OUR PHILOSOPHY

 

 

We believe that the first years of a child's life is by far the most important, helping to lay the foundation for all intellectual and emotional development to follow. Through nurturing and individualized attention, we take great care to provide a warm, friendly, and fun environment for your child, while ensuring they receive the guidance and structure they need. We strive to nurture your child's ideas and imagination, acknowledge each child's individuality, and validate each personality. Our goal is to provide a place where children know that they are accepted, loved, protected, and wanted; helping to instill in each child a strong sense of self-worth and purpose. Our job is to make sure that each child has numerous positive experiences and interactions throughout each day. It is our hope that when the day is done, and children go home, they feel happy and proud of themselves; eager to express the happenings of their day to you.

Each and every day we feel privileged to have the opportunity to see the world through the eyes of a child, to join in their laughter, and to be included in their games. This is how we have chosen to spend our days. We are both very tolerant individuals with an enormous amount of patience. This coupled with our love for children makes us nurturing childcare providers. Having three children of our own, we understand how difficult it must be to leave your child in someone else's care. Because of this, we can appreciate the trust you must put in us on a daily basis. Therefore, our goal is to build your trust by being professional, dependable, honest, and most importantly caring for your child the same way we would want our own children to be cared for. We view our chosen profession as a career, not as just a job. Therefore, we look forward to keeping children smiling and safe for many years to come.

We feel that good communication between parent and provider is a very important part of a quality daycare. Because of this, we are committed to creating a strong bond with you and your child, helping to ensure the best start to your child's life. Our goal is that you feel completely confident and reassured when you leave your child in our care. Each child is different, unique, and special and will be treated as such. These carefree years are far too short. Therefore, we do not rush children through this fun filled time in their lives. Rather, each child is encouraged to develop and grow at their own pace. We understand that you are trusting us to care for your child, and we take this responsibility very seriously. We look forward to the opportunity to care for your child, while providing a positive influence in their life.

 

 

Our EDUCATIONAL Focus

 

Parents are their children's first teachers; therefore we honor your role as a parent and as the first and most important teacher in your child's life. We support this relationship by providing educational opportunities that help each child reach important developmental milestones. Through nurturing and individualized attention, we take great care to provide a safe, secure, and fun learning environment for your child. We feel that good communication between parent and provider is a very important part of a quality daycare. Because of this, we are committed to creating a strong bond with you and your child, helping to ensure the best start to your child's life.

 

We will provide multiple learning programs that engage the children to learn at their own pace.

 

         

We will be using the nationally recognized Kaplan learning program.  The classic bestselling program will be the foundation of our curriculum.  Based on the latest research about how children learn best, each of the 36 thematic units contain ESL tips, special needs adaptations, and suggestions for extending learning. A few highlights of the program is:

  • 36 themes and over 1,300 activities
  • Created by award-winning authors, including: Clarissa Willis PhD, Pam Schiller PhD,  Rebecca Isbell PhD, Nefertiti Bruce Med, Karen Nemeth MEd, Sharon MacDonald MA, Pam Schiller MA and more
  • Extensive Research Documentation in Early Child developmentally appropriate practices.

   

 

 

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Shepherd Academy

SHEPHERD  ACADEMY

 

LOVE * LEARN * LAUGH

 

770-203-2773

 

info@shepherdacademy.com

 

3545 Matt Highway

Cumming GA 30040

 

Monday to Friday

6:30 AM - 6:30 PM