Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Falling Into Learning at Love And Grace


Autumn is an exciting time of year for Love And Grace Christian Academy. Thank you for visiting our blog to share the joy. We learn, worship, and play together at our conveniently located, award-winning academy for children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Fall is a beautiful season with holidays children enjoy learning about and celebrating with their classmates and families.  This harvest season, Love And Grace students are learning about plants and animals, multicultural holidays, fire safety, and the importance of a healthy diet and exercise. Our autumn blog carries information about our fall curriculum, planned celebrations, and Ms. Griffith's helpful parenting tips.

THANKS, DAVION!  It was terrific for Davion and his mom to bring red, brown, and yellow leaves to his class. He and his mother collected the leaves one gorgeous autumn day. Davon's classmates arranged the colorful leaves into attractive collages on paper and display them in our windows for all of the academy's students and visitors to enjoy. As the children glued the leaves to the paper, Ms. Angie pointed out how leaves differ from one tree to another and discussed the changes plants undergo during various seasons. The wonders of nature declare that God loves diversity. Each tree is different, and no two leaves are alike, even from the same tree. Each leaf has its own unique beauty like children do!

CONGRATULATIONS TO MS. ERIN! We rejoice with one of our favorite teachers over the birth of her lovely daughter, Janiyah.  Children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward" ~Psalm 127:3. The Love And Grace family gives praise with Ms. Erin over her family's marvelous reward.


WELCOME, KARISSA, JACKSON, and MASON! We are pleased that your parents selected Love And Grace Christian Academy. Karissa loves playing and learning with other toddlers, and Mason enjoys the toys, books, and crafts our four-year-olds use. As Karissa and Mason mature in our care, they will be instructed in basic reading, writing, math and science using the A Beka Christian-based program and Scholastic's "Let's Find Out" early learning material. Our students delight in using the computer labs, well-equipped playgrounds, and libraries.

Love And Grace students have a school garden; they go on educational field trips, and thrill their families at school talent shows for certain holidays.  Do you think you cannot afford such a rich environment for your child?  We accept Georgia CAPS and work with parents experiencing financial hardships in order to make Christian school accessible for more children in our "village." Love And Grace has open enrollment, affordable rates, and an incentive program for new enrollees and those who refer them. More information is in our Back to School blog under the "Enrollment Information" subtitle at this link: http://goo.gl/s0SVH . Please feel free to call with questions and to arrange a tour.

First Day at a New School

New students adjust quickly at Love And Grace where each child is treasured. Mrs. Griffith has 30 years experience in early childhood education. Hundreds of DeKalb County children who arrived in the Griffith's care as babes and toddlers remained until they reached the maximum age. They enroll in the academy's excellent summer program as well as before and after school care with transportation to area schools. Our low student-to-teacher ratio with dedicated teachers and staff ensure that children get the individual attention they need to feel happy and secure and to thrive academically. Specific information on the academy's programs and curriculum is available in our introductory blog, "Summertime Fun and Learning," at this link: http://goo.gl/khIGN.

GARDENING BUILDS MATH AND SCIENCE SKILLS


Our garden has greens and pumpkins ready for harvest! Our children learn about horticulture by planting seeds, tending the garden, and gathering a yield of delicious, nutritious fruits and vegetables.  Raising a garden with the children teaches them about God's loving provisions that we rely on all of our lives.  They learn about the origin of food and the importance of patience as we await the first tiny stalks. By counting seeds as they plant and spacing the seed pods evenly, our students learn math skills. Raising a garden gives an excellent opportunity for children to learn about weather and its relevance to agriculture. Students work together in teams, which is important throughout their school years. Teamwork is a important for success in most careers. Love And Grace toddlers are taken to the garden to enhance their sensory perceptions. They like to touch and smell ripe tomatoes and cabbage leaves, then go inside to draw and color food that decorates our academy and refrigerators at home. Science, math, and appreciation for God and teamwork all happen in Love And Grace's garden. Love And Grace introduces children to math and science in a way they can understand, and hands-on learning is fun!

ANATOMY ON THEIR LEVEL

"Look, Mommy, a skeleton!" We hear that exclamation frequently when parents and children come to Love And Grace for a tour of our facility, which is conveniently located at 4164 Rainbow Drive, Decatur GA 30034. That is at the intersection of Rainbow Drive and Wesley Chapel Road. Phone (404) 288-2350.

