Preschool » Preschool


Phone (616) 254-6380
Grandville Early Learning Center
3481 Fairlanes Ave. SW
Grandville, MI 49418
Classroom Phone Numbers
Teacher Amanda Nagelkirk (616) 254-6838 (Grandville Education Center)
Teacher Heidi Voetberg (616) 254-6216 (Grandville Education Center)
Teacher Mackenzie Butler (616) 254-6382 (Grandville Education Center)
Teacher Julie Smith-Boyd (616) 254-6138 (Cummings Elementary)

About Grandville Public Schools Preschool

We love helping young brains reach their full potential. Our preschool is a nonprofit program operated through Grandville Public Schools' Community Education program. Our preschool teachers possess either a bachelor's degree or an associate's degree in early childhood education and take at least 24 hours of preschool professional development each year. They are also certified in CPR and First Aid.
We give your preschooler the opportunity to explore, create and interact while learning to feel comfortable in a school routine. Each child's emotional, intellectual and social growth is fostered, and instruction is individualized. For peace of mind, our buildings have secure, locked entryways.
Our preschool balances structured with unstructured activities. In daily free play, children select their own activities from a variety of planned projects. Within the limits of safety and courtesy to classmates, we allow them to explore, improve motor skills, create an imaginary world, and ready themselves for future schooling.
Unlocking the Reading Code, Literacy Essentials, Connect4Learning and Heggerty Phonemic Awareness are the curricula used in the classroom. Teachers use open-ended, hands-on lessons that appeal to a wide range of young learners, including visual, kinesthetic and auditory activities. All important areas of learning are addressed — from math and social skills to reading and the arts — yet our academic programs do not duplicate the kindergarten experiences to come.

Did you know?

Well-designed preschool education programs produce long-term improvements in school success, including higher achievement test scores, lower incidences of repeating grades, and higher educational attainment (National Institute for Early Education Research, 2008).