Little Pupps Preschool
Little Pupps Preschool is the Copper
Country's new licensed not-for-profit preschool program located
at Barkell Elementary School. We strive to provide access to
affordable, high-quality early childhood education for working
Our Mission Is...
provide a quality preschool and kindergarten readiness program
for all families in the community in a warm, nurturing, loving
and educational environment.
Our Goal Is...
to provide high quality, developmentally appropriate activities
for children with focus on the individual child’s age and
ability to stimulate social, cognitive, physical and emotional
growth. We provide a safe, nurturing and recreational
environment for ages 3 to 5 years of age.
Play-based developmental learning:
We focus on learning through play, enhancing a kid's creativity,
self-confidence, and willingness to learn.
Policies & Procedures
Meet Our Staff
Hello there! My name is Jennifer Demske. I grew up right
here in the U.P. where I attended NMU, met my husband Scott
and raised our three boys. I love nature and all it has to
teach. Working with children is very rewarding, I love the
energy they bring, the stories they share and being able to
see them grow and develop new skills every day.
spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends
hiking, kayaking, cooking, fishing and growing mushrooms!
Maija is a Hancock Native and a graduate from the class of
2017 as well as a graduate of Northern Michigan University.
Growing up in a daycare, she has always had a passion with
working in an environment with children and learning. Maija
has worked for Hancock GE for two years and also has 2 years
experience at Sandy Knoll Elementary and Calumet Elementary
as well. She enjoys going for walks, snowshoeing and
Jennifer Demske, Director
1201 N. Elevation Street
Hancock, MI 49930
Room 217 (we
are located inside the Barkell Elementary School)