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 Alisa Edwards at (818) 242-2660 or
aedwards@gpcpreschool.org

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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 – $260

3 days/week – $370

5 days/week – $585

Morning Preschool & Lunch Bunch

9am – 3pm

2 days/week – $360

3 days/week – $505

5 days/week – $805

Early Bird To Extended Care

7am – 6pm

2 days/week – $545

3 days/week – $705

5 days/week – $835

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 $835 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.

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 Alisa Edwards at (818) 242-2660 or
aedwards@gpcpreschool.org

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Yellow Room Teacher, Ms. Jeanette

Ms. Jeanette began as a volunteer when her son attended preschool and began working for the preschool in 2007. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and speaks fluent Spanish.

Teacher Aide, Ms. Audrey

Ms. Audrey was born in Canada and has been a member of Glendale Presbyterian Church since 1980 and has served as a deacon. She has worked with preschoolers since 1978 at different schools in the area. She joined the staff of GPC Preschool in the Summer of 2007.

Green Room Teacher, Ms. Claudia

Ms. Claudia began her teaching career in 2006 and joined our staff in 2014. She holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Child Development from Cal State Long Beach. She is also fluent in Spanish.

Director, Ms. Alisa

Ms. Alisa joined the Preschool staff in 2008 after attending church at Glendale Presbyterian Church with her family. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics with an emphasis in Child Language Development from UC Davis as well as a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Alisa has taught in both public and private schools as well as in Children’s Ministries.

Yellow Room Teacher, Ms. Heidi

Ms. Heidi was born in Torrance, CA and raised in Escondido, CA. She received a BA from Chico State University and has been teaching at GPC preschool since 2001.

Lunch Bunch Teacher, Ms. Christy

Ms. Christy recently moved to the area and joined our staff in 2014 after working with children in the Seattle area since 2007.

Blue Room Teacher, Ms. Tish

Ms. Tish has her Master’s Degree in Social Work and worked in that field for a time before joining our staff in 2014.

Lunch Bunch Teacher, Ms. Lisa

Ms. Lisa started teaching more than 20 years ago and joined our staff in 2014.

Yellow Room Teacher, Ms. Eileen

Ms. Eileen was born in Iran and is trilingual. She received her B.S. in Geology in Iran and her A.S. in Early Childhood Education at Glendale Community College. She started as a volunteer at GPC Preschool in 2008 and became a teacher shortly afterwards.

Blue Room Teacher, Ms. Nowart

Ms. Nowart was born in Lebanon and speaks English, French, Armenian, Arabic, and a little bit of Persian.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and a Master Teacher Permit from the state of California.  She has worked with children for over 15 years and came to GPC Preschool in 2015.

Red Room Teacher, Ms. Amy

Ms. Amy joined our staff in 2014 after working for the Glendale School District at the Elementary Level. She is continuing her education at Glendale Community College in the area of Child Development.