Proverbs 22:6

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”

Mrs. Crystal Van Dyken

Professional Biography

I graduated from Calvin College with a degree in Elementary Education and a focus in Science and Social Studies.  After graduation I worked as a Title 1 Paraprofessional at Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center for one year.  I was then the Preschool Director and teacher at Allendale Christian for four years.  I spent the next three years teaching preschool at Holland Christian.  God then blessed me with this 3 School position at Hudsonville Christian.  I obtained my Early Childhood endorsement and completed my Master’s in Early Childhood Education through Grand Valley State University.

Personal Biography

My husband Ken and I met at Calvin College during an Interim to Europe.  We are members and are involved at Drenthe CRC.  We have been blessed with 3 boys and 1 girl: Kace, Taya, Kip and Kam.  Ken works as a controls engineer at a custom machine building business in Zeeland called Extol.  One of my passions is traveling internationally as I have spent time exploring Europe and Asia.  I love to learn about different cultures, try new food and see other areas of the world.

Philosophical

I feel so blessed to be called to teach the youngest children of God.  Teaching this age is a passion of mine, and it is my goal to help these young hearts become closer to Christ.  Creating a safe environment that will nurture and support the spiritual, emotional, social and academic development of my students is something I strive for.  I believe that church, home and school all work together to develop the faith of the child.