Welcome to GPC Preschool
OVERVIEW
We appreciate and welcome your interest in GPC Preschool. We are conveniently located in central Glendale and provide a safe and nurturing environment for children ages 2 years and 6 months (and potty trained) through entry into Kindergarten.

Our school has been designated a California State University, Northridge Partnership for Excellence program in since 2012.

Our goal is to share the love of Jesus Christ with families by providing a program where children are encouraged in their social, emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual development. We offer a variety of exciting programs in developmentally appropriate age groups and maintain a 8 to 1 teacher to student ratio for our classrooms.

A TYPICAL DAY
A typical day will include activities and experiences that will nurture the individual child’s social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual development. Arts and crafts, stories, singing, water play, cooking, science, indoor and outdoor games are incorporated into the children’s learning. Our school day offers times of structured activity, where teacher direction is utilized, as well as unstructured activities, where the teacher’s role is to facilitate the interest of the child or children. This combination allows for the child to both learn the basic skills and also explore and express their own skills and talents.
OUR SCHOOL YEAR
Our school generally follows the same calendar as the Glendale Unified School District. Our regular school year begins in August and ends in May. Please contact the office, 818-242-2660, for more information about Summer School.

Questions?

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Contact Nowart Dow at
(818) 242-2660 or
gpcpreschool@gmail.com

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ENROLLMENT

The great news is our school has open enrollment, meaning that we enroll students throughout the year. Of course your child needs to be ready for preschool. They should be at least 2 years and 6 months old, potty-trained, and ready to separate from mom and dad.  Once you  have determined that your child is ready, then the process is as simple as giving us a call to set up a time to meet and get a tour of our  school.

After you have had opportunity to visit our school, see it  “in action” and talk with the staff we  will begin the process by  giving  you our Registration Packet. Once you have filled out the required information , you can return it to GPC Preschool with the  necessary payments.

Programs and Rates

Morning Preschool Program

9am – Noon

2 days/week – $300

3 days/week – $425

5 days/week – $670

Morning Preschool & am pm; Lunch Bunch

9am – 3pm

2 days/week – $440

3 days/week – $605

5 days/week – $900

Early Bird To Extended Care

7am – 6pm

2 days/week – $650

3 days/week – $805

5 days/week – $985

Extended Care Program

7am – 6pm
$8.00 per hour

Available any day a child is enrolled in our
preschool program.

Combination of tuition & extended day care fees will not exceed $985 per month
per child.

NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERRABLE ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE $150.00

A 10% discount is given to the second child in the family when siblings are enrolled at the same time.
A 15% discount is given to the third child in the family when two siblings
are enrolled at the same time.

Please call us for programs and rates for our Summer Preschool.

LUNCH BUNCH is available every day to children who are already in attendance for the morning program.  Requires no prior arrangement. A discount is offered if 5 days are pre-purchased at one time.

DAYS PURCHASED

5 days pre-purchased          12 pm to 3 pm        $18/day          ($90/5 day card

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

EXTRA HOURS CARE is available every day of the week to children who are already in attendance for the morning program.
Requires no prior arrangement.

CARE AVAILABLE            TIME                          FEE

Early Bird                           7 am to 9 am            $8/hour

After Care                           12 pm to 6 pm          $8/hour

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

LATE  FEES
Late Pick Up Fee                 $2/minute after 6 pm

Late Payment Fee                $25

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Applications are available in the preschool office. Tuition fees are due on the 5th of each month and late on the 11th.
Payments begin in August and end in May.

Discounts available for families with two or more children enrolled in the preschool.

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon can my child start at GPC Preschool?

We accept children who are 2 years and 6 months old by the first attendance day and fully potty trained.  Of course it is important that the child is emotionally ready for preschool.  Independence in meeting toileting needs is one indicator of readiness, the ability to separate from the primary caregiver is another indicator, and a key indicator is having the ability to express his or her needs.

Does the school have holidays?

Yes, our preschool calendar is generally based on the Glendale Unified School District’s school calendar. We are closed on many of the same days that the Glendale schools are closed.

Should I pack a snack and lunch for my child?

You will need to pack a lunch for your child if he or she will be with us past noon. The preschool provides snack in the morning and in the afternoon, so there is no need to pack a snack. We are a nut-free school, so we do ask that you not send any food containing nuts or nut products.

May my child celebrate his or her birthday at preschool?

Yes! We want to recognize every child and especially at their birth milestone. The celebration for the day takes place during the regular snack time and we invite parents to send in the snack for that day. Something special, like store bought cupcakes or cookies, milk or juice boxes and special birthday napkins goes a long way in recognizing a child on their birthday.

Am I allowed to come into the classroom during the school day?

Parents are welcome in the classroom anytime. We encourage parents to be involved in the school day, though it is not required. We do ask that visits be prearranged with the teachers.

Need More Information?

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Contact Nowart Dow at (818) 242-2660 or
gpcpreschool@gmail.com

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Director, Ms. Nowart

Nowart was born in Lebanon to a Christian family and speaks fluent English, French, Armenian, Arabic, and a little bit of Persian. She is married and proud mother of two, Lili and Sean.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development from the University of La Verne.  Nowart also holds a Site Supervisor Permit from the State of California.  She has worked in the field of child care and development for over 16 years and is a member of the Glendale Presbyterian Church.

Teachers

Doris De La Rosa
Carla Linares
Jessica Macias
Holly Neill
Letitia Ramsey
Geraldine Salas
Ritta Sarkisova
Eileen Shamarian