STARTERS PROGRAM

The CCS Starters Program offers families the opportunity to enroll their children into a Christ-Centered Early Childhood Program.  We use a Reggio Emilia based approach paired with the Purposeful Design curriculum; emphasizing outdoor exploration and play, hands-on learning opportunities, nature education, and spiritual growth. This concept recognizes that children have multiple ways of thinking, playing, exploring, speaking and doing. The Reggio Emilia approach which encourages children to use every tool they have to express themselves. We believe children are made in God’s image and that if you, as Proverbs 22:6 says, "start children off on the way they should go when they are old they will not turn from it."  Our educators recognize the importance of building Godly character traits within a child and put that at the forefront of learning. We also believe our partnership with parents is a critical component of the learning philosophy along with building their child’s relationship with the Lord.

Covenant Christian School Starters Program

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What is the starters program?

The CCS Starters Program is Covenant Christian School's Early Childhood Education Program; including ages 3 years old through Kindergarten. 

Why Choose the starters program?

We believe children are made in God’s image and that if you, as Proverbs 22:6 says, "start children off on the way they should go when they are old they will not turn from it."  Our educators recognize the importance of building Godly character traits within a child and putting that at the forefront of learning. We believe in recognizing and cultivating the multiple ways of thinking, playing, exploring, speaking and doing of a child.    

How to enroll in our starters program

Enrolling in our Starters Program follows the enrollment process of Covenant Chrisitan School.  Simply click on the button below to redirect you to our New Student Application. 

Want to learn more?

If you're interested in learning more about why you should make the CCS Starters Program part of your family's future, please follow the link below to get in touch with our program's director.

what's available? 

PRE-PRIMARY CLASS

For students age 3 years old

Monday through Thursday

8:45 am to 11:45 pm

COST: $1,850 

 

For discounts and tuition assistance eligibility, please navigate to our 'Tuition' page.

PRIMARY CLASS

For students ages 4 years old through 6 years old

Monday through Thursday

8: 45 am to 3:30 pm

COST: $3,500 

 

For discounts and tuition assistance eligibility, please navigate to our 'Tuition' page.

Meet The Team

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Jody Dickinson

Pre-Primary Teacher

Mrs. Dickinson started at Covenant as an assistant teacher in the preschool classroom in 2019.  She has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Eastern Michigan University.  Mrs. Dickinson also attended Western Michigan University where she obtained her Masters Degree in Counseling.  She has three children, Lilly, Brian and Maxwell and has been a parent at Covenant since 2010.  She enjoys gardening, woodworking and talking about what is new with her kids.  Mrs. Dickinson and her family attend Trinity Evangelical Church.

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Jodi Mortensen

Pre-Primary Teacher

Mrs. Mortensen joined our CCS team this year and we couldn't be more excited!  She is our afternoon teacher for our Pre-Primary kiddos, who love her so dearly.  She lives in town with her husband and two kiddos (who are former CCS students). 

Mrs. Mortensen and her family attend Mason County Reformed Church in Scottville, MI. 

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Katie Tyndall

Program Director & Primary Teacher

Mrs. Tyndall joined us at CCS in 2013 as the Art Teacher.  She has a Bachelors in Business from Ferris State University and a Bachelors in Early Childhood Development from Ferris.  Her and her husband, Mike Tyndall, live in Car Settlement with their three boys Eli, Henry, and George.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her very energetic boys, hiking, camping, fishing, and going to the beach.  Mrs. Tyndall currently attends Evergreen Covenant Church.