M-F 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM
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Must be four years of age on or before September 1 of the school year, and must be a resident of Georgia.
We provide an excellent learning environment using the Georgia Pre-K Classes State-approved curriculum. In addition, we enhance the program with STEM activities using Rokenbok Robotics kits.
- Language and Literacy Areas with books purchased and rotated monthly to support topic
- Science Area with both real and found items to support each monthly topic,
- Dramatic Play Area
- Math and Manipulative Table
- Creative Development Area with art and crafts posted and updated
- Daily Language and Literacy activities
- Music and Movement activities
Free-choice exploratory activities time encouraged each day for a minimum of 1-hour.
Rooms are set-up and organized to support learning with a different theme each month. Assessments and work samples are taken for students daily.
Regular field trips to our on-site nature trail, as well as field trips to local areas of interest.
We offer before and after care for the children outside of their school hours (additional fees apply).
Georgia Pre-K Highlights
Georgia’s Pre-K Program is to prepare children for success in Kindergarten and later school years. Children graduating from Mt. Elizabeth Academy’s program are exceptionally well prepared for Kindergarten and transition into kindergarten smoothly as we prepare them for a typical kindergarten daily schedule.
Children work in centers together problem-solving and using social skills to achieve outcomes. Additionally, we offer fine arts (Art, Music, Drama, Yoga and Gross/Fine Motor Skills class) that allows the children to interact and explore together in a variety of different settings. Our indoor gymnasium allows kids to exercise and play on every day of the year, without concern for the weather.
This program is free to GA residents.
Georgia Pre-K Room
Our rooms are equipped with Pre-K sized table and chairs, pillows in the book corners, shelves with appropriate toys as well as academic and sensory activities. Each child has their own cubby for personal items, naptime cot with a sheet and blanket. Parents provide water bottles and extra clothes as needed.
The classroom offers technology, STEM, and hands-on activities. Rooms are set-up and organized to support learning with a different theme each month.
A Typical Day at Mt. Elizabeth Academy for Pre-K Students
The First Hour:
The children are welcomed as they arrive and are given the opportunity to choose activities at the various learning centers. This self-directed play invites the children to explore, discover and learn independently with a wide variety of activities and materials. The learning centers include painting, playdough, blocks, puzzles, drawing, water or sand play, dress-up, dramatic areas, books, floor toys and more.
Children wash their hands and join their friends for breakfast. The teachers serve a nutritious breakfast to all the children. Healthy food choices are given to the children such as fruit, vegetables, cereals. (peanut free). The children enjoy milk and water. We do not serve juice.
Following a clean-up routine, the children meet on the carpet for Circle Time. A variety of activities are included which reflect the monthly routines. The activities include stories, songs, puppetry, poems, movement, art, crafts discussions and many other ideas to facilitate learning. Circle time concentrates on 5 areas of development: Language, Literacy, Fine & Gross Motor, Sensory & Science, and Cognitive Learning.
If the weather allows, the children have an active, outdoor play session in our park-like playgrounds. In case of inclement weather, the teachers incorporate gross-motor play through movement activities in our gymnasium, such as dancing, marching, parachute play and more active games.
Lunch/Nap Time/Afternoon Snack:
Catered lunch is delivered to the classrooms. The teachers then serve the meal family style. During this time the teachers stay next to the children and observe encourage their eating habits. Once lunch is finished, the children have their own individual cot on which they rest. Clean cot sheets and blankets are provided. After the children have rested and wake up, each child is given a healthy snack to start their afternoon.
Outdoor/Indoor Play & Story Time:
After snack time, the children have gross motor play time. The teachers take time to read stories, do finger plays, puppets and have interactive sessions with the children. During this time, children also engage in indoor out outdoor play, depending on the weather.
All children attend fine arts classes in our dedicated Fine Arts room. The children enjoy Music, Art, Drama, PE & Yoga throughout the week, not only in their homerooms but during their “Specials Class” in the afternoon.
In addition to this daily schedule, the teachers incorporate special activities like Bible Class, Chapel Class, Spanish, field trips to our nature trail, and Show and Tell. Parents are always invited to volunteer and participate in the classrooms as well as join us on field trips to our onsite nature trail.
Shay teaches Georgia Pre-K for Mt. Elizabeth. She has ten years of experience and training working with children in a childcare setting and has worn many hats while working with children, from being a teacher’s assistant to working as a lead teacher, and even an assistant director. Shay is a dedicated educator that is passionate about her teaching career. Her aim is to meet each child’s needs, no matter what they are. She will go above and beyond what is required of her to ensure that each child gets the full benefit of being in an Early Childhood program. Each child readiness for the next level is her number one priority. She understands that young children spend most of their waking hours at school with teachers who will ultimately set the tone for the rest of their lives. Shay makes it her duty to be the best she can be always, because, as she says, the future depends on it. Shays favorite part of the day is early morning when the children first arrive. She says that the kids have a beautiful twinkle in their eye, one of joy, hope, and love for a beautiful day. The smiles and hugs she gets each morning are the very reason Shay says she comes into work. Shay is a children’s book author and has written a book series called “Galactic Acts Adventures” which you can find on Amazon.com.
Shay’s favorite children’s book: “I’ll love you forever”
Mt. Elizabeth Benefits
We are a Christian, faith-based private school.
Specials included with tuition:
- Chapel & Bible Class
- Holiday Celebrations
- Sensory materials
- Four dedicated developmentally-appropriate playgrounds
- On-site nature trails allow ample opportunity for safe outdoor explorations
- Indoor gymnasium lets kids exercise and play on every day of the year, regardless of the weather
- An engaging and rewarding curriculum, designed by on-site Academic Director, Dr. April Anderson
- Mt. Elizabeth Academy’s leadership has a combined 70 of experience and education