Early Childhood

Known and loved. From the beginning.

A warm, nurturing environment.

We offer our youngest students a well-rounded Christian education in a safe, caring environment. From pre-kindergarten to junior kindergarten to senior kindergarten, we provide a balanced, play-based curriculum to make sure your child is ready to take the next step.

(3 by Sept. 1)

Through playing, playing, counting, singing, talking, listening, and much more, children in our pre-kindergarten classroom develop confidence and skills as they enter school, many for the first time. They become more independent in daily activities and gain increased motor control. They develop social skills, learning how to make friends and how to be a friend, and have dedicated special time each week to music, library, and worship. We lay a foundation for each child’s spiritual growth as they learn about God’s love and care for us all.

Junior Kindergarten
(4 by Sept. 1)

We provide a safe, warm environment where students discover the world’s joys and wonders. We nurture their minds and spirits so they can express themselves, solve problems, build relationships, and make good decisions. In Junior Kindergarten our students refine their skills in math, writing, letter recognition, and social development as they learn the skills necessary for success in elementary school and beyond! Students attend music class, library and chapel every week. Every child is celebrated and taught that God loves them and created them to be unique and special.

Our whole-child approach.

In all of our early childhood learning programs, we focus on developing the whole child. We provide opportunities for individual exploration in academics, arts, and service, and lay the foundation for spiritual development. Grace Lutheran School is a safe, diverse place where every child is seen and loved, and able to grow and learn at their own pace.

Our early childhood program offerings.

  • Pre-kindergarten:

    Mon / Wed / Fri, 8:15 to 11:30 a.m.
    Mon-Fri, 8:15 to 11:30 a.m.

  • Junior Kindergarten:

    Mon-Fri, 8:15 to 11:30 a.m.

  • Senior kindergarten:

    Mon-Fri, 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Afternoon extension program:

    For pre-kindergarten and junior kindergarten.
    1 to 5 days per week, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Extended day care:

    1 to 5 days per week, 7 to 8 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.

Hear from our families.

Even though we live in a highly regarded public school district, we have never regretted the money we give to send our kids to Grace. My husband and I are both teachers ourselves and can’t say enough about having our kids in an environment that is small enough to individualize instruction, tend to their spiritual selves, and encourage their participation in everything from basketball to handbells. I can’t say enough about the top-notch teachers who set high standards while also loving our kids fiercely.

Amy, parent

Grace has been an incredible fit for our family. Our three kids attend Grace and have for the past two years. The teachers and staff are incredible. The community is welcoming, tight-knit, and wonderfully supportive. The homework expectations are age-appropriate. The teachers push the students to be their best selves but never to the point of overwhelm. They are devoted to their students.

Christina, parent

Grace offers a loving and nurturing school environment for its students. From faith formation and character development to Christian teaching and challenging academics, we really couldn’t ask for a better school for our kids. The extracurriculars are outstanding as well, with music offerings, no-cut sports and after-school enrichment programs. But probably what we enjoy the most is the family-like community that is Grace.

Esther, parent

Frequently asked questions.

What are the age requirements for the early childhood programs?

Children must be 3 by Sept. 1 to enroll in pre-kindergarten, must be 4 by Sept. 1 to enroll in Junior kindergarten, and must be 5 by Sept. 1 to enroll in Senior kindergarten. Children also must be toilet trained.

What is the student-teacher ratio in each class?

We intentionally keep our class sizes small to allow our teachers to get to know and work with each child. In our PK classroom, our maximum student-teacher ratio is 7:1, in JK it is 8:1, and in SK it is 10:1.

Can my child be here all day?

Early Childhood students can be at Grace all day. They attend the full-day program and then move to the nearby Grace extended care room at at the end of the school day.

The school day for these PK and JK students includes time for lunch, rest time, and organized learning activities.

When should I begin the admissions process?

We begin accepting applications one year prior to the start of the school year in which the new student will be enrolled. It is best to complete the application process as early as possible, as classes fill quickly. Applications, materials and assessments must be completed and returned at least two weeks before the first day of school.