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Academics

Young Learners

New Program for Young Learners

Beginning in August 2016, GAC is introducing a new program specifically designed for infants to three-year-olds. With many scheduling options to fit your family's schedule, this experiential learning program seeks to develop children through discovery, play, and exploration. Centered around hands-on experiences, children will be active participants in their learning through music, movement, art, and dance as they make connections with the world around them.

For more information about our new program for young learners, contact the Admissions Office at admissions@greateratlantachristian.org or 770-243-2273

Developmental Standards:

List of 5 items.

  • Infants (6 Weeks - 12 Months)

    Standard: The child will begin to develop gross motor skills.
    Indicators
    • Gains control of head and body
    • Demonstrates beginning coordination and balance often with support
    Standard: The child will begin to develop fine motor skills.
    Indicators
    • Gains control of hands and fingers
    • Begins to coordinate motions using eyes and hands
    Standard: The child will begin to acquire self-help skills.
    Indicators
    • Begins to help with feeding
    • Begins to help with dressing
    • Begins to help with personal hygiene
    Standard: The child will begin to practice healthy and safe habits.
    Indicators
    • Responds to verbal or physical signal of danger
    Standard: The child will begin to develop personal relationships with adults.
    Indicators
    • Shows attachment towards significant adults
    • Reacts differently towards familiar and unfamiliar adults
    Standard: The child will begin to develop personal relationships with peers.
    Indicators
    • Shows awareness of other children
    • Shows awareness of feelings displayed by other children
    Standard: The child will begin to acquire self-awareness.
    Indicators
    • Shows beginning sense of self
    • Shows beginning awareness of own abilities
    Standard: The child will begin to acquire learning approaches that support development and school success.
    Indicators
    • Begins to show curiosity by exploring with the senses
    • Repeats actions
    Standard: The child will begin to construct meaning from spoken words (receptive language).
    Indicators
    • Responds to frequently spoken words and sounds
    • Follows simple directions and requests
    Standard: The child will begin to express thoughts with sounds, words, and gestures. (expressive language)
    Indicators
    • Uses motions and gestures to begin to communicate nonverbally
    • Uses sounds to communicate
    • Uses sounds in social situations
    • Begins to express self freely and creatively using sounds
    Standard: The child will begin to develop the foundations for reading.
    Indicators
    • Begins to attend to stories
    • Explores books as objects
    • Becomes aware of pictures
    Standard: The child will begin to develop the foundations for mathematical reasoning and logical thinking.
    Indicators
    • Explores objects with different shapes and sizes
    Standard: The child will begin to demonstrate early scientific inquiry skills.
    Indicators
    • Actively explores the environment
    Standard: The child will begin to develop foundations for social studies.
    Indicators
    • Begins to recognize significant family and personal relationships
  • Junior Toddlers (12 Months - 18 Months)

