Our developmental Academy program is growing and changing, but our foundation is steady and true.  Being part of the Spokane community for over 10 years, GAA is committed to helping your child develop his or her social-emotional skills, which we believe ARE the foundation for cognitive learning.  Our program also believes in the value of play-based learning.  Learning is going on in everything we do!  Your family will be part of a child-centered learning environment that is developmental and nurturing.

  • Trained and Caring Staff
    Your child will be cared for by trained early childhood teachers with experience and education. Your child will receive individual attention and support from all staff members. Our staff receives yearly training and has a passion for the early childhood field.


  • Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum
    While recognizing that children grow in predictable stages, we treat each child as an individual by allowing him to work and play at his own level. We utilize a program called “Pinnacle,” which offers a wide variety of activities in the areas of Language, Creative Arts, Science, Sensory, Dramatic Play, Math, Manipulatives, Blocks, Music, Movement, and Academic Options. Our day is balanced with quiet and loud activities, messy and not-so-messy, structured projects and free play.


  • Flexibility
    Based on the needs of our families, our centers offer part time and full time options. We offer extended hours for our Dishman site, which also include Saturday child care.


  • Meals and Nutrition
    We provide meals and snacks for the children that are healthful, safe, developmentally appropriate and properly portioned for your child. Not to mention, tasty! We have a 5-week rotating menu that has been approved by a USDA specialist.


  • Health, Safety and Security Procedures
    Our priority first and foremost is the safety of each child in our care. Our staff is first aid/CPR trained and certified, as well as blood borne pathogen trained. Guardian has a nurse consultant available for consultation. Our centers have security measures in which only pre-approved people with photo identification may pick-up your child.