About Us

CHILDREN MATTER. Because children matter, the Leelanau Children's Center provides high quality early childhood educational programs and advocates for children, parents and families.

Play-Based Learning


Play is the essential ‘work’ of the young child. Through play, young children explore, learn and consolidate knowledge while stretching into every developmental domain: physical, language, cognitive, social-emotional, sensory and aesthetic. We believe that children in group settings should experience lightly structured days that allow them to feel safe and supported, while exposing them to a wide variety of developmentally appropriate opportunities.


Leelanau Children's Center is devoted to the tending of relationships because relationships are the single most effective vehicle for change. LCC is rooted in the belief that relationships are the most important aspect of any care and education setting.