3 School Philosophy

Hudsonville Christian believes that children are a gift from God and made in His image and it is our goal to allow them to grow and develop in a loving, safe, and Christian environment.  We believe that parents are the primary and most important teachers in a young child’s life and we consider it a joy and privilege to share in this responsibility during these very important years!

Hudsonville Christian believes that young children learn best through play and hands-on activities, along with a developmentally appropriate program that meets the spiritual, academic, social-emotional, and physical needs of the child.

Admission Requirements

Hudsonville Christian School admits to its 3 School program any student who comes from a family who supports opportunities for a response to God’s Word and has reached the following milestones before the first day of school:

  • 3 years of age
  • toliet trained
  • ready for a group experience away from home and parent(s)

To schedule a time to see 3 School in action, please contact jmoes@4hcs.org.

For more 3 School enrollment information, please visit the Early Childhood Enrollment page.


3 School Options

Days Times Cost
Monday and Wednesday morning 8:15 – 10:45 $795
Monday and Wednesday afternoon 12:00 – 2:30 $795
Tuesday and Thursday morning 8:15 – 10:45 $795

All schedule options are subject to sufficient enrollment.

What can you expect to see your child doing in 3 School

  • Observe and wonder about God’s creation
  • Praise God with songs and instruments
  • Grow in the knowledge of God through Bible stories
  • Share prayers with one another
  • Engage in learning centers
  • Experiment with pre-writing activities
  • Increase vocabulary as well as receptive and expressive language
  • Sort, classify, match, and create patterns
  • Enjoy activities that promote one-to-one correspondence, number recognition, and counting
  • Engage in simple experiments and observation
  • Participate in art activities that foster imagination and experimentation
  • Develop listening skills and nurture a love for reading and books
  • Participate in activities that promote building friendships, sharing, and taking turns
  • Boost hand-eye coordination and spatial skills
  • Think creatively using STEM and loose parts manipulative

3 School Goals


  • Make God, His Word, and His Son a part of daily experience
  • Share Bible stories, songs, and prayer


  • Assist children in reaching their full, God-given potential
  • Develop a positive attitude toward school and learning
  • Foster curiosity, creativity, and problem solving abilities
  • Learn letters and sounds using Zoo-phonics
  • Develop pre-writing skills using Handwriting Without Tears
  • Allow children to create, explore, invent, experiment, and learn through the use of learning centers


  • Encourage children to express themselves in socially acceptable ways
  • Accept others as Jesus modeled
  • Develop healthy relationships with other children as well as adults
  • Encourage children to feel valued by God and gain an understanding that they are special children created in His image


  • Help children develop gross and fine motor skills
  • Learn that our bodies are the temple of God that we need to keep healthy and safe

3 School Daily Schedule

A typical day at Hudsonville Christian Preschool:

  • Greeting / Opening Activities
  • Circle Time (Theme Enrichment, Math and Literacy)
  • Playground / Gross Motor
  • Bathroom Break
  • Bible / Praise
  • Snack
  • Learning Centers/Art
  • Circle Time (Zoo phonic, Music and Movement)
  • Closing Prayer and Dismissal


Classroom Teachers:

Mrs. Ruth Holtrop

Mrs. Crystal Van Dyken

Mrs. Cassie Wielard

Classroom Aides

Mrs. Kelly Leatherman

Mrs. Cheri Witte

Early Childhood Director

Mrs. Julie Moes

Mrs. Ruth Holtrop
Mrs. Crystal Van Dyken
Mrs. Cassie Wielard