GPNS is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education and is licensed by the Maryland Office of Child Care. Teachers have a minimum of a BA or BS with hours in Early Childhood Education. GPNS also hires specialists to provide additional instruction in movement & music.
The teacher's role is one of guidance and observation of both the students and the parents, as well as teaching and introducing new materials and concepts. The students are directed in their play and interactions with the concepts of total development as a guide. Attention is paid to social skills, emotional development, physical growth and development, cognitive enrichment and creativity. The teachers enhance the basic curriculum with their own style and implementation techniques. Observation of each individual child and the child's parent(s) in the classroom provides the teacher with a basis by which to assess learning styles and to stress certain techniques for use by the parents in the home.