Friday, April 20, 2018

#WOYC18 Wrap Up

Wow! We had a super fun week celebrating the National Week of the Young Child. The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, and families. Each day had a different theme with plenty of fun to go around! Here is a picture review of our week:

Music Monday:

Tasty Tuesday:

Work Together Wednesday:

Artsy Thursday:

Family Friday:

Monday, April 16, 2018


Today begins the National Week of the Young Child 2018! This annual celebration is hosted by the National Associate for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our classes have different activities planned for each day. Teachers will also be sending home some activity ideas for home, and informational articles from NAEYC. Check back at the end of the week to see pictures!

Music Monday
Tasty Tuesday
Work Together Wednesday
Artsy Thursday
Family Friday

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Activities for Spring Break

Spring Break is a fun time when hopefully the weather is warming up, and the earth is turning green again. It can also be a fun week to spend some extra time with the family. We put together a list of some fun and simple activities to do together:

  • Make homemade playdough. Children can help with the mixing and measuring but need to be supervised near the boiling water. Add cookie cutters, twigs, pipe cleaners, cars and trucks from around the house and have fun together!
  • Go on a scavenger hunt. Bundle up if needed and create a list of things to search for... a squirrel, a red car, a pine tree. Walk around the block crossing items off your list.
  • Visit the library. Our local libraries have some great craft and story times available over break. Check out a few new books to read at home while you are there! 
  • Just play together! Some times things get so busy- laundry to do, dinner to cook, meetings to attend, we don't have enough time to just play together! Lose yourself in your child's world of imagination. You'll be glad you did!
We hope whatever your break entails- traveling, staying home, visiting friends and family, that you have a safe and fun time. We look forward to seeing everyone when school resumes on Monday April 9, 2018.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Reading Month Fun

We want to thank all of the guest readers who have read to our preschool and pre-k programs throughout the month of March. We have been delighted to hear stories from moms, dads, grandparents, and older siblings. Taking the time out of your day to read to our students really helps them see how important reading is, and how fun it can be. Thank you for reading with us! A big thank you to our classroom teachers for organizing the guest readers and sharing their love for learning.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Spring Fever!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

We are looking forward to the first day of Spring on March 20th! This is always a great time to double check your child's extra clothing and make sure they are weather and size appropriate.
Here are some helpful spring reminders:
March 30-April 8 - Closed for Spring Break
April 16- April 20- Celebrations for National Week of the Young Child
May 28- Closed for Memorial Day
June 13- Last Day for Half Day Programs
June 15- Last Day for Full Day Programs

Monday, February 26, 2018

Mid Winter Break Camp

Last week, Trombly Elementary School hosted our pre-k students for Mid Winter Break Camp! Students and staff enjoyed meeting new friends from different elementary school locations. Special events were planned for break camp including an art class and a bounce house. We hope everyone enjoyed the week!

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!