Employee Childcare Centers
Guiding Children to a Lifetime of Success
Welcome to the Grand Prairie Independent School District (GPISD) Employee Child Care Learning Centers! Here at GPISD we are "one team" working together to help develop the whole child socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, linguistically and creatively.
The Learning Centers follow the district student/teacher calendar and will be closed during the summer. The centers are open from 6:30am to 6:00pm.
The Learning Centers create a safe and enriched environment that promotes quality programming and assists in the healthy growth and development of young children.
Program Philosophy and Goal of School
- For the Children: To nurture the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of each child at their individual level so they may develop self-worth, respect of others and a love of learning.
- For the Parents: To be a resource and support for parents in the areas of child development and successful parenting techniques. To encourage parents to interact with the staff and their child in the development process both at home and at the center.
- For the Community: To support community-wide efforts to improve the care and education of children through teacher training workshops and advocacy effort.
GPISD Employee Child Care Centers utilize Frog Street Press curriculum. Through this curriculum children are taught using themes throughout the year which offer literacy and math lessons daily. Lessons are filled with songs, music, hands-on materials and activities, chants, games, make-believe, and stimulation for children's imagination. Teachers also use Read-Aloud activities to foster oral language and sense of story, building vocabulary.
"What you teach me birth to three will be what matters most to me. What you teach me three to five will be what makes me grow and thrive.” Dr. Pam Schiller, Frog Street Curriculum Author.