What is the Gillam-Grant Pre-School Program?
The Gillam-Grant Pre-School is a non-profit educational program for 3 and 4 year olds. The program was established over 30 years ago and has provided generations of students with their first learning experience. We offer both Early Pre-K for 3 year olds and Pre-School+ for 4 year olds. Our focus is to provide a quality program that gives each student a strong start in school and life. We develop children’s cognitive and social skills during circle time, games, crafts, and learning centers. Gross and fine motor skills are developed with outdoor play, gym time, toys, puzzles, and music. Our program grows as your child grows. The Pre-School+ class is challenged with more advanced learning opportunities and experiences, setting the students up for success in Kindergarten.
The 5-day a week program, appropriate for children 4 and 5 (Must be 4 by 12/1/2021), is a kindergarten readiness program held Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to Noon, beginning in September and running through June. The children will develop listening, fine motor, visual and social skills through fun experiences. They will also have significant interaction with letters, numbers and sight words to get them ready for kindergarten. Physical activity and music are integrated into the program.
3 Year Old Early Pre-K Program
This program is appropriate for children between the ages of 3 and 4 (must be 3 by 12/1/2021). Children will begin their learning experience in a playful yet structured environment. Children will experience letter, number, and name recognition and formation. Students will have fun with music, story-time, and gym time! Students will learn through the context of play and be exposed to all the important basic skills which are paramount in setting the foundation for lifelong learning. This program runs September thru May. Sessions: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:30-11:45am.
Register online or by phone (494-1621) or in-person at Gillam-Grant Community Center. Registration and payment with GGCC is required one week prior to the program, unless otherwise indicated. GGCC reserves the right to cancel programs for any reason including lack of participation. Decisions to cancel classes due to low enrollment are made one week prior to the start date. If a class within a given program is cancelled, Gillam-Grant will make every effort to reschedule the class on a similar day, at a similar time. If this is not possible, the class may need to be made up on a different day and/or time. Gillam-Grant adheres to a no-refund policy unless otherwise indicated specific to a program. Gillam-Grant reserves the right to charge a $40 returned check fee.