OUR PROGRAMS



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. 

 

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. 

Kindergarten 

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. 

Before & After School

(5 years - 11 years)

The before and after programs offer services for a number of 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 are able to work on home work, 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 of school due to in service days or other school holidays. 

 

Revolutionizing child care!!!
Why we do, what we do?
Involve parents
We believe that the quality of early childhood development is dependent on the connection between parents and their care providers.
Simplify operations
We believe the quality of care is improved by allowing teachers to focus more on the children.
How we involve parents
We know that nothing is more important to a parent than the security of their children and their children's information. That is why we have engineered our system to allow safe and secure sharing from provider to parent.
Email is the app that every parent uses.
Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Everyone has access to email. For that reason we have chosen email as our primary means of communication. Right from your email you can play a video, share a photo, or reply right back to the director.
Never hear "nothing" again.
What did your child do today? Now you will always know. Photos and videos of your child's day give you a view of their day. Daily reports keep you informed of the daily activities and learning experiences that happen while you are at work.
How we help teachers
iPod touch child care attendance daycare photo sharing. Our app is faster than paper.Teachers today have to spend too much time with paper distractions such as taking attendance, writing lesson plans, and filling out daily reports. By carefully listening to our customers and integrating their feedback we have built an application which solves these problems faster than paper. Our app runs on the low cost iPad mini, iPod Touch or the iPad. By focusing on only two devices we can not only provide a safer product, but also a better product. It's more safe because we know exactly how each device will perform for the teacher in the classroom. Battery life is more than a full day. We have opted to not support other devices because the experience and performance is too inconsistent across those devices. Fewer distractions means safer kids.

The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers &Twos
Every child is different—it’s no surprise that they learn differently,too.For nearly two decades,The Creative Curriculum® for Infants,Toddlers & Twos has supported teachers and caregivers as they create responsive daily routines and meaningful learning experiences for the youngest learners. Our latest curriculum solution takes that support even further, combining The Foundation—made up of three comprehensive volumes that provide ‘Early Childhood 101’ and an overview of everything teachers and caregivers need to know to build a high-quality program with a rich collection of resources,the Daily Resources, that help teachers put knowledge into practice and help them foster children’s learning and growth.

The Creative Curriculum®for Preschool
A New Edition Means More Knowledge, More Resources, More Opportunities for Learning Now, in its latest edition,The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is everything that teachers love: a comprehensive,research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning.The Foundation helps teachers create a high-quality learning environment and build a thorough understanding of best practices. Daily Resources help teachers plan and manage every moment of their day. Through studies, which are hands-on, project-based investigations,The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool helps teachers build children’s confidence, creativity and critical thinking skills, and promote positive outcomes.

Certified early childhood education and accredited kindergarten program, before & after care program from several local schools, summer camp program for ages 4-11.

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.

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