KIDS Childcare

DeWitt Public Schools offers licensed before-school and after-school childcare to students in the district for ages 3 years (and enrolled in LPPS) to 5th grade. The program, organized by DeWitt Community Education, provides quality childcare by licensed staff. Enrollment is open throughout the school year, space permitting, and is currently working from a wait list. Our State of Michigan Licensed program will keep your child learning and having fun at the same time!

From the Office of Michelle Wilcox

Community Education Director- FECC Administrator

DeWitt Public Schools


Dear KIDS Parents:

I wanted to give everyone a summary of what the KIDS program is planning to look like during the hybrid learning period of DPS. I also wanted to give you a heads up on items that will be needed daily for your student while attending KIDS.

  • 7am-8am- Drop off for before school care

  • Approximatly 8:15am pick up by DPS buses to respective schools for cohort A students

  • Students remaining at FECC completeing asynchronus learning

  • when asynchronus learning is complete, traditional KIDS programming to take place (crafts, outside time, games, etc.)

  • 11-11:30 lunch for cohort B students

  • 11:30-11:45 cohort A students ride bus from respective school back to FECC

  • 11:30-12 lunch for cohort A students

  • 11:30-11:45 DPS buses pick up cohort B students to resapective schools

  • 12-1:30/2 cohort A completeing asynchronus learning

  • when asynchronus learning is complete, traditional KIDs programming to take place (crafts, outside time, gamess, etc.)

  • 3:30-5 traditional KIDS programming (see each individual class for scheudled activities)

  • 3:30-3:45 DPS buses return cohort B students to FECC

  • 4:00pm-5:00pm- Pick up

  • *****At any point in the day if a student needs a break, KIDS staff will help to get them a “brain break” to get the wiggles out******

Students will need to bring their own device if wanted nad may keep it in their KIDS cubby or may use one of out Chrome books. We have a small number of ChromeBooks at FECC but not enough for everyone, so please make sure if your child is more comfortable with their own device they bring it daily.

Students may bring backpacks now as opposed to earlier recommendations that they not. We are keeping them separated from each other.

Headphones/earbuds need to be brought daily as each child is not in the same class and students cannot hear well if there are a multitude of teachers talking.

KIDS kids must also bring a packed lunch daily if they do not want the free sack lunch provided by the school (menu to come), no refrigeration or heating needed, and a water bottle labeled with your students name and the date (daily).

Extra masks, we must wear masks in the building at all times besides eating (with the exception of prek students).

If a case of Covid-19 is documented in our building and we shut down for the 5-14 day period, credits will be made to your KIDS account for the days not used due to the shut down only.

Whew~! I think I covered everything, if you think of something else let me know and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me or the Community Education office at 668-3460.

Thank you and stay safe!


New childcare fees effective August 24th, 2020

School Age

$18.50 AM and PM care-entire month commitment and payment required$21.50 CLT and 1/2 days and hybrid learning 2 section days$28.50 hybrid learning 3 section days$35.25 full days


$28.50 wraparound (LPPS days)$35.25 Full day care (no LPPS days)

Registration for students is currently closed.

The K.I.D.S. office is located at Fuerstenau Early Childhood Center

517-668-3460 or

KIDS Program Staff

Devin Sleeseman

PreK-Y5 KIDS Program Director

Alexis Wilhelm

K-1st grade KIDS Program Director

Katie Bengel

2-3rd grade KIDS Program Supervisor517-668-3477

Laura Heinritz

4-5th grade KIDS Program Supervisor

Michelle Wilcox

DeWitt Community Education Director517-668-3460

Parent Information

Complete an enrollment packet to register your child for the KIDS Program. Submit the completed forms and $50 registration fee/family to the community education office located at FECC. Please be sure to print off, and read, our Parent Handbook. The Parent handbook explains all policies, as well as dates the program is closed throughout the school year.

DeWitt KIDS program can NOT accept faxed payments. It is for your own privacy that we can not do this. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Please log in to Activenet to view and print tax statements. If you do not remember your login or password, please call us at 668-3460.

Payment Forms

K.I.D.S. monthly attendance/payment schedules are available at the K.I.D.S. program sites and Community Education office. All schedules are due by the 20th of the month or before if the date falls on a weekend, and must be turned in at the designated age program classroom.

Please write complete credit card number on form or if card is on file, please write on file and the last 4 digits of the card please as well as the CVV code.

Early Release Days/CLT

Please indicate on your child's KIDS calendar what your child's lunch choice will be for the early release days. The options are a packed lunch from home or school lunch choice of Grab & Go. There is a spot of the calendar to circle your choice.