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This information is updated for the 2018-19 preschool year.

PRESCHOOLS for Grand Rapids Kids and Beyond

It may feel like the school year just started, but it is already time to begin thinking about next year’s school plans.

Many preschools begin their fall enrollment in January.

Whether this is your first child going off to school or your fifth, there are several factors to consider whe making this important decision. Our Preschool Guide has everything you’ll need–program details, open house schedules, and even a map pinpointing the preschools featured in our Guide.

Sometimes the hardest part of this process is not even in picking the school, but in determining if your kiddo needs another year of preschool or if she is ready to start Kindergarten. Want some help in making this decision? Check out our interview with a local Kindergarten teacher to find out what Kindergarten readiness looks like.

If cost is another big factor in your preschool decision, did you know that some kids will qualify for FREE preschool? There are programs in our area that offer this income-based preschool to children, built on certain factors. Below, you’ll find links to these Head Start Programs and Great Start Readiness programs in your area.

*It is a parent’s responsibility to research a preschool’s accreditation status. Accreditation is not a legal requirement for preschools in Michigan and choosing an accredited preschool is a parent preference.

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Thursday January 11, 2018

Legacy Christian School's Early Childhood Open House
Legacy Christian School –  Grand Rapids at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Children’s Workshop Preschool Open House/Registration
Children’s Workshop Preschool –  Grand Rapids at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Early Childhood Open House at Borculo Christian School
Borculo Christian School –  Zeeland at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Rockford Christian School Preschool & Kindergarten Open House and Registration Nights
Rockford Christian –  Rockford at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday January 18, 2018

Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School - Iroquois Campus Preschool & Kindergarten Open House and Registration Night
Grand Rapids Christian Elementary Iroquois Campus –  Grand Rapids at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday January 20, 2018

Preschool Fair at Herrick District Library
Herrick District Library –  Holland at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Eastminster Preschool Open House
Eastminster Preschool –  Grand Rapids at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School - Evergreen Campus Preschool & Kindergarten Open House and Registration Night
Grand Rapids Christian Elementary Evergreen Campus –  Grand Rapids at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Open House for New Students at Our Savior Lutheran
Our Savior Lutheran School & Preschool –  Grand Rapids at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Open House for New Students at Our Savior Lutheran School
Our Savior Lutheran School & Preschool –  Grand Rapids at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Early Childhood Open House at AnchorPoint Christian School
AnchorPoint Christian School –  Wyoming at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday January 25, 2018

Little Lambs Preschool Open House
Little Lambs Preschool –  Alto at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Grace Beginnings Preschool Open House!
Grace Lutheran church –  Wyoming at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday January 30, 2018

Early Childhood Evening Open House
Polka Dot Garden Preschools –  Grandville at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Youngest Friends Night; Precademy, Innocademy and iCademy Global
Precademy Preschool –  Zeeland at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday February 1, 2018

Messiah Lutheran Open House for Preschool and Young Fives
Messiah Lutheran Preschool –  Grand Rapids at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Early Childhood Open House at Lamont Christian School
Lamont Christian School –  Coopersville at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Monday February 5, 2018

New Community Preschool Open House
New Community Preschool –  Grand Rapids at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday March 8, 2018

Grand Rapids Christian Showcase 2018
Grand Rapids Christian Elementary Iroquois Campus –  Grand Rapids at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday March 20, 2018

Messiah Lutheran Preschool Open House
Messiah Lutheran Preschool –  Grand Rapids at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday April 13, 2018

Our Savior Lutheran Open House
Our Savior Lutheran School & Preschool –  Grand Rapids at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday April 19, 2018

AnchorPoint Christian Open House & Enrollment!
AnchorPoint Christian School –  Wyoming at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturday April 28, 2018

Bring Kids to Play Learn & Explore at the Early Childhood Resource Fair
Kent Career Tech Center –  Grand Rapids at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday August 9, 2018

Grace Beginnings Preschool OPEN HOUSE
Grace Lutheran church –  Wyoming at 11:30 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday August 30, 2018

Greenville Public Schools GSRP Preschool Open House
Cedar Crest Elementary –  Greenville at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday October 18, 2018

