at Portsmouth Christian Academy

Give Your Child a Smart Start

An astounding amount of growth happens between the ages of three and four. At Portsmouth Christian Academy, we partner with families during these critical preschool years to help each child reach his or her potential. While our students may feel like they’re coming to school solely for fun, parents can see that they’re laying the foundations for future academic success, developing important social/emotional skills, exploring biblical truth, and making meaningful friendships.

Our Program Distinctives

  • A Safe Environment – From campus security to student health and wellness, safety is a top priority at PCA.

  • Nurturing Teachers – Your child will be known and loved here. Our early childhood educators are extremely qualified and passionate about their work.

  • Personalized Instruction – Our curriculum is designed to mold around the needs of the individual child. While themes and activities are consistent, the level of challenge is differentiated according to the needs of each learner in order to keep each student excited in accomplishing new things.

  • Flexible Schedules – Whether you are looking for a few mornings of fun and learning per week or full-time childcare, our preschool has a schedule option that will work for your family.

Our Curriculum

Through instruction and hands-on discovery, we introduce students to the world of learning in a way that builds strong self-efficacy (“I can do that!”). Our main goals are to help students:

  • Develop readiness skills that promote pre-reading, as well as early math skills. When these skills are mastered, many of our students naturally move into the beginning stages of reading, writing, and computing.
  • Learn about community, including cooperative play, experimentation, and family activities.
  • Explore God’s creation, recognizing the characteristics of the world around them how they fit into that world.
  • Experience a variety of enrichment subjects such as music, art, physical education, and library.
Check Out Our Preschool Viewbook to Learn More!

Find out how we begin maximizing each child’s God-given potential as early as three years old!

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Schedule Options


2 days (Tuesday and Thursday)
3 days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
5 days (Monday through Friday)

Half-day program: 8:10am – 11:30am
Full-day program: 8:10am – 3:00pm


3 days (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
5 days (Monday through Friday)

Half-day program: 8:10am – 11:30am
Full-day program: 8:10am -3:00pm

PCAP Before and Aftercare are also available

To help support our busy families, PCA offers Before and Aftercare options for all our students. Families have the flexibility to drop off their kiddos early or stay a little later after the school day. Families interested in Before and Aftercare services can utilize them on a drop-in basis for full school days and will be billed on a monthly basis.

Families can utilize our Before and Aftercare as needed for an additional charge:
Beforecare:7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Morning Drop Off:7:45 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.
Half Day Pick Up:11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Afternoon Pick Up:3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Aftercare:3:20 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on full days and 12:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. on any early dismissal days

PCA families also have the option to take advantage of our after-school Kaleidoscope program which offers activities such as basketball, music lessons, karate, LEGO STEAM education, ceramics, soccer, ballet, solar engineering, robotics, archery, Coyote Club (outdoor wildlife education), and more.

Visit Portsmouth Christian Academy and find out if our preschool program is the right fit for your child.
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“The teachers here are so patient, loving, and kind. They’re always trying to find ways that will work for each child. They really take the time to do that – to get to know my child and build a relationship with him.” 

– PCA Parents
Meet the director!

Mrs. Harlee Tuttle, M. Ed.

Degree: B.A. Early Childhood Education | M.Ed. Educational Leadership
Teaching Experience: 21 years

“In our preschool, we partner with families, and we really value the parent as the expert on their child. Our goal is to work alongside them so that we can help their child have the best educational experience possible. I love seeing our students see the world in new ways, engage with friends in new ways, and learn to love God, love their neighbor and love learning.”

See for Yourself!

Schedule an on-campus tour and see first-hand why families choose Portsmouth Christian Academy.

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