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 12 – 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
For full day tuition preschool for your 3 year-old, look at…
Twin Sun, Room 300
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 9
Oakley Park Elementary, Room 30
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
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.
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!