Enroll in Preschool

preschooler fingerpaintingWelcome to Grandville’s 2020-21 preschool enrollment page! Thank you for entrusting us with your child's education.
 
This page has instructions to enroll in the district's 2020-21 tuition-based Community Education preschool program. Enrollment began Jan. 27, 2020. (To apply for Michigan's free preschool option for families with limited income or other risk factors, please visit the Kent County ISD site beginning March 1, 2020.)
 
Three-year-olds must be 3 by Sept. 1, 2020. Four-year-olds must be 4 before Sept. 1, 2020, OR by Dec. 1, 2020, with a signed age waiver. All children must be toilet trained.
 
Our enrollment process is different this year, and we hope easier than in past years. Please read each step before you begin.
 
1. Create a RecPro account. (Skip to Step 2 if you already have an account.) RecPro is the website Grandville Public Schools uses for preschool tuition payments and registration for Community Education classes, sport camps, swim lessons, and more.
  • Fill in your name, address and contact information and create a password. Email and phone are our primary forms of communication, so please provide an email you check regularly and a daytime phone number in case we need to reach someone during school hours.
  • Click Family Members family members
  • Enter your preschool child’s information. You can also enter your other children’s information for future Community Ed classes, lessons or camps.
2. Once you've signed in to your RecPro account:
  • Click the Preschool Registration tab near the top of the page
  • Click +Future Year
3. Decide which class you’d like to enroll your child in. Below will be your choices:
 
CU-2 DAY is the Tu/Th class for 3-year-olds at Cummings Elementary (4261 Schoolcraft SW) from 9-11:30 am. (Tuition $800/yr)
 
CU-4 DAY is the M/T/W/Th class for 4-year-olds at Cummings Elementary (4261 Schoolcraft SW) from 12:30–3 pm. (Tuition $1600/yr)
 
ECC-2 DAY is the Tu/Th class for 3-year-olds at our new Early Childhood Center (3481 Fairlanes Ave. SW) from 8:45-11:15 am. (Tuition $800/yr)
 
ECC-3 DAY is the M/W/F class for 3-year-olds at our new Early Childhood Center (3481 Fairlanes Ave. SW) from 8:45-11:15 am. (Tuition $1200/yr)
 
ECC-4 DAY is the M/T/W/Th class for 4-year-olds at our new Early Childhood Center (3481 Fairlanes Ave. SW) from 12:15-2:45 pm. (Tuition $1600/yr)
 
ECC-5 DAY is the M/T/W/Th/Fr class for 4-year-olds at our new Early Childhood Center (3481 Fairlanes Ave. SW) from 8:45-11:15 am. (Tuition $2000/yr)
 
If the class is full, you will be asked if you’d like to be on a waiting list. If you choose to be on the waiting list, you do not have to pay the $150 registration fee at this time. Should we have an opening, we will contact you and the $150 fee will be required at that time to hold your child’s spot in the class.
 
4. Complete your registration.
  • Click the Register button next to the class you want  register with shopping cart icon
  • Select Participant (your preschool child)
  • Add to Cart
  • Pay the $150 non-refundable enrollment fee ($100 will go toward tuition)
Registrations will be time stamped once the enrollment fee is paid. A receipt will be sent to the email address on your account.
 
Our preschool administrator will be placing students in classes on a first come, first serve basis. Once your child is placed in a class, you will be required to submit the following documents to complete the registration process. The link to upload these documents will be sent to you once your child has been placed in a class. State licensing rules will NOT allow your child in class without these documents:
 
a. Copy of certified state birth certificate (hospital certificate does not qualify)
b. Current health appraisal with all required vaccinations up to date
c. Child Information Record with emergency and after class pick-up contact information
d. Two forms of proof of residency. Though non-residents are accepted to preschool, we still need residency information. A driver's license or cell phone bill cannot be used as proof. Acceptable proof includes two of the following:
      • a recent utility bill (gas, electric or water)
      • property tax bill
      • lease or mortgage
      • renters or homeowners insurance 
Important: If you need child care before and/or after preschool at the Grandville Early Childhood Center (ECC), please contact our Treehouse Daycare director, Julie Scott, at jscott@gpsbulldogs.org or (616) 254-6828. If you need child care before or after preschool at Cummings Elementary (CU), please contact Kids Connection at Standale Reformed Church at (616) 453-2863.
 
If you have any other questions, please contact Karen at Community Ed at (616) 254-6552, Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or visit our tuition schedule page and preschool page.