All Things Preschool

When you search for your child’s first educational experience, you want to find a program that fits your schedule and feels like her home away from home. You’re looking for teachers who think outside the box...

…and will personalize his education based on the latest research about how kids learn, but in a Christian and loving atmosphere. Join us to jumpstart your child’s educational journey! We’ve designed a unique preschool program to nurture and guide our youngest learners within a fully customizable schedule for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds in both preschool and junior kindergarten.

Our preschool curriculum, whether in Spanish at Rose Park or English, stems from a Biblical worldview and focuses on pre-reading, language, writing, social and emotional growth, and learning about God’s world around us. And because our preschools are part of Holland Christian Schools, you get all the benefits of being part of a larger school system–including access to the area’s best teachers.

Nuts & Bolts

Preschool is generally just a morning thing as you can tell from the schedule laid out below, but when you work all day, it’s so convenient to leave your child in one place, and know they are both safe and learning. We know–we’ve needed it for our own kids! So we came up with some outstanding afternoon enrichment options that we’re excited to share, and you can read about those options on our afternoon enrichment section below.

Or, perhaps you need a little extra help before or after normal school hours–even just one or two days a week? We have a first rate “Before and After School Program” which you can see on our Before and After School page.

Our tuition and fees fund our superb preschool and K-12 programs, and you can check out those pricing lists on our Tuition page.

But honestly, all details aside, we can’t wait to meet you and your child, show you around our classrooms, introduce you to our banner teachers, add you into our big family!

AM Preschool Class Descriptions

All regular preschool classes meet 8:30-11:15 am.

Preschool is not a one-size-fits-all experience, and our preschool programs are designed with that in mind. We offer a variety of classes, schedules, and enrichment offerings so that you can create a fully customized program that fits the needs of your child and family’s schedule. A partnership with parents is important in a child’s education, so we welcome you to volunteer in the classroom (although it’s not required) and to participate on field trips with your children.

3-year-old Preschools: English & Spanish Immersion

Your child will explore, create, and discover the beginning structures of a classroom routine in this warm introduction to school. Students engage in learning activities to promote academic, social, emotional, spiritual development. Our early childhood teachers help our students discover God’s love and how to share it with others, and equip them to learn how to create positive interactions with classmates and adults. 3-year-old preschools are for children who are toilet-trained and are 3-years-old by September 1. 3-year-old preschools meet two days per week; you can choose either Monday and Wednesday mornings, Tuesday and Thursday mornings, or Tuesday and Friday mornings for Spanish Immersion.

4-year-old Preschools: English & Spanish Immersion

Your child will discover and expand their knowledge of letters, numbers, shapes, colors, and other kindergarten readiness skills in this hands-on class. Our preschool teachers are trained to recognize students’ unique gifts and developmental characteristics, and provide appropriately scaffolded activities for 4-year-olds to learn and grow. 4-year-old preschool classes are for children who are toilet-trained and are 4-years-old by September 1. 4-year-old preschools meet either 3 days or 5 days per week for English, or 3 days per week for Spanish Immersion. 3 day programs meet Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Junior Kindergarten

The content and teaching style of Junior Kindergarten is perfect if your 5-year-old needs the gift of time before starting kindergarten, or your 4-year-old is ready for an accelerated experience. Our preschool staff can help you make a decision about which class is the best fit for your child. This class is for children who will be 5-years-old by December 1. Junior kindergartens meet all 5 mornings per school week.

Preschool Class Schedules

Holland Christian preschools offer a variety of programs and schedules to meet the diverse needs of families in the greater Holland community. Choose the options that best meet the needs of your child and your family!

Morning Classes: All regular preschool classes meet 8:30-11:15 am.

