Early Learning Guided by a Higher Power

Kennesaw, Marietta and Acworth’s Choice for Non-Denominational Christian Daycare

Welcome to Mt. Elizabeth Christian Academy

We are a Quality Rated Christian daycare, preschool, and pre-k, founded and operated by master educators.

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Christian Program

Indoor Gym/Theater

Catered Meals

Nature Trail

Professional Educators

Our Programs

Little girl at Infants class, at Mt. Elizabeth Academy, Daycare, preschool, Kennesaw Christian school, private school


Ages 6W – 14M

Our babies are cared for by loving, enthusiastic, and nurturing caregivers in a safe, soothing, and happy environment. Their daycare needs are addressed with smiles and frequent eye contact with their teachers.

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Small happy boy at Toddlers 1 class, at Mt. Elizabeth Academy, Daycare, preschool, Kennesaw Christian school, private school

Toddler I

Ages 1yr – 2yrs

Our toddler program nurtures the “I can do it!” mindset, while also helping toddlers understand their relationship to the environment and the daycare peers around them.

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School for Toddler - 2yr-3yrs

Toddler II

Ages 2yr – 3yrs

The Toddler II Classroom invites older toddlers to a more structured class routine. This allows them to develop an understanding of their day, encouraging predictability and a sense of security, as well as helping to enhance their learning and attention.

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Preschool child outside at early learning center in Kennesaw


Ages 3yrs – 4yrs

Our Preschool Program provides a fun and loving environment for all of our children. We understand the value of play in the lives of young children. Through play, children develop cognitive, physical, social, and emotional wellbeing.

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Сhildren at Private Pre-K class, at Mt. Elizabeth Academy, Daycare, preschool, Kennesaw Christian school, private school

Private Pre-K

Ages 4yrs – 5yrs

Pre-K (Kindergarten Prep) is a wonderful place to begin a lifetime of formal learning. It is a year for learning, growing, making new friends, and for lots of fun! Using a theme-based, whole child approach to learning, we teach the basics of literacy and math.

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Transition Toddler Highlights


Ages 6 weeks – 3yrs

Here at Mt. Elizabeth Academy we offer a full day daycare program for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years old. We prepare our daycare students to excel as young leaders of tomorrow, combining our custom-designed curriculum with first class childcare.

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Young 5’s

Transitional Year Class

Children develop at different rates academically, emotionally, physically and socially. Recognizing this difference in readiness, we have developed the Young 5’s class for those children who would benefit from one more year before entering Kindergarten. This program offers additional learning experiences to help children grow socially, emotionally, physically, and academically.

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Little girl on regular field trips to our on-site nature trail, at Georgia Pre-K class, at Mt. Elizabeth Academy, Daycare, preschool, Kennesaw Christian school, private school

Private Kindergarten

Ages 4yrs – 5yrs

Mt. Elizabeth Academy’s Private Kindergarten STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Program is a wonderful place for children to continue the journey of formal learning. It is a year for learning, growing, making new friends, and for lots of fun too! Using a theme-based, whole-child approach to learning, we teach the basics of literacy and math.

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Watch the Videos below to take a Virtual Tour of Our Kennesaw Location

The Daycare Director, Ann Godley playing outside with a boy in a swing.

Dear Prospective Family,

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Mt. Elizabeth Academy, where we place an emphasis on providing exceptional early childhood development and education in a loving and nurturing environment. Mt. Elizabeth Academy is a Quality Rated, family-owned Christian preschool, pre-k, private kindergarten, and daycare; founded and operated by master educators in Kennesaw, Georgia. We offer discovery-based learning activities, sensory manipulatives, and developmental centers that fully engage our students in learning and growth. In addition, we assess your child’s understanding and gently challenge them to continue through their next developmental phase, all in a fun and engaging play-based atmosphere.

