Our School

We want every child to get excited about learning. That's why at GCDS, small class curriculums are developed around the needs of each child.

Our Approach

Our program is child-centered to integrate physical, cognitive, social, emotional, language, self-help and aesthetic areas for the total development of the child.

Our Programs

Age 2-6 are the most formative years of their lives. GCDS groups children by ability and not by age. Our small, nurturing atmosphere, respects each child as an individual.

Our Teachers

Certified by the Department of Education - all of our teachers have degrees in early childhood development with a desire to instill a love of learning and guide the child's exploration.

Summer Adventures Camp

Seasonal Updates

Event Calendar

  • I read to these friends every Tuesday and they are the most polite, caring and attentive children for this age group that I have ever worked with. Jeannie
  • Love the place, they treat my kids like family. Nick
  • When Mrs. Poland gave me a tour of GCDS, I felt like she was the owner of the school. Her compassion shown through. Beth
  • Being a resident of Columbia, it was refreshing to place my child at Summer Adventures Camp. Lee
  • It was refreshing to have my child at Summer Adventures Camp on 40 wooded acres. Jonathan
  • Having a class size of only 6 is why my child goes to GCDS. Jennifer