Preschool Canton Michigan | Plymouth Christian Academy
Preschool is an exciting milestone in your child’s life, and the staff at Plymouth Christian Academy Preschool would love to have the opportunity to be a part of your experience. Our preschool is fully licensed by the State of Michigan and includes a loving and caring Christian environment.
Our preschool program is designed to help you build a solid foundation for your child’s future. Academically, that means exploring language, letters, sounds, numbers, and a wide variety of concepts. Building a foundation socially and emotionally means developing language and using words to express thoughts and needs, developing friendship skills, and learning to try new things. Physically, it means experiences designed to develop both gross and fine motor skills. Finally, building a solid foundation spiritually means learning that God is our Creator, Jesus is our Savior, and the Bible is Truth.
At Plymouth Christian Academy, we believe the most effective education is the result of a partnership between the home and school. Therefore, we always welcome the involvement of parents.
We invite you to visit and experience preschool at Plymouth Christian Academy for yourself by scheduling a campus visit. Please contact the PCA Admission’s Office to set up a tour. You can also enjoy this virtual tour to get a preview of what we have to offer by clicking the button below. We look forward to meeting you!
Preschool Programs at Plymouth Christian Academy
Three Year Olds
- Must be 3 years old by September 1
8:00-10:45am or 12:00-2:45pm
- Certified Teachers 1:7 Ratio
Four Year Olds
- Must be 4 years old by September 1
8:00-10:45am or 12:00-2:45pm
- Certified Teachers 1:7 Ratio
Begindergarten (Young Fives)
- Must be 5 years old by December 31
- 11:45 am - 2:55 pm
- Optional Friday
- Certified Teachers: 1.8 ratio
- Click on Academics - Begindergarten for specific information on this program
Preschool Curriculum | Plymouth Christian Academy
The preschool curriculum at Plymouth Christian Academy includes learning through hands-on exploratory experiences, play experiences, and teacher directed large and small group experiences. Each day will include activities to emphasize language/vocabulary development, school readiness skills, social, emotional and spiritual development, concept development, and the development of fine and gross motor skills.
Preschool Daily Schedule
The preschool day includes time to learn through free play experiences, large group activities, and small group/individual projects. The structure of the day allows for a balance between teacher directed learning activities and child directed exploration. Our large classroom and indoor climbing equipment also allows for movement, balance, and large muscle development during play.
Free Choice Time
The teacher opens the classroom door and greets each child as he/she enters. Children begin to explore the play and learning centers of their choice. This is an opportunity to learn through free play and to develop friendship and verbal skills.
Children gather on the story rug for a time of large group learning and interaction. Circle Time includes concept development, calendar and counting activities, phonics and phonemic awareness, literacy activities, vocabulary expansion, music, listening and speaking skill development, a story, and an introduction to the Center Time projects for the day.
At Center Time, teachers work with children at their own developmental level in small groups or individually to develop curriculum skills through hands on projects and activities. When children have demonstrated skill mastery, teachers will challenge them at the next level of application. When center time projects are completed, the children have another opportunity to play in the play centers of their choice.
Center Time Wrap Up and World Language
Children gather at the story rug for Center Time Wrap Up discussion and for Spanish language instruction.
As the children nourish their bodies with healthy food, they are given the opportunity to practice social skills, language skills and table etiquette.
Children are introduced to basic Bible truths and Christian character through Bible stories, application stories, Bible verses, and music. These concepts are developed and reinforced throughout the preschool experience.
Large Muscle Activity and Outdoor Play
When the weather allows in the fall and the spring seasons, the children are given the opportunity to run, play, and explore at the outdoor school playground. During cold, snowy, or rainy weather, our large classroom and large lobby area is perfect for a wide variety of indoor movement games and activities designed for large muscle development.
Plymouth Christian Academy Preschool Teachers and Staff
Mrs. Hay is the lead Preschool teacher. Prior to that, she taught Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 3rd grade at PCA. She and her husband have 3 children who have all graduated from PCA.
At PCA Since: 2006
BS in Elementary Education, Eastern Michigan University
MA in Early Childhood Education, Eastern Michigan University
Mrs. Morby joined the Preschool staff as an assistant. Prior to that, she taught 1st and 2nd grades at PCA.
She and her husband have 3 children who have graduated from PCA.
At PCA Since: 2018
BS in Family and Child Development, Eastern Michigan University
Elementary Teaching Certificate with a special endorsement in Early Childhood Education, Eastern Michigan University
Mrs. Mistele joined the preschool staff as an assistant Prior to that she taught 2nd grade and served as a substitute teacher at PCA. She and her husband have two PCA graduates.
At PCA Since: 2019
BA in Elementary Education, Wheaton College
MA in Teaching Literacy Education, Madonna College
Mrs. Yakuber joined the preschool staff as an assistant. Prior to that she served as a long time PCA parent volunteer and as a substitute teacher in Early Childhood classrooms at PCA. She and her husband have three PCA graduates.
At PCA Since: 2021
Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, Oakland University
Come Experience Plymouth Christian Academy
We invite you to visit and experience Preschool at Plymouth Christian Academy for yourself. Contact the school office to set up a tour. We look forward to meeting you!