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Toddlers are the Biggest Brain Builders!

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More than Just Toddler Daycare

Foundations School recognizes the importance of a strong infant and toddler program going far beyond babysitting. Toddlers have the most brain activity of any age, and they deserve more than just having their basic needs met. We balance individualized care with an interactive, explorative learning environment providing our children with nurturing, consistent, and loving care. Come and visit today to see the difference we can make for your child. Because we maintain such low teacher to child ratios in all of our classrooms teachers have more time for each student. This promotes deeper learning as each child learns to trust their teachers, joyfully explore the classroom environment, make discoveries, care for others and begin to see themselves as competent learners.

Interest Based Toddler Curriculum

Similar to the Pre-School curriculum, Foundations uses Creative Curriculum as a basis for its infant and toddler activities and assessments, helping children develop a broad range of abilities by giving them opportunities in social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language development. The curriculum is personalized for the children, based upon the interests they express in their classroom and includes introductory STEM-based elements.

Curriculum planning at this age level is based on:

  1. understanding of developmentally appropriate objectives;
  2. sensitivity to children’s personal experiences and interests;
  3. knowing that children learn through first-hand observation, play, and direct experience; and
  4. careful observation of all their communication-both verbal and non-verbal and their interaction with their environment, other children and teachers.

Daily progress of curriculum achievements are found in the daily Discovery Reports. These reports are emailed to parents daily with photos and comments, so parents can closely follow their child’s learning experience and communicate with teachers about their learning.

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday – 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Meet the Teachers

Ms. Debbie

Mentor Teacher – Infants

At Foundations since: 2004

Education/Experience: I am proud to be a part of the wonderful teaching team we have at Foundations. I have worked with children for over 25 years with various age groups and I must say, I truly have a passion for infants. I am originally from Savannah, GA and I am married with two grown children and five grandchildren.

Fun Fact: Enjoys reading, gardening, and most of all spending time with my family.

Ms. Sabrina

Mentor Toddler Teacher

At Foundations since: 2006

Education/Experience: Bachelor of Secondary Education majoring in Library Science, CDA 2013

Fun Fact: Worked as a school librarian and as a teacher in a Catholic Elementary school in the Philippines.

Ms. Beth

Teacher – Toddlers

At Foundations since: 2014

Education/Experience: I have always loved children and have worked in child care and education since 1995.  This is the career I want to stay in for the rest of my life.

Fun Fact: I am the mother of two children in their 20’s!

Ms. Tiarra

Teacher – Toddlers

At Foundations since: 2014

Education/Experience: Early Childhood Technical Certificate from Chattahoochee Technical College.  My passion is for teaching children but also for making sure they get the love and nurturing they need.  You will often find me singing and engaging with them in their activities.  I believe children learn best through play and I enjoy helping them reach each developmental milestone through creative projects.

Fun Fact: I have been working with children for a number of years and love it more than ever.

Ms. Lori

Teacher – Toddlers

Foundations Since: 2014

Education/Experience: I went to Penn Foster College and have Certificates in the area of Teacher’s Aid, Child Psychology and Childhood Management and will soon have my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.  I have worked with children for over 15 years.

Fun Fact: I enjoy everything we do in the classrooms and I also teach basic sign language.

Ms. Lashica

Teacher – Toddlers

At Foundations since: 2009 

Education/Experience: I started out years ago as a substitute teacher for Cobb County Schools.  I have worked with all ages but my passion is for infants and toddlers!

Fun Fact: I returned to College to begin working on my education degree and I love using what I learn in school during my days here at Foundations.  I also have three wonderful children of my own in elementary and middle school and it seems like only yesterday they were babies.

Toddler Child Care Admissions Process

Step 1: Schedule a tour of the facility. Allow for about one hour to go through the entire campus and for Q&A.

Step 2: Meet with the Admissions Director to review and answer any questions you may have.

Step 3: Submit the $250 to hold your space until enrollment date.

Limited Availability
Foundations for the Future is open year round and accepts applications and new students year round if space is available. Our Toddlers still enjoy very low teacher to child ratios. If you are expecting to enroll we recommend that you pre-register for your space as far in advance as possible. To provide students with stability, however, dis-enrollments are accepted at the end of each semester. To secure a space in the toddlers classroom, or to be offered a space when one becomes available, you should submit the registration fee.

Conditions and Terms of Admission
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.

Our Passion is Children and Learning

toddler childcare - art classFoundations 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). 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.

Come and Visit us Today! We would love to show you how we are improving education one child at a time.

Critical Brain Growth Years 1-3

“Like constructing a house, brains are built upon a strong foundation. This starts before birth, and is very important during the first three years of life. At birth, a baby’s brain contains 100 billion neurons, roughly as many nerve cells as there are stars in the Milky Way, and almost all the neurons the brain will ever have. The number of synapses per neuron is 2,500 when born, but by age two or three, it’s about 15,000 per neuron”

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Prepared by Judith Graham, Extension Human Development Specialist
Revised by Leslie A. Forstadt, Ph.D. Child and Family Development Specialist

By age three a child’s mind has pared away synapses are not being utilized.  Thinking patterns and appitutes are primarily formed.  This is the primary reason Foundations School begins working with children to engage their thinking as early as possible.

Testimonials From Happy Parents:

“The smile on my son’s face is just as wonderful and warm when I drop him off in the morning, as it is when I pick him up in the afternoon.”

“Absolutely the best childcare/preschool in the metro area. Foundations has been life-changing for our family.”

“We came from a big box chain daycare and I will NEVER recommend anywhere other than Foundations for the Future!”

“Every day, my child says “Bye bye mama! Love you!” and runs to his teacher or to another student to play.”