Here is just a sample of the items children will receive each month in their GSA Virtual Learning Box.
All lessons will correspond with box items for hours of stimulating and interactive learning!
Founded in 2013 by Master Teacher, Tracey Campbell House, Garden State Academy draws it’s inspiration from the Reggio and Montessori approaches to education. Fellow Master Teacher, Linda Pecchia, partnered with Tracey in 2016. Together they continue to grow and build Garden State Academy upon these same foundations of early childhood learning and development. Our master level staff members have extensive knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices. We guide children to scaffold on concepts that they already know and then expand their learning and understanding. Our environment provides children with tangible experiences and concrete learning. Jean Piaget once said "...and each time one prematurely teaches a child something he could have discovered for himself, that child is kept from inventing it and, consequently, from understanding it completely." Accordingly, our curriculum is based largely on students' interests and curiosities. Our children learn science, math, social studies, literacy, the arts, health & wellness, and moral values through an integrated and educated growth.
We like to think of Garden State Academy as
"Real School for Pre-School"
We started researching preschools for our now three-year old daughter last year, and GSA was the first school we visited. We immediately knew that this was the place for our daughter to grow and learn and she definitely has! We are grateful to be part of the GSA community and thankful for the excellent early education our child is receiving!
Amazing learning environment!! It’s so much more than a school, it’s a family. My daughter loves it, as do we! It’s the best decision I could have made for our precious baby girl and her education to blossom! They have so many great teaching styles and let the kids be kids and learn the best way that suits each individual child!
I love Garden State Academy!! As most parents know, it is difficult to leave your babies. Garden State gives me such solace knowing my son is happy, learning and always safe! The teachers are incredible and keep me informed through out the day! Not only are they educated, knowledgeable teachers but they treat my son like family which means so much to me. Thank you Garden State Academy!!!