Knowledge.  Faith.  Character.


Christian Fellowship Pre-Kindergarten

4600 Christian Fellowship Rd
Columbia, MO 65203
Located inside Christian Fellowship School
          KIDS FOR WEB

To arrange a tour with our Assistant to the Principal, Kim Thoma, please call 573-445-8565



At Christian Fellowship Pre-Kindergarten, we are committed to the Christian Fellowship School mission of partnering with parents to provide quality Christian education to prepare students for a lifetime of Christian service.  This means we will work with parents and students in a personal and professional manner that demonstrates Christ-like love, respect, and kindness.  We will provide an academic program that is of a high quality, age appropriate, makes learning enjoyable, and which teaches Biblical truths and Christian values in a safe and nurturing environment.  Our instructional goals are designed to train students in three primary areas: Knowledge, Faith, and Character.  

We recognize that every child is fearfully and wonderfully made (Ps. 139:14).  Therefore, every child requires learning activities and instruction that address his or her unique needs, talents, and gifts.  To maximize learning, we follow a structured, daily routine that addresses multiple learning styles and student interests.  We make every effort to provide an environment that allows students to develop trusting relationships with teachers and peers, so that as we introduce new activities and skills, students have the confidence to take learning risks and make choices that opens doors to new and exciting learning experiences.

A significant aspect of any pre-kindergarten program is to provide a foundation for personal and social development.  Using scriptural truths and Biblical principles, teachers at Christian Fellowship Pre-K gently and lovingly guide students to grow in sharing, serving, showing kindness, and conflict resolution.  It is emphasized to students that while God exhorts us to reflect His goodness by our good conduct and deeds, He loves us and accepts us because we belong to Him, not because of our behavior.  

To ensure a quality academic program, our Pre-K uses the Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt “Splash into Pre-K” curriculum, as well as ABEKA handwriting and Bible curricula.   Students also experience several educational field trips to local groceries, orchards, etc., so they are learning both in and outside of the classroom. The curriculum is supplemented with seasonal themes and teacher created materials to extend, target, challenge and develop a thorough scope and sequence of learning, which includes:

  • Bible LILY for Web

  • Letters, Sounds, Word Work and Writing

  • Literacy Concepts

  • Numbers and Counting

  • Other Mathematical Concepts

  • Fine Arts and Music

  • Play Based Learning

  • Social Studies and Science

  • Social Emotional Development

  • Fine and Gross Motor Development

  • Field Trip and Special Events

  • Ongoing Child Assessment

Enrollment Options:

Christian Fellowship Pre-K program is designed to prepare children ages 4-5 to enter into the CFS kindergarten classroom ready to be learners. Children enrolled in the program will receive direct instruction on phonological awareness, language and literacy, math, science and Bible as well as several educational field trips. All the instructional goals and extracurricular activities of CFS are designed to train students in three primary
areas:  Knowledge, Faith, and Character. 
The Enrichment Program at Christian Fellowship is built as an extension of your child’s learning day. Children
enrolled in the Enrichment Program receive instruction in character development, music, math and science, and social studies. Lessons and activities provided, developed for the Enrichment Program, allows children the opportunity for hands-on-learning. Children also receive additional lessons to help them grow socially as they navigate peer relationships in a highly social setting. In addition to the intentional instruction time, Enrichment students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of lessons that promote gross motor skills. Some of the most recent lessons have included; soccer lesson with Synergy Sports, tumbling with Pee Wee Fitness and swimming at The MAC.

Meet our team:

 Jackie Cornell, B.S. Child Development ~ Central Methodist University

Pre-k/Enrichment Teacher

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 Jackie Cornell received her Bachelors of Science in Child Development from Central Methodist University in 2005. After college Jackie taught preschool and mentored other teachers as the Classroom Coach for the local Head Start Program and Central Missouri Community Action. After 9 years with CMCA, Jackie followed Gods call to teach preschool at Christian Fellowship. Jackie has a true passion for teaching preschool and feels blessed to be able to infuse biblical truths into her everyday teaching. Jackie is joined at CFS by her husband Justin (CFS Athletic Director) and her two children Kaylee and Ean.




Nikki Dowden

Pre-k/Enrichment Aide


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