Baker Elementary Preschool
Half Day Preschool - 3 & 4 years
Lead Teacher: Jamie Kosters
Preschool Aide: Amy Haner
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 using the Handwriting without Tears curriculum. 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 discounted preschool tuition rates for WUS residents due to revenue from the Gun Lake Casino.
4 year olds
Mon/Wed/Fri 9:05-11:45 AM or 12:30-3:15 PM
3 year olds
Tues/Thurs AM 9:05-11:45 AM or 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
Lead Teacher: Diana Ellis
Preschool Aide: Janet Bender
Extended Day Preschool focuses on pre-reading skills, letter recognition, and letter sounds using the Handwriting without Tears curriculum. We introduce early math skills, counting and number recognition, shapes and colors. Extended Day preschoolers go outside to play, have a rest period each day, eat lunch in the cafeteria, and visit the library and gym.
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 Classes -4 year olds Mon/Wed/Fri 9:05am -3:20pm OR Tues/Thur 9:05am-3:20pm
Baker Elementary Preschools
507 W. Sycamore Street
Wayland, MI 49348