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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

Monday and Wednesday afternoon12:00 – 2:30$925


Days Times Cost
Monday and Wednesday morning 8:15 – 10:45 $960
Monday and Wednesday afternoon 12:00 – 2:30 $960
Tuesday and Thursday morning 8:15 – 10:45 $960
Tuesday and Thursday afternoon 12:00 – 2:30 $960

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
Mrs. Ruth Holtrop
Mrs. Holli Langerak
Mrs. Crystal Van Dyken