To register for the
school year beginning in September
and/or to schedule a visit,
please contact the director,
Heidi Wilkinson at
248.644-2040 ext. 124
Where Play and Learning
We are committed to providing a quality program within a safe, nurturing environment.
Our curriculum encourages and promotes the intellectual,
social, cognitive, emotional
and physical development of young children.
The Center occupies
a wing of the church and has
The Hand-in-Hand Early Learning Center has a rich history with the church spanning more than 50 years. Hand-in-Hand is licensed with the State of Michigan and the City of Birmingham. We are proud of our teachers and curriculum and have been voted by the Birmingham Patch
'Best preschool in Birmingham.'
Our talented, professional team of early childhood educators creates an environment that supports and develops a love of learning, respect, cooperation, leadership, an ability to make choices, pride in individual accomplishments and problem solving skills. As the children grow and develop in our program, they are both nurtured and challenged within a
Christian-centered environment as they move towards greater independence that elementary school brings.
Age appropriate curriculum is offered in each of the classrooms aimed at helping each child to be successful in kindergarten and beyond.
Many of our classrooms incorporate the Handwriting Without Tears Program into daily activities.
Exercise and art classes are also available as additional extended classes.
The school year runs September through early June
for children age 4 months through 5 years.
The core program hours are from 9:15am-11:45am.
Please refer to the following list
of Hand-in-Hand classes offered at the center:
Early Learning Classes
Monday – Friday 9:15-11:45am
For children 4 months through 3 years
You may choose one to five days based on availability
Tuesday and Thursday 9:15-11:45am
*Children must be three by September 1 of the registered school year
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:15-11:45am
*Children must be four by September 1 of the registered school year
Three year old Enrichment Classes
Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday 9:15-11:45am
This curriculum works in partnership with the preschool class to
enrich the learning process in the preschool room.
Four-year old Enrichment Classes
Tuesday or Thursday 9:15-11:45am
This class gives the four year old preschool child one additional day
aimed at fine tuning their kindergarten readiness skills through a creative structured curriculum.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11:45am-1:15pm
This program is offered to children age 2-5 years. You may choose
one to three days. The children bring their lunch and enjoy recreation time.
Young Fives Program
Monday-Thursday 9:15am-1:15pm and Friday 9:15am-11:45am.
This program operates five days a week. The Michigan Common Core standards and Handwriting without tears are built into the curriculum.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:15am-1:15pm
The themed fun mini-summer camp runs two weeks in early June
and is open to children age two years to five years.
The center has use of a large fenced in playground with play structures, climbers, a playhouse, a garden and a variety of riding toys. A large indoor space is used for recreation during inclement weather.