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Welcome to West Early Childhood Center!

We strive to create a positive environment where quality research-based teaching consistently promotes increased levels of learning and challenges students of all abilities in every classroom. Kindergarten, Young 5's, Preschool, Childcare, Before and After School Care are located in one building.  

Kindergarten / Young Fives Registration

Students must be five years old by September 1, 2021, to enroll in our kindergarten program.  However, a parent or legal guardian may notify the district of their intention to enroll their child for that school year as long as the child will be 5 no later than December 1st of that school year.  Students with late fall birthdays will be screened as to their readiness for school.  The district will make a recommendation as to whether the child should be enrolled early or attend Young Fives or Preschool as an alternative.

CAPS Online Registration

Please upload a certified Birth Certificate, Health Appraisal, Immunization Records, Hearing and Vision screening results and Proof of Residency.  If your student attend(ed)(s) Coopersville Preschool programs as a four-year-old your enrollment will automatically roll over for you, please submit updated documents to your child's teacher or email them to wecc@capsk12.org

Four-Year-Old Preschool

Students must be four years old by September 1, 2021, to enroll in our preschool program.  However, a parent or legal guardian may notify the district of their intention to enroll their child for that school year as long as the child will be 4 no later than December 1st of that school year.  

Step 1: Help Me Grow Registration

Please register online with Help Me Grow for any of our programs.  If you are interested in applying for our full-day Great Start Program (tuition-free) please upload proof of annual income at this step.

Step 2: CAPS Online Registration

Please upload a certified Birth Certificate, Health Appraisal, Immunization Records, and Proof of Residency.  If your student attend(ed)(s) Coopersville Preschool programs as a three-year-old your enrollment will automatically roll over for you, please submit updated documents to your child's teacher or email them to wecc@capsk12.org

Step 3:  Google Program Form

Please fill out this form to choose your first choice of programming.  Classes will run on enrollment.  After this is received we will email additional paperwork.

Three-Year-Old Preschool

Students must be three years old by September 1, 2021, to enroll in our preschool program.  However, a parent or legal guardian may notify the district of their intention to enroll their child for that school year as long as the child will be 3 no later than December 1st of that school year.  

Step 1: Help Me Grow Registration

Please register online with Help Me Grow for any of our programs.

Step 2: CAPS Online Registration

Please upload a certified Birth Certificate, Health Appraisal, Immunization Records, and Proof of Residency. 

Step 3:  Google Program Form

Please fill out this form to choose your first choice of programming.  Classes will run on enrollment.  After this is received we will email additional paperwork.

PDF DocumentChildcare Information and Rates

Please email wecc@capsk12.org or call 616-997-3600 for availability.

Please complete the registration form to apply for summer childcare.

PDF DocumentSummer Information and Registration

PDF DocumentSummer Childcare Rates

 

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We believe:
 

  • Every person has intrinsic worth.
  • Every person has something to contribute.
  • Every person is responsible for his/her own actions.
  • A community which embraces shared ethics and diversity thrives.
  • Love, acceptance, and a sense of belonging are essential for every person to flourish.
  • A community working together toward a common goal is fundamental to excellence.