Foundations School started as an interest based, nationally accredited childcare and learning center for infants, toddlers & preschoolers in 2004. Demand for Pre-K and elementary age groups led to the addition of the elementary & middle school gym building in 2011. Our progressive teaching style for all ages means we have low ratios; focused integrated STEM subject matter; brain-based learning and child initiated project work.
Our child daycare center curriculum balances care and nurturing with engaging activities built around the children’s interest. As they progress into the upper school, the elementary school interest based curriculum adds a balance of technology, movement, creativity, and focused topic times to meet academic goals through in-depth projects and hands-on exploration.
The Foundations School facility is spread across a beautiful four acre campus and includes two buildings designed from the ground up to enhance learning and promote the school’s “Move to Learn” philosophy. Its classrooms are spacious with natural lighting and comfortable furniture.
There are multiple interesting activity areas throughout the campus such as:
- Full kitchens in each building – one used for student cooking lessons
- A natural exploration nature area with a climbing tree house for a bird’s eye viewpoint
- An indoor gym outfitted with an in-ground trampoline, foam pit, rock wall and multi-sport court used during classes and after for extracurricular activities.
- Several outdoor playgrounds, two covered and one even heated for daily outdoor time.
- Libraries in each building –students can choose for class and home (Volunteer readers too!)
Research concludes that when children are motivated naturally through their own interest, their learning is more comprehensive and concrete. Everything we do at Foundations, as a childcare in Kennesaw GA and as a progressive Elementary School, is geared to develop each child’s internal curiosity and motivation to learn. These are the foundational platforms we are losing in traditional school systems. Traits necessary to propel your child toward future success. We believe it’s never too early to begin the process, thus we begin with infants & continue to middle school, providing a solid foundation for learning for the rest of their lives.
Experience the Difference
Foundations is proud of its outstanding contribution as a childcare center and Elementary School in our community. Please call today to schedule a tour. We are located in Kennesaw, near Acworth & Marietta GA.
Every child deserves access to high-quality early learning experiences. NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) has set 10 standards for early childhood programs that can help families make the right choice when they are looking for a child care center, preschool, or kindergarten. The standards and criteria are also the foundation of the NAEYC Accreditation system for early childhood programs. To earn NAEYC Accreditation, schools must go through an extensive self-study and quality-improvement process, followed by an on-site visit by NAEYC Assessors to verify and ensure that the program meets each of the ten program standards, and hundreds of corresponding individual criteria. NAEYC-accredited programs are always prepared for unannounced quality-assurance visits during their accreditation term, which lasts for five years. In the 30 years since NAEYC Accreditation was established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early childhood education. More than 7,000 programs are currently accredited by NAEYC—less than 10 percent of all child care centers, preschools, and kindergartens nationally achieve this recognition.
Based on a set of rigorous research-based standards and evidence-based criteria, the accreditation process examines the whole institution–its policies, programs, practices, learning conditions, and cultural context–to determine how well the parts work together to carry out the institution’s vision and meet the needs of every learner. Accreditation isn’t about passing a one-time inspection. Rather, accreditation recognizes education providers that demonstrate and sustain their commitments to continuous improvement and better learner outcomes.