Friday, March 31, 2017

Author's Tea

Pre-K students at Maire invited friends and family to join them for an 'Author's Tea' this morning. Students have been working hard to author and illustrate their own picture books. The morning began with tea, hot coco, lemonade and various treats to share. After, students read their books with their loved ones. Each student wrote an author's biography about themselves too! Families were able to color a tea cup, play a tea-cup stacking game, and a take a photo together at the selfie station. We are so proud of the amazing work done by our students and their pre-k teachers!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Dr. Seuss

Yesterday we celebrated Dr. Seuss's 113th birthday! Classrooms read a variety of Dr. Seuss books including Green Eggs and Ham, and Hop On Pop. We talked about the silly rhyming words and interesting illustrations in each book. Classrooms also celebrated by painting some of their favorite Dr. Seuss characters, and patterning that famous 'Cat in the Hat' hat.
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” -Dr. Seuss 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day! Today, we enjoyed celebrations of friendship and kindness in our programs. Children passed out valentines to each other and enjoyed tasty snacks. We are participating in the Great Kindness Challenge this month which correlates perfectly with Valentines Day! We want to show love and respect to ourselves and others. We wish you all a very happy day.

Thursday, February 2, 2017


We had a great time meeting and talking with families last night at the Preschool Fair. Many families were interested in learning more about the curriculum of our program. All of our early childhood programs from infancy through 5 years old follow an emergent curriculum with aspects of Highscope.

Emergent curriculum lends itself to play-based learning. The goal of emergent curriculum is for our teachers to respond to the children’s interests and generate lesson plans based on these things. It is open-ended, providing a wide canvas for the learning process. It is individualized, allowing for our teachers to interact with and expand upon each child’s questions and interests. It is process-based, enabling our teachers to give considerable attention to the quality of how learning is happening.

We encourage anyone with questions about our curriculum, tuition, hours or enrollment to call the preschool office. We'd be happy to talk with you about the variety of programs offered through the Grosse Pointe Public School District.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


The application period for enrollment in the 2017-2018 Child Development and Preschool Program is currently open. If you are interested in enrolling your child, please submit an online application by Friday Feb 3, 2017. Detailed information about the application process is available on our website. Click here for more information.

Representatives from our program will also be at the Grosse Pointe Library Preschool Fair on Wednesday Feb 1, 2017 at 6:00pm to answer questions and meet with families.

If you have questions regarding any of our programs, please contact the Preschool Office.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Winter Break

This is a reminder that GPPSS will be closed December 24th-January 8th. Preschool and Child Development Programs will re-open on Monday January 9th. We want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year!

Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year will open on Monday January 9th and continue through Friday February 3rd. Please visit our website for more information and for an online application. If you have questions about enrollment, please call the preschool office.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


Child Development and Preschool Programs will be closed Wednesday November 23-Friday November 25. We want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. This year, our staff at Barnes took a moment to reflect on what they were most grateful for. Staff members wrote notes of gratitude on a feather for our Thankful Turkey. Our teachers were grateful for opportunities to work with young children and build relationships with families and co-workers... and of course coffee and pumpkin pie! We hope you enjoy this holiday season.