Welcome to Early Education

We know how influential early childhood years are in shaping the hearts and minds of children, which makes selecting preschool and care for your child an extremely important decision. Thank you for considering DMC Early Education to partner with you in helping to lay a strong spiritual, social-emotional and academic foundation for your child. Our mission is to equip minds and nurture hearts to impact the world for Christ. Our youngest learners bring this mission to life as they excitedly come through our doors each day. 

Full-Day and Half-Day programs

Full Day Programs

Full-Day Preschool and Child Care is offered from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

2-Year-Olds

Our 2-year-old child care program provides fun and discovery-based learning in a caring environment.

3-Year-Olds

4/5-Year-Olds

Give your child a foundation for future school success in kindergarten and beyond. Four-year-old preschool students engage in a variety of hands-on activities in which they discover letters, shapes, colors and other kindergarten readiness skills.
Half Day Programs

3-Year-Old Preschool 8:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Tuesday/Thursday

 

4-Year-Old Pre-Kindergarten 8:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Mon/Wed/Fri

Give your child a foundation for future school success in kindergarten and beyond. Four-year-old preschool students engage in a variety of hands-on activities in which they discover letters, shapes, colors and other kindergarten readiness skills.

4-5-Year-Old Junior Kindergarten 12:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Mon-Friday

Junior Kindergarten is ideal for those students who will benefit from a more structured learning environment before transitioning from preschool to kindergarten. The content and teaching style of this class are appropriate for 5-year-olds who will benefit from the gift of time before starting kindergarten. Four-year-olds can qualify for Junior Kindergarten if they have previous experience in a structured preschool setting and are ready for an accelerated experience.

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Equipping Minds

We use The Creative Curriculum®, which is built on the philosophy that young children learn best by doing, to integrate learning in literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts, and technology. Our goal is to prepare children for Kindergarten, as they become independent, self-confident, inquisitive, and enthusiastic learners by actively exploring their environment. Students develop small and large motor skills through active play, exploration, and hands-on learning. Developmentally appropriate activities such as letter recognition and phonemic awareness foster a literacy rich environment.

Nurturing Hearts

Learning is play-based and strengthens social/emotional development. Children are learning how to build healthy relationships, manage their feelings, ask questions, solve problems and feel empathy for others. Large group, small group, and individual activities foster Christ-like behavior towards others. We believe strongly in creating an environment that models Jesus’ love while your child learns. Our students eagerly take to describing themselves as “King’s Kids,” a reminder of the One who made them and loves them. Our comprehensive Bible curriculum encourages children to discover God’s world through stories, worship, and sensory experiences.

Impacting the World for Christ

Our hope is to see these children rooted in the love of King Jesus...growing in love for King Jesus and others. We partner as one team with your family to create a community of love and trust as we support your child in growing into the God has created them to be.

Inquire Today!

If you would like to explore a partnership with Des Moines Christian School, please complete our inquiry form to make a connection with the Admissions Office