Phone: (616) 254-6552
Community Education Preschool Office
3843 Prairie St. SW
Grandville, MI 49418
Classroom Phone Numbers
Teacher Julie Smith-Boyd (616) 254-6138 (Cummings & Fairlanes)
Teacher Amy Vanderwerp (616) 254-6838 (Fairlanes)
Teacher Heidi Voetberg (616) 254-6216 (Fairlanes)

About Our Program

Our preschool is a nonprofit program operated by the Community Education Program of Grandville Public Schools. Grandville preschool teachers possess either a bachelor's degree or an associate's degree in early childhood education and take at least 24 hours of preschool professional development each year. They are also certified in CPR and First Aid.
We give your preschooler the opportunity to explore, create and interact while learning to feel comfortable in a school routine. We foster each child's emotional, intellectual and social growth and individualize instruction. Our buildings have secure, locked entryways for peace of mind.
Our preschool balances structured with unstructured activities. In daily free play, children select their own activities from a variety of planned projects. Within the limits of safety and courtesy to classmates, we allow them to explore, improve motor skills, create an imaginary world, and ready themselves for future schooling.


The Creative Curriculum, Unlocking the Reading Code, and Literacy Essentials are the curricula used in the classroom. Teachers use open-ended, hands-on activities that appeal to a wide range of young learners, including visual, kinesthetic and auditory activities. All important areas of learning are addressed — from math and social skills to reading and the arts — yet our academic programs do not duplicate the kindergarten experiences to come.

2020-21 Program Details

Classes are held September through May. Three-year-olds must be 3 by Sept. 1, 2020. Four-year-olds must be 4 on or before Sept. 1, 2020, OR by Dec. 1, 2020, with a signed age waiver. Children must be toilet trained. Locations are subject to change but currently include Cummings Elementary and our new Early Learning Center at 3481 Fairlanes Ave. in Grandville.

Preschool Classes and Tuition – each class is 2.5 hrs/day
$100 of registration fee goes toward tuition
T/TH morning 3-year-olds class - $800 (5 remaining payments, $140 each)
M/W/F morning 3-year-olds class - $1200 (5 remaining payments, $220 each)
M/T/W/Th afternoon 4-year-olds class - $1600 (5 remaining payments, $300 each)
M/T/W/Th/F morning 4-year-olds class - $2000 (5 remaining payments, $380 each)
NOTE: There is a 5% discount if total tuition is paid before Sept 1, 2020.
Preschool class locations for 2020-21 are currently scheduled for Cummings Elementary and our new Early Childhood Center:

Cummings (4261 Schoolcraft St. SW, Grand Rapids)
T/TH mornings for 3-year-olds - one class (8:45-11:15 am)
M/T/W/Th afternoons for 4-year-olds - one class (12:15-2:45 pm)
Grandville ELC (3481 Fairlanes Ave. SW, Grandville)
M/W mornings for 3-year-olds - one section (8:15-10:45 am)
M/W/F mornings for 3-year-olds - one section (8:15-10:45 am)
M/T/W/Th afternoons for 4-year-olds - three classes (12:15-2:45 pm)
M/T/W/Th/F mornings for 4-year-olds - two classes (8:45-11:15 am)

Did you know?

Well-designed preschool education programs produce long-term improvements in school success, including higher achievement test scores, lower incidences of repeating grades, and higher educational attainment (National Institute for Early Education Research, 2008).