School Choice Expo & Family Harvest Festival
Gerald R. Ford Academic Center –  Grand Rapids at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday January 10, 2019

Legacy Christian School Early Childhood Open House
Legacy Christian School –  Grand Rapids at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Greater Grand Rapids Preschools Guide

*The following are sponsored listings.

grand rapids christian school

Within a safe, Christ-centered environment, preschool students at Grand Rapids Christian Schools engage with caring teachers who purposefully provide experiences to achieve both developmental and academic goals and position children for future success while respecting the pace of childhood. Students are given the freedom to make choices within an intentional plan of activities that build social and academic skills.

Focusing on the whole child, our highly trained teachers document each child’s individual progress with a portfolio centered on faith formation, cognitive and physical growth and abilities, and their social-emotional well-being. Play is an important part of our preschool program. It inspires creativity, teaches empathy, encourages language development, fosters independent learning experiences, gives students space to solve problems, and prepares them to be lifelong learners.

We offer programs for children ages 3-5 with schedules ranging from 2 half days to 5 full days, including both Young Fives and Spanish Immersion.

Before and After School Care is also available starting at 7:00 AM and ending at 6:00 PM.

Students who enroll in preschool at Grand Rapids Christian are automatically members of Eagles Kids Club. Eagles Kids Club members receive a $500 tuition gift certificate to use toward their kindergarten tuition and receive a second $500 gift certificate a year later to use for first grade!

Registration begins at our Preschool and Kindergarten Open Houses On January 16 (Rockford), 18 (Iroquois), and 23 (Evergreen).

Visit for more information.

We would also love to give you a personal tour so you can see our classes in action.

Come share, learn, and grow with us!


GR Christian Elementary School | Iroquois Campus | 1508 Alexander St SE | Grand Rapids, MI  49506-3200 | 616-574-6017
GR Christian Elementary School | Evergreen Campus | 1630 Griggs St SE, | Grand Rapids, MI 49506-4427 | 616-574-6017
Rockford Christian School | 6060 Belding Rd |Rockford, MI 49341-9616 | 616-574-6438

“We love it at GRCES! The way the teachers promote learning through exploration, encourage group participation, and respect children’s desire to make independent choices has been wonderful for our children. We feel that our boys are encouraged to be thinkers and explorers who are excited to learn about God’s world. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to send our children to GRCES and would absolutely recommend it to any parent looking to raise their children in a Christ-centered environment.” 
Tony and Annie Tang
Learn more about Grand Rapids Christian Schools


The Children’s Workshop Preschool programs have been serving families in the greater Grand Rapids area since 1976. The goal of Children’s Workshop is to “build better kids” and to provide a secure environment where young children will share, learn, play, experiment, grow and develop self esteem during their first school experience. We are licensed by the State of Michigan, have not-for-profit 501(c)(3) status, and have no religious affiliation. Children’s Workshop Preschool offers a safe and nurturing environment where your toddler through young 5-year-old can practice their independence while developing the academic skills that will carry them through their school years. Your child will develop a love of learning through a balance of structure and play.

We offer a variety of classes for not-yet potty-trained toddlers through young fives. Options include a lunch hour and full-day classes to prepare your soon-to-be kindergartener. Our teachers have an average of 16 years teaching experience and participate in both regional and national conferences where they are educated on the latest teaching tools and techniques.

For information contact Beth at [email protected].


2727 Michigan St. NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49506
616-977-0555WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Learn more about Children’s Workshop

Free and sliding scale tuition options are provided to eligible families through the Great Start Readiness Program grant at 26 sites throughout Grand Rapids.

Our mission is to provide students with a world-class pre-kindergarten education using a proven approach and best practices. We teach every student using play based environments that support critical thinking skills, develop positive self-esteem, facilitate independence, and build excitement for life-long learning.

We teach language arts and literacy, mathematics and numeracy, science and technology, social studies, and the arts using a research-based curriculum, known as Creative Curriculum, which is aligned to the Michigan Department of Education’s Early Childhood Standards of Quality. Our preschool environments offer quiet and active work and play, as well as individualized and group focused teaching activities. Children have opportunities to build social skills daily by making decisions, solving problems, sharing, taking turns, following directions, listening, creating, discovering friendships, and above all building a love for learning!

