Welcome to Pere Marquette Early Childhood Center located at
1115 S. Madison in beautifulLudington, MIchigan.  We are a center providing a safe learning environment for  young children.

The PMECC staff is a unique group who absolutely love working with young children.  Their patience and caring show through on a daily basis as they guide children through their educational day.  We strive
to have each child develop a love of learning in a school setting so
that they have a great foundation for their K-12 education.

Please feel free to visit and spend time in your child's classroom.  
Also, stop by and see me with any questions, concerns, or comments. We welcome your input in helping PMECC be the best it can be!

Julie Marshall


                                                                    Meet Our Staff



Mission Statement
Our mission is to cultivate child centered, play-based environments that support the whole child. This includes nurturing children's critical thinking skills, developing positive self-concepts and facilitating independence and social development, all of which build the foundation for life long learning.

Vision Statement
Our vision is to provide high quality early childhood experiences for children.

Pere Marquette Early Childhood Center Points of Pride

  • All staff First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Early Foundations Literacy Program
  • Great Start Playgroups
  • Professional Development for All Staff
  • Parent Involvement and Volunteers
  • Parent Conferences
  • Certified Teachers and Staff
  • Licensed Facility
  • Teaching Strategies GOLD Curriculum


        February 22, 2018 -- Literacy Night 
                           6 p.m.  @  PMECC
                           - Families must register to attend
        March 7 - Evening Conferences
                          - LAS 4 Year Old Preschool, Morning Students to Attend 
LAS 4 Year Old Preschool, No School for Afternoon Students 
                          - GSRP, Half day dismissal at 11:05 a.m.
                          - LAS 3 Year Old Preschool, No Change
        March 8 - Afternoon & Evening Conferences
                          - LAS 4 Year Old Preschool, Afternoon students will meet in the morning
                          - LAS 4 Year Old Preschool, No School for Morning Students 
                          - LAS Preschool, GSRP, Half day dismissal at 11:05 a.m
                          - LAS 3 Year Old Preschool, No Change
        March 16 - Family Night at Sandcastles Children's Museum
                          - 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
        March 26 - 29 - Spring Break
                          - No School for GSRP or LAS Preschool
        April 11 - Kindergarten Round Up
                          - 6:00 p.m.
                          - Round up is located at Lakeview Elementary
        April 26 - Preschool Registration
- 6:00 p.m.
                           - Located at the Ludington High School Cafeteria
        May 2 - Transition Night
                          - Located at the Franklin Elementary School
        May 10 - Family Night
                          - Located at the PMECC   
        May 17 - Last Day for GSRP Students
        May 31 - Last day for LAS 3 and 4 Year Old Programs 

End of the Day Pick Up Procedures

Our dismissal time is 11:05 a.m. We ask that you not arrive before 11:00 a.m. and that you wait on the assigned benches for your child.  Part of our educational program is their outdoor education with peers.  If they miss this time due to parents coming early, they are losing out on this experience.  Also, if parents are here before the students are packed up and dressed for home it is a disruption to the flow of these procedures.  Thank you for your support as we strive to provide the best education possible.


Letters to Parents

Marshall's Mail, February 

Marshall's Mail, January

Marshall's Mail, December

Marshall's Mail, November

Marshall's Mail, October 

Marshall's Mail, September




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Upcoming Events

1115 South Madison Street Ludington, MI 49431 231-845-3850 Office Hours: 7:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Mon-Thurs

Parent Handbook 2017-2018
District Volunteer Opportunities

Staff Listing


Julie Marshall


Ashela Trevino


Melissa Carrier
Sarah Cooper
Tricia Hale
Courtney Walters