Early Childhood Enrichment Center
Gainesville Country Day curriculum emphasizes creativity, problem-solving, and active rather than passive learning in preschool classes. We use a “hands-on,” multi-sensory approach to teach new concepts, as young children learn best through action.
If your child is 4 years old or older by Sept 1 of the current (or upcoming school year), check out our Pre-K5 program on the 24th Avenue Campus.
Learn Through Play
“Play is a child’s work.” This is a motto often heard at Gainesville Country Day School. Play has been found to contribute to children’s physical, mental, emotional, and social development. We want children to experience the joy of learning so that desire stays with them for a lifetime.
Offered School Year or Year-Round
For our Kinder Class and Pre-K4 students, we offer flexibility in a year-round option or a calendar enrollment. The school calendar is very similar to 24th Avenue Campus schedule, with the same holidays for congruency between your children's schedules across ages.
2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years and toilet trained
Independence is a primary focus in the Kinder Class classroom. Children find immense satisfaction and self-confidence when practicing and mastering skills on their own. Letter and number concepts are explored while a consistent focus on learning through play is recognized.
3 1/2 years and toilet trained
As the final year on the Tower Road Campus, Pre-K4 offers students a place to grow and discover themselves. We continue to encourage independence and introduce letter and numbers to establish a firm academic foundation prior to their transition to Pre-K5.
Spanish & Music
Gainesville Country Day Senior Toddlers, Kinder Class, and Pre-K4 students have music and Spanish class every day. We strongly believe in the arts and language as important learning tools and means of self-expression.
Program Hours and Days
School opens at 7:30 am, and we require all students to be on campus no later than 9 am. We offer 3:30 or 5:30 pm pick up, Monday through Friday, for all ages. On occasion, there is part-time (2-day/3-day) availability for our Kinder Class and Pre-K4 students. Please call or send us a message to discuss part-time options.
For an additional fee and if space is available, some children come as early as 7 am.
Call (352) 332-9032 or send us a message for tuition information. We offer enrollment and accept applications year-round at any time. All students are under contract but can opt-out at any time with a 60-day written notice.
Waiting List and Applications
Prospective parents, please contact us for additional information about the Early Childhood Enrichment Center. We currently have a waiting list for our all age levels at our campus. To be added to a class's waitlist, an application must be submitted.