2023-2024’s Best Preschools in Grand Rapids, Including Young5’s, Christian Preschools, Montessori + More

The best preschools in Grand Rapids are exciting for kids.

The Best Preschools are Listed Here

There are a variety of preschool programs in Grand Rapids!

Local families enjoy both faith-based and secular options, traditional classroom learning, outdoor learning, and even multilingual programs for preschoolers.

Enrollment for many preschools start as soon as January. Check out our listings of open houses and school programs below.

If you are on the fence whether to send your child off to Kindergarten or maybe enroll them in Young5’s, check out what kids need to know for Kindergarten in Michigan.

Some kids may qualify for FREE preschool. Find a list of Head Start and Great Start Readiness Programs below.

*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.

Preschools Menu

Preschool in Grand Rapids

Our Savior Lutheran Preschool

• Daily Bible lessons include a weekly story, songs, prayer and memory verse using sign language
• Academics is taught through a play based curriculum
• Small class size
• Emphasis on building social skills and growing in Christ
• Focus on developing a healthy self-concept
• Weekly music class and library time
• Spacious classroom, large motor activity room, fenced outdoor playground and gym
• Affordable tuition
• Preschool schedule 9:30-12:00

Preschool in Hudsonville

Hudsonville Christian Preschool

The JOY of the Lord is in this place!

At Hudsonville Christian, we believe that God has big plans for every child, and we offer a variety of programs and schedules to meet your child’s needs!

Enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year will begin on Thursday January 19, 2023.

Open House Info
Exploration Night for parents on Thursday, January 19 at 6:30 PM.

Preschool in Grand Rapids

Eastminster Preschool

Eastminster Preschool's curriculum is based on kindergarten readiness skills with a play-based and child-centered focus. It fosters social, emotional, physical, and linguistic growth.

Our learning environment inspires natural curiosity, promotes self-discovered knowledge and creativity, encourages independence.

With low student/teacher ratios, classes are taught by teams of licensed and bachelor-degreed teachers.

Open House Info
Tuesday, January 17, 2023. 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

Preschool in Caledonia

St. Paul Preschool

Our students are Christ-centered, academic achievers, and responsible citizens with exceptional character and servants' hearts.

Our experienced, talented, and dedicated teachers lovingly work with your children to lay a strong foundation for future learning.

We have a safe, caring, and peaceful school environment. Come join the St. Paul Preschool family.

Open House Info
We offer personal tours to meet the individual needs of every family.

Preschool in Kentwood

Explore & Grow Christian Learning Center

We are a loving ministry of Kentwood Community Church that supports families by providing quality preschool in a safe and nurturing environment.

Child-centered curriculum is used to encourage children to be active participants in the learning process. We include Music, Cultural, Bible and Spanish classes.

Preschool in Comstock Park

Saplings Nature Preschool

Nature hikes, story time, mud kitchen, and obstacle course - our time together is full of exciting adventures in the Saplings Nature Preschool Class!

Emphasizing imaginative free play, curiosity, and social awareness, we enjoy student-led learning in our beautiful outdoor classroom space (with the option to head inside).

Open House Info
Family Welcome Night
Wednesday, August 23, 6:00PM-8:00PM

Head Start and Great Start Readiness Programs

Head Start programs are free, federally funded programs designed to promote school readiness for children from low-income families.

Here’s where to find these resources in West Michigan.

Head Start for Kent CountyLocations throughout Kent County including Grand Rapids and surrounding areas.
Child Development Services of Ottawa County (Head Start)Locations include Coopersville, Grand Haven, Holland and Zeeland.
Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) Ottawa (Ottawa Area ISD)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 $65,500).
Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) Kent (Kent ISD)Families qualify for free preschool based on income or other factors such as special needs or high risks.
Help Me Grow-OttawaConnecting families with children, ages birth through five, to local resources to keep families healthy and to help prepare for school.
St. Stephens is one of the best preschools in GR.

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