individual child. 

            Ages:  6 weeks – 1 year

Hours:  7:15 am – 6:00 pm

Monday through Friday

 

Toddler

This is a year round, full day program that allows for 2, 3, or 5 day options.  Children are ages one and two. Children move from the “littles” room to the “bigs” room on their second birthday in order to allow for age appropriate development of skills and learning.  Children participate daily in developmentally appropriate activities planned by a professional staff to meet the unique needs of each child.      

Ages:   1 & 2 years

Hours:  7:15 am – 6:00 pm

Monday through Friday

 

Young Preschool

This is a year round, full day program that allows for 2, 3, or 5 day options.  The children in this room are three years of age and there is age appropriate instruction throughout the day. Children participate daily in developmentally appropriate activities planned by a professional staff to meet the unique needs of each child.         

Ages:   3 years

Hours:  7:15 am – 6:00 pm

Monday through Friday

 

Older Preschool

This is a year round, full day program that allows for 2, 3, or 5 day options.  Children in this program are four years of age and potty trained.  Your child will be cared for in this fun and educational environment while enhancing skills needed to make their first year of school a success.

          Age:  4 years

          Hours:  7:15 am-6:00 pm

          Monday through Friday

 

Discoveries

This is a half day, school year program designed for children 3 years of age to learn about their world through songs, finger plays, art, creative movement, construction and other developmentally appropriate activities.  Children must be toilet trained and out of Pull Ups to attend this program.Begins week of September 3.

          Age:  3 years (must be 3 by 9/1/13)

          Tues/Thurs:   8:45-11:45 am

          Age: 3 years (must be 3 by 9/1/13)

          Mon/Wed/Fri:  8:45-11:45 am

 

GSRP Readiness

This is a half day, school year program that has a mix of tuition and grant funded students. Your child will be cared for in this fun and educational environment while enhancing skills needed to make their first year of school a success. Begins week of September 3.

          Age:  4 years (must be 4 by 11/1/13)

          Hours:  8:45-11:45 am or 12:30-3:30 pm

          Monday through Thursday

 

 

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMMING

 

SUMMER 2013

Summer Camp is just around the corner!!!!

·         Participate in classes that incorporate creativity, education and athletics

·         Swim on a weekly basis at the Williamston Pool (2nd-7th graders only)

·         Enjoy Wednesday field trips

·         Take part in whole camp activities like talent show and carnival

 

Come join the excitement!  Children entering 1st – 7th grades in Fall 2013 are welcome, both Okemos & non-district students.  There is a $30 registration fee for families who are not currently enrolled in our childcare programs.

 

School-age camp meets in grade level groups, Monday through Friday, 7:00 am-6:00 pm at the Edgewood Early Childhood Center from June 10 through August 15.  Select full time or part time options (3 day per week minimum).  Contact Okemos Kids Club for more enrollment information.

 

REGISTER NOW FOR FALL 2013

Register NOW for Fall, 2013 Okemos Kids Club programs.  It is never too early.  Whether you need Before Care, After School Care or Montessori Enrichment, now is the time to enroll.  Many flexible options are available for traditional and Montessori students.

 

·         Children must be registered before August 23 in order to begin care on the first day of school.  No exceptions.

 

Enrichment for Montessori 3 & 4 year olds

This is a school year half day program that offers developmentally appropriate activities which complement and enrich the Okemos Public Montessori at Central for 3 and 4 year old children.Begins week of September 9.

          Ages:  3-4 years

          Hours:  12:10-3:50 pm

          Monday through Friday

 

Elementary School – Before and After Care

The before and after school program is available in each elementary school from 7:00 am until school begins and after dismissal until 6:00 pm.  Activities are planned by professional staff to include snack, recreation, arts/crafts, games, books, music, homework time, guest and “free time” to spend with friends.

 

Club Kinawa Before and After Care

This program offers students an opportunity to participate in a variety of supervised before and after school activities, including snack, recreation, arts/crafts, community services projects, homework time, and “free time” to spend with friends.  This program is located at Kinawa. 7th and 8th grade students needing care are welcome to join us after school.