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Foundations School blog covers a range of topics relating to the care and education of young children, with special focus on development, brain research, and progressive education.

Comparing Creekstone, Ivy Hall, Kids R Kids, & Foundations

Comparing Creekstone Academy, Ivy Hall Day School, Kids R Kids West Cobb, and Foundations Child Care & School

Low Teacher to Child Ratios

Even a great teacher is limited in what they can accomplish if they have too many students to care for. Great teachers are key, but they have to be supported with low ratios in order for them to put their expertise to use. Research has continuously shown that one of the most important factors in providing a quality care and education for a child is having low teacher to child ratios. When you compare Creekstone Academy, Ivy Hall Day School, Kids R Kids West Cobb, and Foundations Child Care & School, look closely at how many teachers and children they have in the classroom. For example, the state allows preschool classrooms to have one teacher in charge of 15 children in a classroom. Most daycare centers closely follow the maximum allowed state ratios. However, Foundations School routinely has twice the number of teachers in a classroom. For instance, the teacher to child ratio in the preschool classes at Foundations averages 1:7 instead of 1:15!

 
 

Nutritious Meals and Snacks

As adults, we all know how bad we can feel when we eat poorly. Imagine how much more the little bodies of children are affected by having too much sugar or too little healthy fruits and vegetables. Eating healthy is a vital part of having a great day in school, reducing negative behaviors and enhancing the ability to concentrate and engage. There are USDA guidelines for what can be served to children, but unfortunately, there are many loopholes. For instance, USDA guidelines allow centers to substitute fruit juice in place of an actual fruit servings. Fruit juices are high in sugar, low in fiber, and high in acids that frequently cause upset stomachs. As you compare Creekstone Academy, Ivy Hall Day School, Kids R Kids West Cobb, and Foundations Child Care & School, look at the menus to see how often juice and other high sugar options are being served. At Foundations, children are not served juice at all. In addition, Foundations provides many other healthy options, such as ground turkey instead of ground beef, quinoa for added vegetable protein, pureed vegetables in the pasta sauce, homemade granola, fruit and yogurt smoothies, and many more tasty and nutritious dishes.

Deciding Between Creekstone Academy, Ivy Hall Day School, Kids R Kids West Cobb, and Foundations Child Care & School

The topics covered in this blog are just a few of the most important things to consider when you are comparing these different child care programs. There are many other areas to look at, like accreditations, classroom size, high quality materials, natural playground spaces, security, and curriculum. I highlight a few of these areas in our blog Comparing Primrose, Goddard, and Foundations School.

I invite you to come take a tour at Foundations to see our great teachers, low ratios, and nutritious meals and snacks in person. If you cannot get by in person, be sure to do a virtual tour on our website. Visit or call Foundations at 770-429-4799 to find out how we can help you meet your care and education goals for your child.

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