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Junior Kindergarten

Walled Lake Schools is excited to offer our families Junior Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year! Junior Kindergarten will support kindergarten readiness through a play-based curriculum. Our program will cultivate academic and social-emotional learning along with opportunities for play, creativity, and social skill development.

Planning for Junior Kindergarten 2023-24 is ongoing. Please check this website for updates in December and January. In the meantime, we invite you to learn more with the resources below.

Junior Kindergarten Information Night

Join representatives from our District's Junior Kindergarten program for an informative presentation on Tuesday, January 24, at 6:30pm. This parents only event will take place at the Walled Lake Early Childhood Center (40839 Thirteen Mile Road, Novi, MI 48377).

Interest Form

All families who are interested in Junior Kindergarten must complete this form.  Completing the form does not guarantee that your child will be placed in Junior Kindergarten. Families will be notified regarding placement decisions.

Forms submitted after February 27, 2023 will be placed on a waiting list and notified if space becomes available. 

Eligibility

Eligible students must turn 5 years old between June 1, 2018 - December 1,2018. We are unable to accept students beyond our December 1 cutoff

Siblings of current Schools of Choice families are eligible for Junior Kindergarten for 2023-2024. 

Programs At A Glance

To help families decide if Junior Kindergarten is a good fit for their child, our team has put together the following WLCSD Young Learners breakdown:

Locations

  • Commerce Elementary
  • Loon Lake Elementary
  • Meadowbrook Elementary
  • Pleasant Lake Elementary
  • Wixom Elementary (New location for 2023-24)

Program Highlights

  • Full day, five days a week
  • NO COST to families of eligible students
  • Typical Grade Progression - Year 1: Junior Kindergarten, Year 2: Kindergarten
  • Same start/end times as our elementary schools
  • Follows the WLCSD school year calendar
  • Prime Time Care available to students (before/after school care) at a cost
  • Bus transportation available if your child's home school is Commerce, Loon Lake, Meadowbrook, Pleasant Lake, or Wixom. 
    • Families would need to coordinate transportation to/from school if your child's home school is not one of those schools