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Private PreK & Preschool at Foundations

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Explore Our Private PreK and Preschool Kennesaw | Experience the Difference

Children at this age entering a private preschool or pre k, have the innate desire to seek out knowledge and answers to the endless questions their natural curiosity constantly presents. Our goal is to provide children with an environment that stimulates their interests, and with teachers who use these interests to engage the children in every aspect of learning.

Curriculum planning for our early childhood preschool focuses on action. Plans are tentative, and children modify them with their input and responses. To carry out this approach, teachers engage in an ongoing process of planning, analyzing, observing and evaluating the children’s activities, ideas, needs and interests.

Foundations School carries the NAEYC accreditation and observes very low teacher to child ratios in preschool & prek (1:7). Most preschool day care centers do not invest in enough teachers nor the education needed for their teachers to be qualified to design an evolving curriculum around children’s interests.

Early Childhood Preschool Curriculum

Foundations School uses The Creative Curriculum®, a basis for teaching and learning designed to support infants and pre-school children’s natural curiosity and stimulate their creativity. This provides a practical, developmentally appropriate approach to setting and achieving those goals while students pursue their individual areas of interest.

In each classroom teachers use student interests to develop individualized project work that addresses learning in eight core curriculum areas:

• Social-Emotional
• Physical
• Language
• Cognitive
• Literacy
• Mathematics
• Science & Technology
• Social Studies

Achieving each child’s developmental objectives encourages problem solving, creativity, teamwork and leadership. Success in these areas builds a strong foundation for the elementary school curriculum. Please come and visit Foundations today!

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Pre-K – Transitional Kindergarten Curriculum

The goal of Foundations Transitional Kindergarten program is to allow PreK students to engage in higher-level thinking and real-world projects as soon as they are ready to do so.

At the beginning of the school year teachers begin to introduce a more structured academic component to their classroom routine. Based upon our rising students’ capabilities our teachers have moved toward using the Georgia Performance Standards for Kindergarten because most of our students are exceeding Georgia Pre-K standards within the first few months of the Pre-K school year.

Benefits of the Transitional Kindergarten Program

  • Higher-Level Thinking: The children engage in inquiry-based, higher-level thinking and are well prepared for kindergarten due to this type of curriculum.
  • Enrichment Program:Transitional Kindergarten students recieve extra enrichment (this is in addition to the literacy and math skill times the children receive each day). In small groups, students in the enrichment program receive specialized reading and math tutoring from a trained educator.
  • STEM: Students engage in real-world projects involving Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
  • Interdisciplinary Learning: Students learn academic content through engagement in long-term and short-term interdisciplinary project work. This allows students to learn important concepts in more meaningful ways.

Our teachers assess each child’s skill levels at the beginning of the year and then plan fun and developmentally appropriate small-group lessons in math, writing, and reading on a daily basis. Many of our students are well beyond the kindergarten level in reading and math skills when they leave our Transitional Kindergarten program at the end of the school year. As students continue through the Foundations School elementary their ability to advance beyond the norm is continually supported by allowing them to move between small groups. Students are constantly surrounded by other students and materials according to their mastery level. Keeping students engaged in the curriculum is key to developing and maintaining the motivation to be a continual learner.

Pre-K Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Before and After school programs available as well.

Daily Sample Schedule

6:30 am – 7:45 am Breakfast
7:45 am – 8:30 am Centers
8:30 am – 8:45 am Morning Meeting
8:45 am – 9:30 am Skill 1 (Literacy- Reading/Writing)
9:30 am – 10:15 am Skill 2 (Math)
10:15 am – 11:00 am Discovery Park Outdoor Exploration
11:00 am – 11:30 am Lunch
11:30 am – 1:45 pm Nap Time

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Quiet Activity
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Centers
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Snack
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Additional ASP Skill time and Outside
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Gym Centers
5:00 pm – 5:15 pm Snack
5:15 pm – 6:30 pm Open Exploration

Meet the Teachers

Ms. Mary

Teacher – PreK (Transitional Kindergarten)

At Foundations since: 2010

Education/Experience: Kennesaw State University, Honors B.S. Early Childhood Education, Georgia Teaching Certificate

Fun Fact: I have been working at Foundations since early 2010.  Worked for Cobb County in Special Education. I have experience with all age groups and I enjoy creating and implementing lessons that are creative, hands on and get the children actively involved in learning.

