Preschool at West Side Christian School
Worship, learning, community, and creation forms the foundation of faith-based learning at West Side Christian School. All of our preschool classes incorporate academic, social, emotional, and spiritual development activities. Our preschool classes are designed to help your child work cooperatively with classmates, get used to school routines, and develop the foundations for school success through activities such as letter recognition & literacy awareness, fine motor & gross motor skill development, group and individual reading, and much more. As a part of our Prek-8th grade school community, our preschoolers participate in all-school worship and have classroom buddies with partner elementary classes. Most importantly, we focus on learning about how much God loves them and how they can share God’s love with others through daily Bible stories, worship, and prayer.
West Side Christian School’s educational partnership with Blandford Nature Center includes our preschool classes too, and all preschoolers spend time exploring and learning outside in our onsite garden, Brian Dyk Memorial nature preserve, and the Playscape outdoor classroom.
To learn more about our preschool experience, please visit our Facebook page and search the page using “preschool” (the search bar is on the right side of the page). You’ll be able to see the variety of onsite, outdoor, and place-based opportunities our preschoolers experience. Visit us on Instagram as well.
Our Nature Preschool program for 4-year-olds immerses students in outdoor learning and uses the outdoors as the basis for exploration and discovery. Students spend half of their days in the Playscape, our outdoor classroom, and their remaining time in their indoor classroom.
Preschool Classes 2017/2018
For the 2017-2018 school year, West Side Christian School is offering a variety of flexible preschool classes. You may select between 2 and 5 days of class for your child. A minimum of two days is required. The days that you select are the days that your child will be signed up for (i.e., your schedule is then set; your days cannot change from week to week).
You are able to select ONE preschool class option per child -- i.e. morning preschool, afternoon preschool, or Nature preschool – not a combination of these. Your child will benefit from consistent instruction and class routines.
|3s||M-F||9:00 - 11:30am||Mrs. Nanninga|
|4s||M-F||8:45 - 11:30am||Mrs. Roberts|
|4s||M-F||12:30 - 3:05pm||Mrs. Roberts|
|4s Nature Preschool||M-F||8:45 - 11:30am||Ms. VerWoert|
|4s Nature Preschool||M-F||12:30 - 3:05pm||Ms. VerWoert|
|Young 5s||M-F||12:30 - 3:10pm||TBD|
|Class||2 Days||3 Days||4 Days||5 Days|
|3s & 4s Preschool||$1,145||$1,475||$1,795||$2,115|
|Young 5s||$3,450 - 5 Days|
There is no money due at the time of registration. A $100 deposit will be required in March, 2017, for which you will be billed. Regular tuition payments will begin in August, 2017, and all tuition must be paid in full by June 1, 2018.
We’re so certain that you’ll love our preschool that we’re giving you the opportunity to send your student to preschool for FREE. Yes, free. When you enroll your child in kindergarten, half of your total preschool tuition will be refunded as a kindergarten tuition discount. If your student remains at West Side Christian School through first grade, the other half of your total preschool tuition will be refunded as a tuition discount.
Young 5s will receive 40% of their tuition back, with half of that paid back via a discount off of kindergarten tuition, and the other half via a discount off of first grade tuition.
- 3 year old preschool students must be 3 by September 1 and using the toilet on their own
- 4 year old preschool students must be 4 by September 1
- Young 5 students must be 5 by January 1
- Each child is required to have immunizations updated and a physical examination with a health form and birth certificate turned in before classes begin