Mission and Philosophy
Anchored in Faith, Love, and Learning
Piedmont Academy is a unique environment developing extraordinary children who will set the pace of the future.
•Our children represent families from different cultural backgrounds and different religious beliefs.
•We believe that each child has the potential to impact others with their faith, compassion, and wisdom.
•We believe each child has the opportunity to make a difference in the future of society.
We are committed to providing age-appropriate experiences to allow each child to grow socially, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and academically at his/her own level of ability while enjoying feelings of success. The program provides hands-on activities in learning centers and positive Christ like role modeling of the staff. Newsletters and media keep parents informed about each unit designed for your child’s class.
•To provide a quality early childhood education program built on developmentally appropriate practices in accordance with Georgia State Standards of Learning, so each child can be challenged to learn according to his/her level of ability.
•To encourage social development by providing opportunities for sharing, taking turns, making friends, resolving conflicts, solving problems, helping others, recognizing and accepting others, cooperating on projects, and building self-esteem.
•To encourage emotional development through verbal expressions of thought and feelings; experiencing rules and limits; experiencing kindness, justice, and empathy; recognizing and accepting emotions in others; and to develop a respect for other individuals.
•To encourage the physical development of large motor skills through outdoor and indoor games and activities, as well as fine motor development through the use of manipulative toys, blocks, and puzzles, and other small tools and objects. This will also facilitate the development of visual-motor skills.
•To encourage creativity by offering many kinds of materials, and frequent experiences, in music, art, dramatics, literature, and oral skills.
•To encourage interest in language through stories, puppetry, group time, music, games, dramas, problem solving, and other conversations.
•To develop spiritually through teachers who will build a love and trust relationship. This will help the child develop a solid foundation for spiritual growth. Children will have opportunities to hear Bible Stories and will be taught about Jesus. They will learn about God’s love and the world He created for them to enjoy.
•To facilitate intellectual development by widening the child’s experiences in order to increase knowledge. Children will learn basic concepts and skills related to reading and math readiness, science and nature, and social studies.