Why God’s Garden Preschool?
Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions a parent can make – and can be extremely difficult! There are many things to consider, including curriculum, philosophy, child-teacher ratios, reputation, cost, location, and recommendations from friends.
How do you choose a preschool for your child? Check out these websites for tips on choosing a high-quality preschool:
Natl. Assoc. for the Education of Young Children -- What to Look For in a Program
Get Ready to Reead -- Choosing a Preschool
Karen Hill Scott-- Choosing a Quality Preschool
Why choose God’s Garden as your child’s preschool?
There are many reasons to choose God’s Garden as your child’s preschool, but these are our TOP TEN:
Child-centered, discovery-based curriculum
Incorporates the High/Scope curriculum into classrooms
Focus on kindergarten readiness skills
Low child-teacher ratios (1:5 toddler, 1:8 preschool & pre-K)
Dedicated, highly educated and qualified teachers
Warm, community feel
Loving, Christian environment with the love of God as a central theme
Open-door policy – volunteers always welcome
Supportive and inclusive school environment
- Play-based learning opportunities
BONUS: We also offer after school enrichment classes and extended care before and after school!
What can you expect at God’s Garden?
God’s Garden utilizes a child-centered, discovery based curriculum with projects, themes, or topics that are integrated in all learning activities. These activities are developmentally appropriate and offer children an opportunity to develop as individuals and participate in whole and small group activities directed by the teachers. Our Program incorporates the High/Scope Preschool educational approach, which focuses on active learning through play. The central tenet of the High/Scope approach is "active learning" - the belief that children learn best through active experiences with people, materials, events, and ideas rather than through direct teaching or sequenced exercises.
At God’s Garden, we prepare children for kindergarten and beyond. We teach children basic skills such as letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. We also teach them to follow rules, make good choices, solve conflicts, and be respectful. In addition, children are provided with opportunities to develop social and emotional competence – which is at the root of kindergarten readiness. Children learn emotional regulation, self esteem, and self confidence by building relationships with other children and adults at God’s Garden.
Children are also prepared to engage in higher order thinking. Higher Order Thinking involves the learning of complex judgmental skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and conflict resolution. It is beyond rote memorization and regurgitation of information.
Click here for a complete description of our curriculum.