Preschool

Times Offered

Monday – Friday 8:45 – 11:45 AM
Preschoolers on Playground

What the Preschool Program Offers

Our Preschool program has been nurturing God’s children as they develop for over 35 years! All of our programs are Nationally Accredited and developmentally appropriate for 2 1/2 – 5 year old children. All classes utilize the Creative Curriculum framework and Zoo Phonics Program and include activities like: individual small group time, large group circle time, indoor and outdoor large motor area, free exploration of our 10 interest areas, art, math, science and language art centers, music and children in worship time.

Check out more on the Creative Curriculum here!

Below are some activities and features of a typical preschool classroom at Orchard Hill Preschool:

Circle Time

  • Singing
  • Finger Plays
  • Puppets
  • Show and Tell
  • Science
  • Geography
  • Stories
  • Flannel graphs
  • Calendar
  • Concept Time
  • Bible Stories and songs

Large Muscle Area

  • Climbers
  • Slides
  • Tumbling Mats
  • Basketball
  • Hoops/Balls
  • Scooters
  • Play cars/trucks

Art Activities

  • Coloring
  • Cutting
  • Easels
  • Chalk
  • Painting
  • Gluing and Pasting
  • Markers and Crayons

Music

  • Rhythm Instruments
  • Xylophones
  • Cassette Tapes
  • CD’s
  • Records
  • Piano

Community Centers

  • Beauty Shop
  • Grocery Store
  • Hospital
  • Building Center
  • Restaurant
  • Bakery
  • Post Office

Computer Center

  • Computers
  • Educational software

Games and Puzzles

  • Games
  • Floor Toys
  • Puzzles
  • Workbench
  • Fine Motor Activities
  • Sensory Table
  • Small Building and Manipulative Materials
  • Sand and Water Tables
  • Play dough
  • Tub Toys

Writing Center

  • Letters
  • Numbers
  • Stamps and Stencils
  • Paper and envelopes
  • Pencils, markers and chalk

Book Corner

  • Books for fun
  • Seasonal books
  • Listening center

Housekeeping Area

  • Kitchen furniture and utensils
  • Dress-up clothes
  • Dolls
  • BBQ Grill

Audio/Visual Center

  • TV’s
  • VCR/DVD Players
  • Video Tapes and DVD’s
  • Digital cameras

Outdoor Play Equipment

  • Walks and Hikes
  • Slides
  • Wagons
  • Winter sledding
  • Basketball
  • Outdoor games
  • Climbers
  • Sand area and toys
  • Bicycles and tricycles
  • Big Wheels
  • Scooters
  • Soccer
  • Swings
  • Water Play – summer

Food Service

The Preschool and Child Care Center participates in the State of Michigan Child Care Food Program and follows all guidelines set forth by the State of Michigan with regard to nutrition, menu planning, serving sizes and preparation. The center employs a nutritionist that plans and implements all meals at the center. The nutritionist consults with a registered dietician monthly to insure all Michigan Child Care Food Program guidelines are being followed closely. Morning preschool children will receive a morning snack daily consisting of at least two of the four food groups.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) (http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html) online, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690- 7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity employer.