Preschool & Pre-kindergarten

Philosophy & Purpose

The philosophy of the ISJ Early Childhood Program is that early childhood should be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploring, and discovery.  Young children are creative and receptive; the staff strives to nurture and encourage these qualities in children who attend.

 

The  purpose of the Early Childhood Program is to provide a Christian atmosphere that encourages social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth; and development of the whole child.

 

Planned within the framework of philosophy and purpose, ISJ Early Childhood curriculum includes sharing and conversation time; stories, songs, and fingerplays; creative art activities and small muscle developing crafts; games and large muscle activities; field trips throughout the community; food preparation; science and nature activities; exposure to shapes colors, numbers, and letters; and the celebration of birthdays and holidays.

 

Hours/Days of Operation

The Early Childhood Center is open year-round Monday through Friday from

7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Before and Aftercare

is available for $5/hour.

Our Early Childhood Center serves families who desire a safe, structured environment with a Christian focus for their children.  Our center serves students starting at 3 years old.  The center provides preschool and pre-kindergarten children with an early educational start with an experienced and loving staff.

Admissions

Children who are ages 3 years to pre-kindergarten age are eligible to enroll in the Early Childhood Program.  Admission requirements and enrollment procedures are as follows:

 

  • A child must be 3 years old by admission to be admitted into Preschool.        

  • A child must be 4 years old by September 1 to be admitted into the Pre-K class.

  • If the classes are filled when a parent calls, the child’s name will be put on a waiting list to fill vacancies as they occur.

 

Classes are filled on a first-come/first-served basis according to date of enrollment.

 

Registration

If you are interested in enrolling your child(ren), the following forms need to be completed for each child:

  • Health Record Form

  • Child Information Card

  • Enrollment Form

  • State Certified Birth Certificate

 

Please submit completed forms to the Early Childhood Director or School Office.

 

Scheduling

Children needing before or after school care may drop off students as needed. During the school hours (8:10-3:10), the center is unable to function as a drop off center. During school hours, the center has scheduled curriculum and activities it follows. Families wishing to utilize the service must complete an enrollment form with their desired schedule. The enrollment form must be completed prior to starting in the center. If you need extra days, check with the director.  If there is space available, we will be glad to accommodate you.  Because your child's place is being reserved and staffing is planned accordingly, refunds and credits cannot be given when your child is absent due to illness, change of schedule, and so forth.

Need more information?

Call us today at

616.363.0505

or email us at

isjoffice@mychristianschool.com

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ISJ is an affordable Christian school in Grand Rapids. ISJ does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, athletic, and other school-administered programs.