40000 Six Mile Road, Northville, MI 48168  |  248.374.5911

juliann.sleek@wardchurch.org or amy.werthman@wardchurch.org

Calendar Year

The first day of school is in September on the Wednesday following Labor Day. The school year ends in May on the Thursday prior to Memorial Day. 2016-2017 School Calendar

2017/2018 School Year Enrollment

3s, 4s and Young 5s Enrollment:

Openings as of 3/8/2017

3 year olds: MWF am, MW am, TTh pm

4 year olds: MWF am, TThF am, TWTh pm, Mon/Wed EXD, Tues/Thurs EXD, TWTh EXD, Fri Enrichment

Young 5s: TWTh EXD, Fri Enrichment

All registration must be done in person!

Open enrollment begins Monday, March 13, 2017 at 8:00 am

Toddler Fun and Two Fun Enrollment:

Open enrollment is available for our fall session and will begin in May 2017

Two Fun Open House – Monday March 27th from 11:00 – 11:30 am

All registration must be done in person!

For additional information, please email juliann.sleek@wardchurch.org or call 248.374.5911.

Purpose

Our aim is to provide an environment where Christian love surrounds our children as we help them build a Christ-centered foundation. Our desire is for each preschooler to develop a positive self-image, social skills, basic moral and spiritual concepts, and educational skills which will be their foundation for a lifetime of learning and growing.

Philosophy

Our philosophy is “Learning through play.” Play is fundamental to children’s learning, growth and development, enabling them to develop and clarify concepts, roles and ideas by testing them through use of open-ended materials and role-enactment. Play helps children develop fine and gross motor skills, learn to share with others, see other points of view and control thoughts and feelings. Ward’s curriculum is a play based curriculum.

Teachers

A staff of at least one professional per ten children ensures a well-balanced program geared to a child’s individual needs. Children are encouraged to build positive relationship with their teachers and with their classmates. Communication between parents and teachers is ongoing throughout the school year, including parent-teacher conferences and periodic parent seminars. All Ward Preschool Staff have been trained in First Aid, and CPR. All Ward Preschool Staff participate in ongoing professional development.

Programs

Toddler Fun

age 1 by September 1st, 2016

Session Options (10 weeks)

Our Toddler Fun program registration will be open for the Winter of 2017 beginning December 5-16 for Currently Enrolled Class Members Registration and December 19th at 9:00 AM for Open Registration.

Our Winter Session will begin the week of February 3rd. For more information or questions please contact 284-374-5911 juliann.sleek@wardchurch.org

This class will meet on Fridays for 10 weeks from 9:15-10:15 or 10:30- 11:30 a.m. Each session will include a weekly themed, hands on art project along with circle time led with several songs/activities geared for a 1-2 year old’s developmental level. The classroom teacher will facilitate the class giving the parent the lead in “teaching” their child.

Cost of the program is $100
Open Registration for the Toddler FUN Winter 2017 session will begin on December 19, 2016 at 9:00 AM in person only.

Due at Registration:

  • Application with Session Fee paid in full
  • Copy of Child’s birth certificate*
  • Child Information Record*
  • Immunization Record*

*required from new students only

Brochure Winter 2017 Toddler & Two Fun

Two Fun

age 2 by September 1st, 2016

Session Options (10 weeks)

Our Two Fun program registration will be open for the Winter of 2017 beginning December 5-16 for Currently Enrolled Class Members Registration and December 19th at 9:00 AM for Open Registration.

Our Winter Session will begin the week of January 30th. For more information or to register contact: 248.374.5911 juliann.sleek@wardchurch.org

Ward Preschool introduced a new parent-child program for two year-olds in the spring of 2008. Together, children and their parents experienced one and a half hours of learning through fun each week. It was a great success! You and your child can join the fun! Children must be 2-Years old by September 1, 2016.

Under the guidance of Ward Preschool staff, children and parents participate in activities to encourage gross and fine motor skills, language, cognitive and spiritual development.

