The Gardner School of Louisville


From the moment you enter our state-of-the-art academic facility, you realize that The Gardner School of Louisville is significantly more than a traditional, educational child care or preschool. Established in 2006, we are proud to offer our award-winning services to the children and families of Louisville. We are proud to have achieved the honor of national accreditation through the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs!

As a private, academically-focused Louisville preschool that specializes in early childhood education, we cater to those families who want the best for their child. Our school is conveniently-located in the Hurstbourne Green office park, directly across from the YMCA. At our Louisville preschool, we offer year-round education programs of full- and part-time childcare for children six weeks old through 5 years. In addition, we provide a full suite of enrichment classes and our summer camp, Camp Gardner.

Enrichment Programs Offered

Music

For Ages: 18 Months +

Be Smart Computers

For Ages: 2 Years +

Dance

For Ages: 2 Years +

Cooking

For Ages: 2 Years +

Soccer

For Ages: 2 Years +

Amazing Athletes

For Ages: 2 Years +

Louisville Campus Leadership

Meghan Ernst

School Director

How long have you been with TGS?
Since January of 2019.

Roles Served with TGS:
I serve as the Executive School Director for The Gardner School of Louisville.

What is your educational background?
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a minor in Child and Family Studies from Eastern Kentucky University.

What made you decide to have a career in education?
I have always wanted to work with children.  When I was younger, I can remember gathering all of my friends from the neighborhood and asking them to sit at my kitchen table and play imaginary school with me.  I loved the aspect of teaching children at young ages and seeing their faces light up with excitement when they learned something new.

What makes you laugh about kids?
Children make me laugh with the random things they say.

What do you love most about working with young children?
I love watching their personalities grow and develop within those first five years of life. From infancy to five years of age, I get to see them reach those developmental milestones—and the smiles on their faces when they do. It is also very rewarding when I know that I helped them reach those milestones.

What is your favorite part of the day at TGS?
My favorite part of day at TGS is meeting and greeting the parents and children and ensuring that all their needs are met while attending TGS.

What do you love most about TGS?
What I love most about TGS are the families and teachers that we serve daily and the community in which we work.

What inspires you?
I am inspired daily by the passion I have for this profession. I want to ensure the children have a safe and happy learning environment.

What is your passion or passions?
My passions are child development and helping children become the best young individuals they can be.

What does the term “Where Learning Begins” mean to you?
Children start to learn as soon as they are born.  A child’s learning tools and building blocks for education are immediate. That is why I feel so passionate about the work I do. I want to make sure that these children have what they need to grow and develop, even from infancy.

How important is early childhood education?
Early childhood education is extremely important. With children’s minds able to start learning at such a young age, it can help them become more successful in the future. Early childhood education is truly the first stepping stone in helping them become the people they are meant to be.

What would you tell new parents who are apprehensive about leaving their infant in the care of someone else for the first time?
Leaving your child for the first time can be very scary for new parents. If the parent can build a relationship with the child’s teacher or teachers and the center within itself will help the parents feel more at ease. Parents are free to visit the classroom before the child starts to get to know their teachers and see that our staff is trained and ready to help. Parents can ask questions and call or email throughout the day. I strive to make this an easy transition for both the child and the parents.

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Sarah Flood

Assistant Director

How long have you been with TGS?
Since March 2013

Roles Served with TGS:
I previously served as Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher/Assistant Director at our Franklin, TN school.

What is your educational background?
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Child Studies and a minor degree in Psychology from Western Kentucky University.

What made you decide to have a career in education?
I started working in a church nursery when I was 13 years old, and that instilled within me a passion for working with children. I began babysitting shortly after that and have desired to work with children ever since.

What makes you laugh about kids?
A child’s imagination and honesty always gives me a good laugh.

What is your favorite part of the day at TGS?
I enjoy seeing how excited the children are to come to school and interact with their friends.

What do you love most about TGS?
I love the structure and consistency that our school provides. It’s also fun to walk down the hallways and watch a circle time or to see a child get excited about what they brought for show and tell.

What is your fondest memory of TGS thus far?
The Spring Fling and Graduation Ceremony are definitely among my favorite memories each year.

What is the funniest thing you have ever heard come out of the mouth of a TGS Student?
While teaching Pre-K, I was dropping off my then 5-month-old baby when one of my students asked, “Why does Chloe have big muscles?” Of course, this child was talking about Chloe’s chubby arm rolls.

What inspires you?
Seeing the lightbulb go off when children learn something new. It just reiterates the value of our work here at TGS!

What is your passion or passions?
My passions include reading, writing, and being around children each day!

What does the term ‘Where Learning Begins’ mean to you?
“Where Learning Begins” reiterates that the early years are some of the most important for a child’s learning. This is the “sponge” age, where taking in the surrounding environment is how a child learns. My preschooler enjoys coming to school (or “cool,” as she calls it) everyday as much as I do!

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