Preschool is an exciting and important step in every child’s academic journey. As a parent, investing in a private Christian preschool means you want to give your little one every opportunity to grow, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. You also want to make sure his or her first classroom experience is a positive one, so he or she can develop a love for learning from the start.
At CHRISTIAN, our youngest learners thrive in a safe and nurturing environment, with endless opportunities for hands-on exploration. Experiential learning fosters their natural curiosity and keeps them engaged as they develop kindergarten readiness skills.
“Upon switching to Christian Preschool, we immediately noticed positive changes in our 5-year-old. Not only is the sense of community amazing, but she feels truly welcome and celebrated when she walks in the doors. What sticks out was her first progress report. In public preschool, the teachers really focused on the negative. One actually said, “I don’t want to say ADD yet buuuuttt...” This was when she was FOUR! She was actually just bored. Our first progress report from Mrs. Dillon was the opposite. I could tell she was more than a number or an issue to be handled. She saw the good in her as well as giving areas to work on. B was celebrated instead of handled.”
Our preschool program not only helps your child prepare for kindergarten, but also gives them a biblical foundation. Here are some important things we focus on in preschool:
Social and Emotional Development — Students will develop a sense of self and learn responsibility for their actions. An emphasis is placed on learning social behavior skills by learning through play, collaboration, and service to others before oneself. Respect and manners for peers and adults are taught and practiced throughout each classroom.
Physical Development — Children will work to refine gross motor development for coordination and movement ability. Fine motor skills are practiced to promote writing and the manipulation of intricate materials.
Cognitive Development — Students will develop logical and critical thinking along with problem-solving skills. Children will learn to think using representation and symbolism.
Language Development — Students will use and develop the skills of listening, speaking, and beginning to read and write. These are essential skills for interpersonal communication.
Our preschool follows the Christian School District Academic Calendar offering 2/3/5 day full options for ages 3-5. School hours are 8:15am - 3:00pm with drop-off beginning daily at 7:45am.
Our extended care provides a safe and consistent environment for our preschoolers. Students will participate in outdoor/indoor play, snacks, and games.
- Morning Hours: 7:00-7:45am
- Afternoon Hours: 3:20-5:30pm
All the way back to preschool, we have amazing stories of this school. When my son Jacob was in PreK, he had Mrs. Jones. I was in the middle of a HIGH-risk pregnancy with my 3rd child. I was not supposed to live through the pregnancy and once I did, I was hospitalized for much of the second year he was in PreK. Soon, we noticed he was calling Mrs. Jones “mom.” Because of our school and the culture, I was able to share my life with his teacher, and I was incredibly MOVED and BLESSED by her many actions and stepping into the “mom” role when I could not. I never minded he called her “mom,” it filled me with peace and joy that I never had to worry about him. She was a picture of the Christian faith and walked with Christ. There was no request for her to adjust her life and take over for me, she just did it. And, every member of the staff and all volunteers exemplify this character of Christ in all that they do!
CES, CMS, & CHS Parent
At Christian Preschool, we help your child develop a spiritual awareness. Your child will be encouraged to develop a relationship with a loving God. Students will learn to navigate and understand Scripture and attend our weekly chapel service.
We love integrating our preschool students with our elementary students when appropriate. Each preschooler is paired with a buddy from 5th grade to read with them and sit with them each week during chapel.