Grace Christian Preschool offers three different grade-level programs to give your child the best possible preschool experience, according to their developmental stage and progress, while preparing him/her, as a whole child to be ready for Kindergarten. Class placement is determined by the child’s age on September 1.
A Preschool Program (PS) is offered to children turning 3-years old by March 1 (within the current school year). Classes offered are 2 or 3 half days per week. There are two age ranges for this program: 2.6 years–Young 3’s and Older 3’s. The experiences and classroom set up between the two age-ranges are different as the developmental goals are based on the child’s age. It is important to understand that based upon when your child’s birthdate is, he/she may take two years of preschool level classes, skip Pre-Kindergarten, going right into Transitional Kindergarten. Preschool-level classes have 12 students with 1 full-time Teacher or 16 students with 2 full-time Teachers.
A Pre-Kindergarten Program (PK) is offered to children turning 4-years old by September 1. PK classes offered are 2, 3, or 5 half-days per week. Our PK classrooms are set up for 2 individual classes consisting of 11 students, each having its own full-time Teacher. Each class comes together for the Opening Circle Time, for Snack Time, and occasionally (but not always) for Closing Circle time. All other time is spent with its own class of 11. This set up provides each child a chance for the larger group experience, preparing him/her for either the TK or Kindergarten the following year, while not being in the large group setting the whole time in school. A great transitional experience for your child.
As your child progresses through Grace Christian Preschool, you can be confident each year will build upon the other. For more detailed information about our Developmental Goals, please refer to the Preschool Parent Handbook.
AM Sessions-8:30-11:30 a.m. / PM Sessions-12:30-3:30 p.m.
WF: Wednesday/Friday (AM only)
MWF: Monday/Wednesday/Friday (AM only)
M-F: Monday through Friday (AM only)
TTH: Tuesday/Thursday (AM & PM available)
MTTH: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday (AM & PM available)
Lunch Bunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / Extended Day: 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.