Garrett Park Nursery School
Garrett Park Nursery School (GPNS) is a parent owned and operated nursery school founded in 1953 in Garrett Park, MD. GPNS offers a high quality education for 2, 3 and 4-year-old children, and a pre-school extended day program.
We believe that every child is unique and should be allowed to develop at his or her own pace in a warm, encouraging and stimulating atmosphere. We believe that children learn through play, and we want each child's earliest school experience to be positive and successful. Our program strives to encourage each child to develop a strong, positive self-image and skills for successful interaction with other children and adults.
In a cooperative nursery school, the child benefits from a more gradual separation from home and from the opportunity to interact closely with a variety of interested adults with different skills, talents and enthusiasms. Parents benefit from the opportunity to work under a teacher trained in early childhood education and to observe the ways in which other adults interact with young children in various situations. In addition, it can be helpful to the parent to observe the behavior of other preschool children.