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Thank you for visiting the Lighthouse Early Learning Academy website. We are committed to providing the best in education and care for kids in West Michigan. Please have a look around and see what we have to offer.

If we can answer any questions related to our centers and the services we offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The Lighthouse Mission

Our Lighthouse centers operate on five guiding principles that help shape our mission. They are:

Life-Long Learners

Creating a HARBOR for life long learning from birth through school age. Did you know that 90% of a child’s brain development occurs in the first five years of their life? Our Preschool Program ensures all students are invested and successful in learning the skills necessary for kindergarten.


Having the skills for independence is a key component to positive self-esteem and a healthy transition into the school setting. Teachers GUIDE the students through hands-on curriculum, intentional learning centers and methods; such as Baby Signs, ZooPhonics, Handwriting Without Tears, and Growing Up Wild.

Other ways we implement independence are by teaching self-help skills, like toilet learning, sharing and spatial awareness.


Each child is unique and has individual needs. At Lighthouse ELA it is our goal to join the parents as partners to facilitate healthy growth and development. Each classroom is DESIGNED to be a stepping stone in the stages of development. Teachers celebrate milestones and achievements with the family.


The family unit for every child is different and diverse. This diversity makes Lighthouse ELA a rich community for your child to participate in. To honor your family values, spirituality and specific needs is a priority at Lighthouse ELA. Partnering with families and the community is KEY at Lighthouse. Join us for Family Nights and at our events in the community!


You can trust that your child is in the best possible care at all times! Lighthouse ELA takes extra care to have the highest state-of-the-art security, fingerprint child pick-up, and web cameras in all rooms. All volunteers to through criminal background clearances and staff through a vigorous screening prior to hiring. Our teachers come with the highest training and qualifications to ensure your child is getting the very best while at the Academy. They are a BEACON, letting their light shine everyday!