Pinwheels for Hope

Welcome to Walled Lake Preschool!

 

 

 

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.

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

 

2020-21 Preschool Information

If you wish to receive information regarding registration for Preschool 2020 - 2021, please complete the following survey.  Most classes will be similar to those offered this year, although they are subject to change.  Costs for next year have not yet been determined.  We will use this list to send you registration materials via email as soon as it is ready.

Google Forms2020-2021 Preschool Interest List

Interested in enrolling your child in Preschool for the 2019-20 school year?  Please call the office 248.956.5081 or stop in to see us (850 Ladd Road, Building D, Walled Lake, MI  48390) for current enrollment.  Some classes are full.

   
     PDF Document 2019-2020 Tuition Preschool Registration Packet

     PDF DocumentPreschool Brochure (English)
     PDF DocumentPreschool Brochure (Arabic)
     PDF Document Preschool Brochure (Spanish) 
     PDF Document Preschool Brochure (Japanese)

Parent Information

Volunteer

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.

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!