Beginning with toddlers and their parents and then Two- and Three-Year-Olds, the Garrison Forest Preschool program provides young boys and girls with an introduction to school that nurtures their innate curiosity and stimulates their social, emotional and cognitive development.
Our Preschool provides outstanding learning opportunities where students experience success in a community of warmth and nurture. Our comprehensive Curriculum Guide includes additional details about our Preschool programs, mission and distinctions.
At Garrison Forest, master teachers share the important goal of instilling a love of learning in each child at an early age. By guiding our students through both planned and spontaneous adventures, we challenge them to grow and develop in ways that are astonishing. We believe:
- that education should be challenging and joyful.
- that a caring, family atmosphere is crucial to the learning process.
- that children learn best when they are actively involved.
Garrison Forest Preschool programs include:
Parent Toddler: held on Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Parents and children spend the morning learning from each other and our early childhood experts and master teachers.
Twos Program: a drop-off program on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. for children who will be two by September 1.
Threes Program: for children who will be three by December 31. There are two program options: three days per week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) or five days per week (Monday through Friday). Each program is 8:30 a.m. – noon with an Extended Day Option (noon to 3:00 or 3:30 p.m.), as well as early drop-off.
Fours and Pre-Kindergarten: for children who will be four by December 31. Two classes meet Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Early drop off is available, as is an Extended Day Option (noon to 3:00 p.m.); limited space for Pre-Kindergarten students is available until 6 p.m..
Our Preschool is part of the vibrant Lower Division, which includes an all-girls’ Kindergarten through 5th Grade Lower School.
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