A Guiding Light to a Love of Learning


Providing Tuition Preschool and Before/After School Care to over 400 children at eight sites!






Tuition Preschool enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year is now open! Please call Susan at (231) 893-1000 x 2510 for more information!

Summer and Before/After School programs enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year are now open! Please contact Susan at (231) 893-1000 x 2510 for more information!

Enroll in our Tuition Preschool!

Lighthouse Learning offers high quality tuition preschool for three- and four-year olds at McMillan Early Childhood Center and North Muskegon Elementary. The McMillan Tuition preschool program is dedicated to the Montessori curriculum; North Muskegon follows a theme-based curriculum.

We proudly provide a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. In our classrooms, children make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom and the highly trained teacher offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process. Our staff have a great love and respect of the child, providing a safe, secure environment in a fully licensed room.

Now offering Before and After School Programs at eight sites!

WLACE Lighthouse Learning has wonderful relationships with five of Muskegon County's school districts. For your convenience, we open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. We offer flexible schedules to ensure your family's needs are met. Because our sites are located within school buildings, transportation is not needed between our sites and your child's school - they simply walk down the hall! We offer care on early release days, half days, snow days and non-school days. We provide healthy snacks, art projects, reading and homework time, Stem Activities (MACC and WLCC), YMCA (Central and RPEL), free time and plenty of outdoor time!


Tuition Preschool is offered for 3- and 4-year olds at the following sites:

McMillan Early Childhood Center
North Muskegon Elementary


Before and After School is offered for 3-12 year olds at the following sites:

Holton - District Services Building (ages 3-12)  (a.m. only)
Montague - MACC (ages 3-12)
North Muskegon - North Muskegon Elementary (ages 3-12)
Reeths Puffer - Central Elementary (ages 5-12)
Reeths Puffer - McMillan Early Childhood Center (ages 3-5)
Reeths Puffer - Twin Lake Elementary (ages 5-12)
Reeths Puffer - Reeths Puffer Elementary (ages 5-12)
Whitehall - WLCC (White Lake Community Center) (ages 3-12)

Enrollment Information

Registration forms may be obtained from the site you are interested in or by calling Susan Mulvey at (231) 893-1000 x 2510.

Program Information

Our sites open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. We offer care all year - summer, school days, non-school days, snow days, mid-winter break and spring break. We do close for holidays and an extended break the end of December. 

Tuition preschool is offered three (M-T-W) or four (M-T-W-Th) days per week. It lasts 3.5 hours per day, with wrap-around care offered. All day care is available on Fridays.

Before/After school care is offered every morning and afternoon that school is open, plus all day during the summer, non-school days, snow days, mid-winter break and spring break. Lighthouse is flexible with hours and days of attendance.





Contact Us

Susan Mulvey
Program Supervisor
Lighthouse Learning

Site Contact Numbers

Central Elementary                               231.744.1693 x 2525

Holton DSB                                           231.821.1938

MACC (Montague Area Childhood Center)         231.981.4697

McMillan Early Childhood Center   231.766.3443 x 2631

North Muskegon Elementary               231.719.4235

Reeths Puffer Elementary                 231.744.4777 x 2017

Twin Lake Elementary                   231.719.3190 x 2206

White Lake Community Center   231.893.1098