Senior Pastor, Fellowship of Faith Church International, and Chairman of the Board.
1. God has uniquely created each of His children and endued them with gifts to be used to bring Him honor and glory. 2. It is our responsibility to unfold this uniqueness and these gifts in each child, and
3. To motivate each child to do his utmost to achieve and exemplify excellence in every aspect of his life.
4. All learning will be rooted in the understanding of faith in God and the power of His word.
To provide an excellent education in a Christ-like environment
Georgia Accrediting Commission
Bright From the Start
Associated Consortium of Christian Educators and Schools (ACCES)
Association of Christian Schools, International (ACSI)
Educational Records Bureau (ERB)
Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (ASCD)
6:30 AM to 6:00 PM
|Infants||6 weeks to 12 months||1 to 5|
|Toddler I||13 to 17 months||1 to 6|
|Toddler II||18 to 24 months||1 to 8|
|Pre-School||2 - 3 years old||1 to 10|
|Pre-School II||3 - 4 years old||1 to 15|
|Pre-K||4 - 5 years old||1 to 18|
In the Early Learning Center the curriculum begins with infant stimulation activities and moves on to helping toddlers learn how to learn. Subjects taught include: Bible, Phonics, Reading, Numbers, Writing, Health and Safety, Language Arts, Social Studies, Music, P.E., Prof. B Math, American Studies, Science, and Spanish (Pre-K only).
Wee Learn and Higher Reach curriculum are used for Infants and Toddler I and Toddler II. A Beka and Sing, Spell, Read and Write curricula are used for Pre-School I, Pre-School II and Pre-Kindergarten.
All of the teachers in the ELC come highly qualified. Some have college degrees in Early Childhood Education; others have certificates in Early Childhood Education. All teachers attend staff development workshops annually and exceed the 10 hours of training required by Bright From the Start, attending training provided by various organizations including Quality Assist, Quality Care, as well as ACSI.
Note: All Pre-K students will take the Kindergarten Entrance Assessment before promotion to Kindergarten (K5).
Children in the ELC (Infants - Pre-K) are assessed twice during the school year, in September and April. The assessment tools used includes products by Georgia Accrediting Commission, Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, Stanford and/or Harcourt Brace.
Parents will receive Daily Progress reports for Infants through Pre-School I students; bi-weekly Progress reports are distributed to parents for Pre-School II and Pre-K students.
Unit Themes are used throughout the ELC, for example,
Week 1 - Orientation and Classroom Policy
Week 2 - Classroom Manner and Etiquette
Week 1 - Physical Health
Week 2 - Dental Health
Field trips are an integral part of our students' overall learning experience, and are utilized to stimulate their thinking and enrich their classroom experience. During these trips students have an opportunity for first-hand investigation of a larger world. Examples include:
-Atlanta Zoo Library
-Cliftondale ParkNature Centers
-Governor’s MansionMLK Jr. Center
-Fire StationsFernbank Science Center
Introduction to Spanish (Pre-School II & Pre-K only)
Pre-K Graduation & Activities
Dad's / Mom's Day
End of Year Program
Transitional Camp for Pre-K students
Monthly Activity Calendar
ELC Parent Handbook
See Fee Schedule.
|Youth Basketball||Youth Spring & Summer Track|
⇒ Stimulating their senses through use of music, bright colors, and repetition.
⇒ Loving and providing a nurturing environment.
⇒ Develop concept of learning through trust
Focus is on the child being able to:
⇒ Identify the body parts
⇒ Respond to simple sound patterns
⇒ Clean up after an activity
⇒ Recognize some common objects: ball, cup, spoon
Focus is on:
⇒ Self-help skills: pull-up, pull-down clothes, feeding self
⇒ Following 1-2 step directions
⇒ Rote counting from 1 to 10
⇒ Toilet training
Focus is on:
⇒ Being able to state first name
⇒ Being able to rote count 1 to 20
⇒ Recognition of colors
⇒ Follow verbal directions
Focus is on:
⇒ Introduction of Prof. B’s math
⇒ Developing organization (sequence) skills
⇒ Learning to trace and draw
⇒ Being able to state first and last names
⇒ Recognition of numbers 1 to 25
⇒ Counting from 1 to 30
⇒ Reading Readiness
⇒ Write name, know address, telephone number
⇒ Count from 1 to 100
⇒ Recognize sight words: I, am, is, the, me
⇒ Prof. B's math