Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at the Grosse Pointe Public School's Child Development and Preschool Program! We are celebrating in a variety of ways including baking projects, classroom parties, passing out Valentines and sharing kind words. We hope you enjoy your day!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Miss Wayne County

Miss Wayne County 2018, Hannah Dell visited the GPPSS Child Development and Preschool Program at Barnes today! She visited each classroom with Pete the Cat stories in hand. The children were excited to see a real "princess" at school!! Hannah will be visiting our elementary school locations on January 26. . 

Thank you, Hannah, for giving your time to the children! We wish you well in the upcoming Miss Michigan Pageant!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Enrollment is here!

We are accepting applications for the GPPSS Child Development and Preschool Program 2018-2019 school year now through January 31, 2018. Families on our current waiting list for 2017-2018 will need to reapply to be considered for 2018-2019.

Application Process:
Online applications will be accepted starting on January 3, 2018. Applications will be collected until January 31, 2018. If there are more requests for admission than space available, a lottery will be held. If your name is pulled in the lottery, you will receive notification by telephone and email.  You will have 24 hours to accept or decline. Please do not submit your application until January 3, 2018. Applications are located on the preschool website, under each specific age group/program.

There is no deposit required to apply. If you are selected for a spot, you will be responsible for a non-refundable registration fee. The registration fee for full day programs is $100, and $75 for half day programs. You will be sent an invoice via email and can pay with a credit card or check. Tuition pricing is available online.

Program Locations:
Programs will be offered at the Barnes Early Childhood Center, Ferry Elementary School. Monteith Elementary School, Richard Elementary School and Trombly Elementary School. Please visit our website for the hours and ages of each location. Offerings vary per location.

You can find all of this information and more, by visiting our website: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

If you have questions you can call the preschool office at 313.432.3809.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Happy Holidays

On behalf of our entire staff, we want to send warm wishes for a happy holiday and a healthy new year! We have had such a wonderful year and are looking forward to 2018! All programs will be closed December 25, 2017-January 2, 2018. We will re-open on Wednesday January 3, 2018.

Happy Holidays!!

Friday, November 17, 2017


This morning our toddlers combined two of their favorite things- blocks and dinosaurs! One of our toddlers built a home for his dino.

We've been seeing so much creativity and growth during the first half of our school year. Our programs will be offering Family/Teacher Conferences the first week of December. Please see your child's teacher for specific sign up information. We look forward to sharing our observations and documentation with you.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Taco Thomas

Taco Thomas is the newest addition to the Barnes Pre-K Family! Our Pre-K teacher, Ms. Danielle, was awarded a grant to support a classroom pet! He is a bearded dragon and his name was selected by the students.

This is such an enriching learning opportunity for the class. Children will learn responsibility in helping to care for Thomas. They will learn science and math information about what he eats, or what his habitat is like. They are learning new vocabulary words, and enjoying new dragon based stories.

We hope Taco Thomas is enjoying his new life in Pre-K!

Thursday, September 28, 2017


We can't believe September is almost over! Our first month of school has flown by!! Take a look at some of the things we have been up to: