General Info



The Preschool opened 43 years ago, in January 1976, and operates under the Nurture and Ministry of Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church. It is licensed by Montgomery County as Private Educational Institution and is approved by the State of Maryland. The Preschool and Kindergarten meet all Maryland State Department of Education requirements regarding staff qualifications, facility, policies and curriculum.

General Information:

  1. GPP&K exceeds the MMSR (Maryland Model for School Readiness) guidelines for all of our 3 year old, 4 year old Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes.
  2. All of our Four year old Pre-Kindergarten classes are academically 'Kindergarten Preparatory' classes. They are designed to prepare children for Kindergarten.
  3. Chapel Time is held in the church sanctuary every Monday with our own music teacher.  All 4 year old Pre-Kindergarten classes, and the Kindergarten participate by singing songs, learning prayers, and listening to Bible Stories. The Three year old classes have music with our music teacher bi-weekly, starting in January, to learn new songs. Activities with music are a part of the daily experience in all of our classes.
  4. The Preschool and Kindergarten will hold Parent/Teacher Conferences to give parents the opportunity to have a face to face meeting with the teacher to discuss progress and goals.
  5. Newsletters with general information, monthly curriculum objectives and calendar of activities are emailed home monthly. Calendar information is also included on the front page of this website.
  6. Once a month the preschool children make or bake their own snack. Kindergartners make their own healthy snack once each week. If a child has food allergies, the snack must be provided by the parent.
  7. Development of self control is encouraged by teaching and practicing respect for others, introducing activities that promote cooperation and by adapting the program for individual needs.
  8. The building is secure with all outside doors locked. Parents wishing to enter the building will push the call button to be let in.
  9. GPP&K covers the cost of vision and hearing screening for all preschool and kindergarten students.
  10. GPP&K is a 'NUT FREE' school! Due to allergies, we do not allow peanut butter or nuts of any kind in the school.