For those who may need extra supports in reaching developmental benchmarks, our preschool environments also provide access and opportunities to receive intervention, as well as specialized instruction and services. We are able to adapt and customize the setting to optimize student growth for all learners.


26 sites throughout Grand Rapids
616-819-2111 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK


NorthPointe Christian is a Christ-centered, family community where children are encouraged to grow spiritually, socially, and academically. Our teachers love and serve Jesus wholeheartedly and are dedicated to nurturing each student to further cultivate their God-given gifts. We focus on authentic learning experiences, including field trips, special visits from community workers, and much more! Our variety of programs help us meet the needs of all learners. All NorthPointe teachers are certified.

We offer:
• Preschool for 3 and 4 year olds
• Young Fives
• 3 and 5 day Kindergarten
• Spanish Immersion and English Programs
• Nature-Based Outdoor Preschool
• Flexible Schedule Options, from 2 half days to 5 full days
• Before/After School Care (6:30am-6:00pm)
• NEW! Intergenerational Preschool inside Vista Springs Retirement Facility (just blocks away from NorthPointe’s campus)

Age Requirement:
2 years, 9 months at the age of enrollment. Mid-year enrollees welcome as space allows.

Learn more at one of our upcoming events or call for a personal tour!
January 18th, 2018 – 6:30 PM – Preschool & Elementary Parent/Child Learning Lab
March 8th, 2018 – 6:30 PM – Preschool & Elementary Parent/Child Learning Lab
April 12th, 2018 – 6:30 PM – Preschool & Kindergarten Round Up
April 18th, 2018 – 7:45 AM – Preview Day: come see the school in action!


540 Russwood Ave NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49505
616-363-4869WEBSITE | FACEBOOK


At AppleTree and Gilden Woods, we provide high quality, educational child care and preschool for children ages six weeks through 12 years old in a safe and comfortable environment. Our caring, experienced teachers are dedicated to discovering and nurturing each child’s unique abilities. The AppleCam®, our secure webcam system, allows parents to “visit” their child’s classroom anytime during the day using a computer or mobile device. Parents receive AppleGram® daily reports that recap their child’s day and are viewable online in real-time.

Our approach is a combination of industry-respected curriculum and proprietary learning tools that meet all domains of development necessary for a quality, educational early childhood experience to prepare children for Kindergarten Readiness. We maintain rigorous quality standards to ensure building and child safety, curriculum, programming, and staff training requirements are continually being met. Before and after-school care, as well as spring break, winter holiday, and summer day camps, are offered for school age children. Transportation to and from local elementary schools is available at selected locations. Weekly enrichment programs include Music, Fitness, Spanish, S.T.E.M., and Computer classes. Throughout the year, we provide opportunities for parents to get involved by participating in activities such as our annual Spring Carnival, educational parent workshops, picnics, Field Day, and more.


Breton Village616-957-1023
Cascade Young 5’s and School Age616-719-4401
Grand Rapids616-447-7837
Howell – 517-295-4761
Knapp Corner 616-364-0543
Walker East  – 616-481-3811
Walker West – 616-735-4600

Learn more about AppleTree and Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool

Ada Christian

Ada Christian School partners with parents to educate the whole child. With programming for 3’s, 4’s and Young 5’s, we nurture each student–mind, body and soul– in Christian community. By presenting each subject through a biblical perspective, students are given a platform to express how God is uniquely working in their lives.

Integrated Outdoor Education
For every student, in every grade, our 37-acre classroom provides hands-on opportunities to interact with God’s creation. Students find meaning through working in gardens, feeding goats and chickens, exploring trails and experiencing life in our Native American and Homestead villages.

Before & After School Care
• Starts at 7:40 AM; Ends at 6:00 PM
• Choose the times that work best for your family

Preschool enrollment for 2018-2019 is now open.

