Riverside Christian School


4 stars since 2017

Christ Centered Hands on Experience

Sessions Offered: 3-4 yr old class T TH from 8:30-11:20

4-5 yr old class M W F from 8:30-11:20 or 12:10-3:00

*Class determined by student’s age on Aug. 1 of the current school year


We received Top Parent Aware Rating from Minnesota Department of Human Services for 2020

  • Spiritual Development
  • Evolve Emotionally
  • Cognitive Gains
  • Advancement in language skills
  • Grow in social
  • Fine motor, and hand writing skills honed
  • Measured observations throughout the year


We utilize the Abeka pre-school curriculum. Reading through a story a week, we discuss how to apply it to our life. How we can see God in our everyday lives.  Students also participate in singing, saying verses and prayers during this time to solidify their learning. 


A curriculum that Stimulates Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training. The program consists of fun physical activities rolling, crawling, balance beam walking, jumping and more.

Activities develop and enhance large and fine motor skills, balance and coordination, visual efficiency, attention, and much more. Resulting in a more mature brain and a child who is better prepared to learn. 



We teach phonics with the use of Zoo Phonics. Students learn an animal name and action for each letter. These help cement the letter shape and sound into memory.


Other concepts to help encourage reading are:

rhyming, retelling of stories, making predictions, sequencing events, classifying, visual discrimination, describing objects, drawing and dictating their own stories, and following directions.


Teacher directed activities that  teach: 

  • Counting Numbers
  • Basic Colors
  • Basic Shapes
  • Sorting
  • Patterning
  • Comparing Sizes
  • Spatial Relationships
  • Measuring
  • Graphing

Fine motor & handwriting

Students build skills while they play with jumbo tweezers, clothes pins, lacing cards, craft materials, beads, and writing materials.


Three-year-olds, begin with an introduction to handwriting with tracing their names and color skills. Focusing on correct grip position for writing utensils.


Four to five year old students practice writing their letters, numbers, and shapes first in sensory materials such as sand then on paper and chalk boards.

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Our Staff

Rivereside Christian Preschool

getting to the heart of children, in the name of god.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matt. 19:14


Riverside Christian School loves that that Lord has equipped us to offer a preschool program. Our teachers love what they do and love the opportunity to share the word of God with your children. 


We would love the privilege of providing a Christ-centered environment for your child to learn and grow in the Lord and in their general knowledge. 

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Dedicated, loving, preschool staff

Our Professionals

Crystal Voeller

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Amber Galumbus

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Betty Penman

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Kaely Demars

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We’ll handle your child with care!

Enrich your child's life today.


610 2nd Ave NE East Grand Forks, Minnesota 56721




Cindy Waind


Cindy Waind has served has the principal of Riverside Christian School for the past 5 years.  She leads our team with 15 years of prior teaching experience as a 1st grade teacher.  Her love of Jesus shines through as an effective and admired leader by the faculty and staff of the school.  

Her daily morning routine is to walk the halls of Riverside to pray for each and every student and teacher.  

The school is blessed to have a caring, compassionate, and faithful principal like Cindy Waind.