Welcome to the Children's Enrichment Center home of the "Littlest Lakers" serving families of GVSU and the surrounding communities since the early 1970s. .

The CEC operates with 3 classrooms . Each classroom has a full-time lead teacher with a BA/BS in education or education related field. Our support staff are all undergraduate students pursuing education or child related fields. The CEC runs a year round preschool program serving children ages 2.5 years - 5 years of age in the mornings with enrichment opportunities offered throughout the day. We also offer before and after school care for local Allendale elementary students up to age 12 with transportation provided by Allendale Public School Transportation. 

Our mission here at the CEC is to educate children, families, and students to shape their lives and societies in order to nurture habits of intellectual growth, curiosity, and a love for learning.



Our Values: Education, Families, Community, and Character.


Preschool 1

Classroom 1 Photo

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Preschool 2

Photo of Preschool 2 Classroom

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Preschool 3

Photo of Preschool 3 classroom

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Upcoming Events

Date Night

December 4, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you looking for an extra night to go out and do some last minute holiday shopping?? Look no further than on Friday, December 4th. We will be having a free date night for families that are enrolled...

CEC Holiday Party

December 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We will be having our annual CEC holiday party at the honors college on Thursday, December 10th. Each family is asked to bring a dish to share and more details are to come, so please check your emails....

GVSU Winter Classes End

December 18, 2015 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The End of the Winter 2015 semester.

December sing-up weeks

December 21, 2015 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

These days are sign-up days Dec. 21- 24th. If your child is not here for the weeks then you will not be charged. If you do sign-up then billing will still apply regardless of attendance.  

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GVSU Student Services

Our division partners

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Farmer's Market

During the months of June - October we take weekly trips to the market to pick out our afternoon snack.


Health & Wellness

Resources for families from the Human Resources department.