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Zeeland Community Pre-School

225 East Central Avenue
Zeeland, MI 49464

Phone:
(616) 772-2164

Website:

We are a private, non-profit, Christian preschool. We have been serving Zeeland and the surrounding community since 1971. We accept "Ready for School" grant, offer payment plans and a sibling discount. Parents are able to get a yearbook, DVD, and science photo book at the end of the school year.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Call us today. We look forward to being your first great school experience!

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language      
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Music and Motion Kids Labs (Science Exploration) Faith based, educationally centered curriculum Math and Fine Motor Development

From the Director:

Our goal is to get your child to love learning and life. We teach based on the educational goals and standards set by the Department of Education and the Zeeland School district for Kindergarten. We teach to these standards with a Christian perspective.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teacher/Director certified with Professional Teaching Certificates; Early Childhood Endorsement; Reading Specialist

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Kids will receive a DVD, Yearbook, and Science photo book.
Field Trips: Apple Orchard, Pumpkin patch, pizza hut, library, dentist, EMS (Ambulance), Police officer Visit, Nurse visit
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day parties
Pumpkinfest and Memorial Day Parades

Daily learning of letters and use of the Zoo phonics Program
Daily learning of shapes and numbers using the Heidi's Songs Program
Music and Motion
Snack Time
No outdoor recess or need for snowsuits during the winter months. Music and motion is used for movement and the rest of the time is focused on "fun education" and peer interaction.

A Typical Day

Craft/Free Play
Circle time/Special helper and show and tell
Calendar/ Shape/Color/Number
Snack
Centers: Math, Reading, Craft, sand, water table, science table
Circle time/ Story
Guided Free Play

Toys: Train table, fisher price, dramatic play, babies and dolls, kitchen, Reading/Puzzle Center, fine and large motor game sets

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Monthly calendars and newsletters
School Website access
Email/phone directly to director

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

You'll love our school academically and socially. The kids will have a chance to make their first group of close friends.

We try to make it your child's home away from home. We are good at working with all types of personalities so that your child will look forward to coming to see us.