Early Childhood Development

How to Invest in the Best Curriculum, Care, and Connection for Your Child

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At The Gardner School, we believe the investment you’re making in your child’s early education is important and should provide a high value experience and foundation for your children. From the very beginning, we’ve focused on creating an environment for parents and children with a value that goes far beyond The Gardner School’s tuition.

The Value of The Gardner School

Here are three specific ways each of our schools work to provide a valuable experience for parents and children in and beyond the classroom:

1. Academically-Focused Learning and Research-Based Curriculum

At The Gardner School, we have created a rich learning environment that will stimulate your child’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth. From our creative curriculum for infants and toddlers to our DLM curriculum for preschool and Pre-K to on-site supplemental enrichment classes, our goal is to provide a strong foundation for future success and a lifelong love of learning. You’ll see this displayed daily in our classrooms, through STEAM-focused learning activities, and our 10-week summer camp program, Camp Gardner.

Each campus is staffed with dedicated leadership and staff, including lead teachers holding a four-year degree in early childhood education or a closely-related field. We believe it’s important for our teachers to have a strong, positive curiosity about life that sparks confidence and joy in those around them.

Learn more about The Gardner School's teaching philosophy and curriculum programs here. 

2. Exceptional Care in a Safe and Secure Environment

In addition to providing a first-class educational experience, we believe that the environment in which a child spends their day is equally important. First-and-foremost, we want children to be cared for in a safe and secure environment. Our schools are built with your child’s safety in mind —from the security features to keep them safe to the indoor and outdoor play areas and equipment.

Along with a secure environment, we also provide students with exceptional care throughout the day. Our Kid’s Caféprovides meals and snacks that are healthy, delicious, and nutritious. Our indoor and outdoor play spaces provide opportunities for children to explore the school and hang out with students from other classrooms. Each classroom is equipped with individual cribs or cots for nap time.

Learn more about our state-of-the-art buildings and specific details for each campus here.

3. Meaningful Connections with Your Family 

We believe that being able to know what is happening throughout the day and how your child is growing is an important part of pre-school. At The Gardner School, teachers use the PreciouStatus application on iPads in each classroom to communicate every step of your child's day by providing real-time daily updates, photos, and notifications. We’re also committed to making sure parents are aware of how your child is developing through regular assessments, phone calls, and teacher/parent conferences.

Learn more about the ways in which we help parents stay connected throughout the day here. 

See the Value for Yourself

Our mission is to provide parents and kids with the best early childhood education experience possible. That’s why everything listed above is included as part of The Gardner School’s tuition. But, don’t just take our word for it. Come and see it for yourself. If you’d like to learn more about The Gardner School or have a specific question about our programs or curriculum, contact our team anytime.