About Us

Who Are We?
Mission Statement

To provide a high quality, positive preschool experience for young children to foster a love of school and learning to prepare children for future success in academic and social situations.

Program Description

Small Wonders Preschool is a licensed laboratory preschool for three and four year old children. In the preschool, a certified teacher (along with a certified assistant in the GSRP class) provides a flexible school readiness program with the aid of high school students. The preschool operates as part of the Careers in Education program at the Delta-Schoolcraft ISD Career-Technical Center. High school students develop skills necessary to succeed in the teaching field by serving as aids to the preschool teacher(s). High school students work in teams of four and rotate through the preschool on a weekly basis to allow for consistency of staff for the preschoolers and mastery of skills for the high school students. This schedule allows for the same high school students to be with the preschoolers for a full week at a time. On many occasions, high school students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with the preschool students and this furthers the relationship and growth opportunities for both the high schoolers and preschoolers. With this, our child-to-adult ratios exceed what is required by the State of Michigan.


19-20 Early Application Form

Hours and Tuition

Two options are available at Bright Beginnings at Small Wonders Preschool:

Option 1. Children who are three or four by September first of the current school year and toilet trained are eligible for the three day a week morning class. 

Option 2. Children who are four by September first of the current school year and toilet trained are eligible for the four day a week afternoon class. The afternoon class runs from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday. T

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Please enroll my child in the:
A.M. Class Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 8:45-10:45 a.m. (age 3 by Sept. 1st) 
P.M. Class Monday through Thursday 12:00-3:00 p.m. (age 4 by Sept. 1st )

Jennifer Anderson, DSISD, 2525 3rd Avenue South, Escanaba, MI 49829 


What about academics?

Preschool Description

Small Wonders Preschool is a play-based program that focuses on school readiness. A variety of activities are provided each day to allow all children to participate and be successful. Each day includes large and small group times, music and movement, stories, finger-plays, snack time, open-ended free play, outdoor play, and opportunities to develop self-help skills.

Curriculums and Resources

  • Creative Curriculum – a play-based curriculum that helps design the classroom for intentional, open-ended play to support children’s learning in all developmental areas including social-emotional, gross and fine motor, language and literacy, math and science, social studies, and the arts.

  • Conscious Discipline – provides a safe classroom structure that allows children and staff to work together to build a positive learning environment, solve problems, and resolve conflicts.

  • Second Step – an anti-bullying, empathy curriculum that helps children to learn about their own feelings and the feelings of others. This curriculum also teaches children techniques for fair ways to play and how to solve problems.

  • Personal Safety – this curriculum teaches children a variety of ways to be safe from crossing the street to giving and receiving safe touches.

  • Bucket Fillers – a simple idea that helps children recognize how helping and encouraging others makes our classroom (world) a better place for everyone.

  • Zoo-Phonics – the most fun and effective way for children to learn letters and sounds! ABCs made fun☺