Little Hornet Preschool Classrooms
All Little Hornet Preschool classrooms are licensed by the State of Michigan, Bureau of Regulatory Services, Child Day Care Licensing. We are located at 420 Highland St. Williamston, the NW corner of Explorer Elementary School. Children must be at least 3 years old by September 1 of the school year and independtly use the toilet to register for Little Hornet Preschool. Residency within Ingham County is not required.
Little Hornet I classroom
Little Hornets I has a has two different section offerrings:
- The Monday, Wednesday, and Friday class meets form 8:45-11:45 am
- The Tuesday and Thursday class meets from 8:45-11:45 am. A snack and drink are provided.
This classroom offers the child time to participate in activities that promote educational experiences. The two day class is an introductory to preschool learning class and is typically for our youngest learners. The three day class offers a positive first school experience combined with kindergarten readiness skill development. Children in this classroom engage in a balance of large and small group learning experiences as well as opportunity for independent choice during center and outdoor play. A snack is provided daily.
Little Hornet 2 classroom
Little Hornet 2 Preschool is a four half-day classroom and offers two sections
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning from 8:45-11:45 am
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoon from 12:45-3:45 pm
Children in the Little Hornet II classroom engage in learning experiences that promote foundational skills that prepare for success in the later school years. Large and small group teacher initiated learning experiences are balanced with child initiated free choice centers and active playground play. Snack is provided daily to promote positive nutritional choices and opportunity for social interactions.
This classroom partners with the Great Start Readiness Program and tuition free grants may be available for children who are four by September 1st of the school year. Priority will be given to Ingham County residents through October 1. After that, residents of other counties may register with approval from the county of residence.
Little Hornet 3 classroom
Little Hornet 3 classroom is a four full-day classroom and meets:
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:45am-3:45 pm
The four day preschool program offers the young learner a longer period of time to engage in education experiences. Activity periods within the school day are longer in duration to promote independence and increase attention span. Increased length of time in the classroom provides opportunities for individualized learning, deeper connections with friends and more investigative long-term projects that promote critical thinking and the representation of ideas. A daily schedule is created to incorporate teacher-initiated as well as child-initiated experiences. Large group and small groups, center time, outdoor play, meal times, and a rest time are alll included in the child's school day. Kindergarten readiness skills are a focus within the learning experiences and curriculum of this classroom.
This classroom partners with the Great Start Readiness Program and tuition free grants may be available for children who are four by December 1st of the school year. Students who are eligible for a GSRP grants, are 4 years of age by September 1st, and reside in Ingham County will receive priority enrollment to this class.
All meals are provided by the program which will include 2 snacks and a lunch daily. All food items are peanut-free
Little Hornet 4 classroom
The Little Hornet 4 classroom is a four or five full-day classroom and meets:
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:45 am-3:45 pm
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:45 am-3:45 pm
A child's day in the Little Hornets four or five full-day preschool program will include lunch (drink, peanut free, provided by family), a morning/afternoon snack (center provided), brief mind and body break, indoor/outdoor play, center time, etc. In addition, this class introduces the child to the greater school communtiy through partnerships and joint activities with other preschoolers, school age children, and library visits. Increased length of time in the classroom provides opportunities for individualized learning, deeper connections with friends and more investigative long term projects that promote critical thinking and the representation of ideas.
Children ages 3-5 are welcome to enroll in this classroom and residency within the district is not required.
Wrap around child care
Child care surrounding the student's preschool experience may be available with separate registration and fee. Care may be available at the following times:
- 3:45-6:00 pm
Please view additional information regarding preschool child care under the Kids' Corner child care tab.