Early Education

Learning to love the Scriptures and memorize verses is a big part of what goes on in our school every day. The kindergarteners in the video above memorized all of Psalm 100 (above) and also all of Psalm 23, in addition to MANY more verses throughout the year. 

Between birth and age 5, there are approximately 2,000 days of growth and development for the young child.  Each of these days is significant in the areas of cognitive, social-emotional, and spiritual development.  Grand View Christian School is pleased to offer a wide variety of age appropriate Christ-centered programs designed to prepare active 3-5 year olds for academic success and spiritual growth.

  • Preschool 3 half day and all day
  • Preschool 4 half day and all day
  • Kindergarten Transition everyday all day
  • After Care Program is available on school days until 5:30

A wide variety of curriculum resources are used to meet the following learning objectives.

  • Spiritual Awareness
  • Intellectual/Academic
  • Social/Emotional
  • Physical Development

Early Education Curriculum

  • Bible
  • Phonics, Pre-Reading, Reading
  • Language Arts: Pre-Handwriting, Handwriting
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Health
  • Music
  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Technology
  • Library

The GVCS Early Education Progam follows the Quality Program Preschool Standards (QPPS). Teachers are licensed through the Iowa Department of Education. 

Assessments of growth and development are ongoing throughout the school year to monitor preparation for kindergarten readiness.  Parent conferences are available bi-annually and as needed.  Special services are available to GVCS through Heartland AEA for screenings in speech, hearing, or other areas of development.

“Molding Life Long Learners and Followers of Jesus Christ”

Aimee Gillaspie
Associate and Extended Care


Aimee Gillaspie

Your position:

Associate and Extended Care 

Testimony of salvation:

I first accepted Christ as my personal Savior as a young girl one night after Awana. A couple years later I decided to partake in Believers Baptism around age 7.


New Life- Pleasant Hill


I have completed some college. I almost finished my degree in Nursing, but decided God had a different Plan for me.

Additional Training/Endorsements: 

I worked as a CNA and Medication Manager for several years.


Married to Eric Gillaspie (we graduated together in ‘05)
2 kids that attend GVCS full time: Addi (3rd) and Aydon (1st)
Another child, Emma (KT), that attends part time.
Daughter of Rhonda “Tuttle” Bruce (‘79)

Things you enjoy doing when you’re not teaching:

I love pending time with my family.

How long have you been in your job at Grand View? 

I started working in after care program at GV in the 2015-16 school year. The following year I began working with the preschool as well.

What is your favorite thing about your job? 

The kids. They’re all so special to me. I love working in a Christ centered school. The faith these young kiddos have at this awesome school is so encouraging and it challenges me to strengthen my faith more every day.

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Destiny Lacey
Preschool 4 Teacher
Amy Sternquist
Kindergarten Transition Teacher/ Extended Care Coordinator
Erin Dobraska
Aimee Gillaspie
Associate and Extended Care
Joy Owens
Katrina Quick
preschool 3 Teacher