Gillam-Grant Pre-School Programs

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.

Pre-School+ Program
The 5-day-a-week program, appropriate for children 4 and 5 (Must be 4 by 12/1/2024), 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 12/1/2024). 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.

Pre-School Registration

Registration for Pre-School is not available online. Please download, review, and complete the following forms to enroll your child.

2024-2025 Pre-School Flyer | Download Here
2024-2025 Pre-School Registration | Download Here

Kid Zone

What is Kid Zone?

The Kid Zone Program is a supervised before & after-school program with instruction, hosted at the Gillam-Grant. The program is coordinated to offer children in UPK, Kindergarten through 6th grade an environment of social, recreational, and instructional opportunities. Activities include arts & crafts, games, movies, homework time, computer use, outdoor activity, and much more!

Kid Zone is open based on the school calendar. It runs weekdays from 6:30 am to 8:45 am and 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Kids from B/B Elementary School may ride the bus to and from Gillam-Grant. A snack will be provided daily. Your child should be dressed appropriately for the weather and daily activities. We will occasionally be going outside in the winter months. Boots, hats, and gloves are necessary.

Kid Zone will be open on half-days and several days off from school based on need and at an additional fee. A sign-up sheet will be available for these days. You will be notified in advance if attendance is not great enough to be open.

Kid Zone Registration

Registration for Kid Zone is not available online. Please download, review, and complete the following forms to enroll your child.

2024-2025 Kid Zone Handbook | Download Here
2024-2025 Kid Zone Registration Form | Download Here

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 canceled, 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.