PRESCHOOLS for Lansing Kids
It’s here – the exciting yet potentially emotional start to your new student’s academic career! Did you know that we have 150+ preschool choices in the Greater Lansing area?
If this is your first time looking for preschools or you are new to the area – take a deep breath – and get ready to say hooray because this list is for you.
The preschools in our area are listed below so that you can choose with confidence, which is best for your child and family.
Helpful Key Terms for Preschools Curriculum
With such a wide range of preschools curriculum choices in Lansing, here are some terms to become familiar with in your choosing process:
High Scope Curriculum – Research-based curriculum based on active learning, purposeful play, etc.
International Bacheloreate (IB) – Accreditation curriculum based on critical thinking, inquiry, and independence.
Language Immersion – A percentage of the day spent learning curriculum in English, a percentage of the day spent learning curriculum in another language.
Magnet – Focused curriculum such as language immersion or S.T.E.M., S.T.E.A.M, Tech, etc.
Montessori – Curriculum based on child-directed, hands-on learning.
NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) Accredited – Research-based curriculum set by best-practices and standards for their teaching professionals.
Play-Based Curriculum – Curriculum geared around learning through play, many include weekly themes.
Reggio Emelia – Teaching/learning curriculum based on the interests of the child.
Waldorf – Curriculum incorporates the arts into all aspects of learning.
One last tidbit you’ll want to note before getting started: enrollment may begin as early as March 2020, so be sure to contact the preschools you’re interested in ASAP to start the enrollment process.
*It is a parent’s responsibility to research a preschool’s accreditation status. Accreditation is not a legal requirement for preschools in Michigan and choosing an accredited preschool is a parent preference.
Greater Lansing Preschool Guide
*The following are sponsored listings.