Announcement: Recent COVID-19 positive case(s): 1 student at Pine creek on 4/11/21; 1 staff member at Pine Creek, 1 student at Harbor Lights, and 1 student at the WOHS on 4/10/21; 1 student at Waukazoo on 4/9/21. Click here for the weekly COVID-19 Dashboard and West Ottawa Safe Schools Handbook.
WOPSPreschool (Ages 3-5)
It is the mission of the West Ottawa Public Schools to facilitate the quality preschool needs of the children and families we serve by implementing a safe, consistent learning environment, which enables intellectual, social, and physical growth for present and future students.
Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)
GSRP is tuition-free to families that qualify and are accepted into the program. A child in the GSRP program will have experiences in initiative, social relations, creative representation, music, movement, language and literacy, and hands-on mathematics.
Children meet for full-day sessions Monday through Thursday during the program year (September – May). The GSRP program is located in our Great Lakes, Lakewood and Pine Creek Elementary Schools. Transportation is not provided.
You may want to consider sending your child to GSRP if:
- Your child is 4 by September 1, 2021
- Your child resides in Ottawa County
- Your family meets income qualifications determined by the State of Michigan
To determine if your child qualifies, complete an online application through Help Me Grow Ottawa. You must upload your proof of income when completing the online application. For step-by-step directions, please see the links below.
For more information regarding GSRP, please contact Jeri Page, at (616) 786-2036.
West Ottawa Wonders (W.O.W.) Preschool Program
West Ottawa Wonders (W.O.W.) Preschool serves students ages 3-5. Located in Lakeshore Elementary, this non co-op preschool offers morning or afternoon classes. Running from September through May, the preschool addresses all areas of development including social, emotional, intellectual, and physical. Areas of emphasis include aesthetics, construction, language, fine motor, gross motor, pretend play, sensory, cognition, and social interaction.
’21-’22 WOW Preschool Enrollment
2021-22 WOW Preschool packets will be available online on January 26, 2021, and will be accepted until February 12, 2021.
Take a virtual tour of Lakeshore and the preschool classrooms.
Welcome to the Spanish Immersion Preschool Program at West Ottawa Public Schools. For the 2021-2022 WOPS will no longer offer Spanish Immersion for preschool. It will now start in grade Kindergarten. In Spanish Immersion, your child will take advantage of the “window of opportunity” for learning a new language that exists during this developmental period in early childhood.
This introductory level program is part of the West Ottawa Spanish Immersion Curriculum Continuum. Please visit the Spanish Immersion page for more information.
’21-’22 Spanish Immersion Preschool Enrollment
Registration will no longer be available for preschool students in West Ottawa Public Schools for the 2021-2022 academic school year.