Early Childhood Programs

Before/After Care


Lake Ann Elemenary has licensed before and aftercare available for Lake Ann Elementary families that need care outside of school hours.  The program runs from 7:00-9:00 and 4:00-6:00.  Tuition is $7 per session and is billed on a monthly basis, and does accept DHHS child care subsidy.
The Benzie Early Childhood Programs are licensed and 4 star rated by the State of Michigan. We provide high-quality preschool experiences for children 3-5 years old.  The classrooms are supported by Early Childhood Specialists and all staff go through at least 24 hours of professional development per year. Classrooms utilize Creative Curriculum to support learning and development with a whole-child approach.
If you would like more information contact Early Childhood Coordinator, Amber Wilson at (231) 207-1000 or by email wilsona@benzieschools.net
Our preschool has been working diligently on learning about rhythm and rhyme, counting and spatial relationships, using and collecting data as well as developing their physical and social-emotional skills through DANCE PARTIES!!

2021/2022 Preschool Interest (please click on the link and submit)

Amber Wilson – Early Childhood Coordinator


Victoria Anderson -Lead Teacher – Head Start and Tuition

  Malaika Flees – Assistant Teacher

Kirsten Lambert – Lead Teacher -GSRP and Tuition

Brittney Repo – Teacher’s Aide

Jessica Edinger – Lead Teacher – GSRP and Tuition

Amy Firosz– Assistant Teacher

Rachel McPherson – Assistant Teacher

Jennifer Cook – Assistant Teacher

Stephanie Priest – Classroom Aide

Katie Johnston – Special Education Teacher (1755 Provider)

Lindsay Johnson – Classroom Aide


2021/22 Benzie Central Early Childhood Handbook