Garden Gate Child Development Center

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Child CareArtsHead Start CenterSTEMPreschool
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Age group:2-6 y.o.
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The mission of Garden Gate Child Development Center is to fully support the development of each child, to hold up each child in order that they learn to love and value themselves, to stand up for what’s right and fair, and to be a source of good in the world, to ensure their successes as both students and citizens of our community. This mission is accomplished through our innovative approach to early education and our involvement with the arts as a means of creative communication and problem solving. Students at Garden Gate develop foundational skills that influence and support their future learning and success in school, in the workforce, and as citizens of our world. Our mission extends to strengthen families with parent education, community resources for special education and mental health support, daily communication and contact and a community they can turn to in the face of parenting struggles and challenges. ... Show more


  • Math
  • Music
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Art & Crafts
  • Sensory Play

What kind of kids we support

  • Coed
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool


  • Handicap accessible
  • Internet Access
  • Classrooms


Studio One
Studio One
The younger children at Garden Gate, aged 15 months to 3 years old, enjoy a playful introduction to group activity and creative exploration. Our classroom is divided into three areas, Creative Drama, Creative Arts and Creative Construction. With a teacher to child ratio of 2:8, children are afforded plenty of individual attention in an intimate setting. Children in Studio One develop relationships with teachers and friends while exploring a wide variety of open-ended materials that spark curiosity and cultivate creativity. Children develop knowledge about materials, play, and relationships that form the foundation for preschool learning. ... Show more
Studio Two
Studio Two
Our "big kids", ages 4 and 5, are competent, creative, co-actors in the daily life of the Studio Two. This combined Kindergarten/Preschool program is designed to foster cooperative play and work in a setting that is rich in materials and opportunities. Children may explore and learn through construction and engineering play, through drama and make believe, through the graphic languages of writing and drawing, by designing and conducting scientific experiments, or through books and storytelling. Focused project work takes place in the classroom, in the studio and outdoors. Our dynamic learning community embraces the ideas of children, teachers and parents. And project work evolves from the interests and ideas presented in this broad community. ... Show more
We are excited to announce that we have begun enrolling for our combined Kindergarten/Preschool program for 4 and 5 year olds at Garden Gate. For many years parents have asked, “Can you please open a Kindergarten?” Now, more than ever, we feel the need to provide a learning environment that nurtures young children, that allows then to explore and grow in an authentic, joy-filled context. Kindergarten at Garden Gate offers children a unique opportunity, an additional year of childhood in a setting that provides an individualized curriculum, inquiry based learning, a focus on friendship and community and ongoing commitment to preserve joy and wonder. This is what kindergarten was meant to be. ... Show more
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119 West Spring Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
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