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The Gardner School

9920 Carver Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Phone:
(513) 985-9444

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Teaching Philosophy The Gardner School's carefully balanced program features a full day of developmentally and age-appropriate lessons and activities that your child will enjoy. Whether infant, toddler or preschool, our teachers provide lessons and activities that help develop the whole child �?? physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially. Understanding that each child is unique, our teaching philosophy incorporates structured activities while remaining flexible enough to foster self-discovery that will help each child explore and learn at their own pace.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

AN EDUCATED, TRAINED, CARING, MOTIVATING TEAM OF SUPPORT

The Gardner School takes great pride in our teaching faculty and goes to great lengths to ensure that all teachers meet the qualifications set by the state in addition to completing extensive training and orientation programs.

Our degreed and highly qualified teachers are carefully selected based on their education, previous teaching experience, love of children and the ability to bond and effectively communicate with their students.

All faculty members are subjected to stringent background screening, health screening and professional references are thoroughly checked. The Gardner School realizes that we are only as good as our faculty, so we hire only the best!

We develop and train the total teacher, so that children are sharing their days with TGS-trained learning advocates who love the early childhood profession and have a strong, positive curiosity about life that sparks confidence and joy in those around them.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Educational Philosophy
The Gardner School's educational philosophy encourages a learning environment that stimulates and nurtures children's growth and development. Our unique learning atmosphere incorporates a careful blend of Traditional and Montessori styles of learning through teacher directed activities and structured play. We believe that each child should be provided with experiences of self-esteem, which are essential in the adjusting, exploring and growing stages of child development. This approach ensures that each child's learning experience at The Gardner School will be nurtured at the proper pace and level, and will provide them with the educational foundation for a bright future.

Teaching Philosophy
The Gardner School's carefully balanced program features a full day of developmentally and age-appropriate lessons and activities that your child will enjoy. Whether infant, toddler or preschool, our teachers provide lessons and activities that help develop the whole child �?? physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially. Understanding that each child is unique, our teaching philosophy incorporates structured activities while remaining flexible enough to foster self-discovery that will help each child explore and learn at their own pace.

At TGS, early childhood education is redefined. Each member of our faculty and every aspect of our learning programs are dedicated to enable your child to be the best he or she can be.

A Typical Day

A typical day at The Gardner School depends on the age of the child. When you tour the Center, you will notice the daily schedules posted on the parent board located outside of each room. The daily schedule that pertains to the age of your child will provide you with information regarding your child's daily routine. Generally, the day will include: morning welcome; snack; learning activities; outside play; lunch; rest time; afternoon snack; and afternoon activities that could include supplemental enrichment activities such as Tap, Ballet, Gymnastics, Music, Karate, and Computer Instruction. We assure you that your child will experience a balance among learning activities, rest and play.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parent participation is encouraged.
The Gardner School places particular emphasis on open communication between parents and our faculty. Our Open Door Policy encourages parents to get involved in classroom and school activities. We believe that this is critical in assisting families to monitor their child�??s development, as well as maintaining a high level of confidence between parents and our faculty. Our Parent Council is active within the school and partners with the school�??s management team to coordinate various community service events, charitable events and fundraisers.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation