Children's Corner

Licensed school-age child care and 3 year old preschool program(s) offered by Greenville Public Schools

Mission Statement

The staff of Children's Corner will provide a safe, nurturing and fun environment where children can feel comfortable and loved, and can learn to be responsible, self-confident, and respectful citizens.

What is Children's Corner?

The Greenville Public Schools' Children's Corner is a licensed school-age child-care program for elementary children ages 3-12. Children's Corner is located at: Walnut Hills Elementary (712 Walnut Street, Greenville, MI 48838, (616) 225-1000 #8700); Lincoln Heights Elementary (12420 Lincoln Lake Road, Greenville, MI 48838, (616) 225-1000 #8839); Baldwin Heights Elementary (821 W. Oak St. 225-1000 #8520); Cedar Crest Elementary (622 S. Cedar St. 225-1000 #8613).


  • Provide a quality program supervised by professional and trained adults at a reasonable cost.
  • Provide a safe, enriching environment.
  • Allow children to have freedom to participate in age-appropriate activities.

Hours of Operation

Children's Corner is open Monday-Friday. The morning session runs from 6:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. The afternoon session runs from 3:45 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. The Junior Jackets Program runs from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (this PRESCHOOL program is housed at Walnut Hills and Cedar Crest). During the summer Children's Corner is open 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Parents must pick up their children no later than 6:00 p.m.
Children's Corner operates during the school year, and is open during school days, in-service days, parent/teacher conferences, fog delays, etc. It is open during the summer months. Children's Corner is closed during major holidays.

$15.00 Family registration fee for school year (non-refundable)

# of Children

 Under 3 Hours

   3-4.5  Hours

5+ Hours

















  • When figuring the hours if you are over the listed hours we round up
    • Example: your Child is in attendance for 4.5 hours we would round up to the 5 hours for billing.
  • Due to new licensing regulations, we are unable to accept your Children in our care unless they are signed in. If you will be picking your child up before 4:00 and do not want to pay Childcare costs you need to make other arrangements.

REMINDER: Full day rate applies for 5+ hours. (AM + day)


Family Combination

Discounts coming soon


Junior Jackets Full Day Program 5 or more hours = $24.00

Junior Jacket Program Half Day: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. = $12.00        

(2 Preschoolers full day = $36.00)

Returned Checks: $20.00 charge (11/06)

Late Pick Up Fee: $15.00 = 6:00-6:15 p.m.   $30.00 = 6:16-6:30 p.m.

Late Payment Fee: $10.00 per week + Overdue Balance

Junior Jackets Preschool Program

Children's Corner is open from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. During the day we offer day care for children 3-5 years of age from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Walnut Hills and Cedar Crest.

  • We offer an educationally enriched preschool and kindergarten readiness program. We introduce Zoophonics and Writing Without Tears.
  • We present new concepts through dramatic play, music expression, language development games, large and small motor movements, multi-skills room, social interaction, manipulatives (unifix cubes, Legos, blocks, puzzles, rice/water table), art creations, outside play and free play.
  • We encourage conflict resolution, decision making, job responsibility, listening skills, positive attitudes.
  • We center our curriculum around age appropriate activities encompassing all areas of development: social, emotional, physical and cognitive.
  • We visit the library and the computer lab once a week. We use the gym and motor skills daily.

Who may use?

The Children's Corner is open to all Greenville Public School District students ages 3-12. There are a limited number of openings and a waiting list will be maintained.

How to apply?

You must complete the collaborative application and someone from the program will contact you. If you have any questions contact Director Venus Cox 616-225-1000 X 8700 or

Please contact Venus Cox, Director, at (616) 225-1000 ext. 8700.

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call free (866)632-9992 (voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 4/16

Related Links


Parent Handbook

Enrollment Packet

PDF DocumentPreschool Readiness Flier
PDF DocumentPhilosophy Statement