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Foundations For The Future

1500 Stanley Rd NW
Kennesaw, GA 30152

(770) 429-4799


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Foundations is a nationally accredited (NAEYC & Advanc-Ed) child care center and elementary school in Kennesaw, GA. We use innovative, challenging and progressive learning methods, foundations integrates science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) exploration into our curriculum to foster creativity and innovation. We have low ratios and educated teachers providing the framework for truly differentiated learning at each learning level. The classrooms are designed to capitalize on how students learn best. We have large spaces, hands-on materials, no desks, comfy couches, open gym with foam pit and rock wall, and large outdoor playgrounds all are used to enhance learning. We have programs starting as young as infants, and our school goes through 8th grade, so your family can grow with us in our warm and welcoming environment.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Montessori, Reggio-Emilia

From the Director:

We pull from the best teaching philosophies to provide an interactive and engaging program that is based on how we know the brain learns best. Our low teacher to child ratios and our facility are designed to promote individualized learning. I invited you to come visit our child care center and our school to see our program can benefit your child.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Spanish and Art are taught by specialists; STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math starting in preschool)

From the Director:

We are a STEM school, starting in preschool. We use hands-on projects to integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math from an early age.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We take advantage of our very low teacher to child ratios (1:4 in the infant & toddlers, and 1:7 in preschool) to be able to individual each child's learning experience.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Foundations program actively responds to and counteracts the deficiencies in traditional teaching environments. Foundations uses The Creative Curriculum® for our Infants through Pre-Kindergarten classes as the basis for our learning objectives. The curriculum does not dictate what activities children must be involved in; rather, it provides a practical look at developmentally appropriate practice by setting goals for children to achieve. Teachers then use the children's interests to meet these goals. The primary objectives are arranged into nine areas (Social-Emotional, Physical, Language, Cognitive, Literacy, Mathematics, Science & Technology, Social Studies, and English Language Acquisition for ESL children). Meeting these developmental skills and experiences encourage development of your child's problem solving, creativity, teamwork and leadership skills.
Research Based Curriculum
During the past 75 years, research has generated new information about childhood as a separate and distinct stage of life. Not only is every aspect of The Creative Curriculum® based on sound developmental theory and evidence-based research, but a number of research studies have been conducted to validate its effectiveness. Four rigorous independent studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, two of which were part of the Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research (PCER) project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Each found positive impacts ranging from improved classroom quality to stronger cognitive, academic, and social-emotional skills.

A Typical Day

Our class schedules are varied by age, but there are set times (like snacks, lunch, and nap times) and the rest of the day the children and teachers work together to plan in what order and what activities will be offered.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Daily emails from the teachers on the classes activities (with pictures); weekly lesson plans posted online; monthly school newsletters that highlight events; bi-annual assessments with parent conferences to review developmental and academic objectives

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school

Handling Separation: From the Director

We find that by visiting the school prior to the first day, initial separation anxiety is lessened. When children do experience anxiety, we let them do what makes them feel most comfortable: time alone, holding the teacher's hand, etc. It normally does not take long before they feel secure in our school and enjoy their day.