Early Learning Center
Overview of program
For 50 years, Piedmont Academy has been ministering to the community through the Academy half day program. In 2016, a full time licensed Early Learning Center was added to provide childcare for infants through Kindergarten and camps for elementary age when school is on break. The Early Learning Center hours are Monday - Friday from 6:30 am til 6:30 pm. Enrollment is open and based on availability in each class.
We believe the early years are the cornerstones in a child's development. Our school's purpose is to facilitate intellectual development by widening the child's experiences in order to increase knowledge and to develop a strong foundation for christian principals. We offer an exceptional educational experience for children ages 3 months and older.
Piedmont Early Learning Center provides a nurturing environment where children are surrounded with Christ-centered principles of faith, love and learning. Our teachers and staff are Christians whose greatest passion is helping your child learn and grow in God's love. It is our priviledge to play a part in each child's emotional, social, physical, intellectual and spiritual growth.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS are on the ELC Program tab
CURRICULUM: High Scope, Day By Day, Scholastic, WEE Learn and other resources as they line up with GELDS (Georgia Early Learning Developmenatl Standards)
REGISTRATION FORM, PARENT AGREEMENT, and IMMUNIZATIONS are needed for enrolling.
A Georgia health form is needed certifying that the child is in good health and has received the required immunizations. These forms are available through the Health Department or your private pediatrician. The form is #3227, 3032 or 3231. According to Georgia guidelines for certificates of immunization (Policy Guide 3231INS) a valid Georgia certificate of immunization must be kept on file by the school and be available for inspection by health officials.
A certificate becomes invalid on the expiration date indicated. If a current certificate has not been submitted within 30 days after the expiration date, the child must be excluded from attendance until a current certificate is obtained. Any school / facility official who does not enforce the requirements and any parent/guardian who intentionally does not comply with the requirements shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. See Official Code of Georgia Annotated, 20-2-771 (h).
The Official Code of Georgia provides for only two types of exemptions from immunization requirements: Medical and Religious. Please see the Office for requirements.
The school will make every effort possible to protect the health and safety of the children. Cooperation of parents in helping to prevent the spread of communicable diseases is of great importance.
For further questions please contact Piedmont Academy at 770.423.9578