One of the building blocks of the Reggio Emilia philosophy incorporated at Children's Garden of Learning, Discovery allows children to expand their boundaries through creativity and curiosity. We encourage children to discover:
- The world around them
- How to be independent and self-confident
- How to explore and be curious
- Their strengths
- Personal Responsibility
- And much more.
derived from play for both children and parents, time for free play has been
markedly reduced for some children."
- American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Report, March 2010
A child's curiousity is endless, and their thirst for knowledge unquenchable. Every child learns differently and brings their individual strengths to the classroom. Our staff is highly qualified and trained to help your child learn in his or her own way to be ready for kindergarten. We use the seven domains of learning as the foundation:
Fine Motor Gross Motor
Creative Play Self-Help
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Childrens' Garden of Learning Preschool in Vail, Colorado
"Where Growing Minds Blossom"
Children’s Garden of Learning is a Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool located in the beautiful mountain community of Vail, Colorado. An exceptional place for learning, CGL offers a nurturing and excellent state-licensed pre-kindergarten program for children aged 20 months and older.With approximately 100 students attending two to five days per week, parents from East Vail to Gypsum enjoy peace of mind knowing their children are having fun while learning in an engaging environment that prepares them for kindergarten and beyond.
The influences of the highly regarded Reggio Emilia schools of Italy are at the core of Children's Garden of Learning. The Reggio approach means, simply, allowing children to guide their teachers in choosing the classroom environment that will challenge and maximize their curiosity.
CGL has an excellent teacher retention history and is proud of its loving, nurturing and imaginative teachers. Our teachers simply love children! Close to 100% of them have college degrees and several hold a Masters degree or are working towards obtaining one. All of our teachers are committed to 15 hours of professional development each year, thereby fine-tuning their skills in early childhood education while continually fueling their enthusiasm for innovation in the classroom.
Welcome to Children's Garden of Learning! Please explore our website for information about admissions, events, curriculum, Reggio Emilia, the campus, staff, and more.