    Standard: The child will begin to develop gross motor skills.
    Indicators
    • Begins to control movements using arms and legs
    • Demonstrates beginning coordination and balance
    • Expresses self through movement
    Standard: The child will begin to develop fine motor skills.
    Indicators
    • Gains control of hands and fingers
    • Shows hand-eye coordination
    Standard: The child will begin to acquire self-help skills.
    Indicators
    • Helps with feeding
    • Helps with dressing
    • Helps with personal hygiene
    • Helps with routine tasks
    Standard: The child will begin to practice healthy and safe habits.
    Indicators
    • Responds to verbal and physical signal of danger
    • Show beginning awareness of personal health needs
    Standard: The child will begin to develop personal relationships with adults.
    Indicators
    • Begins to build relationships with adults
    • Shows feelings of security with familiar adults
    Standard: The child will begin to develop personal relationships with peers.
    Indicators
    • Begins to relate to other children
    • Shows awareness of feelings displayed by other children
    Standard: The child will begin to acquire self-awareness.
    Indicators
    • Shows awareness of self as an individual
    • Shows awareness of own abilities
    Standard: The child will begin to demonstrate self-control.
    Indicators
    • Regulates emotions and behaviors with adult support
    • Follows simple routines and rules in a group setting with adult support
    Standard: The child will begin to engage in self-expression.
    Indicators
    • Expresses self creatively through art and music
    • Demonstrates imagination through dramatic play
    Standard: The child will begin to acquire learning approaches that support development and school success.
    Indicators
    • Begins to show curiosity in the environment
    • Begins to focus on activities of interest
    • Begins to find different ways to solve simple problems
    Standard: The child will to begin construct meaning from spoken words. (receptive language)
    Indicators
    • Responds to spoken words
    • Follows simple directions and requests
    Standard: The child will begin to express thoughts with sounds, words, and gestures. (expressive language)
    Indicators
    • Communicates nonverbally using motions and gestures
    • Demonstrates beginning oral language skills using sounds and words
    • Uses sounds and words in social situations
    • Begins to express self freely and creatively using sounds and words
    • Asks simple questions
    Standard: The child will begin to develop foundations for reading.
    Indicators
    • Listens to stories for short periods of time
    • Begins to explore physical features of a book
    • Becomes aware of pictures in print
    Standard: The child will begin to develop foundations for writing.
    Indicators
    • Scribbles spontaneously
    Standard: The child will begin to develop the foundations for mathematical reasoning and logical thinking.
    Indicators
    • Explores basic shapes
    • Begins to sort and match objects with guidance
    • Shows awareness of early concepts related to amount
    • Explores concepts related to measurement
    • Begins to solve simple problems using logical reasoning
    Standard: The child will begin to demonstrate early scientific inquiry skills.
    Indicators
    • Actively explores the environment
    • Uses sounds and simple words to describe things in the environment
    • Uses sounds and simple words to ask questions about the environment
    • Uses simple tools
    Standard: The child will begin to develop the foundations for social studies.
    Indicators
    • Recognizes significant family and personal relationships
    • Begins to recognize individual preferences and differences
  • Toddlers (18 Months - 27 Months)

    Standard: The child will begin to develop gross motor skills.
    Indicators
    • Begins to control movements using arms and legs
    • Demonstrates beginning coordination and balance
    • Expresses self through movement
    Standard: The child will begin to develop fine motor skills.
    Indicators
    • Gains control of hands and fingers
    • Shows hand-eye coordination
    Standard: The child will begin to acquire self-help skills.
    Indicators
    • Helps with feeding
    • Helps with dressing
    • Helps with personal hygiene
    • Helps with routine tasks
    Standard: The child will begin to practice healthy and safe habits.
    Indicators
    • Responds to verbal and physical signal of danger
    • Show beginning awareness of personal health needs
    Standard: The child will begin to develop personal relationships with adults.
    Indicators
    • Begins to build relationships with adults
    • Shows feelings of security with familiar adults
    Standard: The child will begin to develop personal relationships with peers.
    Indicators
    • Begins to relate to other children
    • Shows awareness of feelings displayed by other children
    Standard: The child will begin to acquire self-awareness.
    Indicators
    • Shows awareness of self as an individual
    • Shows awareness of own abilities
    Standard: The child will begin to demonstrate self-control.
    Indicators
    • Regulates emotions and behaviors with adult support
    • Follows simple routines and rules in a group setting with adult support
    Standard: The child will begin to engage in self-expression.
    Indicators
    • Expresses self creatively through art and music
    • Demonstrates imagination through dramatic play
    Standard: The child will begin to acquire learning approaches that support development and school success.
    Indicators
    • Begins to show curiosity in the environment
    • Begins to focus on activities of interest
    • Begins to find different ways to solve simple problems
    Standard: The child will to begin construct meaning from spoken words. (receptive language)
    Indicators
    • Responds to spoken words
    • Follows simple directions and requests
    Standard: The child will begin to express thoughts with sounds, words, and gestures. (expressive language)
    Indicators
    • Communicates nonverbally using motions and gestures
    • Demonstrates beginning oral language skills using sounds and words
    • Uses sounds and words in social situations
    • Begins to express self freely and creatively using sounds and words
    • Asks simple questions
    Standard: The child will begin to develop foundations for reading.
    Indicators
    • Listens to stories for short periods of time
    • Begins to explore physical features of a book
    • Becomes aware of pictures in print
    Standard: The child will begin to develop foundations for writing.
    Indicators
    • Scribbles spontaneously
    Standard: The child will begin to develop the foundations for mathematical reasoning and logical thinking.
    Indicators
    • Explores basic shapes
    • Begins to sort and match objects with guidance
    • Shows awareness of early concepts related to amount
    • Explores concepts related to measurement
    • Begins to solve simple problems using logical reasoning
    Standard: The child will begin to demonstrate early scientific inquiry skills.
    Indicators
    • Actively explores the environment
    • Uses sounds and simple words to describe things in the environment
    • Uses sounds and simple words to ask questions about the environment
    • Uses simple tools
    Standard: The child will begin to develop the foundations for social studies.
    Indicators
    • Recognizes significant family and personal relationships
    • Begins to recognize individual preferences and differences
  • Two Year Olds (27 Months - 36 Months)