Ms. Jameela

Teacher – PreSchool

At Foundations since: 2012

Education/Experience: Attending Kennesaw State University majoring in Exercise Science (At Savannah State University studied Marine Science, then Behavior Analysis to pursue career as ABA therapist)

Fun Fact: Born in Brooklyn New York and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies until the age of four.

Ms. Dana

Mentor Teacher – Preschool

At Foundations since: 2010

Education/Experience: B.S. in Early Child Care (Spring 2015) with specialization in Infant/Toddler Development.  I have four children of my own and love being a mother.

Fun Fact: I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 26 years! 

Ms. Savannah

Teacher – PreSchool

Foundations Since: 2013

Education/Experience: I began my career as a nanny for three children and worked at the church child care program.  My mother worked for Foundations and recommended I apply for a job here.  I have been here almost two years and am now in the process of getting a degree in Radiography.  I’ve learned a lot about teaching and children while working at Foundations.  It’s a great place.

Fun Fact: This year I was teamed up with my mother to work in the pr

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Step 1: Schedule a tour of the facility. Allow for about one hour.
Step 2: Meet with the Business Director to complete the Tuition Contract within one week of Registration in order to have space held.
Step 3: Pay the $250 non-refundable Enrollment Fee and complete any missing information in your application at least 30 days prior to child’s start date (or during meeting with Business Director, if start date is less than 30 days from registration date)

Availability
Foundations for the Future is open year round and accepts applications year round. To secure a space in a classroom, or to be offered a space when one becomes available, you must have submitted your registration paperwork and fee. If a space is not available for your desired start date, you will be placed on the waiting list.

Students are admitted on a yearly basis, with the school year beginning in August. In May, all families who are in good standing will be invited to re-enroll for the following school year and given a priority registration time, prior to new student open enrollment dates. Foundations for the Future admits students of any gender, race, color and national origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities accorded or made available to students.

Foundations School Objectives

Foundations for the Future is a privately owned educational facility. Our goal, as a school, is to provide the best education, facilities, amenities and highly qualified staff while implementing the newest educational techniques proven to improve the quality of your child’s learning experience. Foundations is accredited by both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-CASI) now Advanc-Ed and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

These accreditations ensure both quality of services and the continual evolution of our environment and teaching methods. At Foundations for the Future, our goal is to instill a love of learning and exploration in your child during their most formative years. Our curriculum and environment are tailored to the interests of each individual class and we maintain a low teacher to child ratio. With 50% fewer students than traditional childcare centers and larger classrooms our children and teachers have optimal conditions for learning.

Families may pay tuition annually and receive a 5% discount. Otherwise weekly or monthly tuition payments are accepted.

Enrollment Fee: $250

All tuition and fees are non-refundable and non-transferable once paid. Enrollment fee is due within 10 days of notification of acceptance decision in order to complete the enrollment process, or space will be forfeited. Limited financial assistance is available to families who qualify and is funded by the owners and scholarship donations. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please see the admissions office for application procedure.

Every Pre-K student is eligible for a GA Tax Credit Scholarship. See our Scholarship page for more information.

 

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A Little Dirt Is Good!

“What a child is doing when he puts things in his mouth is allowing his immune response to explore his environment,” Mary Ruebush, a microbiology and immunology instructor, wrote in her book, “Why Dirt Is Good” (Kaplan).

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“Not only does this allow for ‘practice’ of immune responses, which will be necessary for protection, but it also plays a critical role in teaching the immature immune response what is best ignored. It’s an instinctive behavior that helps train the immune system by introducing important micro-organisms into a child’s developing body.”

At Foundations School we custom designed our 4 acre campus as an environment where children can experience nature and explore the outdoors while under the watchful eyes of their teachers. There is no question about wheather they love it. Sand, water, dirt, pinestraw, tree trunk pieces and dried leaves all become fuel for their imaginations. It just takes a little effort to wash them up when outdoor time is over!