We believe in the development of the whole child, and the preschool curriculum (beginning with our youngest learners) is designed to bring out the full potential of each of our students.

Our early childhood education teachers create a supportive, stimulating and fun environment that allows our youngest students to grow into confident and independent individuals and develop a lifelong love of learning. Because our preschool classes are small and personal, children can explore their unique skills and talents, while developing new friendships and new confidence. We help your child build a wide range of skills for success, from learning to interact with peers to acquiring the foundations for scholastic success.

Programs for 3 and 4-Year-Olds

For three-year-olds, students have Bible instruction and memorization; fine arts enrichment through music and art; regular show-and-tell; mastery of colors, shapes, days of the week, and months of the year. There is an emphasis on socialization and the concept of sharing. 

For four-year-olds, the students will have Bible instruction and memorization; an introduction to phonics and number concepts; manuscript writing; and fine arts enrichment through music, art, and poetry. There is an emphasis on socialization and the concept of sharing. 

Early Childhood Principal 

Annette Simmons

Annette Simmons is excited to be the Early Childhood Principal.  She graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a Bachelor’s degree in Education.  Mrs. Simmons is bringing her 32 years of experience and skill as a Gaston Christian Kindergarten teacher to the leadership team.  It brings Mrs. Simmons much joy to lead her staff in continuing to support the GCS families with outstanding Christian education.  Mrs. Simmons and her husband have two children who graduated from GCS, as well as two grandchildren currently enrolled. 

Early Childhood School Directory
Staff Member Department Email Address
Bergan, Kristen Elementary Counselor (K-5th)
Chapman, Amanda Pre-K Teacher
Christenbury, Taylor Teacher's Aid
Collins, Ricky Director of Community Engagement
Cook, Dr. Tina Director of Cognitive Enrichment
Eshaghi, Andrea Educational Therapist (K-12th)
Gale, Beverly Preschool 3 Teacher
Garrity, Katie Preschool 3 Teacher
Gordon, Tammy Librarian (K-5th)
Griffin, Katie Cognitive Enrichment Teacher (K-5th)
Hardin, Jackie Kindergarten Teacher
Kettelhut, Lori Preschool 3 Teacher Assistant
Kimak, Jennifer Preschool 3 Teacher Assistant
Lambert, Holly Art Teacher (K-5th)
Langley, Jessica Pre-K Teacher
Lowrimore, Ana Early Childhood Secretary
Macaulay, Celestine Pre-K Teacher
Marks, Alicia Kindergarten Teacher
McGinnis, Ashley Kindergarten Teacher
Moore, Jason PE Teacher (K-5th)
Moore, Mark Christian Life Director (PK3-12th)
Nance, Nikkie STEAM Teacher (K-5th)
Patterson, Kimberly Kindergarten Teacher
Patton, Maureen Preschool 3 Teacher
Peach, Vicki Pre-K Teacher
Rushing, Tameron EC/ES Nurse
Simmons, Annette Early Childhood Principal
Stacy, Teri Elementary Secretary
Switzer, Morgan Music Teacher (K-5th)
Tugwell, Sara School Nurse
Whittington, Kristy Preschool 3 Teacher Assistant


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