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Early Childhood Elementary

Colleen Stevens, Principal
Kathie Irwin, Secretary

We are currently enrolling children for our Great Start Readiness Preschool Programs.  To be eligible a child must:

  • Be 4 years old on or before September 1st
  • To attend free, the family must:
  • Meet income guidelines
  • Have risk factors  Please see the school office or residency to see if your family qualifies.


  • If room permits, students will be accepted on a tuition based program. Please see the school office or residency to see if your family qualifies.

    We are currently enrolling children for full day Kindergarten.

  • Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st

We are also enrolling first and second graders.

Click here for the PRESCHOOL HANDBOOK November 2017.pdf

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The Early Childhood Elementary School's Mission, is partnership with families and community, is to educate our students in a positive, developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive environment.  We are committed to focusing on individuality, literacy, social and problem solving skills.  The ultimate goal of the Early Childhood Elementary School is for our students to become independent  lifelong learners.

Dear Hamtramck Families,

           Thank you for partnering with Hamtramck Public Schools to ensure that your students receive the best education during these tough times. Per Governor Whitmer, school will be closed the remainder of the year, however at Hamtramck Public Schools, learning never stops! The following letter will outline our support measures while we are learning from home. As always, please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. 

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade 

Family: A family activity calendar will be sent home via ClassDojo. In this calendar, you will find activities, so you can keep your child engaged in learning during the time of school closure. 

Study: In addition, students in this grade band will be using the Portfolio section of ClassDojo. ClassDojo Portfolios are digital student portfolios that allow your student to share their learning with their classroom teacher. Students will be uploading work to their Portfolio from home. Teachers will be able to see student work and give feedback daily.

  • Click here to watch a video on how to review your student’s portfolio. 
  • Do you need access to ClassDojo? Click here to learn more. 
  • Tech Support Hotline: (313) 305-6976 (8am - 4pm)


Classroom Community: 3-5 Times a week, your child will receive a Google Meet link requesting his or her presence. During the prescribed time with a teacher, your son or daughter will be able to ask questions, receive extra support, check-in with other classmates, and build an understanding of the activities posted in ClassDojo. 

At Hamtramck Public schools, it is our goal for students to develop strong skills and strategies that will be carried forward into their college and career years. We believe instruction starts at home, and parent support is the key to reaching this goal. As educational partners, we encourage you to communicate with your child’s teacher regarding your son or daughter’s progress.

We look forward to working with you!


Colleen Stevens, Principal at Early Childhood Elementary