An organization donated an adult-sized skeleton to Love And Grace to help our children learn about human anatomy.  (Love And Grace is a non-profit organizations. Donations are appreciated and tax-deductible.)  X-rays of the skeletal system are in our windows, but not to celebrate Halloween. Learning about bones and seeing how fragile they are help children recognize the importance of seat belts, playground safety. Big sisters or brothers like Amad learn it is important to be gentle with younger brothers and sisters. Discussing the delicate bone structure of our anatomy also makes children appreciate the fact that we are "fearfully and wonderfully made" (Ps.139:14) by a loving Creator who is definitely interested in the details.  The children are also learning about fire safety - stop, drop and roll. Love And Grace has regular fire drills.

LEARNING AS WE PLAY


Love And Grace students learn as they play in addition to having structured class time.  From toddlers to pre-teens, our children enjoy nature walks and the academy's playgrounds every day except during inclement weather. After-school students receive homework assistance and incentives to do well in school, like an occasional afternoon movie. Our students use "Keys for Kids" daily devotionals to help them discover who God wants them to be. Children learn from the real-life issues presented in that great collection of stories. When Angel and other after-schoolers take turns reading aloud to the group, they improve their reading skills and prepare for public speaking. Sada is a good listener, and Mariah loves to lead songs or give us a solo. Our three and four-year-olds are learning about animal behavior.  In the fall, squirrels hide acorns and birds fly to warmer climates. Christina and Emanuel find counting acorns entertaining! Animals grow winter coats, and people dress in layers. Days may start cool and grow warm by afternoon or vice versa. Learning about weather and seasons is fun when lessons include nature walks, arts and crafts. Little James, Elijah, or Skyla might even decide to become a meteorologist.


Children at Love And Grace have an assortment of building blocks. Young children build houses or entire towns using large, soft, colorful blocks in various sizes and shapes. Our older children enjoy numerous construction games and tools and wooden building blocks. Mason built a roller coaster that helped him to understand gravity.


Children love to learn about the world around them, and this pleases our Father.
"The entire earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein."
(Ps. 24:1)

CELEBRATIONS, MEETINGS, FUNDRAISERS

Love And Grace's personnel, students, and families traditionally share a Thanksgiving luncheon and a winter party to celebrate Christmas and other holidays during fall and winter. Celebrating multicultural holidays is an important lesson in social studies. Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas are traditional holidays. Children are taught the significance of each by a series of fun activities.  But other holidays are important for some people:  Hanukkah, Diwali, Los Posads, Islamic New Year, and Kwanzaa. The Bible says we are to "rejoice with those who rejoice" (Rom. 12:15).  Love And Grace children are learning abut those holidays, also. Christmas cards and 2012 calendars are are autumn fundraiser products, and orders are being placed now. Parents are encouraged to support fundraisers and attend functions at the academy. Fundraisers ensure that our children continue to have the best equipment, toys, teaching aids, educational computer games, children's music CDs, interesting field trips, and more. 

CELEBRATIONS!
THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON 
CHRISTMAS PARTY

Performing Arts

Love And Grace and our children appreciate parents who help bridge the gap between home and school by occasionally visiting the academy and participating in celebrations and fundraisers. Family involvement promotes school success. Our last gathering was a fish fry and car wash in August, which was announced in our "Summertime Fun and Learning" blog in July (use the link above, or access all our blogs from the handy index on the blog's left margin).  Students are proud to show family members their artwork and the wide assortment of books, toys, and games they enjoy every day. Specific dates for events at the academy are posted on the bulletin board at our sign-out desk.

MS. GRIFFITH'S PARENTING TIPS

Regular hand washing is probably the most important habit for maintaining good health during the flu season or any time. A visit to the supermarket reveals a multitude of regular soaps, antibacterial soaps and gels. It is best to limit the use of antibacterial products because they kill both good and bad bacteria, and the good bacteria is a part of the protective system; overuse may actually decrease ability to fight infection. If you purchase antibacterial soaps, avoid those that contain triclosan, which has been registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a health risk. Its long term effects on humans is not known. Whereas some early care and educational professionals use hand sanitizers as an alternative to soap and water because they are easy to use, Love And Grace uses them only if we are on a field trip and no other alternative exists. Children and the academy are kept clean to reduce illness and absenteeism. They are taught to do sneezes or coughs into their elbow area, not their hands.  Cleanliness is a way to care for the temple.

