3 and 4 year olds - Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Mornings
Looking for a part-time environment for your child to learn pre-school skills and concepts?
A place where they have the opportunity to socialize and build friendships with children their age?
To Enroll Call (706) 638-2057 or Fill Out The Form Below
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Why we came back to Foundations At First
for Pre-K for our son, Instead of a public school Pre-K program.
"The reason we came back for Pre K is because we liked how much he was learning and was able to have one on one time with the teachers because of the small number of students. He’s also very shy and we felt like he needed a smaller classroom to get ready for public school. We wanted to give him a chance to be ahead of other kids his age and not be the child that was left behind. If Foundations At First offered a k-12 program I would keep him in.”
— K. Rape
If you feel your child might not be ready for an 8 hour, 5 day a week program you may want to consider returning to Foundations At First for your child’s PreK year. He/she will learned everything needed to be prepared for Kindergarten with another year of maturity and growth. An investment in a great foundation for your child’s future education is worth every penny.
A School That Allows Prayer & The Bible In The Classroom
Testimonials From Parents and Grandparents
"I loved that Hudson is able to learn more about Jesus. He will not get that in a public school setting. His salvation is the most important thing in this world. I loved that the school is smaller so more one-on-one time can be incorporated, and more personalized feedback to give us on how to help our child. With the smaller class, you are able to make the lesson plans meet the individual needs of the students. Hudson has grown into a person who questions things when new content is put in front of him. When he questions things, it lets me know that he is interested and has a love for knowledge. I feel that the content that is taught is relevant and age appropriate. The instructors are knowledgeable of the content and have creative ways to engage students in the comprehension of material." -- Ashley Brooks
"I enjoyed the small classroom size. I thought she would do better waiting another year until she went 5 days a week for all day. I enjoy the biblical aspect of the teaching. I enjoyed her getting to stay with friends she already knew from last year and being in the same building she was already familiar with." -- Ginger Rhudy
"I would recommend this school because of the small class sizes, which allow for more one on one time. I also like that the days are shorter than most other preK programs." -- Macey Harris
"I love the one on one time that each child gets with the teacher and I love the Christian values that the teachers can freely express. It's always an uplifting environment there. I also liked the hours for Foundations At First Pre-K verses the all day schedule at public schools. She had never stayed at daycare and we felt it would have been too much for a 4 year old. We’re amazed every week how many new things she is introduced to. And she loves to share what she’s learned with us." -- Joan White
"I heard great things in the community about Foundations At First and it was all true! I like that it is a half-day program. The kids learn at a comfortable pace. I can tell that my child has learned so much since she has been enrolled and is always excited to tell me about her day." -- Brittany Rhodes
"There are many aspects of Foundations at First that we love. We love that it is a part-time program yet our daughter is still taught everything she needs to know before kindergarten. We love that the teacher to student ratio is so low. This means that our daughter gets more individualized attention that just isn’t possible in public Pre-K. We also love that it is a Montessori based program which encourages child- centered education. They also have weekly chapel time at Foundations and our daughter comes home many times singing songs about the Bible which is just precious. We love that the Bible is taught in this school. Foundations at First is a wonderful part-time Montessori based Pre-K and we are so thankful for it and the amazing, loving teachers as well.” -- Ally Rogers
FOUNDATIONS AT FIRST IS A CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL THAT PROVIDES HANDS- ON LEARNING THROUGH PLAY, WEEKLY CHAPEL, AND BIBLE STORIES. OUR PART-TIME SCHEDULE IS GREAT FOR THOSE NEEDING TO GRADUALLY ENTER THEIR EDUCATIONAL ADVENTURE. THE CHILDREN ATTEND THREE DAYS A WEEK, FROM 8:30-NOON. OUR CASS SIZES ARE VERY SMALL WITH A RATIO OF OF NO MORE THAN 12 STUDENTS PER 2 ADULTS. OUR SCHOOL IS A SAFE PLACE AS ALL OUR TEACHERS HAVE PASSED BACKGROUND CHECKS, AND HAVE CURRENT FIRST AID/ CPR TRAINING. THE BUILDING IS SECURELY LOCKED AND WE REGULARLY PRACTICE FIRE, WEATHER AND INTRUDER DRILLS.
OUR CURRICULUM COVERS ALL THE GEORGIA STATE STANDARDS FOR PRESCHOOL AND PRE-K. OUR PRE-K CLASS ACTIVITIES ARE BASED ON MONTESSORI THEORY AND TEACHING METHODS. WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOUR CHILD IN OUR PROGRAM!
Meet Our Teachers
Gail Marks is the Director of Foundations at First and the lead teacher of our Pre-k classroom. She has been at Foundations at First since 2016 and has been teaching for over 40 years. Because Gail is a Certified Montessori Educator, she uses lots of Montessori methods and theory in her classes. She loves teaching and seeing children's eyes light up when they make a wonderful discovery! She is the mom of three adult children and has eight grandchildren.
Kisha is the Lead Teacher in our three year old class. Kisha has been working at Foundations at First since 2017. She has an Associates Degree in Science. Kisha strives to make an everlasting impression on every child in her classroom. She is the mom of three children and loves interacting and building relationships with her students.
Amanda Watson is the Assistant Teacher in our Preschool 3 class. Amanda attends Cowboy Church. Amanda loves all things girly like shopping & decorating and hosting. She has a preschooler who attends our school and after taking a break from work in a child care center, she is happy to be back with children at school
Heather Reynolds is the Assistant Teacher in our Pre K classroom. Heather is a recent graduate of LaFayette High School and attends Chattooga Baptist Church along with her family and twin sister. She love to paint and do other creative things. Heather is currently pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Education and plans to specialize in Special Education.