Preschool

The Program

The Southfield Christian School Preschool 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 Preschool 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 child development research, guides teachers’ selection of developmentally appropriate strategies that prepares every student for success in kindergarten.

The Future

The preschool program plays an integral role in equipping students with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in our K-12 college preparatory curriculum.  Preschool 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 Preschool teachers craft a child-centered and comprehensive curriculum that is designed to spark students’ intellectual curiosity, love for learning, and cognitive growth.   The thematically organized units allow for an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning that encourages students to make connections as they explore Math, Science, Social Studies, Early Literacy and Bible.   In addition to these core subjects areas, students also participate in special electives in Art, Music, Physical Education, and Technology.

Body (Physical)

Throughout the course of a school day, students transition between independent, cooperative, and guided learning activities and participate in spontaneous and guided imaginative play and inquiry. Special emphasis is placed on developing students’ fine and gross motor skills through a mix of structured and independent activities involving creative, artistic, written, and play-based expression.

Heart (Social and Emotional)

SCS Preschoolers 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 Preschool 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.

Preschool FAQs

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. How do I apply?

    Please visit our Admissions Process page for Preschool  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 preschool? 

    • 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 preschool 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 preschoolers.  (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 preschool experience, which are tailored to meet each student’s need.
  • Q. Is this a licensed preschool?

    Yes, Southfield Christian Preschool 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