Exceptional learning starts here

What is the early childhood program at LSA like?

  • Certified, experienced teachers know, love, and inspire each child to do their best.
  • Your student is important—our youngest learners participate in the life of the school by joining us in weekly worship and doing activities with their “buddies” in grade school.
  • Kids learn how they fit into God’s big world through a fully integrated Christian curriculum.

Why Living Stones Academy? See for yourself

Meet the Head of School and the preschool and kindergarten teachers. Peek inside our classrooms. Hear how your children will grow in this environment that’s shaped by God’s love for all people.

Learning to fit into God’s big world

At LSA, students in our early childhood program are an integral part of our learning community. This isn’t just day care—it’s important learning and foundational experiences.

preschoolers sitting at round tables

Learning that’s exciting

The preschool class learns through play-based exploration, activity centers, Bible stories, and recess. They also go on field trips to an apple orchard, pumpkin patch, the zoo, and Camp Roger.

small child on playground equipment

Ready for kindergarten

Are you looking for an option with a bit more structure? Our pre-kindergarten classroom will prepare students for kindergarten with early literacy and math skills. 

children outside sitting on milk crates

Part of the community

When your child joins one of our early childhood classes, they are joining a school community. Learn more about LSA and how students grow.

Early Childhood Schedule options


3-4 year-olds will explore God’s world through play. The focus of this program is social-emotional learning. Students will also be introduced to the basics of letters and numbers
Tues/Thurs Mornings

8:05 am – 11:05 am

Tuesday and Thursday

$1,810 per school year

Tues/Thurs All Day

8:05 am – 3:05 pm

Tuesday and Thursday

$3,470 per school year

Pre-Kindergarten A

This class is for for children ages 4 (by September 1) and 5. Children will be ready for kindergarten through lots of hands on learning.  
M/W/F Mornings

8:05 am – 11:05 am

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

$2,605 per school year

M/W/F All Day

8:05 am – 3:05 pm

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

$4,700 per school year

Pre-Kindergarten B

Also for students ages 4 (by September 1) and 5, this class meets every day. Children will be ready for kindergarten through lots of hands on learning.
M - F Mornings

8:05 am – 11:05 am

Monday through Friday

$3,900 per school year

M - F All Day

8:05 am – 3:05 pm

Monday through Friday

$7,900 per school year

Meet the Early Childhood Staff

Early Childhood Director

Kassy Gutierrez

Kassy Gutierrez graduated Spring 2018 from Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ) with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Gutierrrez was selected by the faculty at Grand Canyon University to represent her class by speaking at commencement. Those who know Ms. Gutierrez describe her mature, positive, thoughtful, and passionate about kids.

Ms. Kassandra Gutierrez

Early Childhood Aide

Mary Cole

Mary started at Living Stones Academy in August 2016 and quickly became a part of our team. Mary’s warmth, humor, and ability to connect with young children are very evident.

Ms. Mary Cole

How to get started

1. Schedule a visit

Meet the staff, get your nitty gritty questions answered, and even hear from student ambassadors on your tour. 

2. Connect with our email list

Get important reminders about enrollment deadlines and hear inspiring stories about families at LSA.

3. Apply for admission

Applications are now available for the 2022-2023 school year. It's easiest to complete the application on a computer, not a phone.


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