Class details, curriculum and additional information is available on our website. Families interested in learning more about Ada Christian Preschool are invited to contact our Preschool Director, Jennifer Gormley (616-676-0254) for more information. Registrations are being accepted at school and online.

Come Visit!
Call 616-676-1289 to schedule a personal tour to see all that Ada Christian School’s Christ-centered environment can offer you and your child.


6206 Ada Dr. SE | Ada, MI 49301
616-676-0254WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Learn more about Ada Christian School

Grace Church Preschool

Come Join Our Family at Grace Church Preschool!

Our program builds strong relationships with our families, and creates a warm and loving relationship for our little ones to learn. The children in our program explore through play and meaningful connections with the world around them. We believe that a strong social-emotional foundation allows children to flourish academically as they grow.

We offer a multi-age preschool room and a Young Fives program to prepare children for kindergarten through developmentally-appropriate curriculum. The Young Fives program includes a daily enrichment hour of Art, PE, Spanish, and Music. Call us today for more information!

Preschool Class Days and Times Include:
MWF Mornings – 9:00-11:30; MWF All Day – 9:00-3:00
T/TH Mornings – 9:00-11:30; T/TH All Day – 9:00-3:00
Monday through Friday: All Day 9:00-3:00
Young Fives: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00-3:00

Enrollment Begins on TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018!
Call us soon to set up a time to visit as our classes fill up rather quickly.


1815 Hall St. SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49506
616-241-3202WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

“Grace Preschool has been the most nurturing and loving environment for my son so that he is excited to explore and learn. I have watched him grow in confidence. He never wants to miss a day of school.”
Anna Proulx
Learn more about Grace Church Preschool

Our goal at Hudsonville Christian is to help each child discover God’s plan by integrating faith and learning to nurture the whole child – mind, body, and soul. We offer a variety of programs and schedules to meet your needs, including 3 School, 4 School, Nature-Based 4 School, Young 5’s, Kindergarten, and Kids’ Corner Childcare.

We hope you will join us for our Early Childhood Exploration Night on January 25 so we can help you discover which program is best for your child. Child check-in begins at 6:00 PM and the Parent Presentation begins at 6:30 PM. Bring your child to visit the classrooms, meet the teachers and participate in fun activities.

Enrollment begins January 25, 2018.


3435 Oak St | Hudsonville, MI  49426
616-669-7486 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Learn more about Hudsonville Christian Preschool

ada village preschool

Ada Village Preschool is proud to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, (NAEYC), since 1993. We offer half day programs for three, four and five year old children. Through our play-based curriculum, our highly qualified staff works with families to address and strengthen children’s physical, social/emotional and cognitive abilities.

Our Public Registration for the 2018-19 school year begins on Monday, January 22, at 6:00 PM, via on-line enrollment. Please call our office at 616-676-3576 to receive more information or to schedule a personal tour! We look forward to meeting you!


6330 Ada Drive SE | Ada, MI 49301 (located in the Ada Congregational Church)
616-676-3576WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

“We could not be happier to have been able to send our three children to AVP.  The care and concern for each child attending the program is felt as you walk through the door.  You can tell the staff has a passion for education which is reflected in the children’s love for the teachers.  We truly appreciate the play-based learning program, outstanding communication and celebration of diversity that comes along with sending our children to AVP.” 
Curt and Katie Weaver
“We have been AVP parents for four years and can’t say enough good things about the environment and the staff.  The warmth and love this preschool has for our children is undeniable.  My children love to attend and are excited to go each day.  There isn’t a better place for little ones to begin their ‘love for learning’ journey.” 
Sarah and Brandon Cortese

Early childhood education at Grandville Christian School, offered in English & Spanish Immersion, is a Christ-centered, developmentally appropriate one. Our early childhood staff celebrates each student as a unique and special child of God. We emphasize God’s love for us, our love for Him and our love for each other. Our caring, experienced teachers are committed to partnering with you in every aspect of your child’s development.

Young 3s preschool and 3 year old preschool meets 2 half days per week & 4 year old preschool meets 3 half days per week. Junior Kindergarten meets 5 half days per week & Kindergarten meets either 5 half days per week or full days. Childcare is offered at GCCS from 6:30 AM until 6:00 PM.

