Welcome to Walled Lake Preschool!
You and your preschool age child are invited to.....
Preschool Family Fun Event is Saturday, March 3!
Our 4th Annual Preschool Family Fun Event will be held on Saturday, March 3 from 10:00 a.m. - Noon at Wixom Elementary School. Come enjoy some fun games, free face painting, a visit from the Wixom Fire Department, and more!
2018-2019 Preschool Registration Begins in the Spring!
We will begin accepting registrations for the 2018-2019 School Year sometime in April, 2018. The exact date that registration opens is still TBD. Your child must be 3 or 4 years old by September 1, 2018 for the age appropriate class. However, this year, we will accept a signed age waiver for those children turning age 3 or 4 by December 1, 2018, if a parent chooses to do so.
Interested in Preschool for the 2018-19 school year?
When you spend time in your child's classroom or attend a field trip, your child has a deeper respect for school. Your time and attention helps your child, all of the students in the classroom, and the teacher. Everyone learns from one another as we create that village needed for success! Be a volunteer, please!
Great Start to Quality
Higher quality programs also will track children’s development to make sure they are growing and learning. The tracking will help guide activities to benefit children the most. That is why the Walled Lake Schools’ Preschool Programs use the Child Observation Record. We use this information to plan how to guide your child's learning, and we'll share that with you.
NAEYC Position Statement
A curriculum that draws on research assists teachers in identifying important concepts and skills as well as effective methods for fostering children’s learning and development. When informed by teachers’ knowledge of individual children, a well-articulated curricular guides teachers so they can provide children with experiences that foster growth across a broad range of developmental and content areas. A curriculum also helps ensure that the teacher is intentional in planning a daily schedule that (a) maximizes children’s learning through effective use of time, materials used for play, self-initiated learning, and creative expression as well as (b) offers opportunities for children to learn individually and in groups according to their developmental needs and interests.
Please see NPR (National Public Radio) article about high quality preschool for a video and article from NPR about quality preschool. While this school uses Project Approach, rather than the High Scope Curriculum that is used in Walled Lake and most of Oakland County, it is still a curriculum that is centered on using play as the vehicle to help children construct learning.
Do you think that your family may be eligible for a free preschool program? Head Start and GSRP are both free programs. Families of 4 can earn up to $70,000 and be eligible for the state funded preschool program for 4 year old children.