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”

Erin Dobraska


Erin Dobraska

Your position:

Preschool 3 Associate

Testimony of salvation:

I was raised in a Christian home and trusted Christ at a young age, however, my faith did not truly become my own until high school. 


New Life Church, Pleasant Hill

Areas where you serve in your church: 

Grow Coordinator, Children's Ministry, Worship Ministry, Women's Ministry


AS- Business Administration, DMACC

BS- Interdisciplinary Studies with concentration in Religion and Non Profit Administration, Liberty University

Additional Training/Endorsements: 

Studies in contemporary Christian Worship, Crown College


I am married to Andrew. He is an accountant at the Iowa Events Center. We have 2 children who both attend Grand View (Elijah- 5th grade and Addison- KT). 

Things you enjoy doing when you’re not teaching:

I love organizing, serving at church, and reading. 

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

I have been working as an associate at GV since February 2017.

What is your favorite thing about your job? 

I love watching the preschoolers have an "aha moment." 

What brought you to GV?

As an alumni and GV parent, I have always appreciated what GVCS stands for and feel very privileged to support GV however I can. 

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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