Young Fives & Kindergarten

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Young Fives

A pre-kindergarten program designed for children who turn five by Dec. 1 and who have already completed a preschool experience.


All students enrolled in Young Fives attend class Monday thru Friday, from 8:40-11:50 AM. Classes, which are offered in English and Spanish, follow the K-8 calendar from August - June.



Young Fives students have the option to stay at school in the afternoon. Pickup time is 3:25 PM. Students from both English and Spanish classes combine for the afternoon in a class taught in English. Parents may choose 1-5 afternoons for their child's schedule, but the day(s) chosen must be consistent each week.

*Please note: must be 5 by Dec. 1st of the school year enrolled



Our kindergarten teachers focus on building community, nurturing creativity and helping each child to better appreciate the wonders of God’s creation.

Full-time Kindergarten

Students attend kindergarten from 8:40 AM - 3:25 PM, Monday thru Friday, all year long.


Transitional Kindergarten

All transitional kindergarten students attend school Monday thru Friday from 8:40 AM - 11:50 AM all year. Parents who choose transitional kindergarten set a part-time school schedule for their child, increasing to full days during the year.

Changes to a child's afternoon schedule are set as follows. Additional afternoons may only be added at these three times during the school year.

  • All transitional students will begin to attend class on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons starting the last week of October.
  • Beginning second semester (the third week of January), all transitional students will attend class on Wednesday afternoons, giving them three full days of school.
  • All transitional students will attend class on Monday afternoons after spring break in April, bringing students up to four full days at school. Some parents may choose to add Friday afternoons, but this is not required.

*Please note: must be 5 by Sept. 1st of the school year enrolled


Readiness Testing is done in May, by parents or preschool teacher request, for students with summer birthdays who plan to attend ZCS for the upcoming school year. Additionally, any students who did not attend preschool at ZCS will be assessed. Staff work in conjunction with preschool teachers to assess readiness for kindergarten, offering recommendations to parents.


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