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Child Listening

Mission Statement

PELC's young childcare program exists to provide the highest quality childcare experience to families in the Parchment area. Our staff is committed to unconditionally love and support the families that entrust their children to us.

About Our Childcare

Parchment Early Learning Center has 3 childcare classrooms:

Explorers (12 mo-29 mo)
Adult-Child Ratio 1:4

Early Learners (2 1/2-3 1/2)
Adult-Child Ratio 1:8

Discovery Kids (3 1/2-4 1/2)
Adult-Child Ratio 1:10


The center is open 6:00 AM-6:00 PM. We will work with families to personalize schedules as much as possible based on each families' need.

The center is CLOSED for the following holidays every year:

The center is also CLOSED for professional development for the full week before Labor Day

Daily Routine

Routines depend on the developmental levels and individual personalities of the children in each classroom. The following is a basic outline taken from our curriculum:

Childcare & Preschool Links

GSRP Preschool
School Age Children

The Parchment Early Learning Center is located at Northwood Elementary, 600 Edison St., Kalamazoo, MI 49004.