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Preschool Overview

Our preschool program is designed to prepare students academically for our kindergarten and elementary programs (which are more reading-intensive in the early years).  Individual classrooms are designed to meet the emerging needs and interests of the students in each class.

We believe preschool students grow best in a loving, curiosity-driven class.

Age Requirements

To enroll in the 3's program, a student must be 3 years of age by September 1st.

To enroll in the PreK program, a student must be 4 years of age by September 1st.


Program Days of Week Time
2 & 3 Day 3's AM M/W/F & T/TH 8:30am - 11:30am
3 Day PreK M/W/F 8:30am - 11:45am
5 Day PreK M-F 8:30am - 11:30am

Class sizes are as follows:  3's 1:12, PreK 1:16


Some of the experiences your child will have the opportunity to participate in are:

  • Group Time
  • Bible Time
  • Pre-Math Skills
  • Pre-Reading Skills
  • Pre-Writing Skills
  • Science
  • Cooking
  • Block Play
  • Music and Movement
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Texture Table
  • Story Time
  • Dramatic Play
  • Art and Activities
  • Field Trips


Click Here to download the Preschool Handbook

Supplies List

Updated supply lists will be available soon!

Gaarde Christian School   |   11265 SW Gaarde St., Tigard, OR 97224   |   503.639.5336
Gaarde Christian School is a ministry of Faith Journey Church