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Early Learning Center

Child reading Child learning alphabet

Avondale Early Learning Center Develops Learning & Growth at a Young Age 

Our mission is to provide a warm, nurturing environment that encourages the development of the whole child – physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually. Avondale's Early Learning Centers offer full and half-day developmental and academic-based programs, along with supplemental childcare components. Learn more about our tuition-based programs and tuition-free Great Start Readiness Program below or contact us for more information. You do not need to be a district resident to enroll!

Enrollment & Program Info
Auburn Elementary building

Auburn Elementary
Early Learning Center

2900 Waukegan Street Auburn Hills, MI 

Phone: (248) 537 6500

3's Preschool - Starting at 2.9 years old 
Ms. Ashley & Ms. Tracy 

Pre-Kindergaren - Starting at 4 years old
 Ms. Sam & Ms. Donna

Woodland Elementary building

Woodland Elementary
Early Learning Center

6465 Livernois Road Troy, MI 

Phone: (248) 537 6900

3's Preschool  - Starting at 2.9 years old
 Ms. Jill & Ms. Nancy 

Pre-Kindergarten - Starting at 4 years old
 Ms. Ashley & Ms. Sue 

For More Information Contact:

Tiffany Mellado

Early Childhood Director

(248) 537-6049


Leta Brennan


(248) 537-6039


Half Day Options from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm 
Full Day Options from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

We believe that a good early childhood program must:

  • Offer quality programs by trained professionals 
  • Provide access to families of diverse backgrounds
  • Promote creativity and creative thinking in our students
  • Foster partnerships between parents, teachers, students, staff 
and community
  • Provide a nurturing environment that focuses on building positive 
  • Provide a foundation for further learning experiences
  • Utilize developmentally appropriate practices
Young children in group activity

What Is The Great Start
Readiness Program?

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a state-funded pre-kindergarten program for 4 year olds who may be at risk of school difficulties. It is a no or low cost program, available to qualifying children who will be 4 years old on or before September 1st of the school year they’ll be enrolled in. Families must meet income eligibility guidelines to qualify for the program. Click the button below to explore all of our resources related to the Great Start Readiness Program including enrollment information, guidelines, the prioritization process, and more.

Enrollment & Program Info

Avondale School District Preschool Programs

Our preschool and pre-kindergarten programs utilize research grounded in the HighScope Curriculum, which aligns with Michigan’s Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Pre-Kindergarten. The curriculum utilized in our Early Childhood Learning Centers is aligned with the Common Core Standards for Kindergarten to give your child a strong foundation for success once they enter Kindergarten. Parent involvement is both welcomed and encouraged. After all, we believe that family is a child’s first and most influential teacher. We encourage family participation in all aspects of our program, including visiting out classrooms and participating in activities.

Children in group play with teacher

Ages & Stages Questionnaires

Avondale School District has partnered with Great Start Collaborative-Oakland, Oakland Schools, and Early On Oakland to ensure that routine developmental screenings are available to all children under the age of 5.

The first five years of your child’s life are very important, and we want to help you provide the very best start. We encourage you to participate in the Ages & Stages Questionnaires, Third Edition (ASQ-3), to keep track of your child’s development. The questionnaire can be provided every two, four, or six months.

Within the questionnaire, you’ll be asked to answer questions about certain functions, skills, and behaviors your child can and cannot do. Included are questions regarding your child’s communication skills, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, problem solving abilities, and personal social skills. Use the links below to start your questionnaire and someone from our Early Learning Center will reach out to review and discuss the results.

ASQ Information (English) ASQ Information (Spanish)

Program Information & Resources - Brochures, Applications & Required Forms

Below you will find various resources regarding Avondale’s Preschool, Great Start Readiness, and Summer Camp programs, along with family resources you may find helpful.