Blackbird Preschool Childcare - Harbor Springs MI CHILD CARE CENTER

421 E. LAKE ROAD , Harbor Springs MI 49740
(231) 526-4656

About the Provider


Blackbird Child Care is a service provided by the Harbor Springs School District. The program provides child care services for children infants through 7 years of age. Children receive care and learning experiences in high quality, safe environments. Programming is based upon developmentally appropriate practice with a diverse team of caregivers and teachers. Blackbird Child Care Center is led by a program director who is part of the leadership team of Harbor Springs Public Schools.

BBCCC is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 AM – 6 PM. We serve families with children 6 weeks – 7 years old (1st grade). BBCCC is also the home of Blackbird Preschool, a half-day, M-Th, GSRP and tuition based preschool, The Harborage, a M-F School-Age program, and Camp Harbor, a M-F summer program for rising 2nd-6th graders.

We are located in the Blackbird Elementary School at 421 East Lake Street, Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740. Our main phone number is 231.526.4656

BBCCC is licensed through the State of Michigan for 130 children. We are also participants in the Great Start to Quality Star Rating program, and partners with Char-Em Intermediate School District

Additional Information:

Our Vision

All children learning and growing in a setting of joy, kindness, and warmth that ensures families know their children are safe and cared for and assures the community feels confident and secure in the services provided by Blackbird Child Care.

Our Mission

To provide all children access to quality early learning and care experiences in a safe, caring, fun environment. Supporting the growth and development of children through opportunities to explore, experiment, and learn. Communicating openly and honestly with families and engaging the community we serve.

Our Philosophy

At Blackbird Child Care we believe all children deserve a safe and nurturing environment that supports development and learning. The environment is set up to encourage active engagement in learning through evidence-based, developmentally appropriate experiences. The program is structured to provide a routine that engages children and supports their unique, individual needs and sets them up for success socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively. The materials provided are age appropriate and intended to spark interest and challenge.

Positive relationships among all are encouraged and supported. Children and families feel welcome, staff are warm, friendly, and engaging, and children are encouraged to work and play together. Teachers and caregivers use knowledge of child development and observation to prepare and implement developmentally appropriate experiences. Families are respected as a child’s first teachers and their input and feedback is encouraged and used to guide program growth and innovation.

Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

Blackbird Child Care has an unwavering commitment to respecting the diversity of all children and families, promoting equity throughout the program, and creating inclusive classroom communities that welcome and support everyone.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: DC240016396
  • Capacity: 130
  • Age Range: 0-12 years
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations 4 Start Rating through Great Start
  • Rate Range $5.50/hr-$53/day
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: Full Day Program. Food service, Gsrp, Preschool, School age
  • Transportation: Not Available
  • Current License Issue Date: Sep 09, 2022
  • Current License Expiration Date: Sep 08, 2024

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