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Ages 2 and 3

Preschool Prep
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  • Each group stays together the entire school year.

  • The children are in groups of four (with one teacher) or groups of eight (with two teachers)

  • When children turn 3 years old, they may join our summer camps

We love young children. They make us smile and keep our hearts full. To maintain consistency and a peaceful atmosphere, we place them in very small groups with the same teacher and friends for the entire school year. ​

During class, we enjoy songs, stories, letters, sounds, writing, art, math, and science activities. We also have 15-20 minutes each day with our school Spanish teacher, a native Spanish-speaker who adores kids. The children also use our big gym and library.


Our teachers are experts at teaching social skills such as talking in a group, life skills such as putting on your shoes, and academic skills such as recognizing your sounds and letters.

Often, the children in preschool prep and their families join the Eagle Creek community for events such as Trunk or Treat and Santa Breakfast. 


  • 8 - drop-off

  • 8:15 - class starts

  • 8:15 - songs and stories

  • 8:40 - free art

  • 9:00 - snack

  • 9:20 - letters and sounds

  • 9:50 - pre-math skills

  • 10:15 - free play

  • 10:45 - science experiment

  • 11:10 - Spanish

  • 11:30 - outdoors

  • 12:00 - morning pick-up

  • 12:00 - lunch

  • 12:25 - puzzles & quiet games

  • 12:50 - more academics

  • 1:30 - outdoors

  • 2:10 - craft

  • 2:50 - more songs & stories

  • 3:20 - afternoon pick-up


  • ​We use Seesaw to share messages, photos, videos, schoolwork, and assessments.

  • We write report cards and have parent conferences 2 times per school year.

  • We are happy to meet with you anytime!

  • We know how important it is to share information with you!

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Experienced Toddler & Preschool Teacher


Miss Monika Schapman 


Before coming to Eagle Creek, Monika ran an in-home daycare for children of all ages for over twenty years and later spent three years at Sacred Heart Academy teaching at-risk youngsters. One of her strengths is assessing children's development and planning next steps. She finds great purpose and joy in helping children grow, and she's eager to meet you. Let the fun begin!


The 23/24 school year is from September 5, 2023, to June 7, 2024. That is 40 weeks. The rates are:

  • Mornings Only

    • T Th mornings = $4,476

    • M W F mornings = $6,714

    • M T W Th F mornings = $11,190

  • All Day

    • T Th all day =​ $5596

    • M W F all day = $8394

    • M T W Th F all day = $13,990

For information about ECA's summer camp and summer tuition for your 3-year-old child, please see our summer camp page.


  • You may drop off at 8 am. Class officially starts at 8:15 am. 

  • Morning pick-up is at 12 pm. 

  • All-day pick-up is at 3:20 pm.

  • All children should bring snacks and drinks.

  • We eat snack but not lunch during morning class.

  • Children in the all-day class should bring lunch or prepay for hot lunch.

  • Preschool children do not need to be potty-trained.

  • We have extended care from 7:30 am to 6 pm for children 3+ years old.

  • If your child starts mid-year, we prorate the tuition.

  • Eagle Creek Academy is a licensed MI daycare.


  1. Tour with the principal. The child may attend the initial tour.

  2. Child tour. If your child does not attend the initial tour, please organize a follow-up tour.

  3. Tell us your preferred schedule. We need to know the days you would like.

  4. Tell us what day you would like to start.

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