          Activity:  Pour 3-4 cups of flour into a paper or plastic bag. Have your child dip his hand into the bag of flour then shake hands with family members. Explain that germs, like the flour, spread from person to person although he cannot see the germs. Next, have a child dip her hand into the flour and wash her hands before shaking hands with family members. Children will understand the difference that hand washing makes.

Reading together strengthens families and stimulates good reading habits in children. At dinner, family members should take turns reading something aloud - news stories, cereal box panels, history, humor, anything! When parents establish a reading routine with their children, they provide more family bonding time and an opportunity for children's vocabulary and preliteracy skills to grow. Independent evaluations found that children whose parents read to them regularly recognize letters of the alphabet and write their names sooner.  Having older children read to the family strengthens their literacy and confidence. Why not print the Love And Grace blogs and read them at dinner?

Mom and Daughter Exercise Together

Be a healthy role model.  Children learn best by example. Go food shopping together and choose healthy foods. Discuss your choices and let your child make a nutritious selection.  Get creative in the kitchen. Cut food into shapes with cookie cutters. Prepare simple recipes together like trail mixes. Stop being a short-order cook. Offer choices before preparing meals, i.e., "Would you like broccoli or cauliflower today?" Have everyone in the family eat the same food. Reward your child with attention, not food. Never offer sweets as a reward. It teaches children that sweets are preferable. Talk about happy subjects during meals, and really listen to your child. Encourage physical activity, and set a good example by being physically active and using safety gear. Try new foods together. Introduce new menu choices one at a time. It is best to introduce children to new foods at the start of the meal while they are hungry, but avoid lecturing or forcing children to eat.

Love and Grace Serves Nutritious Meals and Snacks

Daily physical activity is part of a child's foundation for a long, healthy life. Helping children adopt an active lifestyle early will have a tremendous impact on their physical, intellectual and emotional development.

          Creepy/Crawly exercises help babies get around and use the right and left sides of their bodies at the same time. This helps later with reading and writing skills.  (1) Lay the baby on her tummy on a carpet of smooth, clean surface; (2) Place a favorite toy in front of her, just out of reach; (3) Encourage her to go get it. (4) Let the baby reach and retrieve the toy, but then make a game of moving it out of reach again; (5) Repeat the game as long as the baby stays interested.

          Hands, Bellies, Toes is an exercise enjoyed by toddlers through age three.  The game helps children identify body parts, flexibility, and understand the concept of up, down, low, and high. (1) Stand facing your child and beginning slowly, call out the names of the three body parts that are in the title; (2) Ask your child to touch each body part as you call out the names; (3) Once your child is successful, mix it up - the order of the body parts; (4) Change the tempo at which you call out the body parts - sometimes slow and sometimes fast; (5) When your child gets ready, play Heads, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes. (6) Once again, change the order of parts and the tempo at which you call out the body parts. Guaranteed giggles!

          Mirror Game is a cooperative game for ages three through six. that encourages social/emotional development. Children have to do with their bodies what their eyes are seeing. This helps with writing, among other things. (1) Stand facing your child; (2) Tell him you want him to do exact what you do, just as though he were your reflection in the mirror; (3) Begin by making slow movements that you can do in place, like lowering and raising arms, nodding your head, or clapping your hands. Take turns being the leader; (4) Help your child be more flexible by bending and straightening at the waist, stretching arms overhead or slowly reaching for your toes (keeping knees slightly bent); (5) To help muscle strength, lift and lower the heels or do deep knee bends; (6) For healthy hearts, run or jump in place, stopping occasionally to rest.

CONGRATULATIONS on your desire to help your children adopt healthy habits at an early age: regular hand washing, reading, a nutritious diet, and daily exercise!


Sleep safely. The peak time for SIDS is 2 to 4 months, although it can and does happen later in the first year of life. The risk of SIDS can be reduced by up to 40% by putting babies on their backs to sleep.  Use safety-approved cribs and mattresses. Keep cribs free of extra items: toys, stuffed animals, and excess bedding. Only one baby should be in a crib. Never allow second-hand smoke around your baby, especially while the infant sleeps. The baby's room temperature should be comfortable for a lightly-clothed adult. Tuck your baby's blanket at the foot of the bed and allow it to extend no further than the child's chest. Check for any recalls on your baby's bedding. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has a site online listing recalls on infant and child's products (excluding toys) at this link http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/category/child.html .

