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 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)||email@example.com|
|Chapman, Amanda||Pre-K Teacherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Christenbury, Taylor||Teacher's Aidemail@example.com|
|Collins, Ricky||Director of Community Engagementfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cook, Dr. Tina||Director of Cognitive Enrichmentemail@example.com|
|Eshaghi, Andrea||Educational Therapist (K-12th)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gale, Beverly||Preschool 3 Teacheremail@example.com|
|Garrity, Katie||Preschool 3 Teacherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gordon, Tammy||Librarian (K-5th)||email@example.com|
|Griffin, Katie||Cognitive Enrichment Teacher (K-5th)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hardin, Jackie||Kindergarten Teacheremail@example.com|
|Kettelhut, Lori||Preschool 3 Teacher Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kimak, Jennifer||Preschool 3 Teacher Assistantemail@example.com|
|Lambert, Holly||Art Teacher (K-5th)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Langley, Jessica||Pre-K Teacheremail@example.com|
|Lowrimore, Ana||Early Childhood Secretaryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Macaulay, Celestine||Pre-K Teacheremail@example.com|
|Marks, Alicia||Kindergarten Teacherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|McGinnis, Ashley||Kindergarten Teacheremail@example.com|
|Moore, Jason||PE Teacher (K-5th)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Moore, Mark||Christian Life Director (PK3-12th)||email@example.com|
|Nance, Nikkie||STEAM Teacher (K-5th)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Patterson, Kimberly||Kindergarten Teacheremail@example.com|
|Patton, Maureen||Preschool 3 Teacherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Peach, Vicki||Pre-K Teacheremail@example.com|
|Rushing, Tameron||EC/ES Nursefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Simmons, Annette||Early Childhood Principalemail@example.com|
|Stacy, Teri||Elementary Secretaryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Switzer, Morgan||Music Teacher (K-5th)||email@example.com|
|Tugwell, Sara||School Nursefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Whittington, Kristy||Preschool 3 Teacher Assistantemail@example.com|
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