Parenting a preschooler is a joyous, exciting and challenging time.
Children are developing rapidly at this age, exploring their world, discovering who they are, and testing their independence. At Garrison Forest, we help our parents navigate this exuberant, wonderful time to learn more about just what makes their son or daughter tick--and how to help them build the very best foundation for all that lies ahead.
Led by Zibby Andrews, Head of Preschool and noted early childhood educator, the Garrison Forest Parenting Series offers parents of preschoolers the invaluable opportunity to delve into a monthly topic specific to the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development of children ages 2-5. The Parenting Series is free and open to GFS parents and interested families; registration is not necessary. For more information, call the Preschool at 410-559-3221.
2012-13 Preschool Parenting Series
All seminars are held in the Parent Resource Room, Room 5, Moncrieffe (the Preschool building). Each program begins at 8:30 AM and includes coffee.
September 21: “What’s Next?” Zibby Andrews, Head of Preschool, leads a discussion of procedures and options for a boy’s education after Pre-K at GFS.
November 2: “What’s Next?” Zibby Andrews, Head of Preschool, leads a discussion of procedures and options for a boy’s education after Threes at GFS.
November 30: GFS Counselor Shondra Cowling and Zibby Andrews discuss the social-emotional development of young children.
January 14: Valerie Marsh and Marion Hawkins, Pre-K teachers, and Zibby Andrews, Head of Preschool, delve into the development of a four-year-old.
January 23: Louise Moran and Kathleen Harrington Pendergast '93, Kindergarten teachers, and Zibby discuss the development of a five-year-old.
February 6: GFS Counselor Shondra Cowling and Zibby Andrews discuss the guidance and discipline of young children.
April 26: Zibby Andrews and Shondra Cowling discuss the impulses and emotions of young children.
March 6: Preschool Directors Luncheon with Molly Pearre Schaeren '71, Lower Division Music teacher, and Zibby Andrews discuss the interplay of songs, rhymes and movement and their impact on early learning.