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Gingham at a Glance

 Private, nonsectarian early childhood education program for

ages 2 - Kindergarten opened in 1990

 Eight preschool classrooms with average six month age span in each class

Full Day Kindergarten offers competitive non-sectarian option to public school

 Team teaching with 2-3 teachers per class and fantastic student/teacher ratio - 

8:1 for older students, 5:1 for our little ones 

 Directors certified in Early Education, Special Education & Positive Discipline

 Spacious sunlit classrooms, large shaded playground and full-sized gymnasium

 Curb service for easy drop-off and pick-up

 On-site Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy 

 Nut-Free facility. ALL food allergies are handled seriously and sensitively 

 Every teacher and staff member CPR and First Aid certified

 Weekly Science, Music and Library classes by special teachers

ACHIEVE afternoon programs offer a wide variety of electives including

 Drama, STEM, Yoga & Sports

Flexible program provides options for early drop off (8:15 AM) and

extended day options until 1 or 2:30 PM daily 

 Prioritized communication prioritized with parents through Remind app, conferences,

progress reports and in-person events 

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We don't like to brag...

...but our families do! Check out our testimonials - or write your own! - here.

A Faculty-Driven Mission

Dedicated, Creative, and Kind. 

Opened in 1990 by our current Director, Gail Smith, our mission has always been to create a school  that feels like extended family.  Now co-directed by Gail's daughter, Alison Jackson, a certified Positive Discipline Instructor and mom of three young children, Gingham's mission remains to provide education and childcare for today's lifestyle. This means flexibility, inclusivity,  and an acute understanding of how modern parents are raising their children.  


Our faculty make us truly shine! Our dedicated team of teachers return year after year; most have been at Gingham for over a decade - many since our inception! By implementing a six-month age span in each classroom, the talented team at Gingham are able to hone language, speech and motor skills through developmentally appropriate academics and play-based learning while remaining focused on each individual child's strengths. Teachers utilize a team approach, so all teachers' gifts are applied, and substitutes and teacher turn-over are a rare occurrence. 

Every faculty member at Gingham Giraffe is CPR and First Aid certified, undergoes background checks and takes part in year-long continuing education in curriculum development, social-emotional well-being, classroom management, identifying developmental delays, and positive discipline. 

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