Welcome to Little Giants Preschool!

Our Mission: "Collaborate to Educate"

Belief Statements:

  • Play is the way children learn naturally. It helps them to develop in all areas.
  • An appropriate early childhood learning environment is safe and includes many hands-on experiences that invite children to investigate, learn, and share.
  • Teachers must use a wide range of teaching strategies, including both child-initiated learning and teacher-directed activities.
  • All children, including those with special needs and second language learners, can benefit from a developmentally appropriate preschool program.
  • When families are an integral part of a school program, children's self esteem and achievement are enhanced.
  • Social/emotional readiness is critical to children's success in school and in life and should therefore, be a main focus of the preschool program.
  • A print-rich environment that allows children to practice literacy skills in real-life experiences, along with purposeful teaching of key concepts, is the foundation of literacy learning in preschool.

YOU’RE INVITED: Back to School Open House (8/9)

Posted on Jul. 20 2017 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News All Little Giants families are invited to our Back to School Open House!

Our staff will be here at ALL of our locations from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, to meet our new families, and greet our returning families. This runs at the same time as the open house events for MCS elementary families at the four elementary buildings.

We hope to see all of you here!

(School starts the following day, Aug. 10.)

Suggested donation list for 2017-18 preschoolers

Posted on Jul. 12 2017 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News At Little Giants Preschool, students are not required to bring supplies, but we do have a suggested donation list for our classrooms. If you are able to contribute, we would be grateful!

Here's our list of requests for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Clorox Anywhere Spray
  • Baby Wipes/Wet Wipes
  • Ziploc Bags (any size)
  • 2 boxes of Tissues
  • Lysol or Clorox Wipes
  • Paper cups (small)
  • 1 Pack of Play dough
  • Grocery shopping bags (plastic or paper)
  • New Underwear and Socks (any size)
  • Folder (2 pocket)
  • Air Freshener
  • Paper Towel

Gosser named director of exceptional learners for Marion Community Schools

Posted on Jun. 27 2017 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools is pleased to announce a new role for a longtime partner.

Lynn Gosser, who has served as executive director of the Grant County Special Education Cooperative (of which MCS is a member) for 25 years, will take on the new role of director of exceptional learners at MCS, which will encompass oversight of the Special Services Department, along with adult education, alternative education, English language learners, high ability services, and more.

“We are thankful that Lynn has chosen to join our team in a full-time leadership capacity and is committing to help us provide our mission-motivated best to our Marion students, staff, families, and community we are privileged to serve,” MCS Superintendent Brad Lindsay said.

Gosser will provide oversight and support for the programs listed above, along with leadership and guidance to MCS social support staffers and the junior high and high school teams.

“I am grateful for this giant opportunity to serve on the administrative team at Marion Community Schools,” Gosser said. “I am both honored and humbled. It is very exciting to be a part of a school district that provides so many opportunities to all students.”

Lindsay said Gosser’s experience will be invaluable.

“Lynn has excellent educational leadership experience engaging the Indiana Department of Education, state special education leaders, Grant County superintendents, local special education personnel, agencies, families, faculty, staff, administrators, and schools,” he said. “We are pleased to welcome her, and we know that her wealth of experiences will help make our Marion Community Schools team even better.”

Gosser earned her bachelor’s degree in special education from Ball State University, and earned two master’s degrees from there as well, in special education and special education administration. She is currently working toward her education specialist degree and doctorate in educational leadership through Oakland City University.

She is a licensed teacher and a certified crisis prevention and intervention trainer. In addition to her duties with the Special Ed Co-op, she has also been a leader in community initiatives to provide expanded opportunities and access to local people, including the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative and the Systems of Care Governance Board.