Teachers who have dedicated their lives to early childhood education experience life-change and transformation before their very eyes each day. Seeing children embrace and apply new learning concepts is one of the greatest benefits of being a teacher, and preschool teachers especially get the joy of influencing both little minds and hearts. As preschool teachers often get to experience things with their students for the first time, there are many wonderful memories made that stay planted in teachers’ hearts for a lifetime.
The Gardner School is grateful for the commitment, knowledge, and passion of our highly-qualified teachers. And, while we like to celebrate our teachers every day, we look forward to our yearly dedicated time of showing them just how much they are loved and appreciated. In the spirit of Teacher Appreciation Week, here’s a peek at some of the many wonderful celebrations our schools put together to show our teachers how much they are valued by students, parents, and TGS leadership.
Breakfast of Champions
There’s nothing like walking through The Gardner School’s doors in the morning to find a heavenly spread of breakfast foods waiting for champion teachers to start the day. Our schools set the bar high during Teacher Appreciation Week with everything from homemade muffins to doughnuts to fully-catered breakfast buffets.
Surprise and Delight
Perhaps the most anticipated of Teacher Appreciation Week activities at The Gardner School are the many surprise and delight moments that often coincide with each school’s theme. Among these activities and treats include flower arrangements, snack and drink stations, personalized gifts, games, and door prizes.
In addition to delicious breakfasts to help them start the day, our teachers also experience many catered lunches and themed buffets from favorite local eateries. From healthy salads to hearty feasts, there’s a power lunch to please any teachers’ taste buds throughout the week.
Affirmation and Encouragement
From appreciation stations where parents and students can write notes of encouragement to teachers to themed décor throughout lobbies, corridors, and classrooms, our teachers are visually inspired throughout the week with words of affirmation and messages that express gratitude for their hard work.
Gifts that Keep on Giving
The Gardner School’s leadership and parents always enjoy providing gifts to the dedicated teachers that provide enjoyment beyond Teacher Appreciation Week. Among those tokens of gratitude include gift cards to teachers’ favorite restaurants and retailers, monogrammed attire, tumblers, and mugs, Bluetooth speakers, framed artwork, and spa sessions.
The Gardner School takes great pride in building a well-educated, well-trained, caring and motivating team of support, and our teachers not only meet qualifications set forth by each state, they also receive extensive training, orientation, and continuing education programs. Above all, we’re committed to choosing faculty members who love the early childhood profession and have a strong, positive curiosity about life that sparks confidence and joy in those around them, which is a key differentiator for The Gardner School. Schedule a tour at The Gardner School near you today to see for yourself!