Caring, competent and nurturing staff at Leaside’s Children’s Garden School
This is one of a series of stories about Leaside’s Children’s Garden School (CGS).
Children’s Garden School has been serving the Leaside community since 1986. If you are looking for a neighbourhood school with small class sizes and a nurturing and highly capable staff, you are in luck. CGS is situated at 670 Eglinton Ave East, inside Leaside Presbyterian Church. If your child is Preschool-Grade 3 age, Children’s Garden School may very well be a great fit for your family.
One of the main concerns for parents of young children is finding a loving, safe school atmosphere. Children’s Garden School is well known for its caring staff. Because CGS specializes in the younger grades, the staff is particularly adept with this age group. They give gentle guidance and support as well as provide and reinforce appropriate boundaries every day.
CGS staff is a mix of veteran and younger teachers (anywhere from 20 years at CGS to 3 years). This combination provides an excellent balance of experience, perspective, energy and fresh ideas. Teaching young children requires patience, creativity and passion, qualities our veteran and newer staff bring to their classrooms, assemblies and CGS special events all year long.
At CGS, teachers in the Preschool – SK rooms are ECE (Early Child Education) certified and teachers Grade 1 and up have their B.Ed, or equivalent (if they have received training outside of Canada). Many staff have additional qualifications in Reading, Math and Special Education. CGS drama, music and art teachers are also working professionals in the city and bring a unique flare to their projects with the children. Please visit their faculty page here to learn more about current staff.
Teacher qualifications are very important of course, but the feel and culture of a school is also critical to finding the right fit for your child. The culture at CGS is warm, inviting and fun. A ‘family feeling’ is palpable when you visit the school – the children are happy, engaged and polite – a sure sign that they are in a positive environment, just right for young children. The Director of Admission is Kelly Scott who may be contacted at email@example.com and (416) 423-5017 x 43. The CGS website is here.