Individualized and group instruction, with an excellent student/teacher ratio  
Learning objectives in-line with preparation for Frederick County Public School Kindergarten curriculum 
Ongoing formal and informal assessment to evaluate each child’s strengths, weaknesses, and preferred learning styles
Strong focus on social and emotional development including:
        Group Circle Time discussions and role plays
        Problem solving and conflict resolution strategies
        Monthly Character Development theme
        Self-help skill development
        Multicultural appreciation activities/themes
"Hands-on" learning activities such as cooking, scientific experiments, arts & crafts
Emphasis on developing a love for nature through recycling, gardening, walking the grass maze, playing the outdoor bamboo pipes, and sitting in the tepee
Daily activities in literacy, art, math, science, music, and movement incorporated with a weekly theme
Engaging learning and dramatic play centers
Outdoor playtime twice per day in the naturalistic playground, with flexibility in the schedule to extend science to the outdoors

No TV watching at Garden of Learning

Parent/teacher conferences twice per year

4 field trips each year

Guest presentations