Kim Adams, who holds a master’s degree in Education with certification in Early Childhood, is GCA’s new preschool director. Adams has been trained in Lindamood Bell Learning strategies, which are research-validated programs that have improved reading, spelling, comprehension, and math for all ages of individuals.
“Lindamood‐Bell reading strategies help increase phonemic awareness and reading comprehension skills so that students can learn basic reading skills and develop a love of learning and reading,” said Strickland. “We will also continue to use A Beka Christian curriculum, along with hands‐on learning activities.”
Strickland also announced that an all-day program, three or five days a week, will be added to GCA’s K3 program. Parents can choose the full-day program or the half-day program, three or five days a week. The school’s K4 program also offers a half-day or full-day program, five days a week, and the K5 program is offered five full days a week.
“All of GCA’s K3-K5 teachers are highly qualified in their areas,” Strickland said. GCA’s K3 teachers are Joan Morris and Glennie Cox, who have many years’ experience and knowledge in working with preschoolers. Kim Adams and Mallory Glover teach K4, and Megan McRae teaches K5.
In addition, GCA now offers large family tuition discounts of 10% savings for the second sibling and 50% savings for the third sibling. Larger families pay no additional tuition beginning with their fourth child.
“Your children are a precious gift from God, and we feel very blessed to have the opportunity to teach them,” Strickland said. “Our goal is for students to be able to grow spiritually, socially, and academically throughout the year as we implement both exciting and challenging activities. We want students to enjoy learning, but most importantly, to have a Christ-centered education.”
For more information, call the school office at 229.243.8851 or email [email protected] For immediate help, call Charlie Strickland at 229.726.7990.