Early Childhood Programs


Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP - Preschool)
GSRP County Flyer

GSRP is a St. Joe County facilitated program for 4 year olds.
School hours are Monday -Thursday 8:25am to 3:25pm.  

  *Learn more about GSRP from St. Joseph County ISD
or call the Sturgis Central Commons at (269) 659-1537.

  *Great Start Readiness Program Application Link:

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

Welcome to the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) program. This program is for children ages 2.5 - 6 who have special learning needs. The program is taught by Mrs. Beth Clark and Mrs. Meghan Smith.

Our program operates Monday through Thursday with a morning session held from 8:25 -11:25 a.m. and an afternoon session held from 12:25 - 3:25 p.m. A class size limit of 12 children provides a ratio of one adult for six children.

For more information, please contact Director Jill Snyder at 659-1542.
Early Childhood Special Education

Childcare Enrollment - Open to the Public!

We are currently accepting registration for the 2016-17 school year.  For children 2 weeks to 5 years old and not yet in school.  Childcare rates are based on a child's age.  
Infants are 2 weeks to 2 1/2 years of age.  Preschool age children are 2 1/2 years of age and older.
The Sturgis Childcare Center's hours are 6:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. based on the Childcare calendar, which is separate from the District Calendar.  We are closed on Holidays, 1 week in July, and Christmas break.
To start the enrollment process for the Sturgis Childcare Center, click on the Childcare Enrollment link!

The rates are based on the hours per week:

Infant and Toddler 

 Plan Hours/Wk
 A  21-25  $75.00/wk
 B  26-30  $93.75/wk
 C  31-35  $112.50/wk
 D  36-40  $131.25/wk
 E  41-45  $150.00/wk
 F  46-50  $168.75/wk
 G  50-54  $187.50/wk ​

Pre-School age Children 
 Plan Hours/Wk
 A  21-25  $55.00/wk
 B  26-30  $62.50/wk
 C  31-35  $75.00/wk
 D  36-40  $87.50/wk
 E  41-45  $100.00/wk
 F  46-50  $112.50/wk
 G  50-54  $126.00/wk 

BeKindergarten Enrollment

 Enrollment in Begindergarten is determined by the Elementary Schools.  If you would like more information about Begindergarten, please contact the office at your Elementary School where your child would otherwise attend Kindergarten.  Either Wall Elementary (659-1570), Congress Elementary (659-1565) or Wenzel Elementary (659-1575).