Leaps & Bounds

Onekama School

5016 Main Street

Onekama, MI 49675

(231) 889-4251

Gina Hagen, OCS Superintendent


Leaps and Bounds Early Childhood Education Program fosters the development of the whole child: the social, emotional, physical and intellectual selves. Each child is recognized and valued as a unique individual and is allowed to grow and develop at his/her own rate. The program offers an interactive environment with a relaxed and flexible atmosphere. Staff support children’s curiosity and exploration with the goal being to inspire a lifelong love of learning.

Parent Handbook

Hours of Operation

Leaps & Bounds Early Childhood Education Program operates year round from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

2017-2018 Activities

3 year olds - April 2018

4 year olds - April 2018

May 2018 Activities

4's Enjoy Valentines Day Feb.2017

3's Know How to Party Feb.2017

A Visit from the Fire Dept. Oct.

3's Halloween Oct. 2016

4's Halloween Oct. 2016

3's October Activities Oct. 2016

4's October Activities Oct. 2016

3's First two weeks Sept. 2016

4's First two weeks Sept. 2016

Sprinkler Day July 2016

Our Summer Pets June

Creating a no-sew Pillow June

Picnic in the Park May 2016

Ducks Pay a Visit Mar.

Bubbles! Mar. 2016

New Dramatic Play Kitchen Feb.

3's Have a Snowy Day Jan.2016

A Snow Day in The Gym Jan. 2016

Leaps 3's Halloween Oct. 2015

Leaps 4's Halloween Oct. 2015

At 4's Preschool we... Sept. 2015

At 3's Preschool we... Sept. 2015

A Visit from the Fire Dept. Oct.

Shaving Cream Sliding Aug.2015

Bike Day Fun Aug. 2015

July Activities July 2015

Summer Fun June 2015

Picnic in the Park May 2015

Infants & Toddlers April

4's Lego Creations March

3's Lego Creations March

3's Celebrate Valentines Day Feb.

4's Celebrate Valentines Day Feb.

Snow much fun for 3's Jan. 2015

Snow much fun for 4's Jan. 2015

Christmas for 3's Dec. 2014

Fall Fun: Infant Toddlers Oct.

Blocks of Fun Oct. 2014

Party Time: 3's Halloween

Party Time: 4's Halloween

First Week for Threes Sept. 2014

What do we do at Preschool? Sept.

Onekama Park Playground Aug.

Field Day Fun May 2014

Earth Day April 2014

Nursery Rhyme Week March

Spring Snow for 3's

3's New Ideas March

4's Learning March 2014

Day Care Slides March 2014

Lego Creations Displayed

Our Playdough Creations

Valentine Party for 4's 2014

Valentine Party for 3's

Pages created between 2002 and 2013 are archived here

Leaps & Bounds Early Childhood Education Program will be closed the following holidays: New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday Following Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & ChristmasFor school-age children, the program is available on a first-come, first-served basis on Snow Days/Delays, some School Breaks, and Summer.

Leaps and Bounds Early Childhood Education Program is committed to offer quality child care to infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children to meet the needs of families. We support working parents/ guardians by providing a safe and secure environment that is staffed by caregivers who guide and direct children with love, respect, concern, and acceptance. We believe in developing a respectful partnership with parents/guardians to help children develop to their full potential.

Leaps & Bounds Early Childhood

Education Program maintains the state required teacher/child ratio:

1 : 4 for infants and toddlers 0-30 months

1 : 8 for older toddlers 30-36 months

1 : 10 for preschoolers 3 years of age

1 : 12 for preschoolers 4 years of age

1 : 18 for school age* children up to 12 years