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Early LCC Earns a 5 Star Rating by State of Michigan

LANSING 10/10/12 –  The Early Learning Children’s Community Center (Early LCC) on the campus of Lansing Community College has been named a 5 Star Program by Michigan’s Great Start to Quality initiative, distinguishing  Early LCC as meeting the highest standards for quality early childhood programming in the State of Michigan.

 Great Start to Quality is a state-wide initiative designed to improve early childhood development services and outcomes for Michigan’s families. The rating system is tied to Michigan’s quality standards for early learning programs, awarding quality stars from one to five, with five being the highest quality.

 Early LCC opened in August 2010 to provide high quality early education and child care for the children of LCC students, staff, and the community. It is operated by Gretchen’s House Child Care Centers of Ann Arbor in coordination with LCC’s Child Development and Early Education program. It serves as the lab school for students in the Child Development and Early Education program, which has already attained National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation as an early childhood associate degree program.  Early LCC is also pursuing national accreditation by the NAEYC. 

To learn more about Early LCC, visit To view photos of the Early Learning Children’s Center at LCC, go to:

 More information about the Great Start to Quality can be found at

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