Gingham at a Glance
♥ Private, nonsectarian early childhood education program for
ages 2 - K 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
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.