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Prekindergarten

The Giddens School prekindergarten program helps 4 year olds develop the skills of our 3 pillars (academic excellence and learning, social and emotional development, social justice and equity) in ways that are developmentally appropriate. Our program provides a rich foundation for future schooling, while emphasizing the importance of learning through play. Children of this age often begin to see themselves as learners, coming to school full of purpose and intention. Teachers work to respond to each child, observing and inquiring to adapt a program that will be responsive to the child’s innate curiosity while assuring they have the foundational skills to support their success in kindergarten. This includes social and emotional learning, as well as academic growth. In prekindergarten, learning opportunities are provided in community contexts, including small group instruction. This helps children learn from one another and apply their knowledge to a variety of scenarios.


Our Curriculum

Our Prekindergarten Team

Taryn Lewis

Taryn Lewis

Classroom Assistant Teacher
Char Smith

Char Smith

Prekindergarten Teacher
Samara West

Samara West

Prekindergarten Teacher

Specialist Team

Sarah Berkley

Sarah Berkley

SPARK Specialist
Katie Billings

Katie Billings

Math Specialist
Cory Cummings

Cory Cummings

Educational Technology Specialist
Brice Dixon

Brice Dixon

PE Specialist
Karina Flores

Karina Flores

Spanish Specialist
Orianna O'Neill

Orianna O'Neill

Music and Performing Arts Specialist