Half Day Preschool - 3 & 4 years
Teacher: Jessica Wierenga
Preschool plays an important role in a young child’s growth and development. Preschool is a time when children sing, play, establish friendships and learn about their world. Children learn socialization skills that are important for future peer relationships. They learn rules and limits in relation to their surroundings.
Our teachers introduce alphabet letters using the same methods used in Young Fives and Kindergarten –Alpha Friends. Children learn what letters are in their name and will begin to write their names. Children learn about numbers and counting. They learn to cut, paste and paint.
Wayland Union Schools is offering low preschool tuition rates for WUS residents due to revenue from the Gun Lake Casino. Rates have also been reduced for non-resident.
4 year olds
Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00-11:45 AM or 12:30-3:15 PM
3 year olds
Tues/Thurs AM 9:00-11:45 AM
3 & 4 year olds
Tue/Thurs PM 12:30-3:15 PM
Children must be 4 on or before September 1 to attend four year old preschool and turn 3 on or before September 1 to attend three year old preschool.
Extended Day Preschool
Teacher: Suzanne MacIntosh
Teacher: Pam Swan
Extended Day Preschool focuses on pre-reading skills, letter recognition, and letter sounds using Alpha Friends, early math skills, and numbers, shapes and colors. Children are given the opportunity to visit different kindergarten rooms with the teacher and explore their rooms throughout the year. Students participate in Art Through the Eyes of a Child, attend field trips, including the fire station, and have storytime by the Henika District Library once a month. Extended Day preschoolers go outside to play, have a rest period each day, and have gym class.
This quality all day program usually costs less than daycare. Having your child in an all day preschool program has many advantages. Attending school all day, every other day provides an excellent platform for preparing children to mainstream into all day school and allows ample time for play. Play is linked with brain growth and helps children learn rules, practice self control, make decisions, regulate their emotions and cooperate with others. Being in this environment helps young children become more confident in their abilities.
Extended Day Preschool has lasting effects. It is a quality program taught by a certified teacher and aide. Research suggests that increased time in the classroom yields better results because it provides greater opportunity for teachers to work with individuals and allows for a more relaxing atmosphere.
Extended Day -4 year olds Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00am-3:15pm
Baker Elementary Preschools
507 W. Sycamore Street
Wayland, MI 49348