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    Pre-Kindergarten Information
    YMCA Pre-K

    Michigan City Area Schools strongly believes that early childhood education is critical in preparing our children for success in school. We are pleased to partner with the La Porte County YMCA, which offers quality Pre-K programs for 3- and 4-year-olds. These programs are housed at Pine and Springfield elementary schools and are run by YMCA staff.

    Questions? Contact the YMCA at (219) 326-7646

    MCAS Developmental Pre-K
    Programs for Pre-K students with Special Needs are provided by Michigan City Area Schools at Knapp, Pine, and Springfield Elementary Schools. For more information, call the Special Education Department at (219) 873-2000, or visit the Special Education Web page.  

    Coming Soon: Little Wolves Early Learning Center
    Michigan City Area Schools plans to open the Little Wolves Early Learning Center (1001 East U.S. 20, Michigan City) in August 2023. This center, which will be located at the site of the former Brown Mackie College, will serve children who are age 4 by August 1, 2023. Children must be potty trained. 
    Please note that there will be a fee for this program. (Rates TBA.) At this time, MCAS is not currently approved to accept CCDF vouchers; please check back at a later time for the status.
    Transportation will not be provided.
    This program will operate five days a week, following the MCAS School Year calendar. 
    If you would like to be notified when we begin enrolling students, please share your information using the form below.
    (Please note: This is NOT an application or a waiting list.) 
    Questions? Contact Kathryn Alvey, Director of Early Learning, k.alvey@mcas.k12.in.us
    Additional Information

    For info about vouchers for PreK:  

    Child Care & Preschool Assistance (CCDF vouchers and "On My Way PreK" program)

    Other quality Pre-K programs in Michigan City:
    Imagination Station (219) 872-6723

    * Head Start and Imagination Station are operated by Paladin. Click here for additional information about these programs.
    Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for much more information.