  • 3-Year-Old English Classes at Rose Park or South Side: Monday/Wednesday OR Tuesday/Thursday
  • 3-Year-Old Spanish Immersion Class (Rose Park only): Tuesday/Friday
  • 4-Year-Old English Classes at Rose Park or South Side: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday (3 day) OR Monday-Friday (5 day)
  • 4-Year-Old Spanish Immersion Class (Rose Park only): Monday/Wednesday/ Thursday
  • Junior Kindergarten at Rose Park or South Side: Monday-Friday

Additional Optional Afternoon Enrichment Classes: Classes meet Monday-Friday afternoons, 11:15 am-3 pm. Parents can choose to enroll their child in 1-5 afternoons/week, and more details are listed in the Afternoon Little Adventurers Preschool Enrichment Classes toggle below.

Preschool Level Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3-year-old English: Rose Park & South Side X O X O
3-year-old Spanish Immersion @ Rose Park X X
4-year-old English: Rose Park & South Side X X X
4-year-old English: Rose Park & South Side 5-day option X X X X X
4-year-old Spanish Immersion @ Rose Park X X X
Junior Kindergarten: Rose Park & South Side X X X X X
Optional Afternoon Enrichment classes: Rose Park & South Side Little Travelers Little Scientists Little Athletes Little Outdoor Explorers Teacher’s Choice

Afternoon Little Adventurers Preschool Enrichment Classes

  • Afternoon Enrichment Classes meet 11:15-3:00 pm, with lunch time as part of the schedule. Students can bring a lunch from home or have a school- provided lunch available for an additional cost.
  • Parents can use our afternoon Little Adventurers Preschool Enrichment Classes in conjunction with our morning preschool classes to create a full-day experience; or parents can choose to enroll their children into standalone afternoon enrichment classes on the days their children are not in preschool. Each day has its own focus:

Mondays: Little Travelers

This class provides an extension to our social studies curriculum. Preschoolers experience the world outside of their classroom communities and discover just how big God created our world.

Tuesdays: Little Scientists

Get ready to get down and get “dirty” with science and math! This class offers a STEM-based opportunity for preschoolers and features a project-based, hands-on, child-centered environment. Children make, create, and experiment with all things science and math, building a foundation for success in kindergarten and beyond.

Wednesdays: Little Athletes

Gross motor development is an essential kindergarten readiness skill as well as an important piece of a child’s physical and emotional health. Little Athletes is an enrichment opportunity focused on gross motor development. Every month this class highlights a specific skill where children learn and explore through games and hands-on activities to help strengthen those skills.

Thursdays: Little Explorers Outdoor Program

Students in our Little Explorers preschool program get a taste of our Forest School program and experience God’s creation guided by our HC preschool staff. In tandem with classroom activities, preschoolers learn recycling, bird life, animal tracks, animal homes, and much more.

Fridays: Teacher’s Choice

The Teacher’s Choice class focuses on a different fun and educational theme each month dealing with everything from art, to math, to science. These activities include fine motor, gross motor, creative music and art, and sensory experiences.

Preschool Enrollment

2022-2023 preschool application opens on February 1, 2022 at 7 am. You can apply online at our Apply page, with a $75 deposit, or call our admissions at 616.820.2804 to complete the application with us in person.

If you are interested, we enjoy giving tours and scheduling classroom visits for prospective parents! To plan a visit, go to our “Plan Your Visit” page. You can check on class availability or ask questions about the preschool program by contacting our Admissions Department, at 616.820.2806 or filling out our contact form.

Preschool Incentive Program

If you love our preschool program, you’ll love kindergarten at Holland Christian too! Try out kindergarten at a reduced rate by using the ABC (A Beginning Commitment) Grant given to you if you’re enrolled in our early childhood programs. Families who enroll their child in preschool and then kindergarten and 1st grade the following years at Holland Christian receive a one-time $1,000 grant for $500 off kindergarten and $500 off 1st grade tuition.

Preschool @ Rose Park

Principal Miska Rynsburger
556 Butternut Dr., Holland, MI 49424
616.820.4055
rp@hollandchristian.org

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Preschool @ South Side

Principal Erin Wyma
913 Pine Ave. Holland, MI 49423
616.820.3535
ss@hollandchristian.org

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The enrollment application for preschool opens Tuesday, February 1 2022 at 7 am.

