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Latchkey and Summer Adventure Camp

Last Updated: 10/20/2020 6:06 PM


Welcome to Portland Public Schools Latchkey and Summer Adventure Program!

We are a licensed childcare center in the State of Michigan

Our Latchkey program is FULL and currently has a waiting list. To be added to our list, please fill out the form below.


We believe that each child is unique and has specific individual needs. It is our priority to provide a high quality program for our families!

 Our goals are:  

To provide a  safe, nurturing and relaxed environment where children feel welcome and secure.

To provide dependable childcare, at a convenient location and reasonable costs. 

To provide fun and hands on activities which encourage your child’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development. 

To provide an open communication system that fosters a positive link between home and school.

To Implement Oakwood’s PRIDE system in our interactions with children.

 The core values are:

  • Prepared

  • Respect

  • In Control 

  • Determined 

  • Engaged.


Each site is staffed with a Supervisor, Head Teacher and Teacher Aides. PPS Latchkey and the Summer Adventure Program maintain  a ratio as set forth by the State of Michigan Department of Human Services. Depending upon the planned activities, the ratio may vary. The ratio for all school-aged children is 1:18.The ratio for children 3 years of age is 1 to 10 and 4 years of age  is 1 to 12. 



Oakwood and Westwood Before and After School Latchkey are both housed at Oakwood Elementary. Westwood students are  in the art room and Oakwood students are in the cafeteria. Both programs have gym and recess time at this location.


Before School: 6:30  – Start of School Day 

End of School Day – 6:00 P.M. 

Summer Adventure Program (Children entering Little Raider  through 5th grade): 6:30-A.M. – 6:00 P.M.



$6.00 Before School

$7.00 After School 

$21.00 Half Day (no lunch)

$26.00 Half Day (with lunch)


If you have any questions, feel free to contact Laura Prince, the program director, at 647-2991 or through email at