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 participates in the Early Head Start Program for 1- to 2-year-olds.  This is an excellent way to give your little one a "head start" to success in school and in life.   The program covers 100% of expenses for the children, and uses the outstanding Creative Curriculum for toddlers.  New students are accepted into the program only during the summer preceding each school year.  In order to be eligible a family must qualify for DHHS.  

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
  • We are officially a 4-star center in the Great Star Assessment Program, but have enough points for a 5-star rating and need only a program evaluation to make it official
  • 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 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