    Standard: The child will begin to develop gross motor skills.
    Indicators
    • Controls body movements
    • Demonstrates coordination and balance
    • Expresses creativity through movement
    Standard: The child will begin to develop fine motor skills.
    Indicators
    • Controls hands and fingers
    • Shows hand-eye coordination
    Standard: The child will begin to acquire self-help skills.
    Indicators
    • Feeds self
    • Helps with dressing
    • Helps with personal hygiene
    • Helps with routine tasks
    Standard: The child will begin to practice healthy and safe habits.
    Indicators
    • Pays attention to safety instructions
    • Begins to attend to personal health needs
    • Names different foods
    Standard: The child will begin to develop personal relationships with adults.
    Indicators
    • Demonstrates beginning social skills with adults
    • Shows feelings of security and trust
    Standard: The child will begin to develop personal relationships with peers.
    Indicators
    • Demonstrates beginning social skills with other children
    • Shows sensitivity to other children’s feelings
    • Begins to develop friendships with other children
    Standard: The child will begin to acquire self-awareness.
    Indicators
    • Shows behaviors that reflect child’s self-concept
    • Demonstrates confidence in own abilities
    Standard: The child will begin to demonstrate self-control.
    Indicators
    • Begins to regulate own emotions and behaviors independently
    • Begins to follow simple routines and a few rules in a group setting independently
    Standard: The child will begin to engage in self-expression.
    Indicators
    • Expresses self creatively through art and music
    • Demonstrates imagination through dramatic play
    Standard: The child will begin to acquire learning approaches that support development and school success.
    Indicators
    • Shows curiosity in learning new things
    • Shows persistence in activities of interest
    • Begins to find novel solutions to problems
    Standard: The child will begin to construct meaning from spoken words. (receptive language)
    Indicators
    • Responds to spoken words
    • Follows directions and requests
    Standard: The child will begin to express thoughts with sounds, words, and gestures. (expressive language)
    Indicators
    • Communicates nonverbally using motions and gestures
    • Demonstrates oral language skills using words
    • Uses oral language in social situations
    • Uses oral language for creative expression
    • Asks questions
    Standard: The child will begin to develop foundations for reading.
    Indicators
    • Begins to follow what happens in a story
    • Shows beginning book awareness
    • Becomes aware of pictures and symbols in print
    • Begins to distinguish the different sounds of language (phonological awareness)
    Standard: The child will begin to develop foundations for writing.
    Indicators
    • Scribbles
    • Draw simple pictures
    • Dictates messages
    • Expresses creativity using skills for writing
    Standard: The child will begin to develop the foundations for mathematical reasoning and logical thinking.
    Indicators
    • Begins to identify basic shapes
    • Begins to sort and match objects
    • Builds beginning number concepts
    • Builds beginning measurement concepts
    • Begins to solve simple problems using logical reasoning and mathematical thinking
    • Explores concepts related to patterning
    • Thinks creatively using logical reasoning and mathematical thinking
    Standard: The child will begin to demonstrate early scientific inquiry skills.
    Indicators
    • Actively explores the environment
    • Uses language to describe things in the environment
    • Asks questions about the environment
    • Uses tools to experiment
    Standard: The child will begin to develop the foundations for social studies.
    Indicators
    • Recognizes family roles and personal relationships
    • Recognizes obvious individual preferences and differences
    • Recognizes community roles and relationships
  • Three Year Olds (36 Months - K4 Entry)