DeKalb County Schools and Library Info


Board-Approved School Calendar
Use this link to access and print the calendar: http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/news-and-events/calendar/

Remember that Love And Grace Christian Academy is open on teacher workdays and  during the Christmas break when DeKalb County Schools are closed. Children enrolled in our after school program can spend their school vacation days at Love And Grace for a nominal additional fee. Please check your Family Handbook for information, or just call us. Drop-ins are also accepted, except for infants and toddlers. When your relatives come for Thanksgiving and Christmas, send all the children to us and have fun shopping!

The DeKalb County Library ~ Information for all the library branches is available at this link: http://dekalblibrary.org/branches/


Friday, July 29, 2011

Back to School at Love And Grace Christian Academy!

Love And Grace Christian Academy welcomes our returning students.  We are currently enrolling children from newborn through age 12. The academy proudly celebrates 17 years serving this community.  Using the A Beka program, our students thrive academically in a nurturing, fun-filled environment that is spiritually enriching. More information about the academy is available in our July blog at this link:  "Summertime Fun and Learning at Love And Grace - http://alturl.com/tsvz5

Enrollment Information:  If your family needs quality childcare, elementary school, or before and after school transport and care for public school children in our area, please call to schedule a tour of the facility and meet with our director, Ms. Cleotha Griffith.  The academy's enrollment incentive program is underway now.  It takes a village to raise a child.  We appreciate your help introducing our award-winning services to families.

Invitation to a Celebration:  The entire community is invited to our Back-to-School Fundraiser on Friday, August 5, from 5 PM until 8 PM - a fish fry, barbecue, car wash, and yard sale!  Children will enjoy fun and games, playing on the playground and jumping in the Moonwalk - a purple dinosaur.  Come enjoy your evening with us and leave with a clean car, feeling content after a Southern barbecue or fish dinner.  Invite your family and friends to this summer fling.  Gently used children's clothes will be given away. Love And Grace is a non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible and appreciated.

17 Yeas of Excellence in Early Education:

Parent involvement is encouraged at Love And Grace.  PTA meetings on fourth Tuesday of each month.  August's meeting is scheduled for the 23rd from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. because of Labor Day.  Parents are welcome at any time and encouraged to participate in regularly-scheduled family/school activities. 

What I did this summer:

Summer Camp at Love And Grace was a huge success. Children are often asked to write an essay or give an oral review of their summer vacation for teachers and classmates.  Love And Grace students continued academic enrichment and enjoyed many fun, educational field trips. Our 4 to 12 year-olds did gardening, took swimming lessons, went skating and to the movies, animal shows, restaurants, and much more. Students also enjoyed arts and crafts and computer fun.  Love And Grace students shared what they enjoyed most about their summer camp experience, and a few of their favorite memories are listed below.



Sade, age 6, said her favorite field trip was to Cottle Strawberry Farms. Children picked strawberries all morning. They learned how strawberry crops grow and the importance of rich soil, clean air and water. When students returned to the academy, Mr. and Mrs. Griffith made strawberry smoothies for everyone. YUM! At the end of the day, each child took home a crate of fresh strawberries for their families.

Emanuel said his favorite summer camp activity was playing with all the toys and games that Love And Grace has.  He also likes drawing and painting.  Emanuel displays his creations on bulletin boards and windows at school. 




Jordynne, age 3, thinks her swimming lessons were tops!  One morning, Jordynne and her mom arrived after the bus had already left for swimming classes at the YMCA.  That was a major crisis for the budding aquatic star, and her mother vowed it would not happen again!  Learning water safety is important for all children.   Swimming is an exercise that many people enjoy throughout their lives.  Our bodies are temples for the Holy Spirit.  Proper nutrition and physical fitness are emphasized at Love And Grace.  The school serves children delicious, balanced meals and snacks and has three well-equipped playgrounds.


Ahmad, age 5, loved Watermelon Day at Love And Grace. Sweet, ripe melons were cut for the children to enjoy at our picnic tables before spending time on the playground.  It gave another opportunity to talk about growing plants and to glorify God for abundant provisions. Cool fun!



