A Child's Garden School
A Child’s Garden School continues to provide a child centered developmentally appropriate program for the children in our community. Our current enrollment is 108. We are already full and on wait list status for all classrooms for fall of this year.
We have the ACGS advisory board which works hard on fundraising to help us to continue to -provide extras not covered by tuition. This school year we were able to purchase and have surveillance cameras and a monitor installed. We found that this added layer of security helps parents feel more at ease leaving their children under our care.
Our staff consists of 19 including Miss Roslyn Sevgiyan and myself. We added one employee since last year to help with supervision outdoors. We hired two long term substitutes to cover vacancies for teachers on maternity leave. One has since returned. We have a commitment to the families we serve and truly love our work.
Chapel is a weekly event with Gabe Vazquez Reyes as our chaplain. He brings worship alive with his lively songs accompanied on his guitar. Parents report that the children look forward to chapel and share songs and bible stories with their families.
Despite the changes to private schools which require a child to enter their Pre-K for admittance to kindergarten and local public schools offering FREE Pre-k our enrollment has not suffered. Parents still prefer ACGS because of the unique environment with a religious component.
We continue to support working families with extended care options for their child. This year the numbers using extended care are lower, but we are still within our budgeted goal. This number varies from year to year.