James C. Harvey Educational Center

Welcome to Mason Public Schools' Early Childhood Education Elementary and Child Development Services! The Harvey Education Center is home to Mason's Kindergarten students. We are committed to providing excellence in Kindergarten, Preschool, Early Learning (Pre-K), Head Start, GSRP, Early Childhood Special Education, and Before/After School Care. 

2023-2024 Tuition Preschool

Families can pick up paperwork to register for preschool programs at the Child Development Services Office at Harvey Educational Center during regular office hours, weekdays from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. (the office is closed 12:45-1:45 p.m.)

Preschool spaces are filled in order as registration forms and deposits are received. A waitlist will be established for overflow registrations. Please remember programs fill quickly.  

Call 517.676.6528 with questions. A $65 registration fee is due at the time of enrollment for all programs, cash or check accepted.

Students may also be eligible for free preschool through Head Start and GSRP. If interested, fill out an application at www.michiganpreschool.org


Nut Restricted Classroom Alert

Harvey has nut restricted classrooms. Please, do not send any peanut or tree nut containing products for your child to eat during snack in the classroom. Since lunch is eaten in the cafeteria, your child may bring peanut butter, peanuts, or other nut products for lunch. We appreciate your support.

May 19, 2023
MPS Announces New Assistant Superintendent of Academic Services

Mason, MI – Mason Public Schools (MPS) has selected Randy Barton as the district’s new assistant superintendent of academic services. He will officially start on July 1, 2023, after departing Ovid-Elsie Area Schools where he is currently serving as superintendent.

March 9, 2023
Mason Moves Forward- Saturday, March 18

Mason students, staff, families, and community members are invited to Mason Moves Forward, a day of engagement, exploration and authentic learning opportunities. The second annual event is aimed at learning how we are different and unique and how understanding and supporting one another will lead to greater success for individuals.

February 16, 2023
Elementary Conferences Rescheduled

Elementary school parent-teacher conferences originally scheduled for February 14 have been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 21, 2023.

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Where Bulldogs Begin


Patricia Neisinger
CDS Program Assistant


400 S. Cedar Street
Mason, MI 48854

(517) 676-6528
Fax: (517) 676-6536

Start and Dismissal Times

8:40 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Wednesday Delayed Start
9:40 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Half Day
8:40 a.m. - 12:07 p.m.

Supply List

Supply List 2022-2023

Completed Safety Drills

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