There are four preschool programs located within two Wyoming Public School buildings. Two of the programs, Early Childhood Special Education and Wyoming Public Schools Preschool, are operated by Wyoming Public Schools. The other two programs, Great Start Readiness and Head Start, utilize WPS classrooms but are run separately. Additional program information is provided below.
Early Childhood Special Special Education
Eligible students aged three to five with individualized education programs may be supported through a continuum of ECSE program options. All Wyoming Public Schools ECSE classrooms and related services are located at the Huntington Woods Early Childhood Center. For more information, or if you suspect your child may qualify as a student with a disability, please call the Student Services Office: (616) 530-7525.
Great Start Readiness Program
The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a state funded preschool program for qualifying four-year-old children. The program requires children to be age four by September 1. Kent Intermediate School District oversees GSRP classrooms in 18 school districts, and several community based organizations around Kent County. GSRP classrooms are located in Huntington Woods Early Childhood Center and the former Rogers Lane Elementary School. For more information on GSRP, including enrollment information, please call (616) 447-2409 or click here:
Head Start is a federally funded preschool option for eligible families with three and four year old children. Head Start classrooms are located in the Huntington Woods Early Childhood Center and the former Rogers Lane Elementary School. Additional information can be obtained by calling Head Start at one of the numbers below and/or by visiting their website.
Head Start at Huntington Woods: (616) 735-5340
Head Start at Rogers Lane: (616) 532-4229.
Head Start enrollment and general information: (616) 453-4145
Wyoming Public Schools Preschool
Wyoming Public Schools offers a tuition preschool program for three and four year old children. The program is located at West Elementary School. For more information, including enrollment information please call (616) 530-7525 click on the link(s) below.
Get your child off to a great start right in your own neighborhood. Preschool provides your child skill-building activities with other children, laying the foundation for educational success. Your child explores their unique interests with the encouragement of caring teachers. Children must meet preschool guidelines and scheduling options are based on enrollment.
1) Teach basic readiness skills in language arts and arithmetic
2) Provide a stimulating environment for learning
3) Develop your child’s senses, muscles,curiosity, mental and creative abilities
4) Instill basic skills necessary to get along with other children
5) Reinforce values already taught at home to enable children to be increasingly responsible for themselves and their behavior