GCCNS offers developmentally appropriate programs across a variety of ages. Daily schedules embrace a developmental education that combines areas of Social-Emotional, Physical, and Cognitive learning. Click on the classes below to learn about our programs by age.
- Just 2's - 2 Year Olds
- On My Own - 2 1/2 Year Olds
- Juniors - 3 Year Olds
- Seniors - 4 Year Olds
Age: 2 years, April 1-August 31
The Just 2’s program provides our youngest children with a comfortable transition to a school environment. A parent or caregiver will stay with the child until the child feels safe and secure in the classroom environment. This gradual transition allows for the transfer of the child’s trust from parent/caregiver to the teacher.
Once the child shows security without the parent/caregiver in the classroom, the parent/caregiver is free to leave and the child will independently experience the classroom setting. This program will provide fun and challenging activities that promote all aspects of his development including: self-help, language, cognitive, and physical growth and development. T/S Ratio: 1:5
Fridays, 9:15-10:45 a.m. $900/year
On My Own
Age: 2 1/2 years, September 1-March 31
This On My Own class is for the 2 1/2 year old who is ready to be away from home on their own twice a week. The class meets for 1 hour and 45 minutes. The child independently experiences a classroom environment interacting with other children at teacher-planned play centers. At rug time, the teacher leads stories, songs and finger plays. The child will experience opportunities for social and emotional growth as well as a happy transition into the 3 Year Old Junior Program! T/S Ratio: 1:6
Red Room, Monday & Tuesday, 9:15-11:00 a.m. $1,785/year
Red Room, Wednesday & Thursday, 9:15-11:00 a.m. $1,785/year
Age: 3 year olds, 3 years by September 1st
The Juniors class will focus on mastering self-help skills, encouraging positive peer interaction, and nurturing each child's uniqueness through a balance of child-initiated and teacher-directed activities. In this secure, stable environment, young children actively engage in hands-on exploration of a variety of learning resources. Through play, children attempt new challenges and take appropriate risks. All of these experiences stimulate curiosity, build self-esteem and provide opportunities for social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth within a community of learners. T/S Ratio: 1:9
Orange Room, Monday-Wednesday, 9:00-11:15 a.m. $2,595/year
Green Room, Monday-Wednesday, 9:00-12:00 p.m. $3,465/year
Orange Room, Monday-Thursday, 12:15-2:30 p.m. $2,595/year
Junior Junction, January-May, 9:00-11:15 a.m. $410/semester
Age: 4 year olds, 4 years by September 1st
The Seniors continue to grow in their social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. Early concepts in math, science, literacy, and problem-solving are explored through experiences outdoors and inside the classroom. The curriculum is further extended through parent participation and various community programs, some of which include the Fire Department and the Library. Engaging the older preschoolers in these individual and group activities develops their confidence and readiness for more structured learning, providing a comfortable kindergarten transition. T/S Ratio: 1:10
Yellow Room, Monday-Thursday, 9:00-11:15 a.m. $3,440/year
Blue Room, Monday-Thursday, 9:00-12:00 p.m. $4,595/year
Friday Friends, September-May, 9:00-11:15 a.m. $410/semester
KinderQuest is a kindergarten enrichment program offered at GCCNS to all children enrolled in Kindergarten.
Parents- are you looking for a program for your Kindergartener to extend their learning opportunities? KinderQuest is your answer!
KinderQuest offers opportunities for children to explore, enrich and extend their Kindergarten experience while becoming engaged in a rich learning environment. Children will work individually and cooperatively to explore, experience and create through hands-on activities.
KinderQuest is divided into two sessions per year. Each thematic unit includes activities in science, language arts, math, social studies, reading, art and cooking. Thematic units may include, but are not limited to:• The Human Body - Our Bones • Nutrition and Fitness • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - Weather • Immigration • Thanksgiving-Turkeys • Polar Bears vs. Brown Bears • Exploring the Rainforest • Alligators vs. Crocodiles • Polar Opposites (Arctic/Antarctic) • Let's Get "Organ-ized" - Our Organs • Our Five Senses • December Holidays • Native Americans • Global Happenings • Seeds and Plants • Going Batty-Learning about Bats • Discovering Rocks • Trees