Our Preschool Handbook contains all the nitty gritty details about our policies & procedures.

Before & After School Care

You need to get to work, but don’t want your child home alone waiting for the bus? We get it. So Holland Christian offers a quality Before and After School Care each full day school is in session for all of our elementary schools–Rose Park, South Side, Forest School, and Pine Ridge Elementary.

Before & After School Programs

Preschool FAQs

How old does my child need to be to enroll?

  • Children need to be 3-years-old for the 3’s program, 4 for the 4’s program and 5 for kindergarten by September 1, 2022, to enroll.
  • Children enrolling in junior kindergarten should be 5 by December 1 in order to enroll.
  • Preschool children also need to be potty trained by the start of the school year.

What is the preschool curriculum like?

  • In 3-year-old preschool, children explore, create, play, and discover the beginning structures of a classroom routine. Students engage in learning activities that promote their academic, social, emotional, and spiritual development. Our early childhood teachers help students discover God’s love and how to share it with others, and equip them to create positive interactions with classmates and adults.
  • In our hands-on 4-year-old preschool classes, children discover and expand their knowledge of letters, numbers, shapes, colors, and other kindergarten readiness skills.
  • The content and teaching style of junior kindergarten is perfect for 5-year-olds who need the gift of time before starting kindergarten, or for 4-year-olds who are ready for an accelerated experience.
  • Our 3-year-old and 4-year-old Spanish Immersion preschool classes have the same goals as their English counterparts except that classes are taught in Spanish. English is used at the beginning of the school year and Spanish is introduced once students are comfortable with the teacher and the daily classroom routine. No previous knowledge of Spanish is expected or required, and it’s truly amazing how much Spanish these little ones are speaking and understanding within just weeks!

What degrees do your teachers have, and are you accredited?

All of our preschool and kindergarten teachers hold bachelor’s or master’s degrees in elementary education or early childhood education. Our preschools are licensed by the State of Michigan. Furthermore, Holland Christian Schools holds dual accreditation through Christian Schools International (CSI) and Advanced Ed.

What does it mean that you're a Christian preschool?

From our youngest learners, all the way through high school, our Christian faith is integrated in all that we do. And not just in things like prayer, devotions, Bible stories, and praise and worship, but in EVERYTHING we do! Our faith is the lens through which we teach all pieces of our rigorous curriculum, handle discipline and student behavior, and manage every detail of the school day. It is a special privilege to partner with parents in the spiritual formation of their children. You can read more about our faith development across all grade levels on our Faith Development page. 

How are parents involved?

A partnership with parents is important in a child’s education, so we welcome parent volunteers in the classroom in a variety of ways—although it’s not required—and encourage parents to participate on field trips with their children.

How much does it cost?

3 Year Old 4 Year Old 4 Year Old Junior Kindergarten
(2 Day AM Class) (3 Day AM Class) (5 Day AM Class) (5 Day AM Class)
$122/month $196/month $273/month $273/month

Financial aid is available for 3’s preschool through our partnership with Ready for School. Contact the folks at readyforschool.org to learn more. We truly want to work with parents who desire Christian education for their family to make it affordable for them.

How do I enroll?

  • Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis, and some classes fill quickly, so please apply early to ensure your spot! Preschool applications require a $75 deposit that applies directly to your child’s tuition.
  • Preschool applications open on February 1 at 7 am online on our Apply page and continue to accept registration until the classes are full.
  • If you run stuck or have questions about the application process or class waiting lists, please contact our admissions team at 616.820.2804 or filling out our contact form.

Have Questions?

We look forward to meeting you and your family and introducing you to the fresh, creative, personalized education at Holland Christian! We are here to help! Get in touch us using our contact form linked below or call us at 616.820.2805.

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