Grand Tots Daycare Center | Cedar Lake, Indiana

Pre-Kindergarten Program


Pre-Kindergarten Overview

Grand Tots prepares you child for kindergarten in a safe environment from a loving, experienced and qualified staff. Most importantly, we center our focus around helping our little ones make a smooth transition into elementary school and into an after-school setting.

We help them make this transition by:

  • Children learn about cool things in science, art, math, literature, and history
  • Teaching them good homework habits
  • Creating fun and educational activities for them to participate
  • Introducing Youth Development (character development) elements to our little ones with stories related to the six pillars of character and life lessons

Program Components

  • Classes meet Mon, Tues, Wed and Thurs from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Nutritious, morning snack provided
  • Letter Recognition and Beginning Sounds, Language Development
  • Problem Solving, Sequencing, Graphing and Predicting
  • Staff to child ratios: 4 yrs: 1 to 12; 5 yrs: 1 to 15
  • Curriculum includes components used in Hanover and Crown Point school systems

Schedule an appointment to learn more about our advanced curriculum, staff, and customer service.

Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum

As a parent, what can you expect from the Grand Tots’s curriculum? Learning experiences that are age-appropriate for your child. Schedule your appointment at Grand Tots and come experience our advanced curriculum, staff, and customer service.

  • Hands-on experiences chosen to boost math and science skills
  • Daily small and large-group activities
  • Themed units that encourage your child’s curiosity, increase confidence
  • Portfolios that document growth and development
  • Observation-based assessments that track your child’s progress
  • Regular communication, including updates to keep you informed

Sample Daily Schedule


Time Activity
8:30 – 8:50 Puzzles / Fine Motor / Math & Manipulatives (Class Begins)
8:50 – 9:10 Circle Time / Music & Movement
9:10 – 9:20 Bathroom Break
9:20 – 9:40 Morning Snack
9:40 – 10:00 Gym or Outside
10:00 – 10:30 Table Time / Artwork
10:30 – 11:00 Free Choice
11:00 – 11:10 Clean Up
11:10 – 11:20 Story Time
11:20 – 11:30 Backpacks (Class Ends)

Rates & Fees


Type Rate Days
Full-time: $130/week Mon - Fri; 6am to 6pm
Part-time: $28/day Mon - Fri; 6am to 6pm
Pre-School: $125/month Mon, Wed and Fri from 8:30-11:30 a.m
Pre-K: $150/month Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
ASL Program $120/month Tues and Thurs from 8:30-11:30 a.m
Before & After School: $6/session Mon - Fri (Jane Ball & Lincoln Elementary)
25% discount for more than one child

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