Early Childhood

Little Turtle Early Childhood Center


Dear Little Turtle Families,

As information is ever changing, we are continually working in conjunction with our district on fall objectives. Currently, we have our COVID-19 plan in place for the school year.  Please click on the link below.



Thank you for your continued cooperation and support. We will continue to communicate any changes to our plans with you as we receive updates. 


Little Turtle Preschool
50375 Card Road
Macomb, Michigan, 48044
Office: (586) 723-6950
Fax: (586) 723-6951

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Email: LittleTurtleInquiry@cvs.k12.mi.us 


             Updated Registration information located in the "Registration                                                 Information" section below.




Dates to Remember 20/21

Preschool Tuition Rates

Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) - Tuition Free Preschool (additional information found here)

The following programs are offered at Little Turtle:

2 1/2 hour Preschool

Classes available for 3 and 4 year olds. Our preschool program includes teacher guided, independent and group activities that support social & emotional development, literacy, math, science, language arts and more. Classes are available 2 or 3 days a week in the morning or afternoon. Child must be 3 or 4 years old by September 1st of the current school year. Children must be fully potty trained. 

**4 year old classes also available at Mohawk Elementary.

Young Fives (Mohawk Elementary location only)

The Young Fives program is designed for young children who will be five years old on or before December 1 of the current school year. Small group attention is provided for developing social, motor, language and math skills through smaller class sizes and enriching experiences. Classes are available both AM and PM, Monday - Thursday, 3 hours per day.

Extended Day Program 

Our extended day program is open from 6:30 am - 6:00 pm. A 12 hour weekly minimum is required. Days and times are selected at enrollment. Please note, drop in times are not available. Attendance is billed hourly for the time the child is present. Children enrolling in the 3 and 4 year old classes must be 3 or 4 by September 1st of the current school year and fully potty trained. 


  • All day Preschool (3 and 4 year olds): Provides learning opportunities throughout the day. Our preschool program includes teacher guided, independent and group activities that support social & emotional development, literacy, math, science, language arts and more. 


  • Infants/Toddlers:  Our Infant/Toddler program provides loving and nurturing care in a safe environment while allowing the children to learn and explore through age appropriate activities. Care is provided for children 6 weeks up to 3 years old. Toddlers classes are divided into 2 age categories. Young toddlers (approx. 14 months - 24 months) and Older Toddlers (24 months - 3 years old).


  • Summer Program: The summer program offers a variety of exciting learning opportunities for children between the ages of 6 weeks to 7 years old.  We offer play-based learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom. 

Tuition rates and a list of 2 1/2 hour preschool classes and Extended Day classes can be found in the "Parent Information" section.

Registrations are online for all programs. 


  1. Current families - Registration for 2021-2022 will begin Wednesday, March 17th at 7:00 am. (must have a child currently enrolled in the program)
  2. New families - Registration for 2021-2022 will begin Wednesday, March 24th at 7:00 am.
  3. Registration link: https://chippewavalleyschools.ce.eleyo.com/
  4. Eleyo Help Sheet - Instructions on creating an account.
  5. All program registrations are online.
  6. All registrations will be pending until all information has been verified.
  7. Please allow up to 2 weeks for fall registrations to be processed and 8-12 weeks for summer registrations to be processed.
  8. Registration will stay open through the year until the class is full.
  9. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $75/child and $90/2 or more children.
  10. A $200 security deposit per child will apply to Extended Day registrations. (amount will be applied towards year end balance, if any)
  11. First month's tuition will be due for 2 1/2 hour preschool registrations,(amount will vary dependent on class schedule chosen.)
  12. Children enrolling in the 3 and 4 year old preschool programs must be fully potty trained. 
  13. The following documents are needed after enrollment: Birth Certificate, Health Appraisal form (needed within 30 days from start date) and Immunization record are due prior to the first day of school.
  14. Wait lists are managed online and are valid for the current school year you are signed up for. If your preferred class is not available, you will have the option to enroll on a waitlist. You will be contacted if your desired class becomes available.