Parents and children are invited to join us at our Early Childhood Open House on Tuesday, January 30 or Wednesday March 21 at 6:30 PM. You will have an opportunity to meet our teachers, visit classrooms and have your questions answered.

Enrollment for the 2018 – 2019 school year begins on the evening of January 30.


3934 Wilson Ave | Grandville, MI 49418
616-538-9710WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Learn more about Polka Dot Garden Preschool

orchard hill preschool

Nationally Accredited Preschool program serving the North West Community for over 36 years. Christian preschool environment includes Zoo Phonics, Creative Curriculum, on-going assessment of your child and loving care. All staff have at least 10 years of seniority with their teaching styles yielding proven results.

Open Registration will begin February 1st for all 2018 – 19 morning preschool classes. An Open House is scheduled for Thursday, February 1st from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Plan to join us to check out all of our classrooms, meet the teachers, grab a treat, enter to win a prize and learn more about our programs.


1465 Three Mile Rd NW | Grand Rapids, MI 49544
616-784-4061 WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Learn more about Orchard Hill Christian Preschool and Child Care Center

st mark preschool

At Saint Mark, children are nurtured in an environment built on the foundation of God’s love, providing classrooms where each child feels safe, valued and loved. Children are free to explore, create, and grow as they learn about Jesus, themselves, others and God’s beautiful world. Meanwhile, they develop skills needed for a lifetime of learning. A rich and varied learning environment gives children the opportunity to explore colors, shapes, numbers and letters, as well as, science and sensory experiences.

“Get Set for School” by Learning Without Tears forms the foundation of our curriculum. It provides developmentally appropriate learning objectives for three core areas: Language & Literacy, Numbers & Math, Readiness & Writing. Creative themes enrich the play based learning environment and teach the stated objectives.

Saint Mark is blessed with a facility which includes 6 classrooms, a gym and an outdoor playground. Children play and learn in a variety of spaces every day and enjoy large muscle play indoors or outside.

Families are important to us; therefore we facilitate family fellowship through a variety of events. The Pumpkin Pajama Party, Children’s Christmas Worship, Popsicles on the Playground, and Cabin Fever Family Gym Time are examples of activities offered.


1934 52nd St SE | Kentwood, MI  49508
616-455-5320WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Learn more about Saint Mark Preschool

Northwest Co-op Preschool

Northwest Co-op Preschool offers a play-based, child-centered approach to preschool using nature as a guide. In collaboration with Blandford Nature Center, we offer full classroom days of outdoor exploration throughout the year, along with using natural elements as tools for learning and play inside.

We focus on teaching the whole child. Equal emphasis is placed on social, emotional, and intellectual growth. Experienced-based education encourages children’s creativity, helps them to become critical thinkers and promotes interest in life-long learning.

Another unique characteristic of our preschool is that parents are viewed as partners in the education of their child. Open since 1962, NW Co-op is a non-profit organization operated completely by its members—the parents. As a co-op, we enjoy the benefits of parent participation in the classroom and in the operation of the school. Our preschool is a welcoming community for your entire family.

3-4 year old preschool- Tues/Thurs 9:15 AM-11:45 AM
4-5 year old preschool- Mon/Wed/Fri 9:15 AM-11:45 AM

2018 Open Houses
January 23rd 6 PM-7:30 PM
February 28th 6 PM-7:30 PM
April 19th 6 PM-7:30 PM


1934 Bridge St. NW | Grand Rapids, MI 49504
616-791-4140WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Learn more about Northwest Co-op Preschool

eastminster preschoolEastminster Preschool has provided quality preschool education since 1973. Our curriculum is based on skills for kindergarten readiness, with a play-based and child-centered focus. The learning environment offers unparalleled space to move and learn. It inspires a child’s natural curiosity, promotes self-discovered knowledge, encourages independence, and builds self-esteem. With low student/teacher ratios, the classes are taught by teams of highly qualified teachers who provide a curriculum which is developmentally-appropriate and fosters social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. Our goal is for each child to leave preschool with enhanced knowledge, self-confidence, creativity, self-control and a love of learning.


