Early Learners Preschool

Sparking Creativity. Nurturing Gifts. Instilling God’s Love.

Sending your little one to preschool can be an emotional experience. You’re excited about this big milestone and hope your child will feel comfortable and find joy in learning. You also want them to be developmentally prepared, make friends, and — most of all, understand their unique role in God’s story.

A Christ-Centered Atmosphere Where Your Child Will Grow.

Lansing Christian School is a private Christian preschool in Lansing, Michigan, that instills a strong academic and spiritual foundation for the youngest learners. Our preschool program for ages 3 to 4 is centered around teaching God’s truth and follows a play-based approach, igniting children’s curiosity and love for learning.

Below, you’ll discover our unique environment, enriching program offerings, dedicated teachers, and the many exciting opportunities at Lansing Christian School, where your child will thrive.

A Rewarding Learning Experience

As a parent, you know how important it is for your child’s first school experience to be positive and fulfilling. You want them to make friends, be cared for by their teachers, and to discover God’s truth in the lessons they’ll learn. Our distinct environment at LCS supports children through:

Small class sizes. Our preschoolers flourish through our intimate class sizes, allowing each student to feel seen and recognized. Dedicated teachers take the time to listen to every child’s thoughts, ideas, and feelings — helping connect their learnings to real-life experiences.

Learning through exploration. Our play-based approach instills curiosity and creativity through games, arts and crafts, songs, group activities, free play, independent seat work, and exploration of our beautiful outdoor campus. Students explore letters, numbers, colors, shapes, and other kindergarten readiness skills in a fun, engaging way.

Partnering with parents. At LCS, we value our partnership with families. We help parents stay connected to what their child is learning and doing through a monthly calendar of field trips, vacation days, and topics for our Show and Tell activity. The Preschool Parent Information Board on campus also shares important notices and schedule announcements. Parent-teacher conferences are a great way to connect with your child’s teacher to learn how they are doing in the classroom. Teachers are also available to meet individually with parents during the school year if needed.

Enriching Program Offerings

Flexibility That Meets Your Family’s Needs

The Early Learners Preschool Program offers half-day for PreK 3 (age 3) and half-day or full-day options for PreK 4 (age 4). 

Please take a look at our Parent Information Guide to learn more about the schedule, tuition, and after-school times.

Kindergarten Readiness and Program Highlights

Academic foundations. Students work on their reading readiness through book appreciation, listening to stories, and memorizing poems. Math skills are honed by working on counting, sequencing, matching, and recognizing patterns.

Skills development. LCS preschoolers develop their gross motor skills through jumping, running, and structured play on our developmentally appropriate recess equipment, including balance beams. Students enjoy developing fine motor skills through cut-and-paste activities, drawing, painting, coloring, and more.

Spiritual growth. God’s Word is highlighted in every part of our curriculum. Children are exposed to Christ-centered values at an early age, whether through Bible stories, puppet plays, or memorizing verses in Scripture.

“For each of our kids, we evaluated our preschool options and ultimately chose Lansing Christian School every time. We cannot express how thankful we are for the Christian community that loves and supports our kids through these foundational years. Our kids are known and celebrated and challenged through the joys and messiness of early childhood, and they are growing leaps and bounds as a result.”

– LCS Preschool Parent

A Day in a Life of an LCS Preschooler

PreK 3 Daily Schedule

Arrival/Free Play
Circle Time 
Center Time (writing, books, manipulatives, dramatic play)
Gross Motor Play (outside, gym, circle time)
Snack Time
Bible Time
Closing Circle/Clean-up/Prepare for Dismissal

PreK 4 Daily Schedule

Arrival/Free Choice Centers
Circle Time (attendance, calendar, daily helper, instructional activities)
Center Time (writing, books, manipulatives, dramatic play)
Snack Time
Bible Time
Gross Motor Play (outside, gym, circle time)
Circle Time (prayer, story, devotions)
Lunch Time
Transition Time (clean up, prepare for rest time)
Story Time
Rest Time
Circle Time (STEM activities)
Table Time/Free Exploration
Clean-up/Prepare for Dismissal

Meet a Teacher

Nicole Hayhurst

Degree: Elementary Education with an emphasis in Special Education and Early Childhood

What is Your Favorite Thing about Teaching Preschool?

“I love that this is their first school experience, and I get to share it with them. I also hope to shape their love for school and learning. I love how excited they get when they learn new things.”

What is the Most Surprising Thing You’ve Learned While Teaching?

“Something I have learned is every child is so different and created uniquely in God’s image. As a teacher, I have to be flexible and meet all my students’ learning styles and emotional needs.”

Learn More About Lansing Christian School

We’re excited to meet you and your family! If you’re ready to see how your child can thrive at LCS, we encourage you to schedule a campus tour.

Parent Preschool Visit Days

February 7, 2024
March 6, 2024
April 17, 2024

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Private Campus Tours