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Crete Public Schools

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Welcome to Sixpence







Crete Public Schools

Early Learning Center

1122 Main Avenue



The Sixpence Program is designed to provide parents and soon to be parents the opportunity to bond and develop strong relationships with their child, learn to be their child’s first teacher, promote learning within the home environment and encourage and support curiosity within the child’s play. Sixpence will serve as a resource for support.

 Any pregnant woman or parent who has a child under the age of one year and lives within the Crete School District is eligible for the Sixpence Program.

The Sixpence Program supports parents by providing monthly books for the baby/child, baby supplies, opportunities to meet and socialize with other parents in the community, and other services to meet the family’s needs.

Services include:

  • Home visits

  • Monthly support groups

  • Developmental screenings for babies

  • Parenting

  • Activities to do with your child

  • Supporting parents to stay on top of well child checks, immunizations and keeping appointments