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 & Elementary Principal
Bethany Meekins-Coloma is excited to be joining the Gaston Christian School family as the new Elementary Principal. Though originally from New York, Mrs. Meekins and her husband Santiago are joining GCS after serving the last twelve years as missionaries in Quito, Ecuador where she led as the Elementary Principal (2017-2020). Before her role as Elementary Principal, Mrs. Meekins has supported students and families in Christian Education through various roles including Curriculum & Instruction Coordinator, Early Childhood Administrator, and Kindergarten Teacher. In addition to a Bachelor of Social Work (2003) and a Masters of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies (2010), Mrs. Meekins also earned a Masters of Education in Ed. Leadership (2017). As the GCS Elementary Principal for preschool through 5th Grade, Mrs. Meekins looks forward to partnering with our dedicated staff and committed families to strengthen the hearts and minds of our students.
Early Childhood Directory
|Staff Member||Department||Email Address|
|Alston, Denika||Assistant Principalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bungard, Lindsey||3-year-old Teacheremail@example.com|
|Chapman, Amanda||Pre-K Teacherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Freeman, Angel||Kindergarten Teacheremail@example.com|
|Gale, Beverly||3-year-old Teacherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Garrity, Katie||3's Teacher Assistantemail@example.com|
|Hardin, Jackie||Pre-K Teacherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kettelhut, Lori||3's Teacher Assistantemail@example.com|
|Matheney, Jalyn||3's Teacher Assitantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Matheney, Kyle||Music Teacheremail@example.com|
|Moore, Jason||PE Teacherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mullis, Alicia||Kindergarten Teacheremail@example.com|
|Patterson, Kimberly||Kindergarten Teacherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Patton, Maureen||3-year-old Teacheremail@example.com|
|Peach, Vicki||Pre-K Teacherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pettit, Micki||Early Childhood Assistantemail@example.com|
|Simmons, Annette||Kindergarten Teacherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Trakas, Emily||Pre-K Teacheremail@example.com|
|Tugwell, Sara||Registered Nursefirstname.lastname@example.org|
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Gaston Christian School
1625 Lowell Bethesda Rd. Gastonia, N.C. 28056
Gaston Christina School is the best private Christian school in Gaston County, North Carolina. We are also the best private Christian school in the following North Carolina counties: Mecklenburg County, Lincoln County, Cleveland County and York County. In addition to these counties, we are also the best private Christian school for Gastonia, Belmont, Cramerton, Lowell, Lincolnton, Bessemer City, Charlotte, Mt. Holly and the surrounding areas. If you want a premier private Christian education with top-tier instruction, athletics and extracurricular activities, Gaston Christian School is the best private Christian school in Gastonia, NC for you!