Cost of the program is $125
Open Registration for the TWO Fun Winter 2017 session will begin on December 19, 2016 at 9:00 AM in person only.

Due at Registration:

  • Application with Session Fee paid in full
  • Copy of Child’s birth certificate*
  • Child Information Record*
  • Immunization Record*

*Required from new students only

Brochure Winter 2017 Toddler & Two Fun

Three Year Olds

Must be 3 by September 1, 2016

2016/2017 PROGRAM OPTIONS:

AM Sessions from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday
  • Tuesday/Thursday

PM Session from 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday*

*The afternoon program will only be offered if 10 children are enrolled as of August 15th

2016/2017 Tuition

Two Half-Day Sessions – $140.00 per month

Three Half-Day Session – $195.00 per month

There is an annual $100.00 non-refundable registration fee due at time of registration

Tuition is nine equal payments May, September-April

A 5% discount for Tuition paid in full by May 1st

A 10% discount will be given for second child

Four Year Olds

Must be age 4 by September 1st, 2016

2016/2017 Session Options

AM Sessions from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday
  • Tuesday/Thursday/Friday

PM Session from 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday*

*The afternoon program will only be offered if 10 children are enrolled as of August 15th.

EXTENDED DAY Sessions from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Monday/Wednesday
  • Tuesday/Thursday
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday
  • Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
  • Friday Enrichment (open to any extended day program)

Tuition

  • Three Half-Day Sessions – $195.00 per month
  • 2 Extended Day Sessions – $255.00 per month
  • 3 Extended Day Session – $355.00 per month
  • Enrichment Option – $55.00 per month (additional)

There is an annual $100.00 non-refundable registration fee due at time of registration

Tuition is nine equal payments May, September-April

A 5% discount will be given for Tuition paid in full by May 1st

A 10% discount will be given for a second child

Young Fives

Must be 5 by September 1, 2016

Session Options

FULL DAY Session from 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday

Tuition

Full Day Session – $355.00 per month

There is an annual $100.00 non-refundable registration fee due at time of registration

A 5% discount will be given for Tuition paid in full by May 1st

A 10% discount will be given for a second child

Special Programs

Handwriting without Tears – Ward Preschool implemented the Handwriting without Tears program in the fall of 2006. This handwriting program is used by many school local districts. Handwriting without Tears is a hands-on program that helps children with letter recognition, writing and other pre-literacy skills.

Motor Skills – This is a gross motor program designed to encourage brain development. Research suggests that gross motor activities aids in the brain development that relates to cognitive development. Each child will have the opportunity to participate on a weekly basis. This program is supervised by trained parent volunteers.

Brochures & Enrollment Forms

 2017/2018 BROCHURES

2017/2018 TUITION AND FEE SCHEDULE

Administration Staff

Amy Werthman

Amy Werthman

Director

Amy was hired as Director of Ward Preschool in the fall of 2011. She has an elementary education degree from Eastern Michigan University, with an Early Childhood endorsement. She has served Ward children’s ministry in volunteer and paid positions, including Evening Childcare coordinator, MOPS coordinator, MOPPET worker, WOW Tuesday small group leader, VBS Superintendent, Kids Kamp director, Director of Sunday morning in Bullfrog Bay (2 years – Kdg). Amy and Bill have a children’s ministry at home, too: Billy, Emma, Sam, and Abby, who are Ward Preschool alumni.

Juliann Sleek

Juliann Sleek

Assistant to the Director

Juliann began at Ward Preschool as a parent of two Preschoolers. She then volunteered on our Preschool Council before starting as a substitute teacher. She most recently was an assistant in our Young Fives program. Ward Preschool is near and dear to her heart and she feels honored to connect with families and students that journey through our school.
Juliann has a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management from Eastern Michigan University. She has been involved at Ward in many volunteer positions including Preschool Council, MOPS, VBS teacher and superintendent.
Juliann and Bryan are college sweethearts and have two elementary aged boys at home, Carter and Cayden. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, partying with 31 as an Independent Consultant, reading, organizing and CrossFit.

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