Paddock’s Early Childhood Center encompasses many programs that help children and families succeed.  We have children’s programs starting from birth through age five, as well as, school-age child care.   Our purpose is to provide a quality, developmentally appropriate, educational experience for your child.  We view ourselves as an extension of your family.  There is a commitment to having a constant atmosphere of love, learning and security in order to help create a strong foundation for lifelong learning.

School Tours are available by appointment.    Please contact Mrs. Mellinger to set up an appointment at (734) 439-5159 or via email at .

2014-2015 Calendar


Click here for Milan Area School’s District Calendar


November 19: Half Day - Childcare is available must register


November 26:  Half Day - Childcare is available must register


November 27-28:  No School - Thanksgiving


December 22-31:  No School - Winter Break


January 1-2:   No School - Winter Break


January 19:  No School - Martin Luther King Day


February 13-16:  No School – Mid-Winter Break


March 6:  No School


April 3-10:  No School - Spring Break


May 25:  No School - Memorial Day


June 10:  Last Day



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Is your child struggling with speech? 

Paddock has a Speech Pathologist on site. Please contact Lisa Mellinger, Director at (734) 439-5159 or Heather Fyall, Speech Pathologist at (734) 439-5148 for more information.

Want to learn more about your child's development?

Looking for new age appropriate activities to do with your child?

Ever wonder if your child's development is on track?


Paddock’s Early Childhood Center, in conjunction with Washtenaw Success by 6 Great Start Collaborative is pleased to offer free developmental screenings online to all families residing in the Milan Area School District and Washtenaw County.


The ASQ-3 (Ages & Stages Questionnaire) is an established, research-based tool that can help you understand more about your child's development from 2 months to 5-1/2 years of age. A questionnaire is created based on your child's age and helps to monitor development in 5 areas: communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving and personal-social.


Completing the screening is easy, just go to our website ASQ Developmental Screening and fill out the information. The questionnaire only takes about 15 minutes to complete. An early education specialist will respond to your questionnaire within a few days. Each family who completes a screening will receive age appropriate activities for the child. When you complete the ASQ-3, you will be invited to complete the ASQ:SE, which is a screening tool for social-emotional development. You can take one or both questionnaires.


Regular developmental screening in the early years helps inform parents about important developmental milestones and can ensure that children are on track.


Thanks to a generous grant from the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, these screenings are FREE to all families residing in Washtenaw County.

Is your child sick?

Not sure if they should come to school?

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