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Early Childhood

Preschool and Kindergarten at Grand Rapids Christian Schools

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Meeting and Tour

We welcome the opportunity to show our school to you. During your tour you will have the opportunity to meet teachers, visit classrooms, ask specific questions, and learn more about preschool and kindergarten. We will also give you a taste of the exciting things happening in first grade and beyond.

Please complete the online inquiry form, and a member of the Admissions Team will be in touch with you to schedule a meeting. 


Growing together and preparing for more.

The early years of a child's schooling should be a positive, wonder-filled time of learning. During these foundational years, children actively learn about their place in the world, among family, friends and the community. In our Early Childhood program, we teach each child that they are created in the image of God, that they construct their knowledge and understanding of everything in God's world as they become discerning stewards doing his will. 

Preschool and kindergarten students engage with caring teachers who purposefully provide experiences to inspire creativity and nurture faith. Children are excited about learning and are prepared for their future success in school.
Students develop their love for learning, a love for Christ, and compassion for others while becoming lifelong learners and disciples of Christ.
Every day is a new opportunity to share, learn, and grow – together.

Preschool and kindergarten children are inspired by their classroom environment. They learn about God's world and how to care for it. Your child will find themselves to be excited about learning, exploring, experimenting, and expanding their knowledge and friendships. Our program is designed to be a Christ-centered, hands-on, intellectually engaging, child-focused curriculum based on the Michigan state standards.

Children as Learners:

Children are made in the image of God and are in need of His grace. This is our foundation that our teaching and learning setting is based on.

  • All children are created body, mind, and spirit to delight in the worship of God.
  • All children are relational by nature and intended to live in community.
  • All children are unique with different gifts, callings, and abilities that develop in individual ways.
  • All children are curious, capable, and have a natural inclination to learn.
  • All children actively construct their knowledge and understanding of everything in God’s world using their bodies, senses, and social experiences as well as their minds.

Next Steps and More


For information regarding Preschool, Young 5's, and Kindergarten registration for the 2024-25 school year, please contact the school admissions director listed below. 

There is an $80 non-refundable/non-transferable registration fee for all early childhood programs. Payment information will be requested upon submission.


Beginning in March, parents will receive communication via email regarding class placement, Kindergarten screening dates, and next steps. 


The primary preschool payment plan is nine months from September through May. This aligns preschool payments for those who use preschool tuition as a childcare deduction on their taxes. The primary kindergarten payment plan is 10 months from August through May.
GRCS offers additional payment plan options:

  • Pay in Full: One payment in July
  • Pay by Semester: Two payments in July and December
  • Monthly Payments:
    • 9 months: September — May
    • 10 months: August — May
    • 11 months: August — June


Students must be fully potty trained and independent in the bathroom to attend preschool. Being fully potty trained means wearing underwear (no pull-ups) while they are at school. The only exception to this is if your child has a medical condition, confirmed by a physician’s note, that requires them to wear a pull-up. We realize that a lot of development occurs between registration and when school starts and simply ask that you stay in contact with us over the next few months.


In our supervised, licensed childcare program, we offer before and after school care for students, including snack time, craft time, playground/gym time, and homework time.

Click below for more information including rates, and registration.

Kids Care at GRCS


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Did you know, enrolling in preschool at Grand Rapids Christian Schools qualifies you for a $1,000 Eagles Kids Club Grant giving you $500 off both your kindergarten and first grade tuition?  Find out more on our Eagles Kids Club page.

2024 - 2025 preschool and kindergarten registration for new families begins on February 1, 2024


Please contact a member of the admissions team below for additional information.




GRCES, Iroquois and Evergreen Campuses

Jessie Renz

Rockford Christian School

Linda Vellenga