"Meeting the childcare needs of
children and their families."
Latchkey Program Coordinator: Kathy McMahan 810-591-1297
Preschool Age Latchkey Program - Lead Instructor: Tiffany Bucy
Latchkey Front Desk: 810-591-0650
The Latchkey Programs are a courtesy of Flushing Community Schools and are licensed by the Michigan Department of Human Resources.
The Preschool Age Latchkey Program provides childcare services for children 3-4 years of age. Latchkey for preschool age students is located at the Early Childhood Center. The program is designed to provide a safe, healthy, caring and fun-filled atmosphere while promoting education, literacy, social and emotional growth. The program is play-based, allowing the very young child the opportunity to develop social skills while engaging in organized and free play activities. Independence and socialization are encouraged. Children must be completely potty-trained in order to attend. An up-to-date health appraisal and immunization waiver must be submitted at the time of registration.
The district will provide breakfast and lunch this school year at no extra charge. Latchkey will provide an afternoon snack.
Preschool Latchkey is open daily (Monday-Friday) from 7:00am-5:30pm.
The Elementary Latchkey program provides before and after-school childcare for all kindergarten through 6th grade students at the Early Childhood Center (ECC). Students who are enrolled in Latchkey are dropped off by a parent or guardian and picked up at the ECC located at 409 Chamberlain Street. Elementary students will ride a district school bus to and from their elementary school at the start and end of the school day if they return for the after-school program. Upon returning, students are offered an afternoon snack at no extra charge.
It is the philosophy of Latchkey that all children are individuals that develop at their own rate. It is the goal of the program to strive to meet the needs of each child and to promote social and emotional growth by providing organized and free play activities. Independence and a positive self-image are encouraged. The Elementary Latchkey program provides childcare services for children ages 5-12, or to the end of 6th grade.
Latchkey is open daily from 7:00am until the start of the school day and again from the end of the school day until 5:30pm. On half days of school and early release days, Latchkey will be open normal hours and be available for childcare at those early dismissal times. The district shuttle buses will provide transportation. Latchkey holiday closings will follow the same schedule as the official school calendar. When school is closed due to inclement weather, please watch for school closing announcements from the district, or check your local news stations for school/latchkey information. You can also register for text message alerts.
Students who attend Latchkey must be registered one full day prior to starting the program.
If you have any further questions, please contact Kathy McMahan, the Latchkey Program Coordinator, at 591-1297.
Flushing Community Schools also offers a Summer Latchkey Program at the Early Childhood Center. Latchkey accepts children 3 years through 12 years of age. Children that have just completed 6th grade are still eligible to attend this program. If your child is NOT presently enrolled in Flushing Schools or a Flushing Latchkey program, you will need to have a complete physical and immunization record on file before the child's first day of attendance in the program. Summer Latchkey is held at the Early Childhood Center.
Medicines at School
Medicines that are to be given in the Latchkey Program must be accompanied by a Flushing Community Schools Medicine At School form completed and signed by the child's physician and parents. Medicine must be in the original container. This applies to prescription and over-the-counter medications. All medication will be administered by a member of the Latchkey staff or a Flushing Community Schools employee.