Prekindergarten

The Program

The Southfield Christian School Pre-K is a licensed and accredited program that offers a well-rounded, Christ-centered educational experience that seeks to develop and nurture the whole child: mind, body, heart, and spirit.   Our team of dedicated, experienced, and certified teachers and staff partner with families to foster growth and build skills across all of the critical domains of a child’s development: cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual.

The Environment

SCS Pre-K students are immersed in a warm, nurturing, safe, and sensory-rich environment that targets each child’s emotional needs and unique style of learning.  Teachers and staff make it a priority to know each student individually, to gain an understanding of their interests and gifts.  This personalized approach, along with a highly structured curriculum (phonics, reading, writing and math), guides the teacher to develop appropriate strategies that prepares every student for success in kindergarten.

The Future

The Pre-K program plays an integral role in equipping students with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in our K-12 college preparatory curriculum.  Pre-K students at SCS are embarking on an educational journey, whereby each year builds upon the foundation of the previous learning year -  with the end goal in sight; pursuing excellence for the glory of God with their minds, talents, and lives.

Mind (Cognitive)

SCS Pre-K teachers craft a comprehensive curriculum that is designed to spark students’ intellectual curiosity, love for learning, and cognitive growth.   There is an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning that encourages students to make connections in their English Language Arts and Math instruction as they explore Science, Social Studies and Bible.   In addition to these core subject areas, students also participate in special electives in Art, Music, Physical Education, and Technology.

Body (Physical)

SCS Pre-K teachers craft a comprehensive curriculum that is designed to spark students’ intellectual curiosity, love for learning, and cognitive growth.   There is an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning that encourages students to make connections in their English Language Arts and Math instruction as they explore Science, Social Studies and Bible.   In addition to these core subject areas, students also participate in special electives in Art, Music, Physical Education, and Technology.

Heart (Social and Emotional)

SCS Pre-K students learn how to live and learn in community with one another.  Teachers support students in their learning by teaching them to honor and care for others and value the gifts, cultures and interests of their classmates. Teachers seek to help students develop important social skills such as:
  • Listening and Self-expression
  • Collaboration and Independence
  • Innovation and Adaptation
  • Sharing and Stewardship
  • Affirming self-concept
  • Service and Leadership
  • Relationship Building and Conflict Resolution
 
Additionally, students are taught to reflect, express, and manage their own emotions while also having empathy and consideration for the emotions of others. 
 

Spirit (Spiritual & Moral)

SCS Pre-K teachers prioritize the spiritual formation of students, helping them develop character that honors God, themselves and others. Through prayer and kid friendly Bible stories and skits, students learn about God, His son Jesus, His creation, and His love for the world.   The program is guided by the wisdom presented in Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not turn from it.”  By incorporating spiritual truths and important biblical stories into the preschool curriculum, children gain a broader understanding of God’s sovereignty and love from the onset of their educational journey.

Prekindergarten FAQs

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. How do I apply?

    Please visit our Admissions Process page for Prekindergarten  for complete details.
  • Q. What is your admissions criteria?

    Students must be 4-years-old by September 1.

    We consider two major criteria for students applying for admission to Southfield Christian School.
    1. Christian Faith - Students must come from a family that celebrates biblical values.  One parent must be "born again" (that is, a follower of Jesus Christ who knows Him as their personal Savior) and adhere to the school's Lifestyle Statement.  The family's active participation in a local church is important. 
    2. Personal Character - Finally, the student's character, citizenship, and desire to attend Southfield Christian School impact admission.
  • Q. What does a typical day look like in prekindergarten? 

    • Table activities/Choice time (various manipulative, written, and craft activities)
    • Carpet time (Calendar, weather, show and tell, thematic activities, letter and sound review)
    • Learning centers or large group activity (language development, reading readiness, math activities, fine motor skill practice)
    • Snack (including restroom break)
    • Bible time (stories, drama, verses)
    • Story time (books related to curriculum theme)
    • Recess, lunch, and rest time
  • Q. What are the school hours?

    The school day runs from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Q. What is the teacher to student ratio?

    Each prekindergarten classroom may have up to 18 students with two full-time teachers and a part-time aide.
  • Q. Do students have to be potty trained?

    Yes, children must be potty trained and manage their bathroom needs independently.
  • Q. Is before and after care available?

    Before and after care is not available for prekindergarteners.  (SCS aftercare is available for Kindergarten – 12th Graders.)
  • Q. Are conferences held with parents?

    Yes. Conferences are held with parents in which each child’s strengths are discussed as well as the goals for their prekindergarten experience, which are tailored to meet each student’s need.
  • Q. Is this a licensed prekindergarten?

    Yes, Southfield Christian Prekindergarten is licensed by the State of Michigan. 
Pursuing Excellence for the Glory of God.

Southfield Christian School

28650 Lahser Road
Southfield, Michigan 48034 
248-357-3660
A Ministry of Highland Park Baptist Church