Register now for fall preschool
Registration is now open for Fall, 2015 preschool programs.
UCS offers a variety of preschool programs beginning as early as six weeks. Programs offered through the Community Education Department include:
- First Playmates- Infant and Toddler Care
Infants and Toddlers (ages 6 weeks to 3 years) receive gentle, nurturing care, and support as they explore and interact with teachers, other children, and discovery activities. This program is offered 7am-6pm, year round.
- Carousel- Full Day Preschool
Carousel is offered for 3 and 4 year olds at three locations in the school district. Teachers plan activities and prepare an environment designed to prepare young children for Kindergarten. This program is offered 7am-6pm, year round.
- Preschool/Nursery- 3 and 4 year old Part-time Preschool
We offer both morning and afternoon sessions of Preschool for 3 and 4 year old children. Our programs use Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum (an approved state curriculum) and Michigan Department of Education Standards to help meet Kindergarten readiness skills. Children must be toilet trained.
- Montessori- 3 and 4 year old Preschool and Kindergarten
Montessori philosophy guides children’s learning in a nurturing environment. Children learn by manipulating materials, which develop meaningful practical skills and academic knowledge. Creativity, respect, reasonable behavior, self-discipline, and self-motivation are encouraged. Classes are multi-age.
- The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a FREE preschool program for families that meet program requirements; including eligibility guidelines and/or existing risk factors. Please note, families with income above the GSRP guidelines may qualify for our program and will be charged tuition, based on our county adopted sliding scale. Children must be 4 years old on or before December 1, 2015.
- Come Play with Me- Toddlers and Parents
This is a weekly Parent and Toddler class for children 21 months- 3 years old. Classes offer children many different learning options, allowing the children to choose the activities that are most attractive to them. This fosters the child’s self-esteem, nurtures their budding attention span, and allows them to view learning as an active process.
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