"For it is by GRACE you have been saved..." Ephesians 2:8
IF YOU WANT BEAUTIFUL SHEEP... FEED THE LAMBS.
Gracie's Preschool is for children ages 2,3 and 4.
Ann (nee Gerbhardt) Holmes, Director/Teacher, was born and raised in Vero Beach and graduated from VBHS in 1967. She attended the University of Florida for several years before opting for marriage and a family. Ann has 4 adult children and 2 grandchildren. Upon being called to teach preschool by Grace Lutheran Church, Ann acquired her Staff Credential Certificate and Director's Credential. She holds an A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education from Indian River State College.
Lindsay Sward- A.A. - IRSC
At Gracie’s Preschool, we acknowledge the parents as the child’s primary teachers. Our desire is to supplement and enhance the learning that begins in the home and to work with parents to develop each child as a whole. Communication through daily contact, newsletters, e-mails and telephone conferences keep parents up-to-date regarding their child’s progress. A good parent/teacher relationship is necessary for maximum school success.
Our educational goals are twofold: the academic focus is for kindergarten preparedness and our Christian position is “If you want beautiful sheep . . . feed the lambs”. HighReach Learning is our exciting new curriculum full of discovery and investigative learning. HighReach Learning experiences are aligned with nationally recognized standards and allow children to investigate their interests and construct new knowledge. Children gain independence, competence and self-confidence as they achieve the readiness skills needed for kindergarten. Christ Light is the Christian curriculum that we use. The Bible stories carefully follow the church year and cover creation through the resurrection, thereby laying the foundation for spiritual growth and trust in God. We believe that knowing Christ as your Savior gives confidence and assuredness in life.
The spiritual and educational development of each child is nurtured in an environment of Christian warmth and understanding. Preparing children for kindergarten is a priority; however, preparing children for eternity is our mission.
Gracie's Preschool opened the doors to their new preschool building in 2008.
Front of Gracie's Preschool
Inside of Gracie's Preschool
Preview of Singing in Church October 28, 2012