Welcome The GEM School!

 

Infants

(6 weeks - 12 months)

We understand how difficult it is to leave your new precious gift in someone else's care. With our professionally trained teachers we will provide your infant with individualized care and attention. Our goal is to make you and your child's experience at The GEM School as close to a home like environment as possible. Our infant room is designed to provide an environment where you and your infant will feel safe and welcomed. Our teachers focus on care for your child based on their daily schedule. Our teachers provide your infant with activities, materials, and music that will nurture all areas of development. Your infant will grow into a happy exploring child. We will provide you with daily reports through our Tadpoles app and email program. All teachers are CPR and first aid certified. All teachers are required to complete 18 hours yearly of continuing education courses.

Pre-Toddler & Toddler

(12 months - 3 years)

Our teachers here at The GEM School understand that the toddler years are full of energy and fun. We provide many opportunities for the children to learn through and integrative and challenging curriculum that is structured to meet a variety of needs and learning styles. Teachers are specially trained to focus on individual needs of each student. The early years of your child's educational experience are the most critical in building future success. Quality care and safety is our highest priority. Singing, finger play, story time, and art are all apart of daily activities for this age group. We have morning and afternoon outside play time unless there is a weather advisory. The teachers will be working with your child on potty training and many more self-help skills. We will provide you with daily reports through our Tadpoles app and email program. All teachers are CPR and first aid certified. ​

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Preschool & Pre-K 

​(3 years - 5 years)

The preschool program provides a curriculum that is balanced in developmentally appropriate play and work which allows for the introduction of a variety of subjects. These subjects include group activities, creative expression, listening and sharing stories, language development, writing skills, problem solving, and independence. Our learning centers will develop curiosity and investigation skills. We have morning and afternoon outside play time unless there is a weather advisory. We will provide you with daily reports through our Tadpoles app and email program. All teachers are CPR and first aid certified. As educators we recognize the increased educational demands and expectations of children. Our main goal is to help prepare all of our students for educational success upon graduation from The GEM School. 

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​Kindergarten

​(5 years)

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Our kindergarten program subjects include math, science and technology, social studies, language arts, as well as social emotional, physical and cognitive development. The program allows each student to participate in individual, small group, and whole class activities. The program includes learning center activities and group discussions. A full curriculum including all the major content areas, music, art and handwriting are offered.  As developmental needs of young learners vary greatly, routine formative assessments are used to differentiate based on individual needs. Morning meeting helps students build a classroom community through face to face greetings by name, sharing and listening, fun group activities that practice social and academic skills.  We have morning and afternoon outside play time unless there is a weather advisory. We will provide you with daily reports through our Tadpoles app and email program. All teachers are CPR and first aid certified. As educators we recognize the increased educational demands and expectations of children. Our main goal is to help prepare all of our students for educational success upon graduation from The GEM School. 

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​​Before & After School

​(5 years - 11 years)

The before and after programs offer services for several the local schools in our area (Appo. Preschool, MOT, Bunker Hill, Silver Lake, TECC, and Townsend Elm.). This program is a structured environment where students can work on homework, socialize, and have continued learning experiences while in a safe and caring environment. We have afternoon outside play time unless there is a weather advisory. All teachers are CPR and first aid certified. We also provide services for when the children are off school due to in service days or other school holidays. 

Summer Camp

(4 years - 11 years)

During the summer break we have a program for children finishing Kindergarten to age 11. The children get to participate in outside field trips and in-house activities which are educational and fun. We have special visitors to teach us many things like yoga, music, soccer shots, Jungle John the Reptile Show, Fire Company, Corvette Club, mad science and Snippy Doodle the clown. Every Tuesday is Water Day!! We have morning and afternoon outside play time unless there is a weather advisory. We will provide you with daily reports through our Tadpoles app and email program. All teachers are CPR and first aid certified. Quality care and safety is our highest priority.

SITE ID: 17200000800

Call Us: (302) 464-1171   /   Email: cpatterson@gemschool.org   /  100 Patriot Drive Middletown, DE. 19709

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