Ms. Erin, a teacher, was pleased that our summer field trips and lesson plan focused on animal and plant biology. The children enjoyed a field trip to the Bio Bus in July, where they participated in helium experiments and touched a large millipede. They also learned more about hydrogen gas and sea animals.  Science, math, and all subjects are presented to Love And Grace students in a way that develops a lifelong love for learning.


Working in the academy's vegetable garden helps Love And Grace students understand agriculture. The children helped Mr. Griffith pick cantaloupes, zucchini, okra, tomatoes, and banana peppers. The  fresh vegetables were then stir-fried and shared with students and staff.  We always pray together before meals and snacks at Love And Grace, teaching children to honor God, from whom all blessings flow.

Elijah, 11 months, delights in playing ball with his teacher.  He throws the ball, and Ms. Teressa retrieves it repeatedly.  This social game helps babies develop expectations about familiar events and develop hand-eye coordination and agility. Children learn to grasp objects between three and seven months of age, but the whole-arm coordination that allows them to roll or throw a ball at something (or someone) usually occurs somewhere between 18 months and three years. If Elijah keeps practicing, he may become a skilled ball player like James is.  James, age 2, enjoys baseball and basketball. Love And Grace students also participate in Tae Bo exercises after devotion every morning, even little Elijah!


God blesses each child with special gifts.  The low student to teacher ratio at Love And Grace guarantees that children get individual attention. Our goal is to help children discover and develop their unique talents. Love And Grace preschoolers enjoy dressing up as firemen, police officers, business persons, and historic figures.  Skyla, age 2, displays natural management skills. She likes pretending to be the assistant teacher for her class.  An enjoyable early school environment like Skyla has helps instill a lifelong love for learning. 

Love And Grace Christian Academy proudly serves the our community's children from infancy to pre-teens. 

Love And Grace Album Photos:





Parenting Tips

1.  Parental Involvement:  Parents want their children to have a solid support system. Getting involved with your children's school unites the two most important environments children have - home and school. The National Education Association reports that parental involvement results in fewer absences, improved behavior and increased academic success.  This is true regardless of parents' income, education level or cultural background.  Love And Grace's director and teachers look forward to partnering with parents to educate and nurture our next generation. 

2.  Hygiene:  Reducing the spread of germs helps eliminate absenteeism due to illness.  Love And Grace cleans toys and surfaces throughout the day.  Children should wash their hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing the "Happy Birthday" song twice).  We encourage children to do the elbow cough (sneeze into elbows, not hands) to reduce the spread of germs. 

3.  Healthy Habits:  Children should get proper rest, eat nutitrious meals, and develop self esteem by being prepared for classwork.  Homework assistance for after school children at Love And Grace ensures that students arrive at school evey day feeling confident. 

For your convenience, links to DeKalb County Shool System's 2011/12 calendar and DeKalb County Library are below.  May God bless your family with a safe, joyful, successful school year.


DeKalb County Schools and Library Info

Board-Approved School Calendar
Use this link to access and print the full calendar:
http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/news-and-events/calendar/

The DeKalb County Library ~ Information for other library branches is available at this link:  http://dekalblibrary.org/branches/

Friday, July 8, 2011

Summertime Fun and Learning at Love And Grace Christian Academy

Summer is a time when children at Love And Grace Christian Academy enjoy regular field trips, take swimming lessons, and enjoy playing on three large, well-equipped playgrounds.  Children continue to spend part of every day on academically enriching activities during the summer, some of which are so much fun that kids might not notice how much they are learning.
 
Tyric, age 12, built his own roller ball game since school was out.  He also made a five foot by two foot model of a city, equipped with every convenience. 


Two-year-old James has learned all the words to "This Little Light of Mine," and he enjoys singing it to the delight of his teacher and friends. 

Sade surprised her teacher, Ms. Teresa, this week with her exceptional artistic abilities. She drew a whale.

All the children ages four and up had an enjoyable learning experience on their trip to the library for an animal show Wednesday - Kopp's Kritters.  They learned about and actually interacted with a rabbit, a snake, and a slow-moving tortoise.

Friday's field trip was to Chick-Fil-A for its annual "Cow Appreciation Day." Chick-Fil-A gives free meals to customers who participate by dressing up head to toe like a cow. What fun! On Thursday, the children used arts and crafts supplies to make cow masks and create cow spots: black ones for white t-shirts and white spots for black t-shirts. Our  children arrived at the academy Friday morning wearing black and white and making impressive "moooo" sounds.

Next week's outings will include the Hands-on Fair on Tuesday, a reptile show on Wednesday, and a festival on Friday.  There will be many other educational activities, with lots of fun and games in between.

Mark your calendars!  On Friday evening, August 5, Love And Grace Christian Academy is having a fish fry, barbecue, and car wash fundraiser.  There will also be a yard sale.  Please plan to come have dinner with us and leave with a clean car.  Your children will enjoy bouncing in the Moonwalk and sliding, swinging, climbing the monkey bars and playing water games. Nothing beats a merry-go-round ride on a summer evening, unless it's a juicy barbecue hamburger or fish dinner with an icy Coke.

Can you think of anything more enjoyable than hearing your children laugh?  You deserve an evening with no worries about preparing dinner or dishes to wash.  Join us and give your family one more fun-filled summer event before heading back to school. Enjoy your evening with us between 5PM and 8PM on August 5, or just stop by and pick up your dinner and get your car washed.  We look forward to meeting our neighbors and getting together with our students' families.  Love And Grace is a nonprofit organization. Donations and gifts are appreciated and tax deductible, as applicable by law.  Please drop off your donations for the yard sale during Open House week July 25th through the 29th.

Summer 2011 is flying by. Now is the time to make arrangements for the coming school year.  Open House at Love And Grace Christian Academy is scheduled for the week of July 25 through July 29.  Children enrolled at Love and Grace have their spiritual and academic development carefully tended by Christian administrators, John and Cleotha Griffith, education and childcare professionals who have provided exceptional services to DeKalb County residents for 29 years.

Thousands of children were carefully nurtured by the Griffiths at Love And Grace and at Love Thy Children Christian Childcare Center on Rainbow Drive, which is under new management. The Griffiths now give their full attention to Love And Grace students. You are invited to tour our academy and meet Mrs. Griffith, if your family needs childcare for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary school for students up to third grade.  We also provide before and after school programs with extra curricular activities.

Love And Grace gives children a spiritually based educational experience using A Beka Christian-based program. Children from newborns to age 12 are accepted. The academy provides transportation to and from area public schools, and we are at your service for teacher work days and school holidays.
 
Every day begins with morning devotion at Love And Grace. Children receive nutritious meals, including a hot breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Each area in the academy is designed and equipped for children's safety and development according to their ages. Our low ratio of students to teachers ensures that infants, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary school students have the attention they need to thrive. After schoolers receive homework assistance so that parents and children can enjoy quality time together after their long days apart.  Following homework, students enjoy a game of baseball or playing on playground equipment and computer fun. Television is kept to a minimum, but we occasionally enjoy a Disney classic or Christian cartoons like Veggie Tales.



Each area of Love And Grace has a good library with books and educational games suitable to the age groups that use them. Following structured classes for the little ones, and upon completion of after schoolers' homework assignments, children spend time outside daily except during inclement weather.  Teachers engage the children in educational games, and toys are everywhere!  The academy is such a loving, fun-filled environment that some children cry when Mommy and Daddy come for pick-up. They sometimes persuade their parents to let them stay just 15 minutes longer.

Thank you for visiting our first blog! We are excited about sharing news from Love And Grace with academy parents and the community. Photos, videos, and a virtual tour of the academy will be added, so please visit often.  Our photographs will feature present and former DeKalb County residents who attended Love And Grace during their formative years. You may recognize some of them, and you may even be one of the children whose parents cared enough to place you in the Griffths' competent hands while they worked. One of Love And Grace's former students is a teacher at the academy now. When she has children, they may also attend.


There is nothing more rewarding than helping children grow spiritually and academically to live the lives that God ordained for them.  A positive, well-rounded early school environment helps promote a lifelong love for learning.  For the Griffiths, providing the community with quality childcare and education is more than a business; it is their mission.

We look forward to seeing you at our Open House the week of July 25 and at the cookout fundraiser on August 5.  For your convenience, the schedule for DeKalb County School's first week and a link to reach the entire schedule are posted below. Library information is also posted. May God continue to bless you throughout July 2011!

DeKalb County Schools
Board-Approved School Calendar 

THE DEKALB COUNTY LIBRARY ~ Information for DeKalb County Public libraries is available at this link:
http://dekalblibrary.org/branches/

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