Preschool & Child Care Center
New & Updates

 A few spots still availabe for winter and spring 2014/2015 Call now and set up a tour or pre register online.

We have had a busy summer here at the soup despite the cool weather.  Hopefully we will have a warmer August, however it is time to look ahead and plan for fall.  We are now registering for our fall session.

Welcome to Alphabet Soup!

School Information

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Location: We are centrally located at 222 E. 14th Street. Our center is one block East of Cass.

Phone: (231) 941-1330

Fax: (231) 941-1436


Fall 2012 Contracted Rate

2 Day minimum

5 Days   $150.00 

4 Days   $120.00

3 Days   $90.00

2 Days    $60.00

1/2 day (8:30-12:30)  $20.00

Drop In rate is $8.00 per hour, cash or credit card only

Family discount for additional children available

A small breakfast is provided before 8:30 A.M. An am and pm snack is provided. Hot lunches are available for a fee.

Our PhilosophyAt Alphabet Soup we are committed to providing a caring, nurturing environment that encourages positive emotional, physical and academic growth for the children.

The goals for our program are:

1. To provide children with a sense of security and well-being. Children are exposed to a daily routine, which always allows them to know what to expect out of the day, and to feel safe to take risks when it comes to trying something new.
2. To provide a variety of learning activities and experiences that will enrich total development.3. To promote feelings of success and positive self-awareness.4. To plan and implement activities that will foster intellectual, physical, social, and emotional growth.5. To promote professionalism that ensures an effective developmental program, responsive to the needs of the children and their families.

Welcome friends!

Alphabet Soup is not your everyday preschool…

We offer a program rich in educational growth as well as social growth. The activities we choose at Alphabet Soup, whether they be academics or play, cater to various learning styles in order to satisfy each child’s developmental needs.

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We have been serving the Grand Traverse area for 20 years. Our centrally located facility here in Traverse City makes it easy for parents to drop-off and pick-up their children without a hassle. We provide care for children from Interlochen, Lake Ann, Glen Arbor, Cedar, Williamsburg, and various other surrounding areas.

We have been working hard here at Alphabet Soup to develop a fun, educational curriculum, in an environment that is welcoming to all children. Come in and check us out! We’d be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have!

We provide a balanced program with an emphasis on basic academics, hands-on learning activities, structure, and learning through play.

This balanced program includes the following features:

  • Separate classrooms for different age groups
    Small library that includes a variety of books, educational videos, CD’s, and cassettes
  • Large playground, fenced in for privacy and safety
  • Indoor gym for indoor physical activities
  • Side-yard gazebo for outside reading and activities in warm weather
  • Small class sizes
  • Theme-based field trips
  • Community visitors
  • Summer Day Camp programs for ages 21/2 to 12
  • Air conditioned facility
  • Walking field trips to the library, and other area sites.
Our gym is a spacious area that is great for indoor physical activities. The gym gives the children extra room to play on days that are rainy or just too cold to go outside. The gym was painted by a local artist to represent the different seasons in the Grand Traverse Area.