Check Out the Newest Additions to the Emory Child Care Network

November 19, 2014

 

The Emory WorkLife Resource Center is excited to announce that two new child care centers have joined the Emory Child Care Network. Last fall The Glenn School for Young Children and Scottdale Child Development & Family Resource Center offer quality programming and flexible care options to meet the diverse childcare needs of the Emory community.

 

The Glenn School for Young Children

1660 North Decatur Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 634-6494

 

Serving children six months through Kindergarten -August through May -9:00 AM -12:00 PM

 

The Glenn School learning environment enables children to develop at an age-appropriate pace through the school’s well-designed, play-based program. The Glenn School’s program promotes experiential and exploratory learning, both collaboratively and individually, from a child’s first years all the way through to the introduction of early academics in Pre-K and Kindergarten. At The Glenn School they work hard to understand and address each child’s own developmental needs, to help them become confident, responsible and caring learners into the future.

 

Most Glenn School teachers have been employed at the center for more than 10 years. Teachers incorporate a variety of creative teaching methods, both inside and outside the classroom. Weekly, students experience music, movement, rhythm and creativity though the center’s “Movin’ and Groovin” program and art activities. Also unique to The Glenn School is their Licensed Professional Counselor, who is ready to assist students, teachers and families with the challenges of early childhood.

 

Academics are introduced when developmentally appropriate and through age appropriate activities. For example, Pre-K and Kindergarten students utilize the “Handwriting Without Tears” curriculum and the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards are observed throughout the classes.

 

While Christian in origin, The Glenn School accepts and celebrates the diversity of faith, culture, ethnicity, and family composition inherent to the Emory community. All families with children are welcome!

 

Registration is open throughout the academic year. You may begin the application process online at www.glennschool.org or by calling 404-634-6494.

 

 

Also, mark your calendars for the 2015-2016 school year, Parent Information Meeting on January 26, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Scottdale Child Development & Family Resource Center, Inc.

479 Warren Ave

Scottdale, GA 30079

(404) 294-8362

 

Scottdale Child Development & Family Resource Center, Inc, a local non-profit, has been providing high-quality early care and education in the central DeKalb community for over 35 years. Located about 10 minutes away from Emory, off North Decatur Road, with close proximity for families traveling into campus from Stone Mountain, Tucker, unincorporated Decatur, and Avondale.  The center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. The center-based program promotes the development of 90 children 6 weeks to 5 years through a program of active, hands-on learning appropriate to each stage of development. Scottdale currently has openings in many of its classrooms.

 

Scottdale currently houses two Georgia lottery funded Pre-K classrooms, of which both Lead Teachers are certified. The program utilizes the HighScope educational curriculum approach, which encourages and supports children’s initiatives and is based on the belief that children learn by doing. Teachers at the school hold either a Bachelor's degree and/or have over 10 years of professional work experience in Early Child Education. Fees are based on a sliding fee scale and are, based on family income and size. Emory employees are eligible to receive a 10% discount. Scottdale accepts CAPS and NACCRA.

 

In recent years, Scottdale has expanded its services to focus on families who are unable to attend center-based programs through its Parents as Teachers program. The program, by means of group connection meetings and bi-monthly home visits, equips parents to be active participants in their child’s development, so that the child will succeed in kindergarten. Program is also available to children from birth to 5 years.

 

If interested in enrolling your child in either programs please contact the center at 404-294-8362 or info@scottdale.org.

 

Please contact the child care programs to learn more about them or to set up a tour. Contact the Emory WorkLife Resource Center at (404) 727-8000 if you have questions about the Emory Child Care Network.