Thornapple Kellogg's new Early Childhood Center, located at 3316 Bender Road, will open this fall after nearly 18 months of construction. The new center was made possible when voters approved the 2019 $42.8 million bond. The Early Childhood Center is the largest of the bond projects.
At approximately 33,000 square feet, the new center includes 10 age appropriate classrooms, a sensory room, multi purpose room, offices for staff developement, board of education meetings and other gatherings. The facility includes secured entryways for safety and a large playground area for students.
The Center will house TK tuition based preschool programs for 3 and 4 year old children, Great Start Readiness Preschool for 4 year olds, Bright Beginnings Playgroup for children ages birth to 5 years old and the before and after school childcare program for TK students in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade.