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Preschool

 
Enrollment for our 2021-2022 preschool classes began Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. 
 
Phone: (616) 254-6552
Community Education Preschool Office
3843 Prairie St. SW
Grandville, MI 49418
 
Classroom Phone Numbers
Teacher Julie Smith-Boyd (616) 254-6138 (Cummings Elementary & Grandville Education Center)
Teacher Amy Vanderwerp (616) 254-6838 (Grandville Education Center)
Teacher Heidi Voetberg (616) 254-6216 (Grandville Education Center)
 

About Our Program

Our preschool is a nonprofit program operated through Grandville Public Schools' Community Education program. Grandville 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 (proposed) 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).