    Standard: The child will to begin construct meaning from spoken words. (receptive language)
    Indicators
    • Responds to spoken words
    • Follows directions and requests
    Standard: The child will begin to express thoughts with sounds, words, and gestures. (expressive language)
    Indicators
    • Communicates nonverbally, using motions and gestures
    • Demonstrates oral language skills using words
    • Uses oral language in social situations
    • Uses oral language for creative expression
    • Asks questions
    Standard: The child will begin to develop foundations for reading.
    Indicators
    • Acquires story sense
    • Shows book awareness
    • Builds print awareness
    • Begins to distinguish the different sounds of language (phonological awareness)
    Standard: The child will begin to develop foundations for writing.
    Indicators
    • Scribbles
    • Draws pictures
    • Dictates messages
    • Expresses creativity using skills for writing
    Standard: The child will begin to develop the foundations for mathematical reasoning and logical thinking.
    Indicators
    • Identifies basic shapes
    • Sorts and matches objects
    • Builds number concepts
    • Builds measurement concepts
    • Solves simple problems using mathematical thinking and logical reasoning
    • Arranges objects in simple patterns
    • Thinks creatively using logical reasoning and mathematical thinking
    • Identifies basic colors
    Standard: The child will begin to demonstrate early scientific inquiry skills.
    Indicators
    • Actively explore the environment
    • Uses language to describe people, places, things, and ideas
    • Asks questions about the environment
    • Uses tools to experiment
    Standard: The child will begin to develop the foundations for social studies.
    Indicators
    • Recognizes family roles and personal relationships
    • Recognizes individual preferences and differences
    • Recognizes community roles and relationships
    • Explores concepts of place and location
    Standard: The child will begin to develop gross motor skills.
    Indicators
    • Controls body movements
    • Demonstrates coordination and balance
    • Expresses creativity through movement
    Standard: The child will begin to develop fine motor skills.
    Indicators
    • Controls hands and fingers
    • Shows hand-eye coordination
    Standard: The child will begin to acquire self-help skills.
    Indicators
    • Feeds self
    • Dresses self
    • Attends to personal hygiene
    • Attends to routine tasks
    Standard: The child will begin to practice healthy and safe habits.
    Indicators
    • Pays attention to safety instructions
    • Attends to personal health needs
    • Identifies healthy food choices
    • Relates own identification information
    Standard: The child will begin to develop personal relationships with peers.
    Indicators
    • Demonstrates social skills with other children
    • Shows sensitivity to the feelings of other children
    • Develops friendships with other children
    Standard: The child will begin to acquire self-awareness.
    Indicators
    • Shows behaviors that reflect child’s self-concept
    • Demonstrates confidence in own abilities
    Standard: The child will begin to demonstrate self-control.
    Indicators
    • Regulate own emotions and behaviors
    • Follows routines and social rules in a group setting
    Standard: The child will begin to engage in self-expression.
    Indicators
    • Expresses self creatively through art and music
    • Demonstrates imagination through dramatic play
    Standard: The child will begin to acquire learning approaches that support development and school success.
    Indicators
    • Shows curiosity in learning new things
    • Begins to show persistence in a variety of tasks
    • Finds creative solutions to problems

Young Learners Program Tuition (per month)

List of 4 items.

