Pre-K & Developmental KindergartenEarly Childhood
Our Early Childhood programs are dedicated to building up children in the way of the Lord. Our full-time teachers and aides embrace the excitement, curiosity, and energy of each child as they explore new corners of creation.
Christian education for our youngest learners
At NorthPointe Christian Schools, early childhood programs begin at just 3-years old! Between our Spanish Immersion Program, English Program, Nature-Based Preschool, and Developmental Kindergarten, we have a program for every little learner. Parents can choose part-time days, full-time days, or a combination of both. Our Early Childhood program well prepares students for our Kindergarten – 5th grade Elementary Program.
Spanish Immersion Pre-K
Principal's CornerKaren Vanderberg
“NPC is my home away from home. Each day I get to be a part of a team who lives out our calling of equipping students to impact the world for Jesus Christ. We do this by cultivating a welcoming environment and a culture where God is glorified through how we treat each other and how we move forward in excellence of academics and biblical principles. There is nothing more fulfilling.”
-Karen Vanderberg, Elementary and Preschool Principal
Nature Based Preschool at NPC
“NPC helps each individual student in the specific ways they each need to learn, grow, and encourage them to walk with the Lord!”Megan C. NPC Parent
“We love how the Bible is intertwined into the Preschool curriculum and that NPC teachers share their passion for Jesus with our daughter.”MattNPC Parent
“NPC has been the biggest blessing to our kids – and our entire family.”Michelle F.NPC Parent
Frequently Asked Questions
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What’s a typical Preschool day like?
Sample Preschool Schedule
(varies by classroom):
8:30-8:45 Play Time/Crafts
9:00-9:15 Circle Time (Letter Review, Colors, Shapes, etc)
10:15-11:00 Learning Centers
11:00-11:10 Clean-Up/Bathroom Break
11:15 Morning Dismissal
11:45-12:00 Clean-Up/Bathroom Break
12:00-1:00 Rest Time
1:00-2:00 Science and Social Studies Exploration
Pick-up, Drop-off, and Shuttle Procedures?
Please utilize the back loop for pick-up and drop-off. The right lane is used only for drop-off and pick-up. A greeter will welcome you and assist you when you pull to a stop. The left lane is for thru traffic/exiting only. Those in cars will need to stay in their cars until they reach the drop-off/pick-up zone and are helped by a greeter.
If you prefer to walk to the drop-off/pick-up area to gather your child, we ask that parents park on the streets or in the front parking lot and walk to the back of the building. There will be no pick-ups inside the building at the end of the day. You will only be able to pick up your child from the back loop. Your child will be waiting with their teacher and will be dismissed from here for safety reasons.
The free shuttle runs to the Elementary campus from the Middle/High School campus each morning, and both directions in the afternoon. The Elementary bus departs middle school at 7:36 a.m. SHARP. Students are advised to arrive by 7:30 a.m.
The Elementary bus arrives to the Middle School at 3:15 p.m.
Do you offer Before or After Care?
Supervised care, Colt Care, is offered before and after school at the elementary campus. Before Care opens at 7:00 a.m. and After Care closes at 6:00 p.m. Our licensed program is staffed by teachers and qualified child care providers. Students enjoy games, planned activities, outdoor play, and special parties and events throughout the year. Contact Kari Robinson or call (616) 363-4869.
Do you offer hot lunch?
Our Preschool and Elementary campus offers hot lunch through the Grand Rapids Public Schools lunch service. Free and reduced lunch options are available for qualified families.
What are the Age Requirements?
3s Preschool: Age 3 years old and potty trained by November 1st
4s Preschool: Age 4 years old and potty trained by November 1st
Developmental Kindergarten: 5 years old by January 1st and potty trained
What denomination are you affiliated with?
NorthPointe Christian is a conservative, evangelical school with over 100 different churches represented in our student body.