Pinwheels for Hope
Pinwheels for Hope

Welcome to Walled Lake Preschool!

 

 

While our preschool office is still closed, we are working from home to plan the coming year.

Please welcome our new secretary, Mrs. Roberta Hofmann!

Our preschool staff is at work, creating a back to school plan using the MDE guidelines, the district plan and the LARA guidelines.  Everyone's health and safety is the highest priority.  Thank you for your patience as we respond to current events and make decisions based on the science.  We will reach out to all enrolled families once our plan is finalized.

Registration will begin August 3.  Thank you!

The new Blended Program at Glengary for three and four-year-old children has:

  • A Preschool teacher and an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
  • A Para-Professional supports students on a daily basis.
  • Ancillary services as needed within the classroom:
    • district Speech Pathologist
    • district School Social Worker for Social and Emotional development
    • School Psychologist, Occupational and Physical Therapist 
  • Maximum of 16 children enrolled

Each student enrolled in the Blended Program:

  • attends for 3 hours a day, Monday through Thursday
  • occasional Fridays throughout the year, students are 

    invited to attend field trips

  • follow the K-12 School Community Calendar

For a tuition preschool class for your 3, 4 or 5-year-old, you can find us at…

          Dublin Elementary School, Room 301 – 3 and 4-year-olds

          Glengary, Room 13 – 3 and 4/5-year-olds

          Pleasant Lake Elementary, Room 106 - 3 and 4/5-year-olds (MWF Full)

          Wixom Elementary School, Room 206 - 3 and 4/5-year-olds

For full-day tuition preschool for your 4/5-year-old, look at…

          Guest Elementary - Pre-K Academy, Room 5

          Twin Sun, Room 300 (MWF)

For full-day tuition preschool for your 3-year-old, look at…          Twin Sun, Room 300 (TTH)

For a Head Start preschool for your 3-year-old, you can find us at…

         Walled Lake Elementary School, Room 6 and Glengary, Room 11

For a Head Start/GSRP preschool for your 4-year-old, you can find us at…

          Glengary Elementary, Room 12

          Walled Lake Elementary, Room 22  

          Wixom Elementary, Rooms  203, 205, and 300

With Walled Lake Schools, you can find the right preschool program for your young learner.

If you feel that your family may be income-eligible for a grant program:

We have begun the pre-eligibility process for the GSRP and Head Start Preschool Programs.  If you think you are eligible, please complete the survey.  After your survey has been received, a Family Service Advocate will contact you. https://forms.gle/mMuPP8o9PTqMdFna8 

Come grow with us!      www.wlcsd.org/Preschool

GSRP is supported by a grant from the MDE.

Please enjoy this presentation that gives you a peek into our preschool programs.

2020-21 Preschool Information

If you wish to receive information regarding registration for Preschool 2020 - 2021, please contact preschool@wlcsd.org.  Most classes will be similar to those offered this year, although they are subject to change. If you wish to register for upcoming tuition preschool classes, please complete the survey below.  We will reserve a spot for your child in our amazing preschool program.  Official Registration process will occur in May (we hope!)

Google Forms2020-2021 Preschool Pre-Registration
 PDF DocumentPreschool Brochure 2020-21 (English)
   

Preschool Staff Message to our Families 2020 - we miss you all immensely, and are so grateful for your messages, photos, and replies to Bloomz, Zoom, and Remind.  Please reach out if you need something.  We all need much right now, and we have the opportunity to find resources that may be helpful.  If you need something, the chances are that many others are looking for the same thing.  Together, we are stronger.  We care for your child, every child, every day, every family, every day.  

 

Parent Information

Resources during this COVID 19 Stay at Home

This is a good video from Devereux Center for Resilient Children

Nefertiti B. Poyner, Ed.D., Early Childhood Specialist and National Trainer for the Devereux Center for Resilient Children, sits down with 5-year-old daughter Madison to discuss current events related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

https://youtu.be/4IUlKzKvXkQ

Also, please get in touch if your family needs help.  Go to the district webpage for information on food and other resources.  If there is something you need that you don't see, please reach out.  Help is an email away!  preschool@wlcsd.org

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yWJA9-s0KuN3L4a4glewSsxMAOEXWhf7/view?usp=sharing

Volunteer

Due to current health and safety rules, parents will not be allowed to volunteer in the classroom until the Governor has moved us to a higher stage of wellness on the Return to School Roadmap. Please feel free to ask your child's teacher if there is anything that she needs, though!  We appreciate all that you do to help make preschool a fun and engaging experience for your child(ren).

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.

Why don't children come with instruction manuals?

Ages and Stages Developmental Screening Questionnaire is available for all children through age 5.  This researched tool gives parents information about where their child is regarding many areas of development.  After you answer some questions about your child, you will receive feedback with some ideas to implement to keep your child moving forward.  If there are any areas of concern, you will also receive suggestions of things to do or where to go to seek additional help.  Join parents nationwide who want to know how to best support their child as they grow!