Preschool

Preschool is an opportunity for young children to learn, explore, make new friends and grow in many ways. It is also an opportunity for parents and teachers to plant early seeds of faith.

We teach our students many things in preschool, but the best thing that we teach them is how much God loves them. Each day in the preschool classrooms we read or act out a Bible story. We talk about God’s love and faithfulness to us and to His people. We share fun songs with the children to help them memorize verses from the Bible. We also pray together as a class. Through these important activities our students learn about God’s love and how to show it to others.

Lansing Christian School provides a 3 hour a day preschool program for 3 year olds two days a week, and for 4 and 5 year olds three days a week.  We look forward to working with you and your child during these important years of your child’s education. Mrs. Maggie Tilden is the teacher, and is certified by the State of Michigan. Mrs. Peggy Riffle is the classroom aide. They believe that Preschoolers are ready to learn about God, His world and His place in their lives. It is the school’s responsibility to present Jesus Christ, God’s living revelation, in a loving, positive way so that each child will learn to love Him and be prepared to accept Him as Savior and Lord. It is also the school’s responsibility to teach and to nurture the student in such a way as to make Christ central in the educational process and in their personal development. Part of this nurturing and teaching involves helping the students understand their worth as a child of God. It also involves encouraging growth in social relationships, academic readiness and creative potential.

Requirements for Entry

  • Fill out Request Admissions Info below
  • Child needs to be completely “potty trained”
  • 3 years old by September 1 to enter Preschool 3
  • 4 years old by September 1 to enter preschool 4
Lansing Christian School Preschool students playing with a high school teacher's aide.

Curriculum

  • Play activities to develop social skills and allow interaction with other children
  • Stories, plays and music that help develop attention span
  • Art activities which help to develop creativity
  • Bible stories, puppet stories, and verses to promote personal spiritual growth
  • Self-concept development through involvement in circle activities, and personal expression during discussion
  • Large motor skill development through running and jumping activities
  • Development of small motor skills by cutting, pasting, painting, drawing, coloring, and use of media table
  • Balance activities using balls, balance beam, and beanbags
  • Math readiness by counting, sequencing, one-to-one matching, and patterning
  • Reading readiness through memorization of poems and finger plays, book appreciation, left to right activities, likenesses and differences, and rhyming
  • Personal hygiene and general good health

Daily Schedule for 3 Year Old T-Th Class

8:00 – 8:30am Arrival/Table Time/Free Choice
8:30 – 8:50am Circle Time (attendance, calendar, daily helper, alphabet letters and theme related activities)
8:50 – 9:50am Center Time (language, math, fine motor, art, blocks)
9:50 – 10:15am Outside/Gym
10:15 – 10:30am Snack
10:30 – 10:45am Bible Time (lesson, verse, songs)
10:45 – 11:00am Circle Time(music, learning games, stories)

Daily Schedule for 4 Year Old M-W-F Morning Class

8:00 – 8:10am Arrival
8:00 – 8:30am Free Centers
8:30 – 8:45am Circle Time (attendance, calendar, daily helper, instructional activities)
8:45 – 9:45am Centers (writing, books, blocks, manipulatives, dramatic play, science, math)
9:45 – 10:00am Clean-up
10:00 – 10:15am Snack
10:15 – 10:30am Bible
10:30 – 10:50am Outside Play/Gym/Circle Time
10:50 – 11:00am Wrap-up/ Get Ready for Dismissal

Daily Schedule for 4 Year Old M-W-F Afternoon Class

12:00-12:10pm Arrival
12:00-12:30pm Free Centers
12:30-12:45pm Circle Time (attendance, calendar, daily helper, instructional activities)
12:45-1:45pm Centers (writing, books, blocks, manipulatives, dramatic play, science, math)
1:45-2:00pm Clean-up Lansing Christian School Preschoolers expressing their joy
2:00-2:15pm Bible
2:30-2:50pm Outside Play/Gym/Circle Time
2:50-3:00pm Wrap-up/ Get Ready for Dismissal




Special Activities

  • Class Parties: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter
  • Christmas Pageant
  • Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Razzle Dazzle (child’s special day)
  • Visit from Fireman with Fire truck
  • Trip to Preuss Pets
  • Trip to Woldumar Nature Center
  • Trip to The Country Mill
  • Year End Graduation Picnic
Lansing Christian School Preschool boy reading

Parent Responsibilities

  • Parent assists in the classroom 10 hours during the school year
  • Parent chaperones some field trips
  • Parent provides healthy snacks monthly
  • Parent understands the program is a 9 month school year commitment

Preschool Handbook

Follow this link to see a copy of the Preschool Handbook.


To Schedule a Tour of the LCS Preschool
You can contact Patti Jacobson, Admissions Director by email or call 517-882-5779, ext. 107.
To Apply to the LCS Preschool
Go to the Applying to LCS page under the Admissions tab, download the forms and submit them to the Main Office.

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