With an array of fun-filled learning centers, our preschool child development program focuses on building cognitive performance through child-initiated, cooperative play. Our teachers introduce these active and enthusiastic learners to a more structured curriculum and new academic concepts in language, literacy, mathematics, and science. With a consistent daily schedule, classroom roles, meals in the Kids’ Cafe, and focused enrichment classes, our three- and four-year-olds gain a sense of self-reliance and independence.
“We wanted our child to begin learning as early as possible. We were not looking for a baby sitter. We wanted her to be part of an educational program that helped her build social and learning skills at a very early age.”
Charles Jenkins, TGS Parent
DLM Early Childhood Express Curriculum
(at select schools)
With a foundation in early childhood neurological research, the DLM Curriculum structures our preschool and pre-K programs for optimal learning in an engaging classroom environment. The carefully selected and sequenced learning experiences strategically help children grasp early literacy, language, math, and science concepts through a wide range of learning materials and a multi-sensory approach that is designed to comply with key state and national early childhood guidelines.
World of Wonders Curriculum
(at select schools)
With the goal of building a strong foundation for early literacy, the World of Wonders (also referred to as WOW) curriculum provides developmentally appropriate instruction for early preschool and pre-K learners, ages 3 to 5, including cross-curricular activities, a focus on social-emotional development, and preparation for kindergarten and beyond.
Learning Without Tears
Using multi-sensory techniques, the Learning Without Tears curriculum promotes written communication success in the classroom for Pre-K and Kindergarteners. With this program, our teachers use instructional techniques and activities that for teaching Pre-K readiness, writing, literacy, and math, as well as developmentally appropriate, hands-on techniques for teaching handwriting, keyboarding, and digital citizenship for Kindergarteners.
Our three- and four-year-old classrooms not only feature a variety of seating spaces that encourage small group work and cooperative learning activities, but they also use learning centers that allow children to explore areas that interest them. Each center features such skills as language and reading, construction, home living, math, fine motor skills, computers, art, dramatic play, science, and sensory exploration. Each area helps your children gain independence and further explore themes and concepts introduced in class with a hands-on, interactive approach for preschool child development.
In preschool, we begin to incorporate a more structured, consistent daily schedule and work on building a sense of responsibility and independence in our students. Children begin to wear school uniforms, take on leadership roles in the classroom, and leave the classroom for enrichment class opportunities and for meals in the Kids’ Cafe.
By the age of three, children can now take part in all enrichment classes offered on campus. These focused, small-group classes vary from school to school, but may include dance, computers, music and drama, foreign language, karate, sports skills, or cooking. This is a chance for kids to begin to develop and show their personal interests under the guidance of skilled professionals.
We understand the importance of staying connected to your child while at school. With real-time daily updates, photos, and notifications through our PreciouStatus emails and app, our teachers take time to communicate every piece of your child’s day. Through child assessments, phone calls, and teacher/parent conferences, TGS enables and encourages our parents to be an active part of the preschool child development educational experience.
A Typical Day for a TGS Preschooler
- Exploring Thematic Learning Centers
- Consistent Schedule
- Rhymes, Songs, and Dances
- Leadership Opportunities with Classroom Roles
- Story Time
- Eating Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack in the Kids’ Cafe
- Structured Tech Time
- Working with Language and Literacy
- Lessons in Mathematics and Scientific Concepts
- Outdoor Play
- Making Friends
- Circle Time
- Creative Art Projects