Your child has a unique outlook and perspective on the world, their passions and interests have been developing since birth! Our Reggio-Emilia inspired program embraces what makes your student unique and provides hands-on activities designed to help them grow and learn.

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Have Fun! 

We provide opportunities for students to express themselves through play, building friendships, engineering, hands-on exploration, science experiments, drama and playing with one another. Developing a love of learning is important to us.

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Build Friendships.

Working with other students, learning empathy and collaboration is a lifelong success skill that is crucial in preschool. Our students spend time developing their voice, learning to communicate in a healthy way and practice sharing and caring for one another. Being a team player will lead to success beyond the classroom! 

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Grow at Your Pace.

Our program integrates the Ohio Early Learning Standards into our lessons. Students are given a variety of activities to develop academic, social and emotional skills. We understand that not every student grows at the same pace. We are committed to working individually and in small groups with your student to make sure they are growing and excelling so they are ready for Kindergarten and beyond!

A Look Inside Preschool at GCA

Our preschool program serves children aged 3-5 years old and offers half and full day schedules. Families also have the option to enroll for 2, 3 or 5 days a week. (Learn more about our infant and toddler program here).

The Early Childhood program at Gahanna Christian Academy is focused on providing our students opportunities to explore, develop relationships, grow as peers as well as learn from our teachers in a Reggio-Emilia inspired environment.

We believe all children are naturally curious. It is our job to provide exciting, hands-on opportunities for children to explore the world around them, research and uncover answers to their own questions and build meaningful relationships with their peers and teachers in the process. Our program focuses on learning through play and building early literacy and academic skills for success in Kindergarten and beyond.

What Parents are Saying About GCA

“I love the education model of Reggio Emilia inspired instruction. My child looks forward to going to school every day and I feel so secure in sending her there every day.”


“My son loves his class and his teacher. He's excited to tell us what he learns every day.”


“The staff and teachers treat my child as they would their own. They genuinely care for my child and her education and spiritual growth.”


“The preschool is phenomenal. We have already recommended it to folks who have enrolled their kids and are loving it too.”