• "Meeting the childcare needs of
    Children and their families."

    Latchkey Program Coordinator: Kathy McMahan 810-591-1297
     Junior Raider Latchkey Program - Lead Caregiver: 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.

    Junior Raider Latchkey 

    The Junior Raider 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 social and emotional growth, and kindergarten readiness.  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 record/waiver must be submitted at the time of registration.  The Junior Raider Latchkey program works in conjunction with the Tuition Based Preschool programs.

    The district is currently providing breakfast and lunch at no extra charge.  Latchkey will provide an afternoon snack.

    Junior Raider Latchkey is open daily (Monday-Friday) from 7:00am-5:30pm.  All Latchkey programs are closed during holidays when school is not in session.

    Early Bird Registration is now open for the 2024-2025 Junior Raider Latchkey program for families enrolling in a Flushing Schools Tuition Based Preschool program and for families currently enrolled in the Junior Raider Latchkey program.  The registration form posted below must be completed to register.  General registration will open to the community beginning May 1, 2024.    


    Elementary Latchkey

    The Elementary Latchkey program provides before and after-school childcare for kindergarten through 6th grade students at the Early Childhood Center (ECC). Students enrolled in the Elementary Latchkey programs are dropped off and picked up at the Early Childhood Center 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 to the after-school program.  Upon returning, students are offered an afternoon snack at no extra charge.  

    It is the philosophy of the Latchkey program 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 through 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 is available for childcare at early dismissal times.  The district shuttle buses will provide transportation.  Latchkey follows the same schedule as the official school calendar for holiday closings.  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 810-591-1297, or email -


    Summer Latchkey

    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.  Registration for the Summer 2024 program is now open.  The registration form is posted below.  Summer Latchkey begins on Monday, June 10, 2024, and will end on Friday, August 16, 2024.  A detailed newsletter and June activity calendar will be emailed to all registered families the week prior to summer beginning.


    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. 

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Last Modified on May 20, 2024