At GJK we encourage each child to reach his or her potential in all areas of development, including cognitive, physical, social and emotional. Our program stresses the principle of learning through play. In our lively classrooms, your child will engage in activities that incorporate math, literacy, science, art, music, cooperation, and more! Play provides the opportunity for your child to express creativity, foster self esteem and develop individuality.
Teachers, as facilitators, encourage each child to develop his or her own unique potential within an enriched setting.
GJK follows an emergent curriculum approach in which each classroom’s activities grow from the ideas and interests of the children. We have become paleontologists, learned about Japanese culture, explored famous artists, designed and constructed new buildings, and taken train trips around the world. These concepts are explored within the framework of what young children need to learn. We use the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards, in conjunction with the Common Core State Standards, to ensure a high quality tailored experience for your child.
"Our goal should not be to protect them from the world, but to teach them about it."