At GraceKids, we embrace early childhood research that shows children develop more thinking skills and brain connections in the first five years than in the rest of their lives. We believe childhood presents a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to help children form foundations that will serve them well for the rest of their lives. Our curriculum is based on the works of Piaget, Erikson, Garner, and Reggio Emelia. This curriculum uses research-based enrichments and provocations to stimulate children’s curiosity, thinking and problem-solving skills. Our objectives tie to developmental milestones, and early learning standards for Alabama. Our teachers use enrichments and play-based learning to facilitate growth in a wide variety of skill areas; social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual and academic. All of our content presents from a Christian world view. Beginning in the infant room and continuing to the preschool classroom, we build language and literacy with strong teacher/child interactions. We incorporate STEAM* daily with small group learning and projects. Our fine arts programs include music, drama, art and dance.
GraceKids serves children ages 6 weeks through 12 years, from 7:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. Our programs are developmental as children transition from classroom to classroom when their individual milestones indicate readiness.
* STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math