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Young 5s

Little girl in the Young 5 program at Hudsonville Christian Preschool.

Preparing for Kindergarten

Hudsonville Christian School recognizes that determining a student’s readiness for kindergarten based solely on their birthday may not be the most accurate approach. We understand that many students benefit from an additional year of support, development, and practice. As a Christian preschool, we celebrate each student and accompany them on their unique academic and faith journey. Our Young 5s program aligns with the standards and mission of our entire school, equipping students for a successful educational career from kindergarten to eighth grade.

"Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." - James 1:4

Fast Facts

Christian Preschool Teachers: 2

Average Class Size: 16

School Start: August 22

Christian Worldview: Representing 80+ churches, following the Reformed tradition

Bible Translation: NIV

Communication: Weekly teacher emails, weekly all-district newsletters, photo sharing

Learning Areas

Hudsonville Christian Young 5s integrates a Christian perspective across all areas of learning. Through an interdisciplinary approach, our curriculum for Young 5s utilizes thematic units to connect literacy, science, math, social, physical, and emotional learning.


In our Christian preschool, Young 5s, we assist students in nurturing their love for God through daily Bible stories, singing praise songs, engaging in prayer, and participating in Bible memory exercises. Our study of the Word begins with creation, encompasses the Old and New Testaments, and concludes with the Fruit of the Spirit. Additionally, students have the opportunity to attend Chapel and engage in discussions about what they have learned.


Young 5s focuses on letters and sounds. Students develop their ability to read and write simple words. At Hudsonville Christian Preschool, we cultivate a love for reading and expose students to various texts. Building upon previous knowledge, we utilize Handwriting Without Tears to reinforce the formation of capital and lowercase letters.

Math & Science

Through observation and exploration, Young 5s students have the chance to discover and reflect upon God’s world. They also enhance their mathematical skills by learning:

  • Number and counting concepts
  • Classifying and matching
  • Shapes
  • Patterns
  • Sorting
  • Graphing

Life Skills

Being a good friend can sometimes be challenging. In Young 5s, we strengthen life skills by emphasizing active listening and mutual respect among students. Hudsonville Christian students practice cooperation through both large and small group activities. Additionally, they develop patience, work habits, and self-control.


In addition to the core subjects mentioned above, Young 5 students participate in supplementary subjects:

  • Art
  • Library
  • Music
  • Outdoor Education
  • Physical Education
  • Spanish

Schedule Options

Monday + Wednesday + Friday | 7:50 – 2:40 AM

Tuesday + Thursday + Friday | 7:50 – 2:40 AM

Young 5's at HCS

Enrollment Information

Hudsonville Christian School admits any student who is 5 years old by the first day of school and comes from a family that supports opportunities for responding to God’s Word into its Young 5s program.


The cost of the Young 5s program for the 2024-25 academic year is $5,000.

HCS  has a $150 enrollment fee that is then applied to your child’s tuition.

Tuition rate is subject to approval by the HCS Society in March 2024.


Sample Schedule

  • Prayer
  • Bible time
  • Literacy
  • Math
  • Science
  • Specials
  • Snacks and Lunch*

*Please note that HCS does not have a cafeteria. Students enjoy their meals in their classrooms with their friends.


We’d love to talk with you about how HCS can partner with you to challenge the heart and minds of your preschool student. Please fill out the form if you are ready to learn more about HCS.

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