Academics

Kindergarten at Lakeland Christian School

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As a parent, you know that the precious years of kindergarten are filled with wonder and excitement. You witness your young one brimming with curiosity, looking forward to the new experiences that await them. You’re looking for a nurturing environment that will foster a love of learning today, while setting a strong foundation for tomorrow.


At Lakeland Christian School, it’s our mission to shepherd hearts and sharpen minds for God’s glory. As a private Christian kindergarten in Lakeland, Florida, we strive to create an atmosphere where little ones experience God’s truth in every part of their learning. Below, you’ll find a comprehensive preview of what we offer, including:

PROGRAM SCHEDULE
LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
DISTINCTIVES
TEACHER FEATURE

Looking for a Christian kindergarten in Lakeland, FLorida?

Schedule a call with admissions at (863) 688-2771 or email jrice@ssiyeshivas.com to get more information about our Christ-centered, nurturing kindergarten program where your child can thrive.

Program Schedule

A loving, safe environment that cultivates meaningful learning

The kindergarten program at LCS is intentionally built to engage your child through nurturing, hands-on learning experiences in a safe environment where teachers model the love of Christ. We offer a full-day program where your child will explore subjects such as Phonics, Bible, Math and more through age-appropriate activities that foster creativity, a love of learning, and spiritual growth.

Full Day Program

7:50 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
five days a week

After-School Care

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
five days a week

Daily schedule

Wondering what your child’s day might look like at LCS? See a typical schedule below of our kindergarten students:

TimeActivity
7:50 – 8:20 a.m.* Bible
8:20 – 10:50 a.m.Reading (including small group instruction and phonics)
10:50 – 11:20 a.m. Lunch
11:20 – 11:50 a.m.Recess
11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.Math Centers
12:50 – 1:30 p.m.Specials (Art, Music, Library)
1:30 – 2:00 p.m.PE
2:00 – 2:30 p.m.Snack and Story Time
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.Dismissal

*8:00 a.m. – Chapel on Tuesdays

Learning Environment

An atmosphere centered on Christ’s love

As you consider options for the best kindergarten in Lakeland, Florida, you’ll discover our warm, welcoming environment at LCS nurtures kindergartners academically, socially, and spiritually. Your child will be in a safe space where teachers meet them where they are. By understanding unique strengths and areas of improvement, every child is gently guided to grow in knowledge and faith. We do this through:

  • Individualized attention. To us, your child is more than just a number in class. We consider every kindergartner as God’s unique creation, each with distinct spiritual gifts and learning styles. This is why we’ve created a program that ensures an easy transition, whether your child has gone through preschool or it’s their first school experience.
  • Supportive environment. Your child will be in a classroom filled with wonderful, caring paraprofessionals who develop a Christ-like, loving relationship with students. These assistants work one-on-one with kindergartners to build social skills, provide learning support, and serve as positive role models who reflect God’s love.
  • Engaging spaces. Little ones engage in STEAM learning in our Wonder room, explore books at the library, and enjoy multiple outdoor play spaces.
  • Personal growth. More than modeling kindness, our teachers impart valuable life skills to encourage kindergartners’ personal development. Through prayer, Bible stories, or daily interactions, our students see how God’s truth is woven into every part of their learning.

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STORIES

LCS Parent

“LCS has been such a gift. Being new to Lakeland, it was a true blessing to have a place of community for our daughter and our entire family. The amount of growth we witnessed, both educationally and spiritually, was incredible. Our daughter’s teacher showed love and kindness while also stretching her to grow academically. By the end of kindergarten, our daughter had gained so much confidence because of her ability to read and the deep friendships she made. “

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Distinctives

A learning experience that nurtures and inspires

At Lakeland Christian School, we implement a program that engages kindergartners while setting a solid foundation for early learning concepts. Foundational academic curriculum  and special area classes have thoughtfully-designed instructional lessons where God’s Word is applied.

Foundational Academic Subjects

Your child will learn fundamental subjects such as Bible, reading/phonics, math, science, and social studies. Every subject is taught with a blend of activities meant to target different modes of acquiring knowledge — through reading in the literacy center, using hands-on activities to learn number sense, working on a science project, and more.

Enriching Specials and Events

During the afternoons, kindergarten students enjoy a variety of special area classes, including art,STEAM, music, PE, and library. Your child will have the opportunity to branch out and explore specific interests while learning the foundations of these special subjects. There are also exciting events for kindergartners, including the 100th Day Celebration, Mother’s Day Tea, guest readers, Grandparent’s Day, monthly themed centers, Nursery Rhyme Parade, and many others!

Building Character Education

Daily Bible class, weekly chapel, and teachers who model Christ-centered values all cultivate our students’ spiritual and character growth.

Prioritizing Safety

As parents, safety is at the top of your mind. LCS is committed to the safety and preparedness of its students, staff and its visitors. We have many security measures in place, which include locked doors, secured perimeter, secure check-in system for all visitors and a school resource officer. Emotional safety is also a priority — teachers encourage a culture of respect, kindness, and caring for others.

Teacher Feature

Name: Corrie Williams
Degree: Early Childhood Education from Covenant College
Years of experience: 8 years

“Teaching has impacted me in more ways than I can count. I have been entrusted with children created uniquely by God and am called to love them as His image bearers and teach them from a distinctly Christian perspective. I have to rely on God and his grace to help me with this daily, so my walk with Him has grown. I’ve also been impacted by the students themselves. They all have a very special place in my heart.”

Searching for a private Christian kindergarten in Lakeland, Florida?

We’re delighted you’re considering Lakeland Christian School! We invite families to schedule a tour to get the best feel for our programs and learning environment. See the different options below as you plan a visit.

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Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact Julie Rice, our Director of Enrollment, at (863) 688-2771 or jrice@ssiyeshivas.com.
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