LEARNING

CENTER

After-School Site

718 Concord Road SE

Smyrna, GA 30082

770-436-1156

 

 

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PROGRAM INFORMATION

Preferred School Care Learning Center (PSCLC) is a small independent child care facility in the heart of the Smyrna community. The center, built over 20 years ago, is a warm, friendly & cozy environment filled with loving care for your child. If you are looking for a safe learning environment, “Make the right Choice” and join our family.  We provide care for infants, toddlers and preschool students.  We also have two GA Lottery Funded Pre-k programs.

PHILOSOPHY / MISSION

 

Our programs are developed to answer the needs of today’s busy parents. We are dedicated to providing quality affordable programs for our families because we believe children are precious gifts and they deserve the very best. Our programs are structured to provide a conducive learning environment where listening, nurturing, respect, and age appropriate activities are implemented.

 

We are committed to growing the complete happy child which fosters confidence, self esteem, and independence. When you choose our programs, you will know you are “Making the Right Choice” for your child.

 

 

INFANT

 

Your newborn’s health, safety and emotional security are our teacher’s primary concern in our infant room.  Our staff is trained in infant First Aid/CPR and Fire Safety.  They monitor your child closely throughout the day and communicate developmental milestones, sleeping and eating patterns to each parent.  Our low ratios enable us to give our infants the special attention they require and the peace of mind you deserve.  Our infants are beginning learners as they start to recognize their surroundings through sight and sound and even touch.

 

 

TODDLERS

 

The second year of your child life is very important as we focus on the social, physical growth and development of your child.  Toddlers are early learners and we introduce activities that nurture the desire to learn. What appears to be a good time, is Learning in Action!  Using The Creative Curriculum, our toddlers & early preschoolers catch bubbles, play in the sand table, pretend in housekeeping and scribble with paint using the Georgia Early Learning Developmental Standards (GELDS) as our foundation. Also Large group activities such as singing songs, finger plays and educational games start them on the right track.  “Potty Training” is introduced in this classroom.

 

 

PRIVATE PRESCHOOL

 

When your child enters our private preschool classroom (3 and 4 year olds), they are introduced to “Circle Time” and begin learning in a more structured environment. Circle time introduces a phonics-based component that supports early reading skills. Also based on classroom schedule, students are encouraged to explore the reading, writing, science, blocks, art and housekeeping centers every day.

 

Our weekly lesson plans, uses The Creative Curriculum, to address the Georgia  Early Learning Developmental Standards (GELDS) such as Physical Development & Motor Skills, Emotional & Social Development, Approaches to Play & Learning and Communication and Language & Literacy Skills and Cognitive Development.  For more information about GELDS, visit www.gelds.decal.ga.gov .

 

 

GA LOTTERY FUNDED PRE-K PROGRAM

 

PSC Learning Center has two GA Lottery Funded Pre-K programs.  A major goal of this program is to provide appropriate activities and learning experiences that help prepare young children for school. For a child to be school ready, it means they are socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively prepared for success in kindergarten. Georgia’s Pre-K Program helps children become independent, self-confident, enthusiastic learners. Participation in the program encourages children to develop good habits and daily routines.

 

Our weekly lesson plans, uses The Creative Curriculum, to address the Georgia  Early Learning Developmental Standards (GELDS) such as Physical Development & Motor Skills, Emotional & Social Development, Approaches to Play & Learning and Communication and Language & Literacy Skills and Cognitive Development.  For more information about GELDS, visit www.gelds.decal.ga.gov .

 

The only 2 requirements to enroll into the GA Lottery Pre-K program are: The student must be 4 years old by September 1st & a Georgia resident.  No income requirements.  Visit www.decal.ga.gov for more details about this program.

 

To register, you must provide the following documents:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Form 3231 – Current Immunization Certificate
  • Form 3300 – Eye, Ear, Dental Certificate
  • Proof of Residency – (Utility bill, lease agreement)
  • Proof of Category I - (Medicaid, Food Stamps, TANF)

 

 

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

 

We offer a safe environment that provides structure, but allows for independence to meet the needs of our school-age students.  We provide homework assistance and age appropriate extracurricular activities to ensure a well-rounded child.  PSC Learning Center transports these students from the surrounding elementary schools in our neighborhood. Care is also available during Spring, Winter & Summer Breaks.

 

 

SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

 

Our Summer Enrichment Program provides your school age child with exciting experiences and the opportunity to build lifelong friends & create fond memories.  We believe that summer is a special time to learn new things and explore our city.  Our summer curriculum will surround themed activities such as “Around the World” – Social Studies Camp or “Big Thinkers” - Math & Science Camp. Curriculum allows for weekly activities surrounding the theme for the summer.  Summer camp also includes fieldtrips such as swimming, movies, park, and onsite field trips like “The Reptile Guy”.