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4 School Dual Philosophy

Dual 4 School combines Traditional 4 School and Nature-Based 4 School to create a full day option for 4 School students.  Students will begin their day in one of the 4 School classes, have lunch in Kids’ Corner and finish their day in the other 4 School class.  Dual 4 School students will have one teacher for their morning class and a different teacher for their afternoon class.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in field trips and special days for both their traditional and nature-based classes.

Hudsonville Christian Dual 4 School is a place where God’s children can prepare to participate successfully in an academic, all day setting with peers.  Our program will integrate a Christian perspective in all areas of learning.  The dual program will not only challenge minds through math, literacy, science and social activities,  but also foster a love for God and His world. 

The dual program can be a long day for some children at this age, but it is a great option for parents who need full day care for their child.  Our mission at Hudsonville Christian is to include all of God’s children.  We welcome children with special needs into our Dual 4 School program and will work with you to create a plan that works best for your child.

Admission Requirements

Hudsonville Christian School admits to its 4 School Dual 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:

  • 4 years of age
  • toilet trained

For more 4 School Dual enrollment information, please visit the Early Childhood Enrollment page.

4 School Dual Options

2 Days Per Week

Days Times Cost
Tuesday and Thursday    8:15 – 2:40 $3050


3 Days Per Week

Days Times Cost
Monday/Wednesday/Friday    8:15 – 2:40 $4100


All schedule options are subject to sufficient enrollment.

Items to be provided by parents                         

  1. Waterproof rain boots
  2. Crocs – to be used indoors
  3. Oakiwear Suit – several options available for warm and cold weather.

What can you expect to see your child doing in Dual 4 School

What can you expect to see your child doing in Dual 4 School:

  • Participate in Traditional 4 School and Nature-Based 4 School
  • Have lunch in Kids’ Corner
  • Participate in field trips and special days for both program
  • Observe, wonder and explore God’s creation
  • Praise God with music
  • Grow in the knowledge of God through Bible stories outside, and Bible memory
  • Actively participate in prayer
  • Engage in learning centers
  • Develop writing skills by learning to write our names, letters, and numbers
  • Learn letter name and sounds
  • Develop fine motor skills through various hands-on 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 independence and practice following multi-step directions
  • Participate in activities that promote building friendships, sharing, and taking turns
  • Use spatial skills and reasoning to experiment with various manipulatives
  • Explore God’s world in an open-ended format
  • Daily hike to explore the current theme

Dual 4 School Goals

Spiritual Development:

  • Help children know they belong to God and are secure in His love and care
  • Help children experience awe and wonder about God and His work
  • Share Bible stories, songs and prayer

Academic Development:

  • Develop language and literature skills, including listening skills, sound and formation of alphabet letters, left to right progression and Spanish instruction.
  • Learn letters and sounds using Zoo-phonics
  • Develop math readiness skills, including basic shapes, patterns, counting concepts, basic colors and using manipulatives
  • Develop readiness skills, including days of the week, months of the year, weather, seasons, health, senses, personal information, hygiene and discovery of God’s world

Physical Development:

  • Develop fine motor skills, including folding and tearing paper, tracing, cutting with scissors, puzzles, toys, pencil and crayon grip and printing name and alphabet letters
  • Develop gross motor skills, including running, jumping, climbing, hopping, skipping, moving with music and posture and balance
  • Develop hand writing skills using Handwriting Without Tears

Dual 4 School Daily Schedule

Lesson and Activity Sequence:

  • Outdoor play
  • Group Meeting, Devotions and Bible story
  • Excursion to “Beyond” in God’s world
  • Snack
  • Choice Time
  • Small Groups
  • Group Meeting and Closing