  • Full Day 12 Month Options

    Infant (6 wks. to 12 mos.)
    • 5-Day: $1,525
    • 4-Day: $1,250
    • 3-Day: $1,100
    • 2-Day: $815

    Junior Toddlers (12 to 18 mos.)
    • 5-Day: $1,465
    • 4-Day: 1,200
    • 3-Day: $1,055
    • 2-Day: $770

    Toddlers (18 to 27 mos.)
    • 5-Day: $1,465
    • 4-Day: $1,200
    • 3-Day: $1,055
    • 2-Day: $770

    Two Year Olds 
    (27-36 mos.)
    • 5-Day: $1,410
    • 4-Day: $1,155
    • 3-Day: $1015
    • 2-Day: $740

    Three Year Olds (36 mos.-K4 entry)
    • 5-Day: $1,410
    • 4-Day: $1,155
    • 3-Day: $1015
    • 2-Day: $740
  • Full Day School Year Options

    Infant (6 wks. to 12 mos.)
    • 5-Day: $1,525
    • 4-Day: $1,250
    • 3-Day: $1,100
    • 2-Day: $815

    Junior Toddlers (12 to 18 mos.)
    • 5-Day: $1,465
    • 4-Day: $1,200
    • 3-Day: $1,055
    • 2-Day: $770

    Toddlers (18 to 27 mos.)
    • 5-Day: $1,465
    • 4-Day: $1,200
    • 3-Day: $1,055
    • 2-Day: $770

    Two Year Olds (27-36 mos.)
    • 5-Day: $1,410
    • 4-Day: $1,155
    • 3-Day: $1,015
    • 2-Day: $740

    Three Year Olds (36 mos.-K4 entry)
    • 5-Day: $1,410
    • 4-Day: $1,155
    • 3-Day: $1,015
    • 2-Day: $740
  • Half Day 12 Month Options

    Infants(6 wks. to 12 mos.)
    • 5-Day: $535
    • 4-Day: $425
    • 3-Day: $325
    • 2-Day: $265

    Junior Toddlers (12 to 18 mos.)
    • 5-Day: $515
    • 4-Day: $410
    • 3-Day: $305
    • 2-Day: $250

    Toddlers (18 to 27 mos.)
    • 5-Day: $515
    • 4-Day: $410
    • 3-Day: $305
    • 2-Day: $250

    Two Year Olds (27-36 mos.)
    • 5-Day: $560
    • 4-Day: $450
    • 3-Day: $340
    • 2-Day: $275

    Three Year Olds (36 mos.-K4 entry)
    • 5-Day: $620
    • 4-Day: $505
    • 3-Day: $395
    • 2-Day: $290
  • Half Day School Year Options

    Infants(6 wks. to 12 mos.)
    • 5-Day: $535
    • 4-Day: $425
    • 3-Day: $325
    • 2-Day: $265

    Junior Toddlers (12 to 18 mos.)
    • 5-Day: $515
    • 4-Day: $410
    • 3-Day: $305
    • 2-Day: $250

    Toddlers (18 to 27 mos.)
    • 5-Day: $515
    • 4-Day: $410
    • 3-Day: $305
    • 2-Day: $250

    Two Year Olds (27-36 mos.)
    • 5-Day: $560
    • 4-Day: $450
    • 3-Day: $340
    • 2-Day: $275

    Three Year Olds (36 mos.-K4 entry)
    • 5-Day: $620
    • 4-Day: $505
    • 3-Day: $395
    • 2-Day: $290
Tuition includes daily lunch, outside play, music, creative movement
Program is available 12 months

Fees shown indicate monthly tuition

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Dr. Sheree Hill
Director
"I am very excited to have the opportunity to help develop this new program. Being a part of helping children grow as individuals and as learners is my passion. God has given me a marvelous gift by allowing me to build relationships with these children and their families." -- Dr. Sheree Hill

Contact

Elementary & Village Principal
770-243-2310
 
Assistant Village Principal
770-243-2315
 
770-243-2273