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Small Folks Development Center

Contact: Juanita Castillo
Home 3140 S. Pennsylvania Ave Lansing Michigan 48910 Phone: 517-272-0129 Website: Small Folks Development Center


Small Folks is Lansing’s longest running independent daycare-preschool.

Some highlights of our program:
The core staff of four has a combined experience in childcare of over 140 years – all at Small Folks
We are officially a 4-star center in the Great Star Assessment Program, but have enough points for a 5-star rating and need only a program evaluation to make it official
In operation since 1974
We use the Creative Curriculum
Beautiful outside playground in back of center (see photo below)
​Open 7:00am to 5:30pm M-F
Thorough Kindergarten preparedness program
We participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, which helps the children eat good healthy food for breakfast, lunch, and snack (all provided)
​Bilingual staff – children learn Spanish; non-English speaking children learn English
Staff trained in CPR and First Aid
​Open door policy; parents and grandparents welcome any time
Diverse staff and diverse clientele
Conveniently located across from the the Pennsylvania campus of the Ingham Medical Center
We accept DHHS families and various scholarships
Most importantly, the staff love the children, and treat them like their own