The Preschool program at Gig Harbor Academy is an Emergent Curriculum-based program, allowing the children to learn as a result of their own doing. We recognize that each child is unique and has different learning styles. Our program promotes developmentally appropriate practices and provides opportunities for social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth. Gig Harbor Academy provides an environment where children can play, explore and develop their own ideas, opinions and understanding of the world around them.

Diana Nold Diana Nold, Preschool Teacher
Diana Nold joined Gig Harbor Academy in the fall of 2009 as the Preschool teacher for the three and four year old classrooms. Throughout her fifteen year career as an Early Childhood Educator, Diana has always had a strong passion for encouraging creative thinking by building on the children’s ideas and interests. Diana’s vast experience in the field of early childhood education and development is evident in the preschool classes she leads.

Christine Nelson

Christine Nelson, Assistant Teacher
Christine Nelson joined the Gig Harbor Academy team in 2012 as the Kindergarten Assistant Teacher. She helped keep the class running at full speed by offering teacher support and materials preparation, as well as assisting students with projects and curricular needs. Christine is now assisting Teacher Diana in the Preschool classroom and is a valued member of the Gig Harbor Academy early education program.