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Welcome to Early Childhood!

Our youngest students are nurtured through developmentally appropriate projects, play time, and pro-social behavior. We believe that children learn through active engagement in their environment with the support and encouragement of dedicated and passionate teachers. We know that every child's learning style is unique, and as educators, it is our responsibility to understand children's strengths and challenges to help them grow. Using purposeful and meaningful play, we build on natural curiosity, enabling children to interact, question, connect, problem-solve, communicate, reflect, and more. 

With unsurpassed resources and facilities, expert teachers who model lifelong learning and a dedication to developing the character, ethics, and academic foundations, there is no better place than Greensboro Day School to discover the joy of learning!

Learn More About Early Childhood

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  • Early Childhood Classrooms

    All Early Childhood classrooms operate Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. After-school care is available until 6 p.m. for an additional fee.

    Bengal Tots (2-year-olds)
    Children must be 2-years-old by the first day of school, steady on their feet, and capable of expressing their wants/needs.

    Bitty Bengals (3-4-year-olds)
    Bitty Bengals are traditionally 2 years out from Kindergarten and must be 3-years-old at the start of school. Bitty Bengals must be fully potty-trained and independent in the bathroom prior to the first day of school. 

    Junior Kindergarten (4-5-year-olds)
    Junior Kindergarten students are typically one year out from starting Kindergarten. 

    The Early Childhood program is designed to meet the social/emotional, academic and developmental needs of children. For some, the "gift of time" can be offered through an additional year in the program. 
  • Investing in the Early Years

    Who benefits from early childhood education?

    We all do.

    Studies show that high-quality early childhood education not only improves a child’s overall health development, but it also prepares them to be life-long learners and positive contributors to society. Young children have a natural curiosity that needs to be nurtured and embraced during these formative years. Improved attention span, self-help skills, empathy, and self-regulation are just a few benefits seen in children who spend time in high-quality programs.

    According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, parents who invest in a superior early child program see an average ROI of $9 for every dollar spent.

    2021-2022 Tuition for the Early Childhood Program:

    Bengal Tots: $10,610

    Bitty Bengals: $10,380

    Junior Kindergarten: $11,265
                            
    It is important to note that Financial Assistance is NOT available for our Early Childhood Program. 
  • Beyond the Early Years

    The Early Childhood years are memorable for parents and students alike! GDS considers each child's unique gifts as we work in partnership with families to create an unsurpassed educational path for the future. 

    It is important to note that financial assistance is not available for our Early Childhood students. For families moving from Early Childhood into Kindergarten, there is a very limited amount of aid available. If you plan to apply for financial aid for the Kindergarten year, please understand that aid may not be available at the level you request. Should you anticipate needing financial aid for Kindergarten and beyond, please contact Dajana Milicevic at (336) 288-8590 or dajanamilicevic@greensboroday.org during the first trimester of enrollment to determine whether or not a level of aid may be forthcoming. 

Meet Our Teachers

Building Foundations

Beginning with our youngest students, we intentionally build their academic and social/emotional foundation to set them up for future success. Watch our department videos below to learn more about how Greensboro Day School fosters a longitudinal and developmentally appropriate path for all children.
Greensboro Day School develops the intellectual, ethical, and interpersonal foundations students need to become constructive contributors to the world.