In addition to being a mother of two, I spent last 30 years professionally involved in early learning; as a teacher, a principal and a mentor to developing teachers. I have spoken at workshops around the world and I am an early learning professional. I pride myself on staying up-to-date on the newest research in early learning education and child development. While developing and delivering outstanding programs and curriculum are passions, most importantly I love children. I support our families and I cultivate a nurturing atmosphere of comfort and security.

Please make an appointment to come in for a tour. I look forward to showing you what a wonderful school and community we have.

Ann Godley, B.A., M.Ed.
Co-Founder/Executive Director

The Daycare Director, Ann Godley playing outside with a boy in a swing.

  • My daughter has been at Mt. Elizabeth Academy since August 2018 and it has truly been a wonderful experience ! The amazing teachers made sure my daughter transitioned from home to daycare smoothly and their interactive parent-teacher app keeps you updated with pictures , incident reports and more ! The owners are very welcoming and helpful when you have any questions or need assistance. I’m so glad i chose Mt. Elizabeth for my daughter !

    marlee coulthard Avatar marlee coulthard
    August 24, 2019
  • Oh where to start... So many great things about this school. First off, I checked out almost every single daycare/school in Kennesaw and some in Marietta. There are pros and cons to each school. I have to admit, Mt. Elizabeth may not have every single pro other schools can offer, but Mt.E provides my child a loving, safe, and educationally healthy environment. My son not only loves his primary teacher, but every teacher that comes into his classroom. He is a pretty shy boy, but has grown to be confident, smart, and socially well rounded. At 3 he came home already able to spell out the first letter of almost every word. I also noticed the way he plays with other kids has become considerate and respectful while expressing himself through conversation. I also have to note, my kid barely gets sick at this school! I honestly cannot remember a time he missed school because he was sick from coming to school. Besides all these, the main reason we came to Mt.E is because of my primary impression and connection with the owners Rob and Ann. They are so easy to talk to, actually genuine in their conversations, and considerate when discussing any matter regarding my son's care. They encourage teacher communication which shows they realize so much depends on the teacher/student/parent interactions. I have spent many afternoons at pick up talking to my son's teacher about his progress, any issues, or just about what we did over the weekend! I feel the owners encourage such an environment for this to take place and hires teachers with the same views (special shout out to Ms. Corinne!! Best teacher ever!) Thank you Ann, Rob, and all teachers and staff for making such a great place for these young ones to be!

    Jean Won Avatar Jean Won
    August 12, 2019
  • Both of my children attended Mt. Elizabeth- my son from 18mo - 3.5 years and my daughter from 12 weeks - 18 months. The day we had to leave was the saddest - we moved out of state and I wish we could have moved everyone at Mt. Elizabeth with us!! My kids both thrived from the intimate class sizes and age appropriate curriculum. Every staff member knew and loved both of my kids. This facility takes childcare, education, cleanliness and security seriously!

    Brianna Lane Avatar Brianna Lane
    August 24, 2021
  • My husband and I recently toured Mt. Elizabeth Academy as we hunted for the perfect place for our baby boy. The facility is beautiful and you can instantly see that the space is geared toward children’s happiness and development. On top of the great space the staff was welcoming, knowledgeable and did not hesitate to answer all of the silly questions this new mom to be had. We were both pleasantly surprised by the calmness seen throughout the halls and the gentleness each teacher had with their class. We knew this was the place for us. Our baby boy will be starting there in August!

    Kathryn Ike Avatar Kathryn Ike
    August 24, 2021
  • I did so much research before I placed 2 of my children in daycare/school. Its been a year and i can truthfully say Mt E did not disappoint. Right from management the directors and the teachers are caring commited individuals and do so many different things and activities for the kids. The place is happy and bubbly, the hallways are so pretty with decoarated classroom doors that change with seasons/months...there's lots of variety throughout the day music, Spanish, they encourage reading time even for littles who cannot read which is so essential, my little girl will pick up a book and comb through the pages just like she were reading words. They have arts and crafts and play outside in designated well equipped playgrounds (even water fun days in the summer) and for bad weather days they have a large equipped room for the kids to run and play. Lastly i want to mention that they post loads of pics thtough the day so you are part of the daily happenings. Food is prepared and provided too for each child with the option of bfast. I can go on and on but i wanted to let moms in the area know about this gem 💎 of a place that does so much for my kids.

