First Families - Birth to Three

First families is a first school experience especially for families with children ages birth to three and their care-givers. Join us for weekly playful experiences designed to nurture the social-emotional, cognitive, and physical growth of infants and toddlers, and to make connections with other local families with young children! 10-Week Fall Session is $100.00 per Family. (8-Week Winter & Spring Sessions follow.)

Hand in Hand - Twos

Not quite old enough for Preschool? Join us for a weekly one-on-one play-based Preschool experience, especially designed for older toddlers, age two-and-a-half to three years old, accompanied by a care-giver. Join your little one for weekly experiences with Music & Movement, Art, Literature, and classroom exploration designed to support the unique developmental interests and needs of older toddlers! 10-Week Fall Session is $100.00 per Child. (8-Week Winter & Spring Sessions follow.)

Blended Program - Threes and Fours

Blended Program for 3’s and 4’s is a preschool classroom with two teachers (one certified in special education and the other a highly qualified preschool teacher) and two assistants. High Scope curriculum is used with the added benefit of a longer school year (September-June).

Tuition Based Preschool - Threes and Fours

Our district-wide NAEYC Accredited Preschool programs provide high quality, developmentally appropriate experiences for children ages three to five. Highly qualified teachers implement the High Scope curriculum (, a research-based hands-on, play-based curriculum, designed to expand your child's knowledge and skills through daily experiences with Language & Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Music & Movement, and Creative Representation. The High Scope curriculum's Daily Routine framework guides Preschoolers through learning opportunities designed to nurture their physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth.

30-Week Session with 2-day, 3-day & 4-day options runs mid-September through mid-May * $1075 - $2375/year.

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is open.  Tuition based Preschool Packet 2020-2021

Great Start Readiness Program - Fours

Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a free program funded by the Michigan Department of Education, and is offered to 4-year-olds who meet certain criteria such as low to moderate income, single parent families, and family history of school failure. Children attend class all day, four days a week and classrooms use the High Scope curriculum.

If you are interested in enrolling your child for the 2020-2021 school year, please this out the Waterford GSRP Pre-Enrollment Application.


Approved Early Childhood Continuity Learning Plan
Approval Form
Health Form
Child Information Card

Head Start

Waterford Head Start is a federally funded preschool program for families that qualify and for children turning three years old by September 1st, 2020. We offer a full day, Monday through Thursday program, including transportation! If you live within the Waterford School District boundaries and would like additional information regarding free preschool for your three year old, please call 248-666-4811.


Food Substitution
Hearing/Vision Follow Up
Emergency Card
Health Form
Dental Screening