1700 Woodward Ave. SE | Grand Rapids, MI  49506

Learn more about Eastminster Preschool

west side christian

Worship, learning, community, and creation forms the foundation of faith-based learning at West Side Christian School. We invite you to discover how your child’s growth will be nurtured and developed within our preschool-8th grade school community! WSCS offers play-based 3s, 4s, 4s Nature Preschool, and Young 5s classes, with flexible scheduling options available for some morning classes.

Our Nature Preschool features the Playscape outdoor classroom. Students in all of our classes participate in outdoor educational experiences with our full-time Director of Outdoor Education in our onsite nature preserve, garden, and additional natural areas.

In addition to preschool, WSCS offers Little Sprouts Childcare, a flexible and affordable year-round childcare and development center offering preschool wraparound , before & after school, school vacation, snow day, and summer vacation care that includes field trips, classroom buddies, chapel, and cheering on WSCS’s middle school athletic teams at their home games.

WSCS also hosts BUDS, a weekly gathering for parents and their ‘buds’ ages 0-5, featuring a variety of 30-minute fun, free, and educational drop-in classes, and Forest Homeschool, seasonally-based outdoor education classes for students ages 4-12.

Come check us out at our Early Childhood Preview Night, January 11, 2018 at 6:30 PM.


955 Westend Ave. NW | Grand Rapids, MI  49504
616-453-3925WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Learn more about West Side Christian School

Messiah Lutheran Preschool

Located in Northeast Grand Rapids, Messiah has made learning fun since 1987! In our Christ-centered environment your child will be free to explore and will receive guidance in a variety activities where he/she will be able to experience success. Our goal is to provide a learning atmosphere which will enhance your child’s basic needs: spiritual, emotional, social, intellectual and physical.

The classes we offer are:

Terrific Threes (2 half days: Tues./Thurs.) – For children age 3 by September 1, 2018.

Fantastic Fours (3 half days: Mon./Tues./Thurs.) – For children age 4 by September 1, 2018.

Fabulous Fives (4 half days: Mon./Tues./Thurs./Fri.) -For children age 5 by March 1, 2019.

Children in our Threes class will learn to share, play with others, listen to peers during group time and follow routines. Children will strengthen small and large muscles through many various hands on activities.

Our main emphasis with our Fours and Fives is Kindergarten readiness. Children will be encouraged to develop independence and listening skills. The extra day for our Fives helps them prepare for everyday Kindergarten and includes a more challenging curriculum.

Morning classes begin at 8:45 AM. Our afternoon session begins at 12:30 PM.

Call to schedule your tour and for tuition rates.

OPEN HOUSE DATES: February 1st and March 20th.


2727 Five Mile NE | Grand Rapids, MI  49525
616-363-2553WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Learn more about Messiah Lutheran Preschool

maple tree preschool

Maple Tree Preschool has been preparing children for a lifelong love of learning for 37 years! Call for a tour (616-534-5465) or go on a virtual tour here! 2018-2019 registration begins January 1.

• Daily emphasis on Bible stories, praying and singing
• Each class has a private Facebook page with pictures posted daily
• Curriculum includes science, math, reading readiness, alphabet recognition and phonemic awareness (Zoo-phonics)
• Large classroom space

3-yr-old Program
• Monday and Wednesday, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
• 3 by September 1

4-yr-old Program
• Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
• Monday and Wednesday, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
• Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
• Optional Friday, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
• 4 by December 1

Young Fives
• Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
• Optional Friday, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
• 4 by February 1

Open House
• Saturday, February 3, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
• Monday, March 12, 2018, 6:00 PM– 7:30 PM


3060 Wilson Ave | Grandville, MI 49418
616-534-5465WEBSITE | FACEBOOK


mayflower preschool

At NAEYC accredited Mayflower Preschool, children learn through play! Our mission is to create a warm environment that stimulates creativity and a positive self-image for each child. Our program provides both structure and freedom, which allows the child to explore, develop and grow emotionally, socially, physically and intellectually. Email us at [email protected].