    Christeen Joseph Avatar Christeen Joseph
    August 10, 2022
  • My daughter has been attending Mt. E since January 2018 and we feel so blessed to have found them! I don't know where to start. There are so many wonderful things to say! This facility has been a godsend to our family. Prior to finding Mt. E, we had a surgery scheduled for my daughter to have tubes put in. She was having earaches at least once a month and stayed sick all the time, from her previous daycare. We found Mt. E & decided to change her school first & then go from there. This was the best decision we EVER made!!! My daughter has only been sick TWICE in 17 months. And guess what, NO TUBES! NO SURGERY!!!! Ann & Rob are great! The staff is ALWAYS friendly. The children are always well behaved & I love the way the teachers direct them. I walk down the hallway each afternoon and hear bits and pieces from each class and I SMILE. Literally, I smile! It's so refreshing. The facility is always clean. You can always catch someone cleaning the floor or spraying the room with their amazing cleaning wand. The Brightwheel app is so nice and convenient. I love being able to see what my daughter is doing throughout the day and see pictures of her having a blast. My mother, who lives in a different state, has access to the app and it is so nice for her to be able to keep up with her as well. I could go on and on. There are so many wonderful things about this facility. I wish I could give you 10 stars! Thank you for all you do for our children. You are all appreciated!

    Amanda Harper Avatar Amanda Harper
    June 6, 2019
  • I have so many wonderful things to say about Mt. Elizabeth. We enrolled with them in early 2019 after a lot of heartfelt consideration about leaving our previous daycare. We were seeking a smaller school that paid more attention to the students (our previous school had 19+ children per classroom and it was simply chaos). I did my homework. Toured every school in the area, spoke with the directors extensively, asked as many questions as I could, and chose to go with Mt. Elizabeth. I have not regretted my decision once. My two children are loved by every teacher they've had, I have direct communication with the teachers and admin staff (our previous school did not encourage direct communication with teachers during the day), and they are learning so SO much. I feel known and heard by the admin staff, they have handled the COVID quarantine gracefully and empathically, and they pour back in to their families and students. I can't recommend our school more. It will be very sad the day my kids graduate out to kindergarten.

    Ali Green Avatar Ali Green
    August 24, 2021
  • My Son Jacob has found the best place. I love the way they share the pictures and update us activities everyday. Thank you entire staff for the good job you are doing.

    David Gakuru Avatar David Gakuru
    July 24, 2022
  • I could not be happier that my husband and I decided to change daycares and start bringing our children to Mt. Elizabeth. In this crazy, uncertain time, it is so hard to know if we are making the right decisions for our children, but I am confident this was a great choice for our family. We can’t take our children many places these days to protect their health, so I am so happy they can socialize and participate in new and varied activities here. I am impressed with the precautions the school is taking to keep the kids and staff safe. I love how they communicate frequently through the Brightwheel app, including lots of pictures so I can see my children enjoying themselves and talk to them about their days when they get home. The teachers are so kind and loving with the kids and my older child practically runs into the school every morning. This school, the teachers and staff have been a blessing to our family, and I sincerely appreciate the care and education they provide!

    Erin B Avatar Erin B
    August 24, 2020
  • I absolutely love this school. I am an infant lead teacher who started when the school first opened its doors in July 2017. The owners are caring and supportive of their staff which makes Mt. E an amazing place for teachers to reach their full potential . It feels like we are a big family. We strive to be a school of excellence and consequently our standards are high. Safety and cleanliness are our #1 priorities. I would highly recommend this school for both families and teachers alike. Come and check it out for yourself: you won’t be disappointed!

    Cécile Roberson Avatar Cécile Roberson
    March 25, 2019

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