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.

The Chickies

The Chickies are our youngest bunch.  This group is for ages 30 months (2-1/2 years) to 3.  This class is for those just starting out in pre-school, those who are still working on potty training, and those who are just plain 2-1/2 to 3!  At this level we focus on socialization, sharing, learning routines, individuality (such as dressing for outdoors, hand washing, table manners, etc.), and being part of a group.  Especially at this age, Alphabet Soup very strongly believes that children learn through play.
The Teddies

The Teddies are our 3-year-olds.  Three year olds are all about independence and exploring their environment.  The activities taught in this group focus on learning about ourselves, working together, using our imagination, and creativity.  They begin to focus of different themes throughout the year, and begin to work on the skills they will need for Pre-K.  Children at this age enjoy learning through stories, songs, creating and role playing (a.k.a. pretending!).  And, as usual, they learn through play!

Alphabet Soup offers a great Pre-K program for your four-year-old child.  Our Pre-K  is a Kindergarten-readiness program that prepares your child with all the tools needed for beginning his or her school career.  Children can come for a morning session which includes circle time (with stories, songs, phonics skills, counting and the weather, all included), daily learning centers, outdoor play time and socialization.  If a full day is necessary for your work schedule, children can also come for the full day, where they get the benefit of the morning session, along with afternoon centers and time for play.
Kids Club

This program is for 6 to 12 year olds.  Kids Club Summer Camp typically runs from mid-June thru Labor Day.   Our Spring Break Kids Club is the week the public schools are closed for spring break.  Snow Day Kids Club is offered when schools are closed due to weather.     We offer flexible scheduling and you pay  ONLY for the  days your child attends.