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

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

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KINDERGARTEN

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

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

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Mornings

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.

 

Afternoons

Young Fives students have the option to stay at school for any afternoons; the afternoon pick-up 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.

KINDERGARTEN READINESS TESTING

Readiness Testing is done in May, by parents or preschool teacher request, for students with summer birthdays planning 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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KINDERGARTEN

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.

PROGRAMS

This program is a play-based preschool program led by experienced and educated teachers, who nurture students' social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and intellectual growth.

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INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

God fundamentally changed Zeeland Christian School in 1989 with the beginning of inclusive education. Education for all children of differing abilities wasn't a new idea, but including children of all abilities in the same classroom was, especially in Christian schools. ZCS has the oldest Inclusion model school in the US, and the second oldest in North America, making ZCS a global leader in Inclusive Education

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MANDARIN IMMERION

Mandarin Immersion contains all the elements of our traditional program with one additional layer - classes are taught entirely in Mandarin Chinese! (Note: We do not currently offer a Mandarin Immersion Threeschool or Young Fives option.)

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SPANISH IMMERSION

Spanish Immersion contains all the elements of our traditional program with one additional layer - classes are taught entirely in Spanish!

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PRESCHOOL LEADERSHIP

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Mrs. Sherri Tibbe

Elementary Principal

What's Next?

For more information on our preschool, please contact the Enrollment Coordinator Nakisha DeJongndejong@zcs.org.

For Extended Care, please contact Heather Mulder hmulder@zcs.org.

 

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