If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been imagining your child’s future from the time he or she was born. Henry is currently planning on having a skateboard shop and a house with eight hot tubs, but his dad and I know that may change!
We also know that no matter what paths our boys choose, education is the key to getting them there.
Today, I’m delighted to introduce my newest sponsor, Gig Harbor Academy, a private school for children in preschool-5th grade with decades of experience helping young children achieve their full potential. 110 children are enrolled at the school, which includes an outdoor classroom, a tree-filled playground, and even an archaeological dig site! The curriculum includes options you just don’t find at your typical school-including Spanish, music, technology, art and physical education, for even the youngest students.
The preschool uses an emergent curriculum, which means children are guided to learn by doing, with hands-on activities and tons of opportunities to express their unique personalities. The pre-K curriculum emphasizes the best practices to promote academic skills like reading and mathematics, as well as the development of your child’s best social and emotional self. Classes are available for children as young as three.
School wide, there is an emphasis on respect and service to others, and at every level children are encouraged to think critically and ask questions. Classes are small and teachers set unique goals for each child based on his or her strengths and needs. As the director says, “They’ll get lost in learning-not in the crowd.” Love it! The academy also uses the very latest in educational innovation-new this year are ipads for student use.
The school also offers a fully licensed childcare program with a similar emphasis on nurturing the whole child.
If this sounds like the kind of experience you’d like for your children, I’d encourage you to get in touch with the admissions director, Niki Vanderford. Niki can answer questions you have about admissions, tuition, and financial aid. She’ll also be glad to schedule a tour so you can see classes in action-the very best way to select a school.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. The opinions are my own. Sponsors allow me to bring you Sounds Fun Mom, and I do hope you’ll consider thanking them with your business.