"Wee" Are E.R. Preschool

Lakeland Elementary School
​616 Buckley St.
​Elk Rapids, MI 

~ Elk Rapids Schools ~​​​​
    Our Preschool provides your young learner with a well-rounded educational experience to prepare them for future academic settings and life. A child must be 3 years of age and toilet trained to enroll in the program and is available to children through age 5.

​​     The  Preschool  program utilizes research based The Creative Curriculum®for Preschool program to guide the  children through a fun-filled, productive school year. This ​is a comprehensive, scientifically based early childhood curriculum that has been shown to improve cognitive and social/emotional outcomes in young children. 

​   The Creative Curriculum® balances both ​teacher-directed and child-initiated learning, with an emphasis on responding to children's learning styles and building on their strengths and interests.

      We use "Teaching Strategies Gold"​​ as our assessment tool and have earned 3 Stars in the "Great Start to Qualityprogram. www.greatstarttoquality.org

Teachers develop all programming around the Department of Education's Michigan Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Pre-Kindergarten.

   Our Preschool staff​​ works in close collaboration with the elementary Kindergarten staff to ensure your preschooler has a smooth transition into Kindergarten. We work on Core Knowledge Language Arts® (CKLA®), math and social/emotional skills to jumpstart your preschooler's school readiness skills.
"Wee" Are E.R. Preschool
  • ​Acquaintance time and free choice play​
  • Jump Start® ​
  • Introduction to Spanish
  • Core Knowledge Language Arts® (CKLA®) ​
  • Circle time (including weather, letters and colors)
  • Outdoor play on large school playground
  • Indoor gym classes
  • Small group activities
  • Nutritious snack and drink (milk or juice) provided for half and full day (child needs to bring their own lunch or purchase a school lunch)
  • Craft time
  • Manipulatives and games
  • Exploration
  • Variety of creative art using different mediums
  • Experiences to encourage self-help skills
  • Individual and group reading
  • Activities that build creative thinking skills
  • Dramatic play
  • iPad instructional use, an example of this is classroom puppet shows/plays are recorded and children can watch themselves acting! iPads are used in all Elk Rapids Schools grades beginning with Kindergarten!
  • Daily quiet-rest time which is approximately 
    ​30-60 minutes for full day students (washable mats provided, please bring bedding)
  • School breakfast & lunches are available for an extra fee​​

Tuition, Hours & Calendar
Preschool begins on the official first day of school for the district and follows the yearly school district calendar. Preschool is offered Monday through Friday
​for the AM half day or as a full day.

Full Day:  8:30am-4:00pm.......$ 33.00 per day
Half Day:  8:30am-12:00pm...........$ 19.50 per half day​​

​A non-refundable $50.00 deposit is required along with the enrollment form to reserve your spot. The deposit ​​is applied as a credit to your initial tuition statement.

​Tuition Payments are to be made WEEKLY or
a MINIMUM of TWO times each month (every other week).​​

Additional Child tuition and deposit discounts are available, please inquire with Program Director.
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A sample of our daily activities:
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   Enrollments for the
 2019-2020 school year are available

​​ Please call for schedule options.
Linda Dart
​Program Director for Lakeland​