Thursday, May 3, 2012

Fun and Learning at Love And Grace Christian Academy

This blog highlights some exciting school events! Registration is happening now! Please call to arrange a tour of our facility and meet our director and terrific staff. 

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All summer, students at Love And Grace Christian Academy participate in classroom learning, 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. See below some highlights from previous summers!
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 class.  

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 - Kopp's Kritters.  They learned about and actually interacted with a rabbit, a snake, and a slow-moving tortoise.

Love and Grace Children love 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! Our 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 wearing black and white and making impressive "moooo" sounds.

Summer field trips at Love and Grace have included the Hands-on Fair, a reptile show, and a festival - all in one week.  There are always many educational activities and fun field trips, with lots of fun and games in between.

Fun with family and neighbors!  Love and Grace Christian Academy sometimes sponsors cookouts. 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.  A summer celebration with our families and neighbors is such fun! Love and Grace Christian Academy sometimes has fish fries, barbecues and holiday dinners and invites our students and their families as well as the community! 

Summer is flying by. Now is the time to make arrangements for the coming school year.  Open House at Love And Grace Christian Academy is happening soon. 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 over 30 years.

Thousands of children were carefully nurtured by the Griffiths at Love And Grace Christian Academy and at Love Thy Children Christian Childcare Center. 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.  Our hours of operation are from 6:30a.m. until 8:00p.m. Monday though Friday. Each child who is enrolled full-time is entitled to attend a maximum of five days per week, up to 12 hours per day. Parents can choose their own schedule. 

The academy provides transportation to and from area public schools, and we are at your service for teacher work days and school holidays.  

Love And Grace is conveniently located at 4164 Rainbow Drive, Decatur GA 30034. Our rates are reasonable, and GACAPS is accepted. Give us a call at (404) 288-2350.

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 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 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!

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 serving you!