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Baker College Early Learning Center

912 S. Washington St.
Owosso, MI 48867
(989) 729-3340 Office
(989) 729-3349 Fax
Janna Birchmeier, Director
janna.birchmeier@baker.edu

Baker College Early Learning Center (ELC) welcomes children of Baker College employee’s, student’s, and of our community between the ages of two weeks through twelve years of age open Monday through Friday 6:30 am - 6:30 pm.  The Early Learning Center is affiliated with Baker College Early Childhood Education (ECE) program. ELC supports the ECE students when visiting for observations or to accumulate practicum hours supervised by lead teachers and ECE instructors. Students observe children of different age groups, learn how children grow and develop, and how, as future child advocates, they can best assist in this natural process.

Infants
Infants have different schedules that reflect their personal needs. It is the role of our infant caregivers to accept each infant’s uniqueness and provide a safe and stimulating environment in which to grow.

Toddlers
The Toddler room is designed to provide ample opportunities for the children to use repetition to practice newly acquired skills and to experience feelings of autonomy and success. 

Two Year Olds
This program includes two groups: younger toddler and older toddler. Children acquire important self-help skills during these years, including personal care such as toileting, feeding, and dressing. To support and enhance each child’s developmental progress, teachers provide a variety of activities with many choices. 

Preschool Program - 33 months to 4 years
Teachers provide many opportunities for children to play independently or with one or two other children, and help children to recognize their developing independence. Children are invited into the program regardless of toilet training capabilities.

Older Preschool/Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) 4 years and older
For children who have met the objectives of the Younger Preschool Program and are four years of age or older, teachers offer experiences which assist in preparing children for a kindergarten environment. The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is available Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This program offers a free preschool experience designed for eligible four year old children with two pre-determined risk factors.

School-Age Child Care (SACC) Before and After School.  Summer Camp during summer months
SACC is from 6:30 am to 8:00 am and 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm, and during days off from public school. In summer, these children participate in Summer Adventure Camp which includes fun activities and off site field trips.

Baker College Students and Early Learning Center
The Early Learning Center is affiliated with the Baker College Early Childhood Education (ECE) program. The ELC, supervised by lead teachers and ECE instructors, offer Baker College students to observe children of different age groups, learn how children grow and develop, and how, as future child advocates, they can best assist in this natural process.

Parent Involvement 
The ELC is committed to working closely with parents toward the welfare of the whole family. Parents are welcome to visit the center at any time—both prior to enrolling their child/ren and during the child’s time at the center—and to take advantage of the many opportunities to participate in classroom activities and events. We also encourage parents to join the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC), which provides an opportunity to be actively involved in their child's early childhood experiences. 

FAQ'S

  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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Child care at the Early Learning Center

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Baker College Early Learning Center

912 S. Washington St.
Owosso, MI 48867
(989) 729-3340 Office
(989) 729-3349 Fax
Janna Birchmeier, Director
janna.birchmeier@baker.edu

Baker College Early Learning Center (ELC) welcomes children of Baker College employee’s, student’s, and of our community between the ages of two weeks through twelve years of age open Monday through Friday 6:30 am - 6:30 pm.  The Early Learning Center is affiliated with Baker College Early Childhood Education (ECE) program. ELC supports the ECE students when visiting for observations or to accumulate practicum hours supervised by lead teachers and ECE instructors. Students observe children of different age groups, learn how children grow and develop, and how, as future child advocates, they can best assist in this natural process.

Infants
Infants have different schedules that reflect their personal needs. It is the role of our infant caregivers to accept each infant’s uniqueness and provide a safe and stimulating environment in which to grow.

Toddlers
The Toddler room is designed to provide ample opportunities for the children to use repetition to practice newly acquired skills and to experience feelings of autonomy and success. 

Two Year Olds
This program includes two groups: younger toddler and older toddler. Children acquire important self-help skills during these years, including personal care such as toileting, feeding, and dressing. To support and enhance each child’s developmental progress, teachers provide a variety of activities with many choices. 

Preschool Program - 33 months to 4 years
Teachers provide many opportunities for children to play independently or with one or two other children, and help children to recognize their developing independence. Children are invited into the program regardless of toilet training capabilities.

Older Preschool/Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) 4 years and older
For children who have met the objectives of the Younger Preschool Program and are four years of age or older, teachers offer experiences which assist in preparing children for a kindergarten environment. The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is available Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This program offers a free preschool experience designed for eligible four year old children with two pre-determined risk factors.

School-Age Child Care (SACC) Before and After School.  Summer Camp during summer months
SACC is from 6:30 am to 8:00 am and 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm, and during days off from public school. In summer, these children participate in Summer Adventure Camp which includes fun activities and off site field trips.

Baker College Students and Early Learning Center
The Early Learning Center is affiliated with the Baker College Early Childhood Education (ECE) program. The ELC, supervised by lead teachers and ECE instructors, offer Baker College students to observe children of different age groups, learn how children grow and develop, and how, as future child advocates, they can best assist in this natural process.

Parent Involvement 
The ELC is committed to working closely with parents toward the welfare of the whole family. Parents are welcome to visit the center at any time—both prior to enrolling their child/ren and during the child’s time at the center—and to take advantage of the many opportunities to participate in classroom activities and events. We also encourage parents to join the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC), which provides an opportunity to be actively involved in their child's early childhood experiences. 

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  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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