KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT

So here you are.

This marks the beginning of an exciting journey for your child—one that will shape the person they become. It’s kind of scary, isn’t it, to realize that you can’t control everything in your child’s life for the next 13 years? But that’s where we come in.

You love the Lord, and you’re desperate for your son or your daughter to develop an authentic faith all their own. You want her to learn about the world—all of its scientific wonder and awe-inspiring order. You can’t wait for him to master language and communication and the creativity of the arts. But these topics are just scratching the surface, aren’t they? There are relationships and decision-making and history and sports and technology and economics and . . .

It’s all rather overwhelming.

So here we are—your partners in education.

Isn’t it amazing to think that there is an eager, dedicated band of teachers ready to walk with you on the journey of raising your child? Isn’t it powerful to picture consistent voices speaking into the formation of your son’s outlook on life in the same way you would? Doesn’t it give you goose bumps to imagine our mentors helping your daughter understand that she is precious and worthwhile simply because she is a child of God?

When you choose Holland Christian Kindergarten, you’re starring as the hero in your child’s story. You’re the person with the courage and foresight to sacrifice and invest in your child’s future. Without a doubt, there will be rough patches along the way, but when you set foot on campus or hear the ever-growing stories of discovery, you’ll know way down deep in your bones that you made the right choice.

Holland Christian Kindergarten. Choose it for now. Choose it for life.

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As a parent, you know just as well as we do that God created each child amazingly unique. Children begin their kindergarten journey coming from a wide variety of places, and we celebrate that! Some approach school ready and eager for the everyday experience, while others thrive better in a part-time setting. Because of work schedules and family obligations, the needs of today’s families are just as varied. So we think offering parents options for class schedules is the way to go.

We offer the following schedules for Kindergarten:

3-Day+ Classes

These classes meet three full days per week and add a fourth day after spring break. Classes meet on Monday/Wednesday/Thursdays before adding Tuesdays during the last quarter. These final four day weeks allow children and families to gradually prepare for the full-time schedule of 1st Grade.

5 Day Classes

These classes meet full time Monday-Friday.

Choosing a Kindergarten schedule can be tricky, and we want to help. In addition to your own experience with your child, ask your child’s preschool teacher for input. You can also have your child observed with an individualized readiness tool like the Gesell Developmental Observation which will provide a host of developmental information about your child and serve as one more piece of the puzzle to help you understand her needs. If you are interested in having your child assessed, please contact Holland Christian’s Preschool Director, Amanda Brouwer, at abrouwer@hollandchristian.org.

In addition to developmental readiness, chronological age helps determine if your child is ready for Kindergarten, and if she is 5-years-old by September 1, Kindergarten is an option for you. If he is younger, but you’d still like to consider Kindergarten, please contact us! We will work with you to determine if it’s the best fit. Please enroll your child by March 1, 2017 in order for us to prepare class lists. Enrollment will continue on a rolling basis after March 1 until classes are full or school begins in the fall.

If you have any questions about all of this or would like to see the magic of Kindergarten in person, reach out to our Admissions Director, Courtney Lampen, at (616) 820-2804 or clampen@hollandchristian.org.

We’ll roll out the red carpet for your family and can’t wait to meet you.

Already made your decision? Apply here.

Welcome to the Class of 2030!