Come grow with us!

CHUM Co-op Preschool is a non-profit, educational and developmental program for young children. We are owned and operated by the parents of those attending, and are licensed by the state of Michigan. CHUM has no religious affiliation. Our preschool has been in operation since 1970.

While some programs might promise to have your child Kindergarten ready at the end of their preschool experience, we at CHUM understand that each child is unique and reach their developmental milestones at their own pace.  Our programs are lead by a degreed Early Childhood Development Professional and provide a variety of hands on developmentally appropriate experiences to support your child’s growth in their journey towards kindergarten readiness. 

​3AM Preschool Class

For children who will be 3 years of age by September 1, 2020* and completely toilet trained. 

Tuesday & Thursday 9:15 - 11:30 a.m.

The 3s class focuses on a smooth transition for a first time school experience. Each child will experience opportunities to look to an adult other than a parent for direction and support. The child will learn to interact with a group of peers in a socially acceptable manner. A child's learning is greatly enhanced once their social-emotional and physical needs are met.


The 3s Class has 14 students (maximum) with the teacher and three Parent Volunteers.

4AM Preschool Class

For children who will be 4 years of age by September 1, 2020* and completely toilet trained. 
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

The 4AM curriculum includes letter recognition, science activities, fine motor activities, cooking, large motor skills, and art exploration. This class stimulates cooperative play, developing listening skills, direction following, transitions, self control and confidence.

The 4AM Class has 16 children (maximum) with the teacher and two Parent Volunteers.

*For prospective 3AM and 4AM students with Fall birthdays before December 1st, admission into the program is based on school readiness as determined by: Age appropriate ASQ to be administered by the parent at CHUM with the teacher present and a classroom observation of the child.

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