Ada Village Preschool





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Registration Information

Please see the class descriptions below.


Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis.   A check must be mailed Ada Village Preschool within two weeks of confirmation, to reserve a  preschool spot for your child (based upon availability) which would include a non-refundable $65.00 registration fee ($60.00 for each additional child) and the May 2022 tuition. Check can be made payable to ADA VILLAGE PRESCHOOL.  Until July 1, 2021, half of the May tuition will be refunded to families if the child will not be attending Ada Village Preschool. After this date, the May 2022 tution will be non-refundable.

Enrollments will be accepted until all classes have been filled.  Once a class has filled, a child may be put on a waitlist.  No money will be accepted until a child has secured a spot in a particular class, based upon availability.

Due to COVID-19, we are currently suspending in-person tours for interested families.  Please complete the below Virtual Tour Video request form and we will reach out with our virtual tour.  For more information, please call us at 616-676-3576. 

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2021-2022 Classes

kids02.jpgThree Year Olds: The Three-Year-Old Program provides a foundation for a secure and nurturing learning environment where children can explore various learning centers individually and with other children. All areas of a child's development and socialization will be stimulated through play, literacy activities, art exploration, blocks, dramatic play, science, music and small and large motor experiences. There are two lead teachers with each class of fourteen children. Children enrolled should attain their class age by September 1, 2021. 

Limited availbility for Three AM class.  

  • Tuesday, Thursday:  9:00 - 11:15 a.m.  $165/month ($1,485/year)   - Join the waitlist
  • Tuesday, Thursday:  12:30 - 2:45 p.m.  $165/month ($1,485/year) 

Four Year Olds: The Four-Year-Old Program seeks to further broaden the child's experiences and foster curiosity and skill development prerequisite to more formal education. There are two lead teachers with each class of 18 children. Children enrolled should attain their class age by September 1, 2021.

Limited availability for the Four AM class. 

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday:  9:00 - 11:30 a.m.  $227/month ($2,043/year) - Join the waitlist
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday:  12:30 - 3:00 p.m.  $227/month ($2,043/year)

Pre-Kindergarten: The older Four and Five-Year-Old Program provides continuing exposure to skill development through a variety of theme developed experiences. Independence, group responsibility and decision-making skills will be fostered. There are two lead teachers with 18 children. Children enrolled in this class should turn five by December 1, 2021.  

Limited availability for our PreK class.  

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday:  12:30 - 3:00 p.m.  $340/month ($3,060/year) 

Lunch Bunch: This is an optional one-hour extension to your child’s school day from 11:35 – 12:30 p.m. There is a nominal fee to participate. More information will be made available in August of 2021. 

*Note: A one-time $50.00 activity fee for the Four-Year-Old and Pre-Kindergarten classes will be due in September to cover field trips and special visitor costs.

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Exploring The Outdoors!

Let your child grow and develop at Ada Village Preschool

An important part of each day is our outdoor play and exploration time, when the children strengthen and develop their large muscles, learn about our physical environment and develop a respect for nature.

Our play area incorporates an expansive lawn with shade trees, two play and climbing structures as well as natural elements which include a large cedar sandbox. Additional materials for large motor exploration, such as rakes, shovels, balls and riding toys are available for the children to choose on a daily basis.

Another highlight of our playground area is our children's garden which includes raised vegetable beds, a butterfly garden, a weather station and a compost bin. Teachers and children work together to prepare the soil, plant seeds and seedlings, maintain the garden and harvest the produce. Throughout the year, children are exposed to the entire life cycle of plants as they learn about all life stages through hands-on activities.

Our nature trail provides a path that allows teachers and children to take walks together to observe diverse plants, insects and animals in their natural habitats. Along the path, children plant bulbs and flowers as well as feed birds and animals in large platform feeders.

Community Helps Enrich The Learning Process

Ada Village Preschool addresses educational and developmental needs

Throughout the school year, our students participate in various rich and meaningful enrichment experiences which promote curiosity and understanding of the world around them. We invite people from our community, such as fire fighters, dentists/doctors and musicians, into our Three-Year-Old classes. Parents are welcome to come and help in our classrooms as well as share their careers, hobbies and/or interests with our students. We also have special family days throughout the year!

The Pre-Kindergarten and Four-Year-Old classes sing seasonal songs with a talented pianist during the year followed by engaging in musical productions twice a year for their families. We also invite professionals from our community to visit our program and share interesting information with our four and five year olds, such as John Ball Zoo Traveling Zoo, professional musicians and artists. Throughout the year, our Pre-Kindergarten and Four-Year-Old classes also participate in educational and exciting field trips within the Grand Rapids community.

Family-Staff Partnerships

1378868_430985980335991_1297499561_n.jpgAt Ada Village Preschool, we believe that building strong family-staff relationships will help us provide the very best learning experience for every child. We offer personal tours of our program for each family before they register for preschool. Once families have enrolled their child in our school, we have a Parent-Child Orientation before school starts in the fall, to further introduce families to our program.

Building close relationships with our families remains a high priority throughout the year. Families have the option to bring their child in to school each day or use the drop off when children arrive for preschool. At the end of each day, families meet with their teachers at "Teacher Chat," to find out what happened each day in the classroom. Our "Teacher Chats" also help families to get to know each other within each class.

We always welcome adult family members to help out in our classrooms anytime. Parents and grandparents often share their hobbies, careers and interests with our students!

The teachers work closely with our students' families to set up goals for their child at our "Meet the Teacher" conferences at the beginning of the year. We also have Parent-Teacher Conferences in March to discuss each child's growth and development.

There are several parent coffees throughout the year for parents to meet with other families and one of the preschool directors to discuss a variety of early childhood topics and share ideas with each other.

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