Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Dental Health Resources

Did you know establishing dental care routines with your preschool child help reinforce healthy habits? During the month of February, our classrooms will have opportunities to learn about the dentist and read good books to help students understand what happens at the dentist.  This may ease some anxiety around dental care as well.  Your student will also be given a toothbrush to take home courtesy of a local dental practice.

As you prepare for Kindergarten enrollment and screening it will be necessary for your child to have a dental screening from a local dentist.  Many of you are already connected to a dental practicioner.  If you are not we are happy to help you with resources if you stop in to talk to us in the office.  There are also options for a free dental screening for your children.  You may check out more information at Free Dental Care.


Sunday, October 9, 2022

School Picture Days

We are looking forward to seeing your child's brightest smiles this week during school picture days.  Pictures will be taken on Monday (10/10) and Tuesday (10/11).  Your child's teacher will be able to share specifics about the time for the class photos.

Friday, September 30, 2022

September Celebration Station: Outside Obstacle Course

Hip! Hip! Hooray!  This was a month to remember.

We were Safe, Respectful, and Responsible in September! 

Earning cotton balls and train stamps is so much fun.

Now let's celebrate with an obstacle course for everyone!

Balloon Bridge
Bean Bag Blast Off
Tunnel at the Top
Poppin' Parachute
Dizzy Down
Hula Hoop Hop
Stepping Stones

Monday, August 8, 2022

Welcome Letter from the Director of Early Childhood

Welcome to Zeeland Public Preschool at the Early Childhood Center.  We are delighted your family will be part of our preschool community! At Zeeland Public Schools our motto is Safe, Valued, Loved, and Learning. These core values are at the forefront of all we do every day. 

Preschool is a time for curiosity and discovery, as well as positive social, emotional, and academic growth. The preschool years establish a critical foundation for your child’s education. We commit to building rich, inclusive environments and opportunities to support learning for all children. Our teachers engage in ongoing professional development around best practices in literacy, math, and social-emotional instruction. 

We follow district requirements and state licensing guidelines for childcare centers across our school programs.  ZPS works closely with the Ottawa County Health Department advocating for recommendations aligned to local data trends to ensure your child’s safety.

Our talented and kind ECC teachers extend the invitation to meet all students and caregivers at one of our preschool open house events. Details regarding your child’s open house will be found in the welcome letter from the classroom teacher. At your child’s open house, you will receive specific information regarding school and classroom procedures.

On a specific procedural note, we are thankful for our amazing facility, yet realize parking is limited. Therefore, child pick-up and drop-off protocols are enforced.  Please do not arrive early or linger in the parking lot longer than necessary. Be flexible and courteous as children and caregivers move in and out of the parking lot. 

If you would like to follow along with our schoolwide updates, and delightful photos, throughout the year visit Instagram (@ earlychildhood_zeeland), Facebook (@zpsecc), or our Caregiver Connection site (

I look forward, with excitement, to getting to know each of you as we care for and educate your children together. Reach out with questions you might have by contacting our office anytime!

Your Partner in Preschool Education,

Friday, June 10, 2022

Mobile Food Pantry

If you find yourself in a time of need, this is a great resource for your family.

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Cast Your Vote in our Favorite Book Door Decoration Competition

 Which of our classroom doors is your favorite?

Time for your vote.  We will tally your online votes, along with our in-person staff and student votes, on Friday, March 25th.

Friday, March 18, 2022

Create with a Caregiver: Art Night at the ECC

 Save the Date for our special caregiver event coming in April! Additional information will be coming home with your child soon.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Celebrating Literacy in March



This year’s theme is based on the beloved preschool favorite The Little Engine that Could

Your child's teacher will be sending communication home explaining all of the fun ways our student will be involved in reading, writing and illustrating throughout the month of March!