40000 Six Mile Road, Northville, MI 48168  |  248.374.5911

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

Registration Information

Beginning August 15 our summer hours will be 9 a.m. until Noon, Monday through Thursday.

Fall Openings as of June 15: (click to open)

Our 2018 Fall Openings as of June 15th are

3 year olds: Limited availability in our T/TH afternoon Program, all other programs are on a waitlist.

4 year olds: T/W/TH afternoon openings, all other programs are on a waitlist.

Young 5s: Waitlist only

If you are interested in registering your child for any of these programs please come in to Ward Preschool anytime the Ward Church building is open and instructions are on the sign at the desk to register and enroll your child. Our age qualification is September 1 for any of our programs. We do not accept waivers or make exceptions to this policy. If you are interested in being placed on a waitlist please call 248.374.5911 or email juliann.sleek@ward.church and provide your name, phone number, child’s name and desired program.

Toddler and TWO Fun Enrollment is closed until August 15. You may register in person beginning August 15 at 10:00 a.m. We currently have space available in our 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Toddler Fun classes and our Monday TWO Fun class. For more information on documentation needed for enrollment on August 15 see our Toddler and Two Fun information below.

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. 2018-2019 School Calendar PDF

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, 2018

Session Options (10 weeks)

In-School registration begins April 16. Open Registration is April 23 – June 15.

All registration must be done in person!

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

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 $115

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 Fall 2018 Toddler & Two Fun

Two Fun

age 2 by September 1st, 2018

Session Options (10 weeks)

In-School registration begins April 16. Open Registration is April 23 – June 15.

All registration must be done in person!

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

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, 2017.

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 $140

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 Fall 2018 Toddler & Two Fun

Three Year Olds

Must be 3 by September 1, 2018

2017/2018 PROGRAM OPTIONS:

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

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

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

  • Tuesday/Thursday

2018/2019 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

3-Year Olds Brochure

Four Year Olds

Must be age 4 by September 1st, 2018

2018/2019 Session Options

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

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

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

  • Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday

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

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

Tuition

  • Three Half-Day Sessions – $195.00 per month
  • 2 Extended Day Sessions – $260.00 per month
  • 3 Extended Day Session – $375.00 per month
  • Enrichment Option – $65.00 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

4 Year olds Brochure

Young Fives

Must be 5 by September 1, 2018

Session Options

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

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

2018/2019 Tuition

Full Day Session – $375.00 per month

Enrichment Option – $65.00 per month (additional)

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

Brochure 2018-2019 Young Fives

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 & Forms

 2017/2018 BROCHURES

2017/2018 TUITION AND FEE SCHEDULE

FORMS

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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