Small Folks Development Center
Phone: 517-272-0129
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Small Folks Development Center 
Is an Award-Winning Daycare-Preschool in Lansing, MI
IMPORTANT NOTICE: SMALL FOLKS HAS SEVERAL OPENINGS in its Early Head Start Program for 1- to 2-year-olds beginning late-August 2016.  In order to be eligible a family must qualify for DHHS.  The program covers 100% of expenses for the children, and uses the outstanding Creative Curriculum for toddlers.  

Small Folks is Lansing's longest running independent daycare-preschool.  

Some highlights of our program:
  • The core staff of four has a combined experience in childcare of over 140 years - all at Small Folks
  • In operation since 1974
  • We use the Creative Curriculum
  • Beautiful outside playground in back of center (see photo below)
  • ​Open 7:00am to 5:30pm M-F
  • Thorough Kindergarten preparedness program
  • We participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, which helps the children to eat good healthy food for breakfast, lunch, and snack (all provided)
  • ​Bilingual staff - children learn Spanish; non-English speaking children learn English
  • Staff trained in CPR and First Aid
  • ​Open door policy; parents and grandparents welcome any time
  • Diverse staff and diverse clientele
  • Conveniently located across from the the Pennsylvania campus of the Ingham Medical Center 
  • We accept DHHS families and various scholarships
  • Most importantly, the staff love the children, and treat them like their own
The wonder of childhood is 
that everything is a wonder.
C.K. Chesterton
The playground . . .
The ride toy area . . .

It takes a lot of courage to grow up & become who you already are. 

 e.e. cummings