CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL IN KENNESAW
M-F 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Must be fully potty trained
Welcome to Mt. Elizabeth Academy, where our Preschool Program provides a joyful and nurturing environment for the growth and development of our children. Recognizing the profound impact of play on young minds, we cultivate a space where children can explore, interact, problem-solve, create, and form communities. Through these activities, they develop cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being.
In our safe and creative classroom, children take significant steps towards independence and self-care. We encourage them to play, learn, and explore, fostering a love for life and a passion for learning. Literacy, science, and math are seamlessly woven into our daily activities, providing hands-on experiences that spark curiosity and enthusiasm.
Throughout the year, our preschoolers engage in essential tasks, such as contributing to clean-up efforts, participating in circle time, and becoming independent in the bathroom. These experiences empower them to be active contributors to their classroom environment, cultivating responsibility and a sense of ownership.
Through play and shared dialogue, we encourage children to express their own individuality as well as appreciate the unique traits of others. Key focus areas for preschoolers are:
Preschoolers at Mt. Elizabeth Academy graduate with a strong sense of independence and academic awareness. Our teachers guide them through continued potty training, enabling them to navigate small and large group activities, read-a-loud stories, circle time, art activities, and interactive centers with confidence.
Sharing and caring are integral aspects of our preschool program, fostering meaningful connections among students. Our nurturing and committed teachers create a secure and loving environment, focusing on thematic elements in the curriculum to offer diverse opportunities for exploration, absorption of information, and growth in both physical and mental aspects.
Parents stay connected throughout the day via our secure Brightwheel App, receiving pictures, videos, and messages that provide glimpses into their child’s experiences. Our commitment to a loving, caring, and supportive environment is evident in every interaction.
As part of our dedication to your child’s well-being, two healthy and nutritious meals, along with two snacks, are included in the cost of tuition. Our monthly menu, available online and shared at the beginning of the month, ensures transparency. Preschoolers enjoy family-style meals with appropriate servings, fostering social interactions during breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Whole milk and water complement these delicious meals.
Choose Mt. Elizabeth Academy for a Preschool Program that transcends traditional education—an environment where play is the gateway to discovery, and every child is encouraged to express their individuality while appreciating the uniqueness of others.
Step into the heartwarming learning haven of our Preschool room at Mt. Elizabeth Academy, where every corner is designed with your little one’s joy and growth in mind. Our classrooms feature tables and chairs perfectly sized for preschoolers, fostering an environment that invites interactive learning and independence. Soft pillows in cozy book corners beckon our young readers, while shelves are adorned with age-appropriate toys, engaging academic activities, and sensory wonders.
Each child has their very own cubby, creating a little space for personal treasures and instilling a sense of pride and ownership. Naptime is a snug affair, with individual cots dressed in a sheet, creating a secure haven for sweet dreams. Because parents are an essential part of their child’s journey, we encourage you to bring water bottles, diapers/pull-ups, wipes, and extra clothes to ensure a seamless and comfortable experience.
Our Preschool room isn’t just a room—it’s a vibrant hub of learning and discovery. Specially crafted reading, math, science & sensory, and pretend play learning centers cater to the unique wonders of preschoolers, nurturing a love for learning in every child. Convenient doors connect each classroom to our outside courtyard, providing easy access to the beauty of our outdoor space. And yes, age-appropriate bathrooms are right there in each classroom for added convenience.
Choose Mt. Elizabeth Academy for a Preschool room that not only nurtures your child’s mind but also warms their heart—a place where curiosity is embraced, friendships blossom, and the foundation for a lifetime of learning and exploration is joyfully laid.
A Typical Day at Mt. Elizabeth Academy for Preschool 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.
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.
Mt. Elizabeth Benefits
We are a Christian, faith-based private school.
Specials included with tuition:
- STEAM Focus
- 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 our on-site Academic Director
- Mt. Elizabeth Academy’s leadership team has over 60 years of combined school leadership experience.