The Dougherty Center for Early Learning at GCS is unique in many different ways. We see each child as an inventor, problem solvers, discoverer while motivating their natural curiosity. Our curriculum fosters all areas of a child’s development with small and large groups and balances small and large group learning, structured and independent activities, small and large motor play as well as quiet time. Our preschool children also take part in many of GCS’s enrichment classes such as gym, music, foreign language, art, and library. There is a transitional preschool class that has a modified pre curriculum to foster a child’s different learning needs. The transitional pre k class has a small student to teacher ratio to focus on each child’s learning process for a successful learning outcome. We use effective teaching approaches that are also developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate for young children. Teachers have open communication with parents and encourage parental involvement.