Homeroom Teachers


ART:  Mrs. Cassie Schaap

SPANISH:  Mrs. Kara Sall

MUSIC:  Mrs. Carmen Kruyf

PHYS. ED:    Mr. Dan Los

LIBRARY:   Miss MaryJo Staal


TECHNOLOGY:  Mr. Steve Schynders

ED. SUPPORT SERVICES:   Mrs. Jenny Gorter

SPEECH:    Mrs. Sue Courson


Young 5s Curriculum

The emphasis in our Young 5s program is on Kindergarten readiness skills and developing self esteem as learners and image bearers of our Creator. Much of children’s learning occurs through structured time, when students participate in small and large group activities that involve manipulating objects, solving problems, reinforcing academic concepts and growing in the knowledge of God. Young 5s students also attend “specials” weekly, including art, library, music, physical education, outdoor education, and Spanish. Young 5s uses the Connect4Learning curriculum.  This curriculum uses an interdisciplinary approach through thematic units to connect library, science, math and social-emotional learning.

Young 5s Options

Must be 5 years old by September 1.

There are two Young 5s options available.  Classes are offered as 3 full days.

Days Times Cost
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 7:50 – 2:40 $5000
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 7:50 – 2:40 $5000


For more Young 5s enrollment information, please visit the Early Childhood Enrollment page.

Contact Hudsonville Christian Elementary School for more information about our Young 5s program.

What you can expect to see your child doing in Young 5s

Some typical daily activities include:

  • Growing in the knowledge of God through daily Bible stories
  • Praising God through songs and sharing
  • Observing and wondering about God’s creation
  • Sharing sentence prayers
  • Participating in structured experiences
  • Moving through learning centers
  • Participating in group discussions
  • Gaining number concepts with counting and graphing activities
  • Developing vocabulary and sound awareness to spark reading readiness
  • Boosting listening skills and nurture a love for reading and books
  • Developing auditory memory through simple poems and songs
  • Enjoying gross motor activities
  • Developing fine motor skills and hand/eye coordination
  • Participates in weekly specials: Music, Spanish, Physical Education, Art and Library

Daily Schedule

Opening Activities
Prayer, calendar, weather

Bible story, activity to go with story, singing time, Bible memory

Letter and sound recognition, rhyming, writing simple words, listening, sight words, poems and stories

Math and Science
Number concepts, one-to-one correspondence, measuring, shapes, recognizing and writing numbers, sorting, patterns and discovering and reflecting on God’s world through observation and exploration.

Life Skills
Learning how to be good friends, have patience, cooperate with others, and establish good work habits and self control.

Art, P.E., Library, Music, Spanish, Outdoor Education

Snack, Lunch, Recess