Welcome to Grace Christian Preschool, Scappoose, Oregon

We are looking forward to having you and your child involved in our preschool community.

Our mission is to “Share and grow in the love of Jesus Christ with preschoolers and their families by introducing them to and nurturing a living relationship with God.”

Grace Christian Preschool will present a developmentally appropriate program for young children. The program is designed for the age group served and implemented with attention to the needs and differences of the individual children enrolled.

Grace Christian Daycare complements the Preschool and provides full-time daycare with Preschool for 3 & 4 year olds. We also provide full-time daycare for 5 year olds attending public or private kindergarten.

CURRICULUM

Grace is a Christian preschool. Our curriculum includes a broad range of developmentally appropriate activities for its preschool age children. At all ages, the curriculum is presented from a Christian point of view, including instruction in Bible stories and Christian living. Our areas for study will include:

Religion
Science
Math
Music
Language Arts
Art

Our program emphasizes the key areas of development in a young child:

• Cognitive – providing the concrete, hands-on experiences through which a child learns.
• Emotional – developing self-esteem, confidence, and interdependence.
• Physical -- providing exercise for large and small muscle groups.
• Social – building the foundation for interpersonal interaction.
• Spiritual – focusing on Jesus Christ as our loving Savior.

ADMISSION POLICY

Children must reach the age for the class in which they are enrolled by September 1. Grace Christian Preschool admits students of any sex, race, and color, national and ethnic origin to all school programs and activities.

SCHOOL HOURS/ATTENDANCE

4 year olds........ Morning class - 8:30-11:00 AM Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Afternoon class - 11:45–2:15 PM Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

3 year olds………. Morning class – 8:30-11:00 AM Tuesday and Thursday
Afternoon class - 11:45-2:15 PM Tuesday and Thursday

Regular class attendance is important for learning and therefore students are expected to arrive on time. Teachers will greet children and parents at the classroom door. Children may arrive no more than 5 minutes before start of class. Entry to the preschool is on the Old Portland Road side of the building. Please call if you are going to be late 503-543-3153.

Grace Christian Preschool will not allow your child to leave with anyone not previously designated in writing. You must fill out a release form stating who is authorized to pick up your child. We will not accept phone calls, unless the person picking up your child is on your permission list in your registration form. You should also notify the school if there is someone not allowed to pick up your child.