Welcome to Pere Marquette Early Childhood Center located at:  
1115 S. Madison in beautiful Ludington, Michigan.  


Click the link below and complete the form for all of the programs offered here at PMECC.   We are working diligently on a plan to transition as smoothly as possible.      Thank you for your patience and as always reach out to Building Director Sarah Cooper, via email to will any questions you should have!

Once you have completed the form above, those families interested in enrolling into a 3 year old preschool program for the 2020-2021 school year, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!    PMECC would like to provide a 3 year old program that best fits the needs of our families.
Please fill out our survey here:


                                     Thank You for Your Patience



West Shore Educational Service District has created a Preschool Landing Page that includes many activities and resources for all families with preschoolers.  Check it out here:

Another great resource can be found at Ready4K (
Ready4K sends "messages to families with fun facts, easy tips, reinforcement, and encouragement to help parents support their children's development by building on everyday learning opportunities."



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
  • Connect 4 Learning Curriculum

2019-2020 CALENDAR

October 8 & 9 - Picture Days
October 16 & 17 - PMECC in Session Full Day
October 24 - Family Night @ 5:30 p.m.
November 5 - PMECC in Session Full Day
November 18 - Picture Re-Take
November 25 - Evening Conferences
November 26 - 1/2 Day A.M. Students Attend
November 27 - 1/2 Day P.M. Students Attend
November 28 - No School - Thanksgiving
December 23 - January 2 - No School for Holiday Break
January 30 - PMECC in Session Full Day
March 4 - PMECC in Session Full Day
March 5 - PMECC in Session Full Day
March 11 - Conferences (4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
March 12 - Conferences (4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
March 13 - Conferences (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
March 30 - April 6 - No School for Spring Break
April 6 - No School
April 13 - PMECC in Session Full Day
April 14 - PMECC in Session Full Day
May 14 - Tent. GSRP Last Day
May 25 - No School for Memorial Day
May 28 - LAS Last Day



End of the Day Pick Up Procedures

Our dismissal time is 11:05 a.m. & 3:12 p.m.      We ask that you not arrive before 11:05 a.m. or 3:12 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.


Building Director Newsletters:

December Cooper's Corner

November Cooper's Corner

October Cooper's Corner

September Cooper's Corner

STEM Night Success

We had 100 participants register to attend our family STEM night!   The evening was designed to support our focus on math and science this year. The families were given a hand out explaining each activity in each room and were free to go to the classrooms in any order and for how long they wished. There was staff support in each classroom. The families participated in a pumpkin magic and color changing milk activity, measured out a snack mix, explored with magnets, created electricity( using a battery, wire, and light bulb), explored ramps, and took a marshmallow/gumdrop building challenge. We hope the evening created some excitement for families to collaborate in learning Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.   Thank you to everyone who made this event a success!  Check out a few photos from the night below!


PM Gallery

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

Parent Handbook 2018/2019
District Volunteer Opportunities

Staff Listing


Sarah Cooper


Ashela Trevino


Melissa Carrier
Tricia Hale
Joey Stankowski
Courtney Walters