In order to provide the very best, individualized approach for each child, GBN staff employ a range of developmentally appropriate teaching strategies and formulates a curriculum that represents the best of several approaches and philosophies (e.g., Reggio Emilia, Montessori, Piaget). Our curriculum is literacy-rich, play-based, and project-oriented. With the Illinois Early Learning Standards as the foundation, we give our qualified teachers the freedom to develop curriculum based on what the classroom and each child needs.


  • Low child/staff ratios in all programs
  • Administrators and teachers have extensive experience and degrees through the master's level
  • GBN is an intern site for college and university students
  • All staff is certified in CPR and First Aid and trained in allergy and asthma awareness


Since 1985, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has offered a national, voluntary accreditation system to set professional standards for early childhood education programs, and to help families identify high-quality programs. Today, NAEYC Accreditation represents the mark of quality in early childhood education. For more information, please visit Watch a video about NAEYC accredited programs at Right Choice for Kids.