Whether you are a new parent or new to the area, the search for childcare or early childhood education programs can be overwhelming. With so many different options, right here in our own backyard, we wanted to highlight the differences between some of the schools and their programs. We hope that this guide will serve as a resource during your decision-making process.
DULUTH MONTESSORI SCHOOL
PROVIDING AN UNPARALLELED LEVEL OF EDUCATION FOR THE PAST 32 YEARS
Duluth Montessori School is an AMI accredited school where children are given a true Montessori education that adheres to Dr. Maria Montessori’s tried and true methods. Children as young as 14 months all the way to 15 years of age are exposed to real world facts and experiences in an environment that is rich in culture with a focus on independence, self-discipline and concentration.
Providing families with:
■ Beautiful campuses in natural and historic settings
■ Acres of outdoor gardens to expand upon the classroom experience
■ Aftercare and tuition assistance programs
Schedule a tour to see the difference a Montessori education can make! Visit DuluthMontessori.com.
GREATER ATLANTA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
A JOYFUL, ENERGIZING PLACE TO LEARN, GROW, AND PLAY
Greater Atlanta Christian School (GAC) welcomes infants (six weeks) through age three (turning 4). Students then move to their Early Childhood Village – an enchanting town-like setting for students in kindergarten. After starting in these vibrant environments, many families continue to make GAC their academic home through high school graduation. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia “learn through play approach,” their Young Learners program encourages children to take an active role in learning. They solidify the essentials – letters, numbers, shapes, and colors – infusing music and creative movement. They value respect and collaboration, so children develop their innate gifts while building kind and loving friendships with classmates. Students benefit from enriching one-on-one instruction tailored to each child’s proficiency and readiness. They explore themes through a variety of sensory approaches that are both enriching and developmentally appropriate. Child development specialists, licensed classroom teachers, and experienced childcare professionals work in concert to attend to their youngest students’ needs, creating a safe environment where children are known and loved. These educators establish an academic foundation that fully prepares students to continue their studies at GAC.For additional details: GreaterAtlantaChristian.org; click Academics, then the Young Learners tab.
OFFERING AN INSPIRING ENVIRONMENT WHERE YOUNG LEARNERS CAN EXPLORE THEIR SENSE OF WONDER IN A RICH PRESCHOOL ENVIRONMENT.
The Schoolhouse is central to Duluth, Suwanee, Buford, and Norcross. Their mission is to create unimaginable learning experiences for young learners that cultivate learning, challenge and choice while being steeped in healthy amounts of outdoor play. The Schoolhouse is small by design and incorporates various teaching methods and philosophies to uniquely meet their learners’ abilities and interests. Voted Best in Gwinnett 2015 and 2016, they proudly welcome children ages one to four, kindergarten, and 1st graders. Visit TheSchoolhouse.com.
The Schoolhouse experience is characterized by these fundamental values:
■ Collaboration – They enjoy fruitful working partnerships with children, parents, fellow educators and the community.
■ Differences – It’s the differences that make people who they are, and they inclusively respect that.
■ Flexibility – They pursue a progressive academic and cultural approach that nurtures the whole child.
■ Curiosity – They encourage children to develop this important tool for learning.
■ Kindness – Their actions and words are expressions rooted in kindness always.
|Duluth Montessori (Main Street Campus)||2997 Main Street||Duluth||30096||770-476-9307||DuluthMontessori.com|
|Duluth Montessori (Sugarloaf Campus)||1768 Old Peachtree Road||Duluth||30097||678-474-9967||DuluthMontessori.com|
|Goddard School - Suwanee (Johns Creek)||4410 Johns Creek Parkway||Suwanee||30024||678-475-0701||GoddardSchool.com|
|Greater Atlanta Christian||1575 Indian Trail Road||Norcross||30093||770-243-2000||GreaterAtlantaChristian.org|
|Oak Meadow Montessori School||2145 Collins Hill Road||Lawrenceville||30043||770-963-8303||OakMeadowMontessori.com|
|Primrose School of Suwanee||2050 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road||Suwanee||30024||770-963-1491||PrimroseSuwanee.com|
|Rainbow Child Care Center||4540 Nelson Brogdon Blvd.||Sugar Hill||30518||678-482-2356||RainbowCCC.com|
|Stepping Stone Montessori School||65 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.||Sugar Hill||30518||770-614-4310||SteppingStoneMontessori.com|
|Sugar Hill Christian Academy||4600 Nelson Brogdon Blvd.||Sugar Hill||30518||678-745-4121||SugarHillChristian.org|
|The Schoolhouse||2466 Buford Highway||Duluth||30097||678-240-2507||TheSchoolhouse.com|