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Early Childhood Program and Education


The mission of Lake Orion Community Schools Early Childhood Program is to provide an exemplary education for all learners recognizing that children are unique individuals who have various levels of development as well as a wide spectrum of potential and needs.

Program Goals and Objectives

  • To provide a safe and inviting learning environment
  • To communicate openly with parents and children
  • To recruit, hire and train qualified professionals
  • To provide developmentally appropriate experiences for children

Kim McLean

Kim McLean
455 Scripps Road
Lake Orion, MI 48360

Phone: (248) 693-5439

Susan Bartley
Head Start coordinator
Phone: (248) 693-5400

Charlene McVety
Office Manager

Bridgit Craig
Office Manager

Director's Message

Welcome to the Lake Orion Early Childhood Program!

I am excited to be the Director of this wonderful department. I came to Lake Orion Community Schools having earned my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Michigan State University, Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and Degree of Educational Specialist in Early Education and Intervention from Oakland University. 

I have worked as a Preschool Teacher, Assistant Director and Director in the Early Childhood field for more than 24 years. My vision for the Early Childhood Department is to ensure all children have a safe and inviting learning environment that meets their individual developmental needs.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at