Early Childhood Programs

Before/After Care


Lake Ann Elementary 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. Betsie Valley Elementary, Homestead Hills Elementary, and Lake Ann Elementary all have Early Childhood Programs in their buildings.

If you would like more information, contact our Early Childhood Director

Melinda Coger Early Childhood Director – Enrollment

Betsie Valley and Homestead Hills Elementary and Lake Ann Elementary-  cogerm@benzieschools.net



Summer 2024 Programing Interest – Homestead Hills Elementary

2024/2025 Early Childhood Enrollment




Lake Ann Elementary

Demae Cicchelli

Stefanie Colling

Jennifer Miilu

Homestead Hills Elementary

Abigail Fraly

Tiffany Ockert

Tammy Lung

Betsie Valley Elementary

Amy Friosz


        Malaika Flees – Social Worker

Jessica Edinger – Betsie Valley Elementary (play group coordinator)

2024/25 Benzie Central Early Childhood Handbook