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Early Childhood

2024-2025 Preschool Registration begins on February 9, 2024 at 9am. See the Preschool page link at the right for more information.


The early years of a child's life are very important to their success in school and life. Parents are also their child’s first and most important teacher.  At Wayland Union Schools, we want to partner with you to support your parenting efforts, starting at birth! 

Help Me Grow will help parents with children age birth to five years old prepare for school success. There are many resources, ideas and activities within this website to assist you in your parenting efforts. 

If you would like a home visit from our Family Coach or have a concern about your child's development, please email Laurie Zywiczynski, lauriez@waylandunion.org

For more information on our preschool and kindergarten programs, see the links to the right.


Learn more about Help Me Grow!

Visit the website at hmgallegan.org

Get Connected
For basic needs, child care, preschool, parenting support, pregnancy to age 3 support, or developmental delay concerns, contacts us here:

Ages & Stages
For developmental screeners such as the Ages and Stages Screeners, you can take them online for free:

Families Connected
For Great Start Families Connected information, events, and parenting support:

Family Coaches & Playgroups
For information on Allegan County Family Coaches and local playgroups:


Preschool & Child Care
For preschool and child care information:

Talking is Teaching
Want to learn more about Talking is Teaching and ways you can talk, read, and sing to your child?

About Us
Learn more about Help Me Grow Allegan and the Great Start Collaborative:

Wayland Union Schools
Early Childhood Programs
Laurie Zywiczynski, Early Childhood Director
(269) 792-9208  (Baker Elementary)
(616) 681-9637 (Dorr Elementary)

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Laurie Zywiczynski

Early Childhood & Community Ed Director