2345 Robinson Rd SE | Grand Rapids MI 49506
616-459-7386WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Learn more about Mayflower Preschool 

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are an alliance of vibrant learning communities inspiring young people to grow in faith and grace, achieve more in school and life, develop creativity and character, and feel welcomed and cherished. Scholarships are available, including Welcome Scholarships for new families.


360 Division Ave S | Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-551-4743WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Learn more about Catholic Schools – Diocese of Grand Rapids

Noah’s Ark Pre-Kindergarten provides a Christ centered educational experience for three- and four- year olds in a loving, nurturing environment. Our qualified teachers and staff strive to meet the needs of each child at their stage of development while fostering their social, emotional, spiritual, and academic growth.


6980 Hanna Lake Ave SE | Caledonia MI 49316
616-698-8660WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Learn more about Dutton Christian Noah’s Ark PreKindergarten



Your Affordable Christian Preschool-Daycare where a lifetime of learning begins!

You and your child will joyfully journey with AnchorPoint’s supportive resources and cooperative counsel.

• Christ-centered education
• Safe, nurturing environment
• Experienced teacher-aide teams
• Excellent academic preparation
• Innovative, interactive activities
• Spacious rooms, playground, gym
• Convenient central location
• Affordable tuition

• 2- or 3-day schedule
• 9:00–11:30 AM
• 7 AM-5:30 PM student daycare

Open Houses–January 24 & April 19, 2018
6:30-7:30 PM
Or call for a family tour

Email us at [email protected].


601 36th Street SW | Wyoming MI 49509 (just west of the 131 expressway)
616-608-4006WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Learn more about AnchorPoint Christian Preschool

By embracing innovation, Precademy equips preschoolers to become global leaders through play, exploration and experiential learning. In using the Creative Curriculum students are appropriately challenged in a nurturing environment filled with fun! Call Leisa at 616-446-1486 or email [email protected] to set up a tour!


8485 Homestead Drive | Zeeland, MI 49464
616-748-5637WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Learn more about Precademy

st stephen catholic school

Using the Creative Curriculum as a guide, our teachers create sensory-rich classrooms that inspire preschoolers to investigate the world around them. Through play, students explore a variety of subjects including music, art, and science. We offer childcare, morning three-year-old preschool, morning and afternoon four-year-old preschool, competitive tuition, and financial aid.


740 Gladstone Dr. SE | East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
616-243-8998WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Learn more about St. Stephen Catholic School

Our Savior Lutheran Preschool offers a Christ-centered education. Our preschool provides a variety of learning experiences within a caring, Christian environment. 

We offer the following:

• Bible Stories with memory verses that incorporate sign language
• Zoophonics
• Indoor large motor activity room
• Fenced outdoor playground

Our Savior Lutheran Preschool offers morning programs for 3, 4, and 5 year old children.

Nestled in the heart of southeast Grand Rapids, Our Savior Lutheran Preschool is located on a low-traffic side street between the East Beltline corridor and Breton Village.

Enrollment opens in January for the fall and continues throughout the year.


1916 Ridgewood Ave. SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49506
616-949-0710 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Learn more about Our Savior Lutheran Preschool

New Community Preschool accepts children as the unique individuals they are; created by God to help them grow spiritually, emotionally, socially, and academically through close relationships and a positive learning environment. We offer a wide range of classes with a focus on God’s love in all we do!


2340 Dean Lake Ave | Grand Rapids MI 49505
616-361-9780 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

LEARN MORE ABOUT New Community Preschool

forest hills presbyterian preschoolFHPP is a NAEYC accredited, Christian based program, providing opportunities to experience love for God, His creation and others. We use a developmentally appropriate approach to teaching which fosters fine and gross motor skills, listening and verbal skills, independence, creativity, self-expression and self-control. Children are guided in accepting and following directions, assuming responsibilities, safety rules and good health practices. We support families in their efforts to help their children develop as healthy, thoughtful and spiritual individuals. We emphasize math, language and literacy, science, social studies, physical fitness and personal/social development. We are Christ based and child centered.


7495 Cascade Road | Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Learn more about Forest Hills Presbyterian Preschool

We provide an educational environment prepared for the appropriate developmental level of the young child, incorporating freedom within limits and guided by careful observation of the work the child does in the construction of self. The collaboration of home and school is essential in the development of the whole child.


