Grace Episcopal Church has suspended all in-person campus events, activities, and worship services until further notice. Please visit our Grace@Home page to see ways we are staying connected to one another and to Grace during the days ahead.
422 Brenau Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501
We offer two programs for families with children ages 6 months to five years. Our programs operate Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. beginning in late August and running through mid-to-late May.
For children ages 6 months to 23 months. Children may attend two days per week.
For children ages 2 through 5 years old. Children may attend two, three or five days per week
Children of Grace’s curriculum offers opportunities for learning in a developmentally appropriate environment. Social and emotional development of the child is a major focus. We emphasize self-awareness, cooperative behavior, and self-confidence. Our program offers learning through free play, stories, art projects, finger plays, music, snack, outdoor play, manipulatives, and language skills.
We have been using the curriculum “The Letter People” for many years now. Let’s begin with the Letter People is a developmentally appropriate Pre-K program emphasizing literacy learning. Our Pre-K program is not lottery funded.
A detailed overview of our program, administration, and school logistics can be found in the handbook published each summer. Parents of enrolled students for 2019-2020 should print, sign, and return the agreement near the back of the book no later than July 10, 2019. Please contact the office if you have any questions!
The school provides chapel time weekly for the Pre-K classes to experience stories from the Bible and prayers. The clergy of Grace Church assist in leading chapel. The religious significance of holidays is included in the curriculum. In addition, each class is taught a mealtime blessing that is used daily at snack and lunch.
Music is offered to all classes (except Pre-Toddler) once a week. Toddlers begin after the first of the calendar year. The children are taught both religious and secular songs as well as play rhythm band instruments. All children from the younger two classes and up participate in the “Christmas and Spring Fling” programs.
Art projects and science experiments are offered to all classes (except Pre-Toddler) once a week. Toddlers begin after the first of the calendar year.
Computers are availabile to children in the three-year-old and Pre-K classes. This exposes students to basic computer skills while reinforcing the curriculum taught in the classrooms.
Pre-K classes participate in a variety of field trips throughout the year. Children are not allowed to attend field trips without a parent’s consent.
Birthdays are an exciting time for children and we welcome and encourage birthday parties. Parties should take place at snack time or after lunch. Please talk with your child’s teacher when scheduling a time for such parties. We encourage parents to donate a book in honor of your child’s special day. This is a great way to continue building our library at COG.
Holidays will be celebrated throughout the year and are an integral part of your child’s learning process.
COG offers a summer program for children age 6 months to rising 1st graders each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during June and July. Children enjoy weeks with fun themes and different activities. Enrollment is typically held in March on a first come, first served basis.
COG follows the Hall County school system closing policy for inclement weather. Listen for weather related closings on your radio (WDUN) in the event Gainesville has bad weather.