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



                                                  M&Ms - The 'sweet' staff of PMECC!
-Halloween 2018


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

2018 - 2019 EVENTS

CLICK HERE for a more detailed, printable calendar!

       April 18 - 2019-2020 Preschool Round Up - 6 p.m. - LHS Cafeteria

       May 1 - Transition Night for upcoming Kindergarteners, Frankin Elementary

       May 9 - THURSDAY, Carnival - 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

       May 16 - GSRP Last Day

       May 30 - LAS 3 & 4 Year Old 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.


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April Newsletter

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January Newsletter

December Newsletter

November Newsletter

Ocotber Newsletter

September Newsletter


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!


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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 2018/2019
District Volunteer Opportunities

Staff Listing


Julie Marshall


Ashela Trevino


Melissa Carrier
Sarah Cooper
Tricia Hale
Courtney Walters