Eastminster Child Development Center

Providing a caring and educational child care environment for the children and families of our community for more than 50 years.

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Experienced Teachers

Classrooms are staffed with highly qualified, experienced adults who provide age-appropriate curriculum that focuses on the whole child and reflects an understanding of children as individuals.

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Quality Curriculum

Daily activities ensure a range of social-emotional, physical, and cognitive learning opportunities in order to enhance all areas of a child’s development.

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Safe Environment

Our daycare center is committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment for your child.

 

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Enrollment Process

Ready to join us? Complete our enrollment registration form for each child in your family to secure placement in our daycare center.

East Lansing's Child Care Choice

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Eastminster Child Development Center provides high quality early childhood education and care to the children and families of the greater East Lansing community. As early childhood educators, administrators, and advocates, we believe we play a critical role in developing a strong foundation of celebration and acceptance of individual differences.

Daycare that's Fun & Educational!

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Today marks Charlie's 14th birthday. Remember him today and honor his memory by completing an act of kindness for a stranger or a friend. And if you'd like to share, drop your act of kindness in the comments to inspire others! ... See MoreSee Less
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This little guy has been on "point" all morning. The CDC has removed pointing as a developmental milestone but I would like to pause and share with you WHY it is an important communication skill. Gestures develop before words, a child will reach towards something and between 12-15 months a clear point emerges. What is important about both reaching and pointing is how we as adults respond to it. When a child points, they might be saying--"Hey I see that cup!", or "I see that thing and I have no idea what it is" or, "I want what I am pointing at." When a child, "serves" up a point you can return with a , "Yes I see that doggy too!" this acknowledges joint attention and interest in what the child is noticing or "That is a tractor." this return builds vocabulary and helps your child understand the names of objects, people or actions, or "You want the cup." then offer a drink, this return reinforces this gesture as a communicative act. Every one of these returns will cause your child's brain to make a connection and GROW. Pointing is indeed powerful and how you respond is an important part of how your child will learn to communication and talk. The more you respond the more the child will point and as a result more learning will occur!! ... See MoreSee Less
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Stacey Horstman
My work, Eastminster Child Development Center, is partnering with Cravings Gourmet Popcorn again this year for a delicious fundraiser! Bags are $10 each and all orders are due on Monday, June 27th by 10:00am. If you want some popcorn, I would be happy to help and can accept PayPal or Venmo for payment in addition to cash or checks. Orders will be in mid July. We've set a goal to sell 1,000 bags this year! ... See MoreSee Less
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