A Child’s Garden Preschool (ACG), a non-sectarian community outreach program of First Presbyterian Church, is committed to providing a developmentally appropriate learning environment for a diverse population of young children respectful of the individual needs, cultural heritage and identity of each child.
National Accreditation ACG is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children which accredits high quality early childhood programs. Maintaining the accreditation calls for a high level of program planning as well as family participation. During the years that the accreditation self-assessment process is scheduled, family in-put is especially valuable. As we proceed with a continuous self-evaluation, we appreciate and respect your objectivity.
A Child's Garden is located at 215 Locust Street NE, just south of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and west of I-25.
You may contact us through this website or by calling 764-2920.
The program operates from 7:45 (early care before 9:00) through 5:30 (after care begins at 3:15). The school calendar follows.
A CHILD’S GARDEN CALENDAR
August 8-12 Staff Development and Teacher PreparationAugust 15-16 Open classrooms(9-1)
New Parent Orientation 11:45-1:00
August 17 Full Schedule Begins
September 5 Labor Day Holiday
September 16 40thanniversary Open House
honoring first teachers
October 7 Fall Break
October 16 40thanniversary alumni celebration,
Sunday worship and luncheon
October 22 Goblins in the Garden (tentative)
November 11 Veterans’ Day, no school
November 15 & 16 Grand friends days
40th anniversary celebration continues
November 23-25 Thanksgiving Holiday
December 5-7 Market Days
December 19-30 Winter Break
January 2 Staff in service, school closed
January 3 School resumes
January 16 Martin Luther King’s Holiday, school closed
January 20-21 Early childhood community seminar
February 20 Presidents’ Day, school closed
February 25 Gala 40thanniversary fundraiser (tentative)
March 1 Registration for 2012-2013 School Year
March 12-16 Spring Break
March 19 Staff Development Day – No School
March 24 40thanniversary Community service project
April 6 Vernal Holiday
April 21 40th anniversary Spring fiesta
May 4 Garden party
May 25 Last Day of School
May 28 Memorial Day Holiday
June 4 Start Summer Session
Summer schedule announced with registration in March.
SNOW DAYS: When APS observes a snow closing, ACG is also closed. When APS observes an “Abbreviated Day” ACG will open at 9:45 for early care and 10:00 for the regular school day.
*First Thursday of each month
**Third Monday of the month
Additional calendar information is available in …from the Garden, the weekly newsletter
DAILY SCHEDULE: Posted in individual classroomsSTAFFING SCHEDULE: Posted in the office