Where to Find Young 5s Programs Near Grand Rapids
My son has a July birthday, and my husband and I are currently on the fence about sending him to Young Fives or to a West Michigan elementary school in the Fall.
While we do feel he is academically ready, we are unsure if he is emotionally ready. So I am researching Young Fives programs in West Michigan.
Many of my friends who put their kids in young fives have said that giving their kids this extra year to grow both personally and academically was the best choice they could have ever made.
Pushing my son into Kindergarten next year just because of his age is not the right answer. I want school to be a positive place and to set him up for success!
Grand Rapids Young Fives programs are important to many families.
Young Fives. Developmental Kindergarten. Transitional Kindergarten. Pre-Kindergarten.
Whatever you call it, these programs have been a life saver for kids who aren’t quite ready to start kindergarten in the fall. Young Fives offers a little more structure than preschool, and their curriculum guides your child to kindergarten readiness.
Although many public schools have stopped offering Young Fives, some offer an all day, every day program. Many families, however, have turned to private and charter schools for more flexible Young Fives programs.
Grand Rapids Young 5s and Pre K Programs | 2024-2025
Once you’re ready for kinder, use our mega list of local schools to weigh your options as you decide what best suits your child’s needs.
Thinking another year of traditional preschool would be best for your child? Find just the right place in the GRKIDS preschool guide.
Young 5s or Pre K Programs with Multiple Locations
|AppleTree Early Care and Preschool|
|Grand Rapids Christian School||Grand Rapids & Rockford locations|
|Milestones Child Development Center|
|National Heritage Academies||Chandler Woods, Cross Creek Charter Academy, Excel Charter Academy, Knapp Charter, Ridge Park Charter Academy, River City Scholars, Vanderbilt Charter Academy, Vanguard Charter Academy, Vista Charter Academy, Walker Charter Academy|
City of Grand Rapids Young 5s Programs
|All Saints Academy||2233 Diamond Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505||616-447-2997|
|Children’s Workshop Preschool||2727 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506||616-977-0555|
|Eastminster Preschool||1700 Woodward Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506||616-247-0433|
|Grace Episcopal||1815 Hall St SE, Suite 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49506||616-239-2650|
|Holy Spirit Catholic School||2222 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504||616-453-2772|
|Immanuel St. James Lutheran||2066 Oakwood Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505||616-363-0505|
|Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School||1951 Plymouth Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506||616-241-4633|
|Mayflower Preschool||2345 Robinson Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506||616-459-7386|
|New Community Preschool||2340 Dean Lake Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505||616-361-9780|
|NorthPointe Christian||540 Russwood St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505||616-363-4869|
|Our Savior Lutheran||1916 Ridgewood Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506||616-949-0710|
|West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science||4463 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534||616-791-7454|
|West Side Christian||955 Westend NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504||616-453-3925|
Young 5s North of Grand Rapids
|Our Lady of Consolation||4865 11 Mile Rd, Rockford, MI 49341||616-866-2427|
Young 5s East of Grand Rapids
|Ada Christian||6206 Ada Dr SE, Ada, MI 49301||616-676-1289|
|Ada Village Preschool||6330 Ada Dr SE, Ada, MI 49301||616-676-3576|
|Canterbury Creek Farm School||6555 Grand River Dr NE, Ada, MI 49301||616-676-0248|
|Forest Hills Presbyterian Preschool||7495 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546||616-957-3239|
|St. Robert’s Catholic School||6477 Ada Dr SE, Ada, MI 49301||616-455-4966|
Southern Grand Rapids Young 5s
|Byron Center Christian||8840 Byron Center Ave, Byron Center, MI 49315||616-878-3347|
|Dutton Christian School||6729 Hanna Lake, Caledonia, MI 49316||616-698-8660|
|Legacy Christian||520 68th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548||616-455-0310|
|Moline Christian||1253 144th Avenue, Moline, MI 49335||616-877-4688|
|St. Mark Lutheran School||1934 52nd St SE, Kentwood, MI 49508||616-455-5320|
|Zion Christian||7555 Byron Center Ave, Byron Center, MI 49315||616-878-9472|
Young 5s West of Grand Rapids
|Borculo Christian||6830 96th Ave, Zeeland, MI 49464||616-875-8152|
|Grandville Christian||3934 Wilson Ave, SW, Grandville, MI 49418||616-532-2373|
|Holland Christian School||556 Butternut Dr, Holland, MI, 49424|
913 Pine Ave, Holland, MI, 49423
|Horizon Complex||6462 Center Industrial Dr, Jenison, MI 49428||616-669-7722|
|Hudsonville Christian||3435 Oak St, Hudsonville, MI 49426||616-669-6689|
|Lamont Christian||5260 Leonard Rd, Coopersville, MI, 49404||616-677-1757|
|Maple Tree Preschool||3060 Wilson Ave, Grandville, MI 49418||616-534-5465|
|St. John Vianney Catholic School||4101 Clyde Park Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509||616-532-7001|
|Zeeland Christian School||334 W. Central Ave, Zeeland, MI 49464||616-772-2609|