6810 Old 28th St. SE | Suite 1 | Grand Rapids, MI 49546
616-940-4616WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Learn more about Montessori Connections Preschool

The Goddard School offers the best childhood preparation for social and academic success. The Goddard School offers a play-based learning program to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure children become confident, joyful and fully prepared students. The Goddard School introduces STEAM concepts (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) to help children develop a strong foundation for their future educations.


1544 Macnider Rd SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-954-7550
5820 Bayberry Farms Dr | Grandville, MI 49418 | 616-202-2777

Learn more about THE GODDARD SCHOOL

Head Start for Kent County | Locations throughout Kent County including Grand Rapids and surrounding areas.

Child Development Services of Ottawa County (Head Start) | Locations include Coopersville, Grand Haven, Holland, Hudsonville and Zeeland.

Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP): Ottawa | Great Start School Readiness Program is a free preschool for four year old children who meet state guidelines (income criteria: for a family of 4, for example, up to $60,750).

Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP): Kent | Families qualify for free preschool based on income or other factors such as special needs or high risks. Guidelines vary based on the age of the child.

Help Me Grow-Ottawa | Not sure what the best program or location for your child and family might be?  If you live in the Ottawa Area, connect with Help Me Grow-Ottawa to learn about what options are available for your family.  Call 844-233-2244 or connect online at

Adventures Learning Centers | Locations in Caledonia (616-891-7950) and Kentwood (616-301-2030)
Bright Horizons at Spectrum
| 1697 Michigan Street Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-774-7420

Canterbury Creek Farm Preschool | 6555 Grand River Dr NE, Ada, MI 49301 | (616) 676-0248
Childtime Learning Centers | Two locations in Kentwood | 877-624-2602Duncan Lake Early Childhood Center | 9753 Duncan Lake Ave SE, Caledonia, MI 49316 | 616-891-6220
Early Childhood Center at Byron Center Public Schools | 2300 84th St SW Byron Center, MI 49315 | 616-878-6130
Gymco Discovery Preschool | 2306 Camelot Ridge Ct SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-956-0586
Hudsonville Public School Early Childhood Program | 5535 School Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426 | 616-797-0842
Kelloggsville Early Childhood Center | 977 44th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49509 | 616-532-1585
Kenowa Hills Early Childhood Center | 3971 Richmond Ct NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534 | 
Kidz in Motion Preschool | 1391 Gezon Parkway, Wyoming, MI 49509 | 616-726-7979
Lamont Christian School | 5260 Leonard Rd., Coopersville, MI 49404 | 616-677-1757
Learning Ship Christian Preschool | 2900 Baldwin Street, Hudsonville, MI 49426 | 616-662-2107
Legacy Christian School | 67 68th Street SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548  |  616-455-3860
Lighthouse Early Learning Academy | Locations in Byron Center (616-583-1888) and Holland 616-796-6650
Little Lambs Cooperative Preschool | 7248 68th St SE, Alto, MI 49316 | 616-554-3350
Milestones Child Development Center | Locations in Caledonia 616-536-2520, Belmont 616-361-0191, Cascade 616-942-5002
New Branches Charter Academy | 3662 Poinsettia Ave SE Grand Rapids MI 49508 | 616-243-6221
New Community Preschool | 2340 Dean Lake Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 | 616-361-6014
Northview Community Education Preschool | 4365 Hunsberger Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI | 616-361-3470
St Peters Lutheran Preschool | 310 E Division St NE, Rockford, MI 49341 | 616-866-3700
St Thomas the Apostle Catholic School | 1429 Wilcox Park Dr SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | 616-458-4228
Treasure Tree Preschool | 5353 Wilson Avenue SW, Wyoming, MI 49418 | 616-532-8827
The Goddard School | Locations in Cascade 616-954-7550 and Grandville 616-202-2777
Tutor Time | Locations in Cascade, Grand Rapids and Jenison |
Wyoming Public Schools Preschool | 1840 38th St